LDS Scene
June 1987

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, June 1987, 77

LDS Scene

More than six thousand members from eight stakes attended the first regional conference held in Jacksonville, Florida, recently. President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, presided, assisted by Elder Marvin J. Ashton, of the Quorum of the Twelve, and Elder Rex D. Pinegar, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Area President.

Members of the 100 Mile House Branch of the Canada Vancouver Mission in British Columbia hosted a meeting for more than fifty people of six denominations to observe the World Day of Prayer. Branch members provided food and music. Members of the Pass Branch in Ft. Macleod Alberta stake also observed the day with a group that totaled more than a hundred from different denominations.

Visiting teaching requires special effort and planning on the part of Cheryl Linder and Jenny Mahoney of the Elizabeth Ward, Modbury Australia stake. It takes the pair nine hours to travel the two hundred miles necessary to teach the six sisters they visit each month.

Display cards that encourage riders to “Take Time for Your Marriage” and to become involved in caring and sharing are being displayed in some 250 Indianapolis Indiana Metro Transit System buses. The messages were placed by public communications directors C. Lowell Hedrick of the Indianapolis Region and Sue Pierce of the Cumberland Ward.

A time capsule containing the names of 1,140 members of the Orem Utah Timpview Stake and a copy of the Book of Mormon were buried adjacent to the stake center March 28. All stake members on the list had read the Book of Mormon during a recent eight-month reading program. The capsule was buried during an early morning fireside addressed by Elder Hartman Rector, Jr., of the First Quorum of the Seventy.