High school seniors across Colorado will be graduating next week, and youth from the Brighton stake took a special moment to honor the teachers who helped them along the way.
At their annual teacher appreciation event, “Oh the Places You’ve Inspired Us to Go,” 18 seniors from the LDS youth program expressed gratitude to a teacher who has had a positive impact on their life. The teachers honored included a wide range from high school teachers to coaches, religious instructors to middle school teachers, and all the way back to some of the students’ elementary teachers.
“A teacher’s work is difficult and demanding,” said Peggy Robertson, a member of the Brighton Stake Public Affairs Committee. “It is a rare and highly treasured event when a student says ‘thank you.’”
The seniors wrote tributes to their teachers, which they read to the audience. Some teachers had made such an impact on their students that they were honored by more than one.
Robertson said, “It was a wonderful evening filled with gratitude for work well done.”
Summer is almost here and it’s time for hot dogs, peanuts and baseball at the 7th annual Mormon Night at the Rockies. Saturday, July 14 at 7:10pm the Rockies will play the Seattle Mariners, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) are invited to a special night of fun.
Along with discounted tickets, members of the LDS church will enjoy a pre-game ceremony, and then the national anthem sung by the Colorado Mormon Chorale. Don’t miss out on the perfect summer night out with family and friends.
For more info on discounted tickets, click here and use code MORMON. You can also RSVP and invite others here.
In November 2009, Rob Gardner emailed a proposal to the London Symphony Orchestra. He wanted to compose and conduct an oratorio about the last week of the Savior’s life, and he knew that if he could involve the London Symphony Orchestra, which he considers the best in the world, he could compose the work he envisioned.
The idea for the proposed project came to Gardner while he was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the France Bordeaux Mission from 1996-1998. Gardner entered the mission field with a broad range of musical experience, having performed in an a cappella group during high school and composed music for his school’s orchestra. Despite Gardner’s best efforts to keep his musical abilities a secret, his mother made sure his mission president knew.
Gardner’s mission president, Charles Cuénot, a native of France, understood the difficulty missionaries in the area faced in getting people to listen to their message. In an effort to help the missionaries find more people to teach, President Cuénot started hosting musical presentations in various areas around the mission before Gardner was ever called to serve there.
With his car windows almost entirely blocked and every inch of space stuffed with plastic bags, Travis, a volunteer from “Keep Colorado Warm,” happily took on the challenge of stuffing more in.
Recently, the Boulder Stake relief society came together to donate an impressive amount of winter clothing to the IMPACT program which collects badly-needed items to protect the needy from Colorado winters. When Travis showed up in his small hatchback, he realized he may have underestimated the generosity of these women.
“He was a bit surprised by the size of our donation,” said Wendy Ericson, a member of the Boulder Stake. “Miraculously, he was able to stuff all 18 bags full of winter clothing into his little hatchback. … He was very gracious and thrilled to receive it.”
More than 430 items were donated, including 164 coats, 107 hats and 66 pairs of gloves. One sister even sewed several hoodies herself for the cause.
The sisters sorted all the items, something that made IMPACT “especially happy” for, and they enjoyed hot chocolate and donuts along with good company.
“It was a labor of love,” Ericson said. “I was so touched by the love and generosity of the sisters and the warmth it will bring to others.”