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

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 first attempt at indexing records from the Freedmen’s Bureau Project.

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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]

Two New Stake Presidencies Called in West Houston – Areas 20th Stake


Stake presidencies for the Katy Texas Stake and newly created Bear Creek Stake were presented to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, February 22, 2015 completing the three-stake realignment begun February 15, which … [Continue reading]

Missionary Surge Has Staying Power – Beats Missionary Department Expectations


The number of missionaries serving worldwide for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remains consistent at 84,700 nearly two and a half years after a dramatic surge pushed numbers to 89,000, up from less than 60,000 previously, according … [Continue reading]

20th Stake Created in Houston Area – Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake

Members of the Cypress Texas and Katy Texas Stakes in the Houston area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Sunday, February 15, 2015 to learn of the creation of a third stake within their borders.  The new stake is named the … [Continue reading]