President and Sister Roggia
The newly organized Upper Caldwell Branch in Liberia.

Liberia pioneers: On July 24, 2011, four new branches (congregations) were created in the Bushrod Island District and one new branch in the Monrovia District for a total of 18 branches in Monrovia. What a wonderful way to celebrate Pioneer Day!” So reports this mission president couple who just traveled to Liberia to take part in this pioneering effort. I love the photos and how, “As the photos were taken, the Saints spontaneously burst out in song, singing hymns. There were hugs, holding hands, joyful conversation and lots of smiles on this special day.” Amazing!

Church apps: Did you know that many seminary students “have begun to use the standard works provided by the Gospel Library app in place of traditional scriptures, citing the convenience of pulling up their scriptures on their phones as opposed to hauling the printed volumes around”? And did you know that there are five official church mobile applications? And did you know that you can help develop the latest one? Click in to learn more about all of this in the post “The Scripture Mastery Android Project.” Wow!

FHE ideas: Want some simple but “Fun Family Home Evening Activities” to do with your family? Then check out this new video from William Morgan of, where he outlines games, sports, sing-a-longs and other family-friendly activities. Enjoy!

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