The big toothy grins were impossible to miss as Houston area second graders attending Project Saving Smiles, a dental program provided by The Houston Health Department and Houston Health Foundation. Support for the project also came from community volunteers and missionaries from the Texas Houston South Mission.
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 Second Language program sponsored by a collaboration between Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) and The Church. Each graduate received certificates from Daily Dose and from Afterschool Centers for Education (ACE).
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.
Houston Texas, January 11, 2015 – Members of the Friendswood, Houston (Spanish), Houston South and Richmond Stakes met for a joint stake conference broadcast on Sunday January 11, 2015. This multi-stake conference was convened to sustain significant realignments within the four stakes. Elder Daniel W. Jones, Area Seventy, acting on assignment from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, conducted the live-broadcast session explaining the changes and presenting them for sustaining vote. [Read more…]
Bishop Timothy Hickman, M.D., and his counselors L. E. Simmons, and Brady K. Long, the ecclesiastical leaders of the newly formed Memorial Park Second Ward in the Houston Texas South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), are widely esteemed in their respective fields. And that is half of the story. [Read more…]
More than 150 volunteers from Houston area youth groups, labor unions and congregations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined together to help clean and restore three homes in need of significant repairs on Saturday. [Read more…]
A successful second round of donations for the Adopt-A-Vet program this weekend put Compassionate Houston’s goal of 300 welcome home baskets in 100 days within reach. Compassionate Houston is a coalition of faith-based organizations and private citizens. Their goal is to provide a place to stay, social services and job assistance for chronically homeless veterans in the Houston area.
Linda Andrus, project director for Compassionate Houston, organized the basket initiative when told that veterans were receiving much appreciated housing, but lacked the basic household supplies to make it a home. Though told it might take a year to collect the necessities for 300 veterans, “We just knew we could do it in 100 days,” Andrus stated. “All things are possible with God.” The welcome home baskets include hygiene, kitchen, cleaning, bedroom and bathroom items. The value of a complete basket is approximately $250.00. [Read more…]
How far would you go to uphold your principles? Better yet, how far would you pedal — more than 140 miles? How about also burning more than 8,200 calories and helping out a good cause?
Ah, but one more thing. It has to be done in one day. [Read more…]