Food storage, financial pamphlets expand reach throughout church

Church pamphlets offering guidelines for building food storage and exercising financial responsibility are now available in 33 languages.

"All is Safely Gathered In," a two-part pamphlet series first released in April 2007, can now reach approximately 94 percent of church units.

"The message is presented in such a simple way that no matter where you are, whether it's Idaho or Argentina, you can recognize how important it is to start preparing," said Jeff Newey of the church's Welfare Services Department in a news release. "We hope that more members will find the hope and encouragement to participate wherever they are and whatever their circumstances."

The pamphlets, which can be obtained through local priesthood leaders, are also available online in 24 languages at Click on "Family Home Storage" or "Family Finances" on the left side of the page. Then click on "Family Home Storage Pamphlet" or "Family Finances Pamphlet" on the right side, then select the appropriate language.

Benefit features noted musician

LDS musician Kenneth Cope will be the guest speaker at the 2008 Mary Ellen Edmunds Nursing Endowment for the Healer's Art dinner. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 9 in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom at Brigham Young University. Cope will also perform, and the dinner will include marks from Mary Ellen Edmunds, a former member of the Relief Society General Board and director of training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. Reservations are $25 per person and can be made by calling 801-422-4143. The endowment, established in 2005, benefits BYU nursing students.

Ricks Hall honors 5 athletes

The Ricks College Athletic Hall of Fame at Brigham Young University-Idaho welcomed five new inductees on March 7. Football players Ben Cahoon and David Lauder, distance runners Diane Wilson Creamer and Holly Peterson Steed, and pole-vaulter Steve Deming were inducted into the hall during a luncheon hosted by BYU-Idaho President Kim B. Clark. Cahoon, who prepped at Mountain View High, is Ricks College's all-time leader in single-season and career receptions.

'Meet the Mormons' next month

The public is invited to attend the LDS International Society's 19th annual conference on Monday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hinckley Alumni Center at Brigham Young University. The theme of the conference is "Meet the Mormons: Public Perception & the Global Church." Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Quorum of the Seventy will be the keynote speaker. To attend the luncheon, which costs $14 per person, please RSVP by April 2 to the David M. Kennedy Center by phone (801-422-3377) or e-mail (

Young Women Meeting broadcast

The General Young Women Meeting will be Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center. The event will be broadcast live on BYUTV (nationally) and on KBYU (locally). Live Internet streaming is also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language. For more information, visit