“News of the Church,” Ensign, Aug 1986, 74–80
Elder James A. Cullimore Dies
“Elder James A. Cullimore Dies,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 74–75
Elder James A. Cullimore, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, was memorialized by members of the First Presidency, of his quorum, and of his family at funeral services in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square Wednesday, June 18.
He died in a Salt Lake City hospital on Saturday morning, June 14. He was eighty years old.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the funeral and read a brief note from President Ezra Taft Benson, who had himself been hospitalized briefly because of a flu-like illness and was unable to attend.
“God bless this great man. I loved him dearly,” President Benson said.
President Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, spoke of Elder Cullimore as a man of good cheer, a man of talent, a man of peace, a man of love, a man of God. He was a man without guile who loved everyone and was eager to serve wherever called.
Elder Marion D. Hanks of the presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy testified that his brother in the priesthood “still lives, and always will.” He quoted from Isaiah 61:3, which speaks of those who are “trees of righteousness,” and noted that Elder Cullimore was one of those. [Isa. 61:3]
Elder Cullimore’s son Kelvyn outlined his father’s exemplary service as husband, father, Church leader, and employer, referring to him as “a beacon light that has set each of us on the path to peace and happiness.”
Elder Cullimore had served as a General Authority for more than twenty years, having been sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve on 6 April 1966. He was one of the original members of the First Quorum of the Seventy when it was organized in 1976, and was named to emeritus status in 1978.
James Alfred Cullimore was born 17 January 1906 in Lindon, Utah, one of twelve children of Albert Lorenzo and Luella Keetch Cullimore. His father was a bishop and also owner of a grocery store, where young James received his early experience in retailing.
He served a mission to California in 1925–27, then returned to his schooling at Brigham Young University, where he had attended one year before his mission. He was elected student body president for 1930–31.
It was in 1931 that he married another BYU student, Grace Gardner, in the Salt Lake Temple. She died in 1975, and he married Florence Prows in 1977, also in the Salt Lake Temple.
After receiving his bachelor of science degree from BYU in 1931, James Cullimore attended New York University School of Retailing on a scholarship, receiving a master’s degree in 1932. He worked as a furniture buyer for Gimbel Brothers department store in New York City, then for a Chicago department store. He also worked in Sioux City, Iowa, before taking a job with an Oklahoma City store in 1937.
In 1946, he opened his own Oklahoma City furniture store, which quickly became successful.
James Cullimore served the Church in a variety of positions during his business career, including as a branch president in Sioux City and Oklahoma City and as president of the West Oklahoma District. When the Oklahoma Stake was organized in 1960, he was called as its first president. He had served in that position for only a matter of weeks when he was called as president of the Central British Mission.
Following his return from England, he was called to be a member of the Church’s Priesthood Welfare Committee. Then in April of 1966, he was called as an Assistant to the Twelve.
In addition to his wife, Elder Cullimore is survived by his son Kelvyn and daughters, Luella (Mrs. Dale) Payne and Nancy (Mrs. George) Young; eighteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters. Also among the survivors are seven stepsons and stepdaughters, as well as numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Relief Society Curriculum Changes
“Relief Society Curriculum Changes,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 75
The 1987 Relief Society course of study, Learn of Me, will differ from previous manuals, having new lesson categories and a new lesson format, no visiting teaching messages, and a smaller size.
The new manual will contain twice as many Spiritual Living lessons as before, with two scheduled monthly. Mother Education, a previous category, has been broadened to Home and Family Education. The Social Relations and Compassionate Service areas have been combined. And the Cultural Refinement category has been eliminated. Home Management lessons, taught during the monthly homemaking meeting, are included in the manual, with an emphasis on personal and family preparedness. The manual also contains supplemental lessons on topics of current concern, including pornography, abortion, and drug abuse.
The fifty lessons may be given in the sequence listed or, at the discretion of ward or branch leaders, may be adjusted to fit local conference schedules and special needs. The number of teachers will be determined by the bishop and Relief Society president to fit the varying sizes of local units and number of women available to teach.
