Rio Rancho, NM – In early May, the king of the Bemba tribe in Zambia and a small delegation with him visited the Albuquerque area. They were scheduled to meet with a humanitarian organization called Women of Worth in the city of Rio Rancho (located next to Albuquerque) to personally thank the volunteers for their service.
“Miraculous”, “life-changing”, “sure witness of the spirit”. These are only a few of the descriptions associated with the recent production of “The Savior of the World” put on by the Richmond Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the west side of Houston, Texas.
A collective sigh of joy and relief rose up from the dozens of onlookers as the first jars of peanut butter from the Church’s cannery in Houston Texas earmarked for Feeding America moved down the production line January 26, 2017.
Spring Texas – Celebrating a friendship and passion of purpose, Dr. Linda Margetts, Tabernacle Organist, performed in an organ concert for the community at Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring Texas. The performance was part of the church’s concert series organized by Dr. Bill Brusick, Minister of Music at Trinity Klein.
At a recent luncheon of over 500 supporters for Family Point Resources in Houston, Texas, Trina Morford from the Memorial Ward in the Richmond, Texas stake was named 2016 Volunteer of the Year for her work supporting refugee families.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The first nativity scene, a “living” one, has been associated with Saint Francis of Assisi, the Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. Inspired by a trip he had taken to the Holy Land, he created a nativity scene in 1223 to help people focus more on worshiping Jesus Christ and less on the commercial aspects of the Christmas season.
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 biannual national convention. Elliott was chosen to premiere the newly commissioned piece Rhapsody for Brass Quintet and Organ by renowned composer Eric Ewazen. Elliott was joined by members of the Brass Quintet from the Houston Symphony.
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 Houston area and southeast Texas to learn specifics of home food storage, water storage, cooking in emergencies and how to accumulate and store commodities safely and economically.
Have you ever had the inclination to do some community service but didn’t know where to start? Is your non-profit organization overwhelmed with a service project and in need of volunteers? KPFT Houston, Texas Radio 90.1 FM host Mercy Richard with her recent guests, Kathryn Ashby and Linda Hayes, discussed JustServe.org in Richard’s outreach show MercyHouse. Ashby and Hayes are both Community Outreach Volunteers in the Houston area.