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Saints in Uganda- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints

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Hello praise God? This goes to the one it may concern. Am called Ssengoba Stephen from Uganda Africa. I have got your page and Website from one your church member called Aleta she's a good friend to me then we discussed more about of how I can be helped. Am a director of a certain organization called His Grace Child Orphanage Ministry it helps Orphanage ad widows here in my community uganda and I have 83 Children in the orphanage all needs support and help to teach their goals and dreams and live in Christ living am spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ into their lives but we are in need of help and support so my friend Alet who is amember of your church from America she forwarded me to you people so that I can introduce more about my Orphanage Ministry and to know how I can be helped by getting support to help the orphans and widows in my Orphanage Ministry. Thanks as ma waiting for your positive response upon my request.
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The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done” (History of the Church, 4:540).
The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done” (History of the Church, 4:540).
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The Unwritten Order of Things- Boyd K. Packer '.. The things that I shall tell you are not explained in the scriptures, although they conform to the principles taught in the scriptures. A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to help you in making decisions. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. That leaves you free to adapt and to find your way with an enduring truth, a principle, as an anchor. The things I am going to tell you are not explained in our handbooks or manuals either. Even if they were, most of you don’t have handbooks—not the Melchizedek Priesthood or Relief Society handbooks and the others—because they are given only to the leaders. I will be speaking about what I call the “unwritten order of things.” My lesson might be entitled “The Ordinary Things about the Church Which Every Member Should Know.” Although they are very ordinary things, they are, nevertheless, very important! We somehow assume that everybody knows all the ordinary things already. If you do know them, you must have learned them through observation and experience, for they are not written anywhere and they are not taught in classes. So, as we continue, if you are ones that know it all, be patient while I teach those who do not—and take a nap. The basic foundation of knowledge and testimony never changes—the testimony that God the Father lives, that Jesus is the Christ, that the Holy Ghost inspires us, that there has been a restoration, that the fullness of the gospel and the same organization that existed in the primitive church have been revealed to us. Those things are taught everywhere and always—in our classes, the scriptures, the handbooks and the manuals—in everything we do. The fundamental doctrine and instructions on the organization of the Church are likewise found in the scriptures. In addition, there is another source of knowledge relating to what makes the Church work: We learn from experience and observation. If you learn about these things that are not written down, the unwritten order of things, you will be better qualified to be a leader—and you are going to be a leader. The most important positions of leadership are in the home—the father, mother, wife, husband, older brother and sister. Then, in the Church, positions of leadership and teaching opportunities are available as nowhere else on earth. While the things I will talk about are not written, they are really quite easily learned. Just be alert to the unwritten order of things and take an interest in them, and you will find that you will increase your ability and your value to the Lord. Before I give you a few samples of this unwritten order of things, let me remind you what the Lord said: “My house is a house of order, saith the Lord God” (D&C 132:18; emphasis added). And he told his prophet: “See that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order” (Mosiah 4:27; emphasis added). Paul told the Corinthians that “all things” were to “be done decently and in order” (see 1 Cor. 14:40; emphasis added). We’ll return to that in a moment or two. The things I am going to tell you about are not so rigid that the Church will fall apart if they are not strictly observed all the time. But they do set a tone, a standard, of dignity and order and will improve our meetings and classwork; they will improve the activities. If you know them and understand them, they will greatly improve your life. Our meetings should be conducted in such a way that members may be refreshed spiritually and remain attuned to the Spirit as they meet the challenges of life. We are to establish conditions under which members can, through inspiration, solve their own problems. There are simple things that help in that regard, and things that hinder. Alma taught “that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise” (Alma 37:6). I give as my first illustration of this unwritten order of things so simple a thing as this: The one who presides in a meeting should sit on the stand and sit close to the one conducting. It is a bit difficult to preside over a meeting from the congregation. The one who presides is responsible for the conduct of the meeting and has the right and the responsibility to receive