Beginning in January 1987, visiting teaching messages will appear in the Ensign and international magazines instead of in the Relief Society manual. January 1987 issues of the Church magazines will carry an overview and suggestions for presentation. Next year’s theme for visiting teaching messages will center on personal and family preparedness, to augment the Home Management lessons.
Several of the lessons in the Relief Society study guide are addresses by members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, giving sisters the opportunity to study these inspired messages in depth. The Teacher’s Guide gives instructions for adapting lessons from the talks and suggestions for class participation. Instructors are encouraged to adapt the lessons to the needs of their sisters—their cultures, circumstances, and ages.
Cultural arts and additional parenting lessons—as well as other topics of interest—may be the subject of optional midweek enrichment meetings. (See Relief Society Handbook, p. 4.)
The smaller size of the manual, similar to that of the Melchizedek Priesthood manual, is to make it more convenient and to encourage its use as a personal study guide and companion to the scriptures. The cover features “Mary and Martha,” a painting of Jesus Christ teaching the two sisters, by Del Parson.
The 1987 course of study focuses on teaching the threefold mission of the Church—strengthening members, redeeming the dead, sharing the gospel with the world—and the four-part mission of Relief Society—increasing individual faith, strengthening families, engaging in compassionate service, and sustaining the priesthood.
A Conversation about Relief Society Curriculum Adjustments
Barbara Winder, “A Conversation about Relief Society Curriculum Adjustments,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 75–76
The Relief Society recently announced many adjustments to their curriculum, beginning in January 1987. (See adjacent story.) The Ensign spoke with Barbara Winder, Relief Society general president, about the changes. Part of that conversation follows.
Q: How did the curriculum changes come about?
A: It has been gradual. In meeting the needs of a worldwide Church, we have felt the need for greater simplicity, flexibility, and adaptability in the Relief Society curriculum. We have also felt, as we have observed and read studies of Relief Societies around the world, that women have a great need and desire for spiritual instruction. That has been the impetus behind doubling the number of Spiritual Living lessons in the new manual.
Q: So the changes represent not only a simplification, but a greater spiritual emphasis than before?
A: Definitely. We are living in a time of great temptation and moral laxity. We are hoping that the increased spirituality in the new curriculum will provide an anchor for women against the evil current in the world today.
When we give up something, we need something better to replace it. That’s how we feel about the changes; we are giving up some things, but they have been replaced by something better and stronger—increased emphasis on gospel study and its implementation in our lives. We are excited about the changes and see them as a positive step in helping women to strengthen and perfect themselves and their families.
Q: Has the focus on Mother Education been softened?
A: No. In fact, changing that category to Home and Family Education has broadened and strengthened it. We feel the lessons will now apply to more sisters in varying circumstances. However, we are encouraging those who are interested in a more specific focus on parenting and child development to meet together in midweek meetings. These optional interest groups may meet, with the approval of the priesthood leaders, one or more times monthly. (See Relief Society Handbook, p. 4.) They should look to Church resources for their enrichment—such as previous Relief Society manuals, the newly printed Parent’s Guide (PBIC0507), and Church magazines. Other parenting resources are now being prepared for future publication.
The midweek meetings have also been used in some areas as a way for sisters who are working in the Primary or Young Women to study the lessons they have missed and also enjoy the sisterhood of meeting together. These optional groups can meet as often as desired to study any area of common interest.
Q: Why were Cultural Refinement lessons eliminated from the curriculum?
A: The Cultural Refinement category did not adequately meet the needs of sisters worldwide. The lessons were difficult to translate, and many aspects, such as the literature and poetry, weren’t applicable to other cultures. Also, with the consolidated meeting schedule, we felt a more spiritual emphasis was needed for Sunday meetings.
But midweek meetings can give groups of sisters the opportunity to adapt the subjects of past Cultural Refinement lessons to local heritage and culture. This is one area where we feel the new curriculum gives greater flexibility to local programs.
Q: We notice that several lessons are talks given by General Authorities. Is there a particular reason for that shift in format?
A: Yes. We have used addresses before and feel they are a wonderful way of emphasizing the words of the prophets and encouraging sisters to study this modern scripture in depth.
Q: Why are the visiting teaching messages no longer included in the Relief Society manual?
