In a recent gathering at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Klein, Bishnu Adhikari – a Nepal in-country director for CHOICE Humanitarian — spoke to close to 800 people about his humanitarian work after the devastating earthquake. Bishnu, a 2010 CHOICE Humanitarian of the Year and featured in the film Meet the Mormons, spoke of his humble beginnings and his drive to help the people of Nepal.
Bishnu was 30 years old when he received his master’s degree in engineering from Russia and returned to visit his small rural village in Nepal. Bishnu became emotional when he witnessed his 60-year-old mother still having to carry water from a distant well.
“It broke my heart to see my mother still carrying water in a basket on her back,” Bishnu said. “I thought it was ironic that even though I had been gone for five years and received an education, my village had not changed at all.”
Some people feel that to serve it must be on a grand scale. And in all honesty many lives were touched at Houston’s most recent Klein Stake Youth Conference, and not just for the residents and patrons of Acres Home Community – a large community center located in a challenged neighborhood north of Houston. Klein youth spent hours stripping paint, hanging doors, mowing, edging, weeding, chopping trees, painting, as well as hauling, collecting, and dumping trash. Among other things they fixed up homes, a cemetery, and a private church. It was group service on a very grand scale.
It was just another Saturday in Spring, Texas. But instead of gardening, or even sitting inside watching the History Channel, on February 28, family history enthusiasts made their way over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the annual Roots Tech Family Discovery Day. [Read more…]
Two nights, three days and 335 sunburns.
Not bad for an Easter weekend.
Youth and leaders in the Klein Texas Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered last weekend on 1300 acres of land for their annual Youth Conference. This year’s theme was “Becoming Perfected With Christ”. This youth-led conference gave participants the opportunity to re-enact experiences from books of scripture as well as attend mini workshops to better understand about sacrifice and covenants. [Read more…]
On the morning of February 8, 25 youth from the Klein Champions area chose to get up early on a Saturday morning to do something unusual. After meeting for an early morning breakfast at the home of 16-year Rylan Hair in Spring, youth ranging in ages from 12 to 18 went as a group to the Family History Library at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Klein Road to search out names of ancestors. [Read more…]
For anyone curious about the basic principles followed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), the Articles of Faith provide an overarching framework of our beliefs. While the Articles of Faith are not complete in explaining all of our beliefs they are a good summary of LDS scripture and principles that are taught and understood by the members of our faith. This is an ongoing series about basic beliefs of Latter-day Saints and how they fit into an interfaith community; this particular post discussed the concept of the Holy Ghost. [Read more…]
To celebrate the partnership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the Boy Scouts of America, Mormon troops in the Sam Houston Area Council hosted a regional weekend camporee, one of the largest attended in its history, at Camp Bovay in Navasota, Texas. [Read more…]
While Africa is one of the fastest growing areas of converts for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, proselyting and maintaining over 900 congregations is just part of the impact the Church has in these countries. In the last ten years alone the LDS church has: [Read more…]