5 Family Home Evening memories from the prophets

This year marks the 100th anniversary of family home evening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1915, the First Presidency of the Church encouraged members to set apart one night per week for teaching children the gospel: “… (W)e advise and urge the inauguration of a ‘home evening’ throughout the Church, at which […]

15 memories and compliments shared at Elder L. Tom Perry’s funeral

The Tabernacle on Temple Square was nearly filled to capacity for the  funeral service of LDS apostle Elder L. Tom Perry on Friday morning. Elder Perry passed away at 92 after a brief battle with thyroid cancer on Saturday, May 30. The funeral, which was live-streamed on YouTube, had four speakers: Lee Tom Perry (Elder Perry’s […]

Elder Perry begins cancer treatment; Elder Scott hospitalized

After entering the hospital on Wednesday for breathing difficulty, Elder L. Tom Perry is beginning cancer treatment today. Elder Perry, second-most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve in the LDS Church, was diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland. The 92-year-old apostle began radiation treatment Friday morning. Another apostle, Elder Richard G. Scott, was […]

Following the prophets is now literally a possibility on Twitter

Following the prophets just became a little more literal. As of Sunday night, Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to tweet. And the followers came flooding in.   Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be […]