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The Blessing of Worthily Holding a Temple Recommend

As an Area Presidency, we too have strong feelings about the importance of the temple and of the great privilege of becoming worthy to receive a temple recommend. Elder Haynie counsels members of the church in the Philippines to make the necessary change and sacrifice to make themselves worthy of a temple recommend. 

The Maxine Grimm We Knew

Maxine Tate Shields Grimm, 102—who was instrumental in opening the Philippines to missionary work and whose contributions strengthened The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the country in the 1960s—died February 10, 2017, in Tooele, Utah.

The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever. Elder Bowen shares how the Atonement can make us clean again if we accept this gift that Jesus offers us. 

Obey, Covenant, Establish

In January 2016, the Philippines Area Presidency introduced the Philippines Area Plan.  The Area Plan sets forth an inspired Vision Statement for all members of the Church: “By exercising faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, members will obey the commandments, make, honor and renew sacred covenants and more fully establish the Kingdom of God in the Philippines.”  

Beyond Words

Michael did not let his disability be a hindrance in learning the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read an excerpt of his testimony which was read by missionaries during a fast and testimony Sunday. 

A Different Kind of Christmas

I know that the best gift we could give the Savior is our acts of charity, kindness, and generosity to the poor and the needy.

Find out how one family made a difference in a person's life through their sacrifice and kindness. 

Light the World

Participate in the Worldwide Day of Service on December 1 and share the the light of Christ by performing acts of service in 25 ways over 25 days. 

Use the ornament craft kit and advent calendar to document the simple acts of service you or your family have done. Spread the word and let us light the world with the example of Jesus Christ. 

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Family Discovery Day

Hearts “turned” during the recently-held Alaminos Philippines District Family Discovery Day activity. This is part of the district’s on-going effort to motivate both members and non-members to do family history.

Why Do We Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

The more we understand who Jesus Christ is, the greater will be our desire to keep His holy day sacred. He is the Lord of the Sabbath.

LDS Conferences in the Philippines Circa 1945

As the entire country participates in the rebroadcast of the 186th Semiannual General Conference, let us look back to the very first conference held by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.

Believe in Me and Help Me Find My Potential

It is never too late to return and receive the blessings of the restored gospel. Through the atoning power of Jesus Christ, all wounds can be healed. However, it is of great importance that we hasten the work of the rescue. 

Straight A's of Marriage

Learn how you can strengthen your relationship as husband and wife with these simple ways of showing your love for each other.

Preparation for Missionary Service: Save, Sacrifice and Honor

The Lord has made it clear that every worthy young man is under priesthood obligation to serve a full-time mission and that sisters may choose to do likewise. Preparation, in its many facets, for this period of faithful service begins well before one’s eighteenth or nineteenth birthday. 

Taking Our Ancestors to the Temple: A Source of Spiritual Strength and Protection

We should desire the promised protection from the adversary that comes from our yielding to the influence of the Spirit of Elijah, which is the Holy Ghost’s ability to focus us on the eternal principles associated with the family and in turn family history work.