All’s Well That Ends Welsh

Adam Croucher, a priest in the Swansea Ward, Swansea Wales Stake, was named the first recipient of the Children’s University Gold Award from the Youth University, Swansea. The Children’s University was established by the government of Wales to reward out-of-school learning by young people ages 5 to 19.

To receive the award, Adam, who has from infancy battled illness and the aftereffects of a brain-tumor surgery, put in more than 600 hours of volunteer work at the Egypt Center at Swansea University, where he makes sure the museum’s artifacts are in good condition and explains what they are to visitors.

Adam serves as ward organist, loves music, and enjoys playing a variety of instruments, from trombone to piano. He plans to study music and music technology.

“We will become of one heart and one mind as we individually place the Savior at the center of our lives and follow those He has commissioned to lead us.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Come to Zion,” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 38.

Hymn Vocabulary #3

  • A.

    Heather (Hymns, no. 232)

    1. 1.

      That girl in your science class

    2. 2.

      An evergreen shrub

    3. 3.

      A hearty stew

    4. 4.

      A soft cushion

  • B.

    Bulwark (Hymns, no. 35, 272)

    1. 1.

      A lie

    2. 2.

      A leather harness

    3. 3.

      A defensive wall

    4. 4.

      A swift stream

  • C.

    Dissemble (Hymns, no. 3)

    1. 1.

      To sing or shout loudly

    2. 2.

      To remove your shoes

    3. 3.

      To take apart or break up

    4. 4.

      To disguise or conceal the truth

  • D.

    Rife (Hymns, no. 195 and 18 others!)

    1. 1.

      Abundant or widespread

    2. 2.

      A small insect

    3. 3.

      Brightly shining

    4. 4.

      Breakfast cereal

  • E.

    Clime (Hymns, no. 16, 212, 262)

    1. 1.

      A high hill or mountain

    2. 2.

      A house or dwelling

    3. 3.

      A region and its weather

    4. 4.

      To ascend upward

Answers

Answers: A2, B3, C4, D1, E3

The Church in Hungary

In 1885, two missionaries went to Budapest, Hungary, but after a month with little success they left the country. Two years later, Hungarian Mischa Markow was converted near Constantinople (Istanbul) and returned to preach in his native land the following year, but he was banished from Hungary after being imprisoned. In 1900, Elder Markow and his companion preached in Temesvar, Hungary, until the government forced them to leave. The day before they left, they baptized 12 people and appointed leaders for a congregation of 31 members. Prior to World War I, a total of 106 people were baptized.

In June 1988, Hungary gave the Church legal recognition. One year later, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the county’s first meetinghouse. The Hungary Budapest Mission was created in June 1990.

Here are a few facts about the Church today in Hungary:

Membership

4,253

Missions

1

Congregations

19

Family History Centers

5

Information from Newsroom at www.lds.org.

By the Numbers

58,809

Number of tons of food distributed by the Church worldwide from 1985–2007.

My Favorite Scripture

D&C 25:12 This scripture teaches us that music is important to Heavenly Father. It is wonderful that music can be such a beautiful thing and can play a role in the gospel.

Tell us about your favorite scripture in one or two sentences. Send it, along with a photo, to newera@ldschurch.org.

Laura S., 16, Miskolc, Hungary

They Spoke to Us

Many general conference talks have messages directed to you. Here are just a few examples.

  • Talking about the Internet, President Monson says, “On one hand, it provides nearly limitless opportunities for acquiring useful and important information.” But he also warns of those who use the Internet for “evil and degrading purposes” that can “literally destroy the spirit.” Read the prophet’s counsel about the Internet in “Until We Meet Again.”

  • “You cannot do a Google search to gain a testimony,” says Elder M. Russell Ballard. He explains that there is no new technology for getting a testmony. Read about gaining a testimony in his talk “Learning the Lessons of the Past.”

  • What kind of young women are young men really attracted to? Sister Elaine S. Dalton reveals one of the hidden “boy secrets” and talks about a return to the value of virtue in “Come Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord.”

  • What do you do as a junior home teaching companion? What do you do if one of your friends strays from the Church? Read what President Henry B. Eyring says about these situations in his talk “Man Down!”

  • “Someone has called this the ‘me’ generation,” says Elder Dallin H. Oaks. But he adds, “As a group, Latter-day Saints are … unique in the extent of their unselfish service.” Read Elder Oaks’s talk “Unselfish Service.”

To read conference experiences by youth, go to newera.lds.org. Read all the conference talks in the May Ensign and Liahona magazines. You can also read, listen to, or watch these talks online at www.lds.org.

Photograph by Lorna Croucher; artifacts courtesy of Swansea University Egypt Centre; tiles by John Luke; flag by Welden C. Andersen; Budapest by Getty Images; insect by Photospin