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.
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).
http://firstname.lastname@example.orgHeeding their stated goals of “cooperation, coordination, communication, collaboration” Texas Gulf Coast VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) members met recently at the welfare complex of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon Church) located in north Houston. In addition to the meeting VOAD members were able to see firsthand some of the Church’s disaster relief and welfare resources.
During Project See to Succeed, bright, shining eyes accompanied by wide smiles filled the City of Houston’s West End Health Center, as an army of volunteers including missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) helped the children navigate the comprehensive eye exam process.
Recently in a Stake Center in Richmond, Texas, members of The Church held a kick-off meeting for youth planning to participate in the church’s popular Pioneer Trek. This meeting mirrors other stakes in the Houston area and around the globe as they prepare and plan for spring and summer Pioneer Trek reenactments for their youth groups.
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.
As part of the ongoing development of a close working relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Mormon) and the Greater Houston and Central Texas American Heart Association (AHA), representatives met to tour the area LDS welfare complex on Hafer Road in north Houston. The tour included an LDS chapel, bishops’ storehouse and peanut butter cannery.
As part of the ongoing evolution of the Church’s administration, at the October 2015 General Conference the 1st and 2nd Quorums of the Seventy were reconfigured.
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“Dr. Sam” Arungwa drew one step closer to the realization of his dream of a free college degree in family history at a recent collaborative pilot event between Texas’ Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).