A: Beginning next January, these messages will be printed in the Ensign and sixteen of the Church’s international magazines. This will allow us to more easily get timely messages from Church leaders to the sisters. It will also make the messages more accessible to visiting teachers worldwide. Relief Society leaders should make sure all visiting teachers have access to the messages, which may be copied from the magazines if necessary.
Q: How much leeway does the new program give local leaders?
A: Local leaders have always had some leeway, but they now can more easily adapt the program to their specific needs. A calendar is printed in the manual with a suggested lesson, but conference schedules may necessitate adjustments. Also, the number of teachers called can be between one and five, depending on the size of the ward or branch and the number of sisters available to serve. A branch with only a handful of sisters should not feel that they have to have five teachers to have a fully staffed Relief Society, when in fact they may only need one teacher.
Q: What place does compassionate service have in the new program?
A: Combining the Social Relations and Compassionate Service categories has given greater emphasis to compassionate service. Compassionate service is the heart of Relief Society. We can’t stress enough its importance in the gospel or in our lives.
Q: How will the new curriculum affect sisters in various parts of the world?
A: The Church is growing so fast that we have branches and wards in all stages of development and members in very different circumstances, cultures, and age and education levels. Although we have many different challenges, we have many more that are similar. A strong Relief Society curriculum can help strengthen sisters in each of the four areas of the mission of Relief Society: to build individual faith, to strengthen families, to give compassionate service, and to sustain the priesthood. The 1987 Home Management lessons also focus on personal and family preparedness, which is important for all Church members.
We are also hoping that the new manual, with its smaller size, will be more convenient for the sisters to use with their scriptures as a personal study guide. An index in the back of the manual, which will be cumulative in future manuals, will help sisters find items for study, family home evenings, lessons, and talks.
Q: So the curriculum adjustments are in response to the changing roles and needs of women?
A: Yes. The times in which we live are changing so rapidly, with the pressures and expectations on women increasing, that we feel Relief Society must help women meet these challenges. The 1987 manual, Learn of Me, is beckoning sisters to find the Savior, through whom they can find this inner strength and increased spirituality.
[photo] Sister Barbara W. Winder, Relief Society general president.
Annual Women’s Meeting Set for September 27
“Annual Women’s Meeting Set for September 27,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 76
The annual General Women’s Meeting of the Church is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
It will be broadcast live from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time, over the Church satellite network, and will be rebroadcast at 8:00 p.m. MDT that same evening.
The theme of the meeting will be “Abound in Hope.” (See Rom. 15:13.) Speakers will include a member of the First Presidency and the general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary.
The meeting will be for all women ten years of age and older. It will be telecast in English, French, and Spanish in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Videocassettes of the meeting will be available on request to stakes not in the broadcast area.
Update: Missions of the Church
“Update: Missions of the Church,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 77
The number of missions in the Church has grown over the past five years, and increasingly more missionaries have responded to calls to serve the Lord in the Church’s expanding missionary effort. As the length of missionary service was shortened to eighteen months in 1982, then lengthened again to twenty-four months in 1985, the numbers of missionaries were reduced in the field during 1983 and also in parts of 1982 and 1984.
Church, Members Aid Flood Victims
“Church, Members Aid Flood Victims,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 77
Saints in Bolivia and Jamaica have received help through general Church programs, Church units, individual Saints, and other benefactors in the aftermath of flooding that left many members among the homeless in those areas.
During the early months of 1986, Lake Titicaca in Bolivia rose ten to twelve feet as a result of rainstorms inundating 27,000 acres of land. More than two hundred Latter-day Saints in five Bolivian communities were among those who lost part or all of their land to the lake. Approximately forty LDS families were left homeless.
These members have received food through Church programs and other donors, and they are currently living in tents furnished by the government of the United States, reported President F. Melvin Hammond of the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission. Using tools donated by the Church for loan to individuals, many are harvesting what is left of their crops. But they will face further difficulty, President Hammond said, after the food they can harvest is used.
Some of them are building homes farther up the mountain slopes, he said, but they have nowhere else to farm until the lake recedes, since other arable land is privately owned.