inspiration and may be prompted to adjust or correct something that goes on in the meeting. That is true whether it be an auxiliary meeting presided over by the sisters or any of our meetings. A new stake president sometimes will ask, “Must I sit on the stand in every meeting in the stake? May I not sit with my family?” I tell him, “While you preside, you are to sit on the stand.” I am tempted to say, but I don’t, “I can’t have that privilege; why should you?” Another example: If you watch the First Presidency, you will see that the first counselor always sits on the right of the president; the second counselor on the left. That is a demonstration of doing things “decently and in order,” as Paul told us. Ordinarily, but not always, if the presiding officer speaks, it will be at the end of the meeting. Then clarification or correction can be given. I have had that experience many times at the close of meetings, “Well, brother or sister somebody said such and such, and I’m sure they meant such and such.” Another illustration: We do not aspire to calls in the Church, nor do we ask to be released. We are called to positions in the Church by inspiration. Even if the call is presented in a clumsy way, it is not wise for us to refuse the call. We must presuppose that the call comes from the Lord. The fifth article of faith tells us that we “must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.” If some circumstance makes it difficult for you to continue to serve, you are free to consult with the leader who called you. We do not call ourselves and we do not release ourselves. Sometimes a leader or a teacher enjoys the prominence of a presiding position so much that, even after serving for a long time, they do not want to be released. That is a sign that a release is timely. We should do as we are called. We should accept the calls and accept a release by the same authority. When President J. Reuben Clark was called as second counselor in the First Presidency after having served for many years as first counselor, he responded at the Solemn Assembly where the sustaining of the new First Presidency took place: “In the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one takes the place to which one is duly called, which place one neither seeks nor declines” (CR, Apr. 1951, p. 154). The Church had been taught a very valuable lesson in the unwritten order of things. I learned years ago that we do not choose where we serve—we just answer the call. Soon after our marriage, I was called as an assistant stake clerk. My bishop did not want to release me as Gospel Doctrine teacher. He told me that I had much more to offer as a teacher than in the very obscure assignment as assistant stake clerk. But he knew that, under the unwritten order of things, the stake president presided and that his call took precedence. I cannot tell you all that I learned in that calling. I was able to see how a presidency works. I was the witness to revelation in the calling and the releasing of stake and ward officers. By watching our stake president, I learned by observation and experience many things that are not in the handbook. It was in that calling that I first met members of the Twelve and others of the Brethren as they came to conference. It was a time of training in the unwritten order of things. I was on a plane once with President Kimball who, I think, served for 19 years as a stake clerk. A member that lived in the stake at that time was on the plane. He said to me, “If I’d known that our stake clerk was going to be President of the Church, I’d have treated him a lot better.” Brother Kimball was actually serving as second counselor in the stake presidency when the stake clerk moved. They called a clerk and that clerk moved. Brother Kimball had taken over the responsibility. Brother Melvin J. Ballard came to conference, and he said, “You shouldn’t have to be the second counselor and the stake clerk at the same time. You choose which you would rather be.” Brother Kimball was not used to having a choice. He wanted to have Brother Ballard tell him, but Brother Ballard said, “No, you choose.” So Brother Kimball said, “I have a typewriter. [Very few people had typewriters then.] I know the system. I think I can make a bigger contribution if I stay as the stake clerk.” And so it was. In those days the stake clerk received a small stipend, a little monthly something or other, I suppose to buy supplies. A sister, who knew him well, wrote and said, “Spencer, I’m surprised at you—to take a calling just because there is money involved.” Then she said, “If you don’t change your attitude, within two months, you’ll apostatize from the Church.” Well, she was a little off in her timing! Now an example: On one occasion Elder Harold B. Lee presided over our stake conference. Between sessions we had lunch at the home of President Zundell. Donna and I arrived a little late because we had gone home to check on our young children. Elder Lee had come to the car to retrieve something from his car and was on the walk when we arrived. I am sure we were very visibly moved to be able to talk personally and to shake hands with an Apostle. He gestured toward the house and said, speaking of the stake presidency who were assembled there, “They are great men. Never fail to learn from men such as these.” And I had been taught something of the unwritten order of things by an Apostle. There is so much you can learn by watching experienced leaders in the wards and stakes in which you live. There is so much you can learn by listening to the older brethren and sisters who have had a lifetime of experience in the school