Policies and Announcements
December 1994

“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Dec. 1994, 72

Policies and Announcements

The following instructions have been sent to general and local priesthood leaders and stake and ward Primary presidents in English-speaking areas:

Effective 1 January 1995, eight- and nine-year-old children, as well as ten- and eleven-year-old children, will participate in Primary achievement days and Gospel in Action programs. A new booklet about achievement days will be available for every child and will include instructions for leaders. Scouting programs will continue to be the achievement days activity for boys in areas where the Scouting program is available.

The immoral influences of the world are especially destructive to young children. We feel an increasing need to spiritually strengthen children at an earlier age. We anticipate that children and families will be greatly strengthened and blessed as this change is implemented.

The following is from the Church Bulletin, 1994-1:

Church Movie: The Mountain of the Lord

The Mountain of the Lord (53300) is a motion picture dramatizing the building of the Salt Lake Temple. To help Church members and leaders make better use of this production, the following suggestions are offered:

  1. Families may borrow the videocassette from the meetinghouse library for use in their family home evenings.

  2. Families may purchase the videocassette for their own use or give it as a gift to family members and friends. The price is $5.00 at Church distribution centers.

  3. Leaders may show it during seminary or institute classes and at youth discussions, firesides, and standards nights to help youth appreciate the importance of the temple.

  4. Public Affairs directors may place copies of the videocassette in public and university libraries.