Mayor, Faith Leaders And Government Representatives Participate in Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Albuquerque, N.M. – “Be Prepared,” advised Albuquerque New Mexico Mayor Richard J. Berry, keynote speaker at an Emergency Preparedness Workshop at the church’s San Victorio chapel in Albuquerque. Drawing upon this Boy Scout motto, Mayor Berry, an Eagle Scout himself, addressed a diverse audience of faith leaders, city and federal representatives, and community members, explaining the need of both communal and individual preparation for disasters.


L to R: David Cooper (Southwest Regional Bishop, Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church International), Paul Jew (Elder at Grace Church), Richard J. Berry (Mayor of Albuquerque), Daniel W. Lewis (LDS President of Albuquerque West Stake), Steve Rangel (Deacon in Roman Catholic Church), Dr. Jamal Martin [back] (Elder of Muslim Community), Elder Maxsimo C. Torres (LDS Area Seventy), Zachary Benjamin (Executive Director, Jewish Federation of New Mexico), Roger Ebner [back] (Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management), Rev. David L. Myers (U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Jannah Scott (FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security).  (Photo by Deborah Fillerup Weagel)

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Groundbreaking For Long-awaited Katy, Texas Area Church


Eight shovels stood at the ready during the groundbreaking ceremony for a new chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 9100 Heritage Bluff Drive on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Community and church leaders, as well as … [Continue reading]

New LDS Mission President Begins Service In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Timothy B. Guffey begins his three-year tenure as the mission president of the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retired as a patent manager from Procter and Gamble in Ohio, he … [Continue reading]

LDS Woman On Catholic Charities Board Is Catalyst For Service In Both Faiths


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. When Albuquerque resident Cindy Madsen Frame sent her last child to college, she experienced a noticeable void in her life. Wife of a podiatrist and mother of five, she decided to engage in volunteer work that was genuinely … [Continue reading]

Mormon Tabernacle Principal Organist Richard Elliott Premieres “Rhapsody” At National Organist Conference

Mormon Tabernacle Principal Organist Richard Elliott

The standing ovation said it all.  Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, was in Houston June 21, 2016 at the request of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) to perform one of several concerts during their … [Continue reading]

Church Daily Dose ESL Program Changing Lives

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Excitement rippled through the throng of more than 60 participants and families gathered at Spring Woods Middle School (SWMS) May 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas for the adult graduation of the Daily Dose program.  Daily Dose is an ESL, English as a … [Continue reading]

Houston Area Volunteer Disaster Relief Organizations Tour LDS Welfare Center And Cannery

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http://sbrown@lonestarlegal.orgHeeding their stated goals of “cooperation, coordination, communication, collaboration”   Texas Gulf Coast VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) members met recently at the welfare complex of The Church of … [Continue reading]

Mormon Missionaries Help School Kids Get Glasses


During Project See to Succeed, bright, shining eyes accompanied by wide smiles filled the City of Houston’s West End Health Center, as an army of volunteers including missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) helped … [Continue reading]

Church Youth Prepare For Annual Trek Experience


Recently in a Stake Center in Richmond, Texas, members of The Church held a kick-off meeting for youth planning to participate in the church’s popular Pioneer Trek. This meeting mirrors other stakes in the Houston area and around the globe as they … [Continue reading]

Mormon Church Offers Emergency Food Storage Education

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Enthusiasm for preparedness was palpable at a recent Food Storage Class held at a large Mormon church in Houston Texas next door to the Church’s Home Storage Center. Seasoned “preppers” and novices to the idea of home storage came from all over the … [Continue reading]