Disability News and Updates - March

She Needs Love

March 18, 2014

A story in the March Liahona reminded readers what it means to have Christ-like love for our brothers and sisters.

The author spoke of feeling uncomfortable while visiting a nursing home with some relatives. When Stephanie, a young girl about eight or nine years old, asked her mother why one of the elderly women looked sad, her mother leaned down and whispered, “She needs love.” The author then watched Stephanie, followed the example of the Savior and unhesitatingly climbed up onto the lap of an elderly woman to visit with her.

“During His ministry, the Savior, with great compassion, saw beyond the imperfections of body and mind and looked upon the heart.” -Quote by Elder W. Craig Zwick

Serve an Online Mission from Home

March 14, 2014

Elder Richard G. Scott said, “I know that a mission will provide extraordinary blessings for you now and throughout your life. I urge you not to pray to know whether you should go; rather, ask the Lord to guide you in whatever may be necessary to become a worthy, empowered full-time missionary. You will never regret serving a mission.”

A traditional mission may not be an option for everyone, but there are service mission opportunities available for those who desire to serve the Lord. Some missions can even be done online from home or from a hospital room.

This video explains what it is like to serve a FamilySearch mission online.


Learn more about online mission opportunities.

Why Are You Mormon?

March 7, 2014

Whether you are from Guatemala, Japan, Australia or the United States, you can find encouragement and strength as you read and watch stories of members with disabilities from the “I’m a Mormon” website.

This closed-captioned video is an example of the many members who have created “I’m a Mormon” profiles online. Use the search bar to find other stories of members with disabilities.

Create your own “I’m a Mormon” profile and share the gospel by posting your testimony online.

Gilbert Arizona Temple Dedication

March 5, 2014

The Mormon Newsroom posted an article this week describing the events leading up to the dedication of the Gilbert Arizona Temple. Jonathan, a young man with spina bifida, was one of the 12,000 youth who performed in the cultural event on Saturday night and is quoted in the video below:

President Monson attended and was accompanied by President Eyring, who reminded the young performers, “You will never forget this night. Years from now you’ll bring your children to this spot. You will tell them how you felt as you participated in this great cultural celebration before the dedication of the beautiful temple of God.”