of the unwritten. Another illustration. There is an order of things as to where we go for counsel or blessings. It is simple—we go to our parents. When they are no longer available, if it is a blessing, then we may go to our home teacher. For counsel, you go to your bishop. He may choose to send you to his file leader—the stake president. But we do not go to the General Authorities. We do not write to them for counsel or suppose that someone in a more prominent position will give a more inspired blessing. If we could get this one thing taught in the Church, great power would rest upon us. President Joseph F. Smith taught that should there be sickness in a home and should there be present “apostles, or even members of the first presidency of the Church, . . . the father is there. It is his right and it is his duty to preside” (Gospel Doctrine, p. 286). There is one authorized “end run” around the bishop, the stake president, the General Authority, and everyone else in our line of authority. That is to our Father in Heaven in prayer. If we do that, we will in most instances solve our own problems. Another principle: Revelation in the Church is vertical. It generally confines itself to the administrative or geographic boundaries or limitations assigned to the one who is called. For instance, a bishop who is trying to solve a problem will not get revelation by counseling with a bishop from another ward or stake to whom he is related or with whom he might work at the office. My experience has taught me that revelation comes from above, not from the side. However more experienced or older or however more spiritual someone to the side may appear to be, it is better to go up through proper channels. Principle: A prime attribute of a good leader is to be a good follower. In a meeting with bishops, a new and struggling bishop once asked me, “How do I get people to follow me? I have called nine sisters to be president of the Primary and none has accepted.” There was a good humor and pleasant spirit in the meeting which made it an ideal teaching moment. I answered that I doubted that he had “called” any of the nine sisters. He must only have asked or invited them. I told him that if he had earnestly prayed and counseled with his counselors as to who should preside over the Primary, the first sister would have accepted the call. Perhaps he might have discovered in the interview some reason why it was not advisable or timely for that sister to serve and excused her from serving. But surely not more than one or two. If that many sisters turned down the call, something was out of order—the unwritten order. Because there was such good spirit in the meeting, I said to him, “Bishop, I know something else about you. You’re not a good follower, are you? Aren’t you the one who is always questioning what the stake president asks of his bishops?” The other bishops in the room started to chuckle and nodded their heads—he was the one. He chuckled and said he supposed that was right. I said, “Perhaps the reason your members don’t follow their leader is because you don’t follow yours. An essential attribute of a leader in the Church is faithful and loyal followship. That is just the order of things—the unwritten order of things.” When I was a young man, Elder Spencer W. Kimball came to our conference and he told this experience. When he was a stake president in Safford, Arizona, there was a vacancy in the office of superintendent of Young Men in the stake, as the office was then called. He left his office one day, went a few steps down the street, and had a conversation with the owner of a business. He said, “Jack, how would you like to be superintendent of the stake Young Men’s organization?” Jack replied: “Aw, Spencer, you don’t mean me.” Spencer replied, “Of course I do. You get along well with the youth.” He tried to convince him, but the man turned him down. Later in the day, after smoldering with his failure and finally remembering what Jacob had said in the Book of Mormon—“having first obtained mine errand from the Lord” (Jacob 1:17)--he returned to Jack. Calling him “brother” and by his last name, he said, “We have a vacancy in a stake office. My counselors and I have discussed it; we’ve prayed about it for some time. Sunday we knelt down together and asked the Lord for inspiration about who should be called to that position. We received the inspiration that you should be called. As a servant of the Lord, I am here to deliver that call.” Jack said, “Well, Spencer, if you are going to put it that way . . .” “Well, I am putting it that way.” You know the result. It helps to follow the proper order of things, even the unwritten order. I have on my desk a letter from a brother who is greatly bothered because he was not called to office properly. He accepted the call and is willing to serve, but he said his bishop did not consult his wife first and otherwise did not handle it properly. When I respond to him, I will try to teach him something of the unwritten order of things as it relates to being a little patient with how things are done in the Church. In the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord admonished every man to “speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world” (D&C 1:20). I think I’ll point out to him that he may one day be a bishop, overburdened with problems in the ward and with an extra burden of personal cares, and suggest that he give now what he would appreciate receiving then. Another point of order: Bishops should not yield the arrangement of meetings to members. They should not yield the arrangement for funerals or missionary farewells to