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Feb 4 2013

An Online Message from President Monson

Bryce Haymond

The Church News published an online message from President Thomas S. Monson on February 1, 2013, perhaps the first of its kind, in which President Monson personally reflects on five years of service as prophet and President of the Church, and of the need for us to go to the “rescue” of others.  This year also marks fifty years since he was called to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

President Monson’s message is reprinted here in full: Continue reading


Aug 18 2012

Golden Days Celebration to Air Tonight

Bryce Haymond
President Monson makes his way to his seat at the Golden Days celebration. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

President Monson makes his way to his seat at the Golden Days celebration. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

President Monson’s 85th birthday celebration was last evening in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, and it sounds like it was a great concert with guest artists and great music.  The celebration will be rebroadcast tonight at 7:00pm MDT on BYUtv and BYU-tv International, as well as on the Church’s website.

Here are the rebroadcast times the places:

BYUtv and BYU-tv International (Spanish and Portugese)

  • Aug. 18, 7 p.m. MDT
  • Aug. 18, 8 a.m. MDT
  • Aug. 19, 4:30 a.m. MDT

KBYU-TV (channel 11 in Utah)

  • Aug. 19, 7 a.m.

More can be read at these links:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=21752380
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765597772/Gala-celebrates-LDS-Church-President-Monsons-birthday-in-song-and-story.html?pg=all
http://byutv.org/seethegood/post/Celebrate-President-Monsons-birthday-with-BYUtv.aspx
http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/62646/President-Monsons-85th-birthday-celebrated-2–Golden-Days-A-Celebration-of-Life.html


Aug 1 2012

President Monson and his Wife

Bryce Haymond

I thought this was a cute photograph of President Monson with his dear wife, Frances.  Their daughter, Ann Dibb, can also be seen in the back.

President Monson and wife Frances

President Monson and wife Frances

Found on Instagram, here: http://instagram.com/p/NwxlITAm_0/, via Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Know45Ledge/statuses/230431094925828096


Jul 14 2012

Golden Days: A Celebration of Life

Bryce Haymond
There will be a celebration of President Monson's 85th birthday on August 17, 2012

There will be a celebration of President Monson's 85th birthday on August 17, 2012

There will be a celebration of the 85th birthday of President Thomas S. Monson on Friday, August 17, at 8:00pm, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Church announced:

Beloved Broadway selections and other favorites will be performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and notable guest artists. “We are very pleased that talented solo artists will be joining the choir to honor this great man,” said choir president Mac Christensen. “I happen to know the songs being performed will delight President Monson.” Guest artists will be announced at a later date.

To top it off, former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback and pro football Hall-of-Famer Steve Young will share master of ceremony duties with national network news anchor and author Jane Clayson Johnson.

A free ticket will be required to attend this event, and a random selection process has already been used to distribute tickets. The event may also be broadcast worldwide on BYU-TV or KBYU television.

Read more about this event here:
http://www.lds.org/church/events/temple-square-events/2012-golden-days-celebration?lang=eng


Jul 14 2012

President Monson Relaxes in Idaho

Bryce Haymond

Place: Driggs, ID (Corner Drug)
When: July 11, 2012
Purpose: Vacation

During the month of July every year many of the General Authorities of the Church take vacations from their work at the administrative offices in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes we forget that even these leaders need to take a break sometimes and relax, just like you and me. President Monson is enjoying his rest in rural Idaho this month, seen here at Corner Drug in Driggs, Idaho, sipping on a Lime Freeze.

Read more at this link.

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