Want a New Apostle With A Diverse Background? He’s Already There

By Lisa Renlund Hyde  dale-renlund-mug-new-apostle

–  I have been reading many criticisms about the three new LDS Church apostles for being the “typical upper-middle class white guys born in Utah” with no racial or socioeconomic diversity. While I cannot personally comment on the background of the other two new apostles, I can comment a bit more on the background of my uncle, Dale G. Renlund, the now 12th member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Yes, Dale was born in Utah, but there is so much more to his story that I think people should know: [Continue reading]

Nepal Will Rise Again


           In a recent gathering at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Klein, Bishnu Adhikari – a Nepal in-country director for CHOICE Humanitarian -- spoke to close to 800 people about his humanitarian work after the devastating … [Continue reading]

To Serve The Many And The One


Some people feel that to serve it must be on a grand scale. And in all honesty many lives were touched at Houston’s most recent Klein Stake Youth Conference, and not just for the residents and patrons of Acres Home Community – a large community … [Continue reading]

Freedmen Bureau Freed Slave Records Indexing Kicks Off At Houston Family History Center

Sister Linda Carillo and Jessie Williams complete first indexed name from Freedmen Bureau records.

Houston Texas - A thrill of victory filled the air at a Mormon Family History Center in north Houston as Jesse Williams, president of the Houston chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) successfully completed his … [Continue reading]

Mormon Church’s Peanut Butter Cannery Responds To Houston Food Bank Request


In the wake of widespread flooding and loss in the Houston area the local Mormon peanut butter cannery has come to the aid of the Houston Food Bank with an additional shipment. Though the flood waters have receded, the aftermath is still impacting … [Continue reading]

Over 100 New Mission Presidents Begin Service In Worldwide Mormon Church.


Each year approximately one third of the 400 plus full time mission presidents worldwide in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormon Church rotate into their new assignments. This mass shift takes place during the first few days of … [Continue reading]

City Of Houston Proclaims Mormon Helping Hands Day


At Houston City Council Meeting on June 24, 2015, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was recognized as the leading contributor of volunteers and time to the cleanup following the Memorial Day flooding. … [Continue reading]

Annie Kids Musical Builds Relationships of Understanding


Just as the musical Annie brought together an orphan and a millionaire from different worlds, the recent community production of Annie Kids brought together neighbors from across Missouri City and Sugar Land, Texas, introducing them not only to … [Continue reading]

A Life That Is Not Documented Within A Generation Or Two Will Be Lost…


It was just another Saturday in Spring, Texas. But instead of gardening, or even sitting inside watching the History Channel, on February 28, family history enthusiasts made their way over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the … [Continue reading]

Summerwood Stake Youth Make Over 130 Blankets For CPS Kids

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With about 17,000 children involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County each year, emergency supply needs for the children can be substantial. BEAR, or Be A Resource for CPS Kids, is a non-profit organization that relieves this … [Continue reading]