families. It is not the proper order of things for members or families to expect to decide who will speak and for how long. Suggestions are in order, of course, but the bishop should not turn the meeting over to them. We are worried about the drift that is occurring in our meetings. Funerals could and should be the most spiritually impressive. They are becoming informal family reunions in front of ward members. Often the Spirit is repulsed by humorous experiences or jokes when the time could be devoted to teaching the things of the Spirit, even the sacred things. When the family insists that several family members speak in a funeral, we hear about the deceased instead of about the Atonement, the Resurrection, and the comforting promises revealed in the scriptures. Now it’s all right to have a family member speak at a funeral, but if they do, their remarks should be in keeping with the spirit of the meeting. I have told my Brethren in that day when my funeral is held, if any of them who speak talk about me, I will raise up and correct them. The gospel is to be preached. I know of no meeting where the congregation is in a better state of readiness to receive revelation and inspiration from a speaker than they are at a funeral. This privilege is being taken away from us because we don’t understand the order of things—the unwritten order of things—that relates to the administration of the Church and the reception of the Spirit. Our bishops should not give our meetings away. That is true of our missionary farewells. We’re deeply worried that they now have become kind of reunions in front of ward members. The depth of spiritual training and teaching which could go on is being lost. We have failed to remember that it is a sacrament meeting and that the bishop presides. There are many things I could say about such matters as wearing Sunday best. Do you know what “Sunday best” means? It used to be the case. Now we see ever more informal, even slouchy, clothing in our meetings, even in sacrament meeting, that leads to informal and slouchy conduct. It bothers me to see on a sacrament meeting program that Liz and Bill and Dave will participate. Ought it not be Elizabeth and William and David? It bothers me more to be asked to sustain Buck or Butch or Chuck to the high council. I just say, Can’t we have the full names on that important record? There is a formality, a dignity, that we are losing—and it is at great cost. There is something to what Paul said about doing things “decently and in order.” Well, there is so much I want to tell you about the unwritten order of things, but then these are things that you must learn for yourself. If we could only put you in the circumstance where you begin to observe, begin to get that training, then you will know how the Church is to operate and why it operates that way. You will find that it conforms to the principles which are outlined in the scriptures. If you will just “treasure up in your minds continually the words of life,” the Lord will bless you and give “you in the very hour” what you should say and what you should do (D&C 84:85). Learn about this great pattern—the teachings that come to us from just watching and participating. Soon after Spain had been opened for the preaching of the gospel, I was in Barcelona. Two of the first missionaries sent to Spain were sent to Barcelona to open the city. They had appealed to President Smith Griffin for forty chairs. He was in Paris at the time, and he didn’t know why they wanted forty chairs when they had no members. He hesitated at the expense, but he thought he would encourage the missionaries. So he approved the forty chairs. When we arrived at the meeting hall, upstairs in a business building, the forty chairs were filled. There were people standing. The elders had arranged for their first convert, a middle-aged man who worked in a fish market, to conduct the meeting. We watched as they taught him what to do, sometimes standing up to whisper to him. Brother Byish nervously got through the meeting with their assistance. And then, as he stood to close, the Spirit of the Lord fell upon him and he preached with great power and at some length. It was an inspired testimony, an unforgettable moment. The two young elders, both converts from South America, had somehow learned something of the unwritten order of things. They were putting the Church in place in proper order in Barcelona. Now there are four stakes in that city. And so it goes. The Lord uses the ordinary Saints, the rank and file, to move his work along. Isn’t it strange that princes and kings And clowns that caper in sawdust rings And just plain folks like you and me Are builders for eternity? To each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass and a book of rules, And each must build ere life has flown, A stumbling-block or a stepping stone. · R. L. Sharpe, “Stumbling-Block or Stepping Stone” The Church will move on, and it moves on just because the rank and file learn by observation, learn by teaching, learn by experience. Most of all, we learn because we are motivated by the Spirit. One day, of course, you who are young now will lead the Church. If in the intervening time you will learn and study the unwritten order of things, the power of the Lord will be upon you to the end that you might be the useful servant. I bear witness that this is His Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, as the Lord said, that all “might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world” (D&C 1:20). I invoke his blessings upon you and bear witness to you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen

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The kampala uganda stake of Zion is a stake on it's own and the only stake the we so far have in Uganda. It''s comprised of 11 wards and branches eg..Kololo ward,Kabowa ward,Nsambya ward, Mukono ward,Entebbe ward,Makindye ward,Kajjansi branch,Ntinda branch,Mengo branch, Seeta brach and Mutungo branch. The stake was organised on the 17th.Jan.2010 by Elder Paul E. Kolieker under the direction of the first presidency and other church leaders. How blessed we're to have a stake in kampala with great YSA's and their leaders."'Zion must grow and increase her stakes''

Mission: ''The future of the Church lies in the hands of all the youths of the church and Returned missionaries"

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Truly times of uncertainty

EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE inside the Salt Lake City International Airport.

(Video: @Cindeerella16 via Twitter)

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CHOPPER 5: The Angel Moroni statue that stands atop the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was damaged in an earthquake Wednesday. The figure lost its trumpet during the 5.7 magnitude quake, the epicenter of which was near Magna.

[03/14/20]   Temple worship adjustments

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Rapidly changing health conditions around the world have been a source of growing concern. Many governments have placed restrictions that have required the temporary closure of a number of temples. As we have prayerfully sought to balance these limitations with the need to carry on temple work, we have decided to make the following temporary adjustments, which are effective March 16, 2020 for all temples around the world.

Where government or other restrictions on public and/or religious gatherings would, in effect, preclude temple activity, proxy and living ordinances will temporarily be suspended.
Where government or other restrictions do not preclude all temple activity, the following temple ordinances for living persons will be accommodated as capacity permits by appointment only: husband-and-wife and child-to-parents sealing ordinances and living initiatory and endowment ordinances. On a temporary basis, proxy temple ordinances will not be performed.
All patron housing will be closed.

Church members will be provided with instructions when they schedule their appointments for living ordinances. Individuals with currently scheduled appointments will be contacted by temple staff.

Steps will be taken in all temples to minimize the risk of spreading disease, including reducing temple staff, limiting guests at living ordinances, and following guidelines for interacting with patrons.

Additional information will be provided to temple presidencies, and further adjustments will be made as necessary.

We look forward with great anticipation to the time when temples can again operate at full capacity and extend the blessings of temple work to members and their ancestors.

Sincerely,

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Rapidly changing health conditions around the world have been a source of growing concern. Many governments have placed restrictions that have required the temporary closure of a number of temples. As we have prayerfully sought to balance these limitations with the need to carry on temple work, we have decided to make the following temporary adjustments, which are effective March 16, 2020 for all temples around the world.

Where government or other restrictions on public and/or religious gatherings would, in effect, preclude temple activity, proxy and living ordinances will temporarily be suspended.
Where government or other restrictions do not preclude all temple activity, the following temple ordinances for living persons will be accommodated as capacity permits by appointment only: husband-and-wife and child-to-parents sealing ordinances and living initiatory and endowment ordinances. On a temporary basis, proxy temple ordinances will not be performed.
All patron housing will be closed.