Experts have estimated that it will take four to eight years for the lake to recede. But it dropped more than sixteen inches in about six weeks after Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Council of the Twelve, visiting Bolivia for a regional conference on the last weekend in April, offered a prayer on the shore of the lake, imploring the Lord to stop the rains.
Bolivian members observed a special day of fasting and prayer in March for the aid of those facing the flooding. Fasting members donated $1,500 toward relief—a “tremendous” effort given their general level of income, President Hammond said. A ward in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sent another $350 toward food for those in need.
As many as one hundred people may have lost their lives as a result of flooding in Jamaica in mid-June, but no Church members were reported killed.
More than thirty Church members were among those left homeless. They were being temporarily housed in their chapel, a large, rented home.
Some six thousand pounds of relief materials were sent to Jamaica from the Church’s storehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Clothing and mattresses were gathered by members in the Atlanta area.
“Great American” Honor Goes to LDS Family
“‘Great American’ Honor Goes to LDS Family,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 77
The Stanley F. Hoisington family of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was honored recently as one of six “Great American Families” for 1986.
The Hoisingtons, members of the Hopkinsonville Second Ward, Hopkinsonville Kentucky Stake, visited the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 10. United States’ First Lady Nancy Reagan gave each of the families a porcelain painting with an inscription acknowledging the honor. The families also met with their congressional representatives at a special Capitol Hill reception.
The six families were selected from among families honored in local ceremonies throughout the United States, as well as on U.S. military posts abroad. Selection of these “Great American Families” was based on their nurturing of individual growth, teamwork, love, and service.
Thompson Saints Sink Gospel Roots in Manitoba Soil
“Thompson Saints Sink Gospel Roots in Manitoba Soil,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 78
People in Thompson, Manitoba, like to call their city the “Hub of the North.” Barely a generation ago, the city wasn’t there, and now it is the third largest community in the province, a center of industry and recreation.
Among its 14,000 inhabitants are more than fifty Latter-day Saints who try to make the small Thompson Branch chapel a missionary hub as well. Last year, their efforts, along with the work of missionaries, helped boost branch membership by ten—a considerable increase in a branch of its size. And the work continues.
Their city’s reason for being was the discovery, in the mid-1950s, of one of the world’s largest bodies of nickel ore. Thompson was built from scratch, beginning in the late 1950s, as a model community adjacent to the nickel mine complex. Then, when the market for nickel softened in the early 1980s, tourism and recreation helped stabilize the local economy.
Latter-day Saints were among the mobile population drawn to Thompson by the mining town. A branch of the Church was organized in the late 1960s, but through the years continual turnover in the membership has helped keep it small. Average Sunday attendance is twenty-two.
Still, LDS influence is felt in the community.
Family values are important to Linda and Glen Sidney, who were married in Thompson in 1984. Mining towns have a reputation for drawing hard-living people, Linda says, but she and her husband avoided that life-style.
Instead, they became friends with an LDS missionary couple in their apartment building, Grant and Edna Jensen. “They were always holding hands,” Linda recalls, and she was impressed with what she learned about the importance of families to Latter-day Saints. The Sidneys investigated the Church and were baptized in May of 1985. Now, in a branch that has ample work for every member, Linda is Relief Society president and Glen is branch clerk.
They are still learning about the gospel, “but as we study and ask questions, our understanding grows,” Linda says. They are also team-teaching an institute class, and preparing the lessons strengthens each of them, Glen adds. His testimony helps him find opportunities to be a missionary among his co-workers.
Ian Findlay, a student at the high school, says being faithful involves choosing friends carefully. Those who genuinely like him also accept his LDS standards.
Branch President Robert Riechel, a technician for the Manitoba Telephone System, sets an example in missionary work. One of those ten people baptized last year is a friend whom he introduced to the missionaries.
President Riechel says the Saints of the Thompson Branch have ordinary human frailties, but they also have a “strong affection for one another.” They are, he comments, “a very happy group.”
Linda Sidney agrees. Not long ago, she was outside the Church, looking in. Perhaps that happiness President Riechel sees—the happiness Linda and her husband found—is one reason she now says that Latter-day Saints in Thompson “really do stand out.”
