| Ground Broken for Brisbane Temple
|Elder Kenneth Johnson, President
of the Australia/New Zealand area of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the
Church's Brisbane, Australia Temple on Saturday. The ceremony was
attended by more than 200 people, although attendance was limited
because each stake in the area was only permitted to invite 40
people. The groundbreaking comes after the Church reach an agreement
settling a lawsuit over construction of the Temple.
| LDS Missionary Injured at Memorial Day Church Picnic
|An LDS missionary was hit by a car at a
Memorial Day Church event yesterday, confirmed the New York Rochester
Mission office, and remains in the hospital recovering from his
injuries. Elder Tyler Fordham of Colorado had been playing basketball
with some of the kids attending the picnic when a mini van that had
just backed out of a driveway hit him as he tried to cross a road
and, according to eye witnesses, ran over him.
| Listen to What They Say You Can Do to Help
|A prominent WHO doctor from Gambia told LDS missionaries at the MTC Wednesday that listening is the best way to find out how to help.
Dr. Ebrahim Samba was in Salt Lake City and Provo to meet with leaders of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and strengthen ties with
Deseret International, a nonprofit agency originally funded and run by LDS
| London Newspaper Seeks Truth About LDS Church in Wake of Green Trial
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is
often reported on in the media of today. Sometimes the stories in the
popular media portray the Church and the members of the Church in
terms that are good, fair, and straightforward. Many reporters make
an honest effort to tell the story accurately and with a balanced
perspective. Then, of course, there are those stories that are
misleading, mean-spirited, or just wrong. Almost all members of the
Church have silently cringed or even groaned out loud over some
erroneous or derogatory coverage of the Church and/or its members.
While some misunderstandings and negative representations are
inevitable, everyone associated with the Church hopes that the
contents of the stories are at least factual and that the doctrines
and beliefs of the Church are not deliberately misrepresented.
Other Churchwide News
|LDS Church will Turn Delta Seat Covers into Bags for the Needy
|SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Delta Air Lines was honored by the LDS Church at a luncheon yesterday where it recognized Delta's donation of 50,000 seat
covers, worth about $3 million, to the Church's Humanitarian Service Center.
The seat covers will be used to make bookbags, miniature footballs and
soccer balls, and hygiene kits for children overseas. Delta has become a
major contributor to the Humanitarian Service Center since last year. Delta
credits the idea for the donation to Mel Carter, a Delta Technical
Operations technician, who asked if something useful could be done with the
seat covers, which were to be discarded.
|Delta, LDS Church pair up to aid needy
Provo UT Daily Herald (AP) 31May01 N1
|Delta to be Honored at Recognition Luncheon for Humanitarian Service Center Commitments
Delta Airlines Press Release 30May01 N1
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