LDS Scene

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Oct. 1988, 77

LDS Scene

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA—Janice Keene and Lee Pratt have been serving as volunteer spiritual counselors at a women’s prison located within the boundaries of the Richmond Virginia stake. The counseling service began in October 1987 with weekly gospel discussions with interested nonmembers.

Sister Pratt became aware of the need for such a program at the women’s prison through her work on the Interfaith Council Board in Richmond. While there was some initial reluctance among some prison administrators to implement the program, the two LDS counselors now enjoy the close cooperation of prison officials.

NAUVOO, ILLINOIS—Nearly 150 people attended the first Single Adult conference sponsored by the Nauvoo stake. The conference, which was held June 17–19, began with a musical theater presentation titled “The Nauvoo Adventure,” followed by a series of seminars and a Sunday testimony meeting.

JERUSALEM—Martin B. Hickman, former dean of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University, has been named director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies for the 1988–89 academic year. Brother Hickman replaces David B. Galbraith, who is taking professional development leave after having been involved with BYU’s Study Abroad programs in Israel for the past twenty years.

George A. Horton, Jr., former chairman of BYU’s Ancient Scripture Department, has been appointed associate director of the center.

LOS ANGELES—The Church’s “One Family, One Day” radio spot illustrating that the average family spends less than five minutes a day talking to each other has earned Bonneville Media Communications a National ADDY Award. The award, which was earned in competition with more than 1,800 national entries, was presented by the American Advertising Federation at its annual awards ceremony held June 19 in Los Angeles, California.