Correspondent: Bruce Northcott, second counselor in the presidency of the Canada Winnipeg Mission and president of its Thompson District.
[photos] Thompson Branch President Robert Riechel at his amateur radio set (left); sisters arriving at the Thompson chapel for Sunday services; elders quorum president Jim Hinds at work in the nickel mine (right).
Cokeville Trying to Forget—Except for Prayers of Gratitude
“Cokeville Trying to Forget—Except for Prayers of Gratitude,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 79
Citizens of Cokeville, Wyoming, are doing their best to forget the dramatic incident that focused worldwide attention on their predominantly Latter-day Saint community May 16 when a man and woman held some 160 children and adults hostage in the elementary school there for two and one-half hours.
The abductors, armed with bombs and firearms, took over the school and herded all the children, teachers, and other adults into a single small classroom. They demanded $300 million ransom. After a gasoline bomb exploded in one abductor’s hand, the other—a former Cokeville police officer—shot and wounded a teacher, then turned the gun on himself. If the bomb had functioned as designed, many of the hostages would have been killed.
The hostages escaped through classroom windows and doors. Nearly all the children injured in the accident have largely recovered, although a few face more prolonged treatment and reconstructive surgery.
“The people here are doing very well,” said Bishop John Teichert of the Cokeville First Ward. “It’s been amazing how the children have healed. Considering how bad things could have been, we all feel we’ve benefited from divine intervention.”
There was some concern in the community regarding psychological trauma to the schoolchildren, and a psychological task force has been on hand to help deal with problems as they arise. “A few families report they have children who still wake up at night with frightening memories,” said Bishop Teichert. “But most children already appear to be pretty much back to normal.”
Kansas Marks Way Station Used by Pioneers
“Kansas Marks Way Station Used by Pioneers,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 79
A Kansas State Historical Society marker commemorating Mormon Grove, a wayside station used by Latter-day Saint emigrants in 1855–56, was dedicated May 17 about four and one-half miles west of Atchison, Kansas.
President Carver D. Long of the Topeka Kansas Stake offered the dedicatory prayer.
About fifty people turned out, in unseasonably cold and wet weather, for the dedicatory program, which was held in conjunction with the stake’s program commemorating the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood.
Jerome Jacobs, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, and now of San Diego, California, coordinated efforts of Church, state government, and historical society officials to make the monument possible.
Mormon Grove was an important rallying point for Latter-day Saints traveling to Utah. During 1855, approximately 2,000 emigrants, mostly from Scandinavia and Great Britain, traveled to Atchison by boat from New Orleans and St. Louis. While waiting to form wagon trains for the trip west, they camped at Mormon Grove in tents, wagon boxes, and makeshift buildings. A number of these Saints, victims of cholera, were buried in unmarked graves. With the coming of the railroad and the plan to use handcarts, Iowa City, Iowa, became the major jumping-off point for LDS travel west, and Mormon Grove was abandoned. All that remains today is a cemetery.
[photo] Jason Cory, Topeka First Ward, Topeka Kansas Stake, examines Mormon Grove marker.
Policies and Announcements
“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 79–80
The following items are from the June 1986 Bulletin.
Cub Scout Entrance Age. The Church will retain the current policy of registering boys in Cub Scouts at the age of eight or at the completion of second grade. To ensure that parents of prospective Cub Scouts understand Church policy about boys entering Cub Scouts, bishops should see that the following takes place:
1. The bishop should instruct the bishopric adviser to the Primary to notify the Cub Scout pack committee and the Primary presidency that, beginning in 1986, Boy Scouts of America registers boys as Cub Scouts at the beginning of second grade.
2. The pack committee should contact the families of all boys who will enter the second grade in 1986 and explain the difference between Boy Scouts of America policy and Church policy. Parents or boys may be contacted by other Cub Scout packs at the beginning of the school year,-but they should be assured that their boys will be offered the full Cub Scouting experience in a quality pack in the ward when they are eight or have completed second grade.
