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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.