Church members will be provided with instructions when they schedule their appointments for living ordinances. Individuals with currently scheduled appointments will be contacted by temple staff.

Steps will be taken in all temples to minimize the risk of spreading disease, including reducing temple staff, limiting guests at living ordinances, and following guidelines for interacting with patrons.

Additional information will be provided to temple presidencies, and further adjustments will be made as necessary.

We look forward with great anticipation to the time when temples can again operate at full capacity and extend the blessings of temple work to members and their ancestors.

Sincerely,

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

[03/14/20]   Official Church Announcements

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As promised in our letter of March 11, 2020, we continue to monitor the changing conditions related to COVID-19 throughout the world. We have considered the counsel of local Church leaders, government officials and medical professionals, and have sought the Lord’s guidance in these matters. We now provide the following updated directions.

Beginning immediately, all public gatherings of Church members are being temporarily suspended worldwide until further notice. This includes:

Stake conferences, leadership conferences and other large gatherings.
All public worship services, including sacrament meetings.
Branch, ward and stake activities.

Where possible, leaders should conduct any essential leadership meetings via technology. Specific questions may be referred to local priesthood leaders. Further direction related to other matters will be provided.

Bishops should counsel with their stake president to determine how to make the sacrament available to members at least once a month.

We encourage members in their ministering efforts to care for one other. We should follow the Savior’s example to bless and lift others.

We bear our witness of the Lord’s love during this time of uncertainty. He will bless you to find joy as you do your best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in every circumstance.

Sincerely,

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Church Issues Coronavirus Update: Future Missions Postponed, More Temple Closures, Suspension of Member Gatherings

ldsliving.com "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been carefully monitoring these developments and is taking steps in several areas to provide assistance, help missionaries be safe and effective, address concerns regarding member safety and plan for upcoming events. These steps are being taken to...

Kampala South stake invites interested Young single adults to the YSA dance tomorrow. Come along with your friends.

How beautiful!!

Photos of the interior of the Durban South Africa Temple. Courtesy of https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/durban-south-africa-temple-open-house?

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Kadaga: Latter Day Saints are not a cult, they are very kind people

nilepost.co.ug Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has allayed fears by some sections of the public that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Kololo is a cult. The church, often known as the LDS church or Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that considers...

During the Speakers visit at our "Light the World" event yesterday at the Kololo stake centre.

Jeffrey R. Holland

Recently while in Johannesburg, South Africa, Pat and I had the chance to meet Judith, a young woman who had recently returned from the Uganda Kampala Mission. She spoke to our members in South Africa about challenges she faced while on her mission. She shared that this quote gave her comfort: “I did not come this far only to come this far.”

What a powerful truth for all of us. No matter what challenge you are currently facing, remember: “I did not come this far only to come this far.” Keep going. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. As I have said before, Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever.

God loves us with all of His heart, might, mind, and strength. That love is the foundation stone of eternity, and it should be the foundation stone of our daily life. Indeed, it is only with that reassurance burning in our soul that we can have the confidence to keep trying to improve, keep seeking forgiveness for our sins, and keep extending that grace to our neighbor.

Eight New Missions to Open in July 2020

Total missions worldwide will be 407

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of eight new missions. With these additions, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be 407 missions worldwide.

The following eight missions will open in July 2020:

Brazil Recife South
Cameroon Yaounde
Ecuador Guayaquil East
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Mozambique Beira
Tanzania Dar es Salaam
Texas Austin
Texas Dallas East
Changes to mission boundaries occur regularly based on the needs and demands of each area around the world. These new missions will be created from the division of existing missions.

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serve as volunteers at their own expense. Young men ages 18 to 25 serve for two years, while young women ages 19 to 39 serve for 18 months. Senior missionaries generally serve from six months to two years. Currently, there are more than 68,000 missionaries serving worldwide.