Safety of Children in Meetinghouses. The safety of small children in Church meetinghouses is a growing concern. Parents and ward leaders should take necessary precautions to see that small children are protected. The following suggestions may be helpful:
1. Have a sufficient number of adults in nursery and Primary classes to properly supervise the children.
2. Instruct nursery leaders to release children only to responsible persons who can be identified, such as parents or other family members.
3. Review the location of the nursery room, and ensure that it is in a safe area of the building.
4. Encourage parents to not leave their small children unattended.
Administrators of the library and archives of the Church Historical Department have issued the following notice to patrons of the facility:
In order to assure the preservation and protection of the valuable materials housed in the Church library and archives, and in order to provide the most efficient and professional service to Church members and researchers, the Church Historical Department has initiated some adjustments in the facilities and procedures at the library and archives.
Administrators have consulted with an expert from the national archives and other experts in the field in order to institute standards consistent with the best practices in professionally directed archives.
Many of the former practices relating to eligibility for use of archival materials will be continued. Patrons should be aware that new procedures for obtaining clearance to use archival materials may in some cases delay immediate access to those materials. New requirements include sign-in and sign-out procedures that will identify and maintain a record of patrons who use the library and archives.
A computerized circulation and location system should be operational by the end of the summer. Some physical alterations will be made in the configuration of the facilities, especially in the archives reading room. Updated electronic equipment is also being installed.
We will appreciate your patience and cooperation while these adjustments are being made.
“Appointments,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 80
Thomas Lavoy Esplin of St. George, Utah, has been called by the First Presidency to preside over the St. George Temple. His wife, Phoebe Lytle Esplin, will serve as matron. President Esplin, retired county superintendent of schools, is a former mission president, stake president, and temple ordinance worker. Sister Esplin has served as an officer and teacher in Church auxiliaries and a temple ordinance worker.
Arthur Henry King, a native of England and a professor of English at Brigham Young University, has been called to preside over the London Temple. His wife, Kathleen Patricia King, will serve as matron. Brother King, a convert of twenty years, has been decorated twice by Queen Elizabeth II during a distinguished career in education. He has served as a stake high councilor and a member of the Church Hymnbook Committee. Sister King has held a variety of Church teaching and administrative positions.
David H. Yarn, Jr., a professor of philosophy and religion at Brigham Young University, has been called to preside over the Atlanta Temple. His wife, Marilyn Stevenson Yarn, will serve as matron. President Yarn has served on the YM-MIA and Sunday School general boards and has been a stake president and a sealing officiator in the Provo Temple. Sister Yarn has served as an officer and teacher in both ward and stake auxiliaries.
Relief Society Board
Mila M. Mitchell, Salt Lake City, instructional developer in the Church Genealogy Department, former officer and teacher in Church auxiliaries.
Boyd F. Henderson, Pocatello, Idaho, businessman and former Bannock County commissioner, will preside over the Australia Melbourne Mission with his wife, Ethel Chilton Henderson.
“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 80
James C. Fletcher was sworn in as head of the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration in May—for the second time. Brother Fletcher, who headed NASA from 1971 to 1977 and directed development of the U.S. space shuttle, returned to head the agency at the request of President Ronald Reagan. Brother Fletcher assumed leadership of a NASA seeking to recover from the space shuttle Challenger disaster and other setbacks earlier this year. A well-known aerospace scientist and former president of the University of Utah, James Fletcher helped build public and congressional support for NASA during his earlier tenure. Brother Fletcher is a member of the McLean Ward, McLean Virginia Stake.
[photo] James Fletcher, NASA administrator.
A Scottish policeman has received the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct Award as a result of his efforts in rescuing a woman from drowning in 1984. Constable Malcolm Beverley, a member of the Aberdeen Scotland Stake, dived into the cold waters of the North Sea in October 1984, knowing the two women struggling in the waves off an Aberdeen beach could not last very long. Relying on the help of the Lord, he was able to bring one of the women to safety after struggling against waves that almost overcame him.
LDS Church leaders in Calgary, Alberta, recently gave the Canadian Red Cross a check for $232,000, raised during a special fast day last October in which 100,000 Canadian Saints participated. The money will help in efforts to transport supplies to victims of drought in Ethiopia.^ Back to top