Kabowa Ward- Stake Centre

Can you sing, dance, do Commedy or play instruments then this is for you! Mark the date.

Please Register with Brother Obed Barrack Bwende to participate

We thank Heavenly father for protecting our Youth who got involved in a terrible accident along Gulu Highway- All of them survived despite several that got injuries when the Bus overturned.

The Youth where heading back home following a successful FSY- for the strength of the youth conference held at Mt Saint Henry Mukono.

Please keep those injured in your prayers and also their families!

Kabowa Ward- Stake Centre

Stake conference is on this weekend at the stake centre. Please come along with friends and family.

The massive growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Africa has necessitated a new Africa Central Area Office be established.

Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, announced the new location Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, according to a church press release.

“An area is an administrative unit typically composed of multiple stakes (similar to a diocese) and missions (full-time missionaries serve in a geographic area),” the release said.

With the new Africa Central Area, the church will have 16 areas outside of North America and six inside North America.

The announcement of the new area was broadcast to church employees and volunteers in in Nairobi, Kenya, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Countries in the Africa Central Area, which will be administered from Nairobi, include Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles and São Tomé and Príncipe.

The church anticipates the newly created Africa Central Area will become fully operational by August 2020.

“Growth of the Church in Africa has continued at a strong rate in the past few decades. There are currently more than 621,000 Latter-day Saints in 2,150 congregations on the continent,” the press release said.

Prior to the revelation on the Priesthood on June 1, 1978, there were relatively few members in all of Africa. Over the past 41 years, the growth of the church has been rapid. Aside from the numbers of members and congregations, there are now 34 missions, three temples and 329 family history centers.

Church membership is over 16.3 million worldwide.

The Uganda Kampala South Stake centre will be officially opened this Saturday. Please plan to attend the Open house.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces #Nairobi, Kenya as the headquarters of the new Africa Central administrative area of the Church following the split of the (Johannesburg-based) Africa Southeast Area.

Kabowa Ward- Stake Centre

BREAKING NEWS!!

Dear Kabowa saints;

As we communicated earlier on, please be informed that we'll be moving into our new chapel building this week. Inform your family members, friends and all those in your care that this Sunday 11th, August 2019 will be our first Sunday worship in the remolded new chapel and stake centre.

Starting Friday, all equipments, furniture etc should have moved in into the new chapel.

How blessed we're to be able to worship in a clean environment. The Bishopric has asked all of us to always maintain the chapel grounds free from littering.

With Love;
Kabowa Bishopric!

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Africa Southeast Area to be Divided into Two Areas

28 June 2019 - Johannesburg, South Africa News Release

Africa Southeast Area to be Divided into Two Areas; change effective in August 2020

In a letter to General Authorities, general officers, Area Seventies and stake presidents in Africa, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the division of the Africa Southeast Area.

We are pleased to announce that as a result of the growth of the Church in Africa, the Africa Southeast Area will be divided into two areas: the Africa Cental Area and the Africa South Area. The newly defined areas will begin operating in August 2020.

Additional information will be provided as the details of the area division are finalized.

We express sincere gratitude for the continuing growth and development of the Church in Africa.

mormonnewsroom.co.za In a letter to General Authorities, General Officiers, Area Seventies and Stake Presidents in Africa, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the division of the Africa Southeast Area.

SALT LAKE TEMPLE - Close up pictures of the renovation plans

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Pope Francis inside the Vatican Saturday, the first meeting between a Latter-day Saint president and a pope. The visit comes a day before President Nelson dedicates Church’s first temple in Rome. President Nelson was joined by President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. #LatterDaySaints

[03/02/19]   Just Going To Church Isn’t What Makes A Person Happy

There are thousands upon thousands of faithful church members who live in a constant state of unhappiness. They’ve done “all the right things” so to speak.

They pay their tithing, are saying their prayers, and reading their scriptures. They’re keeping the commandments and showing up for all of their meetings. They go on missions, serve others, and make sacrifices that have associated “promised blessings.”

They’re taking the sacrament, living right, and aren’t committing any grievous sins. They’re good people, living good lives, and doing good things… and still, they can’t seem to find happiness.

For years, I would use the concept of happiness as the primary reason for inviting someone to come out and go to church. I’d say something like, “If you’ll just come out to church and worship with us, then you’ll find happiness.”

A nice notion, but… well… as I’ve come to learn, completely incorrect.

What I should have said was this: “If you’ll come out to church, you’ll learn about Christ and a marvelous restoration. You’ll learn about eternal families, and you’ll be given plenty of opportunities to serve others. These things will help you build an environment wherein lasting happiness can grow and flourish inside your soul.”

Because so many people join the church in order to “find” happiness, they’re sometimes dejected when they find themselves going to church and yet still unhappy.

Over time, I’ve learned these two significant life lessons:

Happiness is not something that you can find.
There is no church on the face of this planet that can make you happy. Not even if that church is true.
You see, there could be two equally righteous people, living the same way, making the same sacrifices, and attending the same church. One could be completely happy and content and the other could be miserable to the core.

The key to being happy cannot be found in a theology or an ideology. The person you marry isn’t going to “make you happy.” The kids you have aren’t going to give you lasting contentment. The career you have, the car you drive, or the house you build… none of it is capable of making you happy. Even serving others, as we so often will associate with true happiness, will not make you happy in and of itself.

We naturally seek for things, for experiences, for relationships, and for anything that we think might bring us that that happiness and peace.

We say that if we make x amount of dollars, then we’re sure to be happy… because then, of course, we’ll be able to serve more people. Then we spend half our lives going after “that amount” that will enable us to focus on others more fully.

As a result, too many of our most able years go toward our fixation on the external checklist of a happy life:

“If I go to church, I’ll find happiness”

“If I can just get married, I’d be happy for sure.”

“If land this job, or succeed at this business, then I’ll be the happiest person alive.”

“If only I just had…”

And the search goes on.

These things we do, the things we buy, the church we attend, the callings we hold, the philanthropies we donate to, the accolades we achieve… all of it can leave us facedown in the dirt if our internal attitude and outlook on those things are not fleshed out.

Remember when Christ gives that often quoted and yet ambiguous line about the Kingdom of God being “within you?”

He didn’t tell us to go wash in the pool of Bethesda or climb Mount Hermon. He didn’t tell us to go and search the world high and low or to complete a predetermined happiness checklist.

He simply told us to look within ourselves.

Remember Paul’s letter to the Corinthians wherein he talks about giving begrudgingly? We’re doing something good that has the potential to contribute to our inward happiness! And yet, our outlook and intent has the ability to make those efforts counterproductive.

The church, the gospel, even Jesus Christ himself cannot make you happy. These are tools, blueprints, and examples that if implemented, followed, and utilized can place you on the path to becoming happy. There are plenty of people that have accepted Christ and are yet unhappy, and then at the same time plenty of people who have accepted Christ and are extremely happy.

Serving on the church farm or working at the bishops storehouse isn’t going to make you happy if you’re grumbling with every scoop of the shovel or every soup can you stock on the shelves. But a shift in outlook could change everything.

Going to the temple isn’t going to do anything for you if you’re only going so that others think you’re righteous. But a shift in intent could be a game changer.

Performances and ordinances are nothing without the correct outlook and intent by the person performing them.

The church and all its goodness cannot make me happy, and the church with all its room for improvement cannot make me unhappy.

It is my outlook and my attitude on all of these things that make the difference.

That is the “agency” part that is so important to God.

In effect, “Here are the tools to create lasting happiness. The rest is up to you. The Kingdom of God is within you. Now build your own mansion of happiness within.”

Your inward intent and the condition of your soul is everything.

You’ve got to actively create that environment from the inside out.

You can’t find happiness. You’ve got to make it.

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