Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Joy of Christmas 2012

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The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its 2012 Christmas message a few weeks ago. It's fitting that we revisit it as the holidays approach, with all their hustle, bustle, toys and stresses.
Remember the Reason for the Season, even Jesus Christ, who came into the world to save all mankind from our sin.
At this time, let us also remember the greatest gift we can give is ourselves:
"Each act of kindness to anyone becomes a kindness to the Savior because He loves all of Heavenly Father's children. And because that brings joy to Him, it also brings joy to His Father, to whom we owe thanks beyond measure." (First Presidency Christmas Message)
The Church is commemorating the birth of Christ with a Christmas campaign in New York City and across the Internet. If you see this campaign, take a minute to stop and reflect on the power of Christ's atonement in your life.
"With the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment—a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to become the King of kings and Lord of lords, the promised Messiah—Jesus Christ, the Son of God." (Pres. Thomas S. Monson)
Merry Christmas, everyone.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reaching Out and Looking In

Have you seen it yet?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has unveiled a new website aimed at clearing up misconceptions about the church's relationship with the gay community. While the church's doctrine is clear in not promoting sinful actions, we can still condemn sin while loving the sinner. One does not simply cast off and disown an alcoholic for indulging in sin -- instead, we strive to walk with them and help them overcome their addiction. The same is true here.
It is possible to be gay and Mormon -- in the ways that some who deal with this stigma are striving to overcome it. While there appears to be a subsection of Mormon culture that ostracizes and condemns those who live an openly gay lifestyle, we as members of the church should strive to be love, care for and accept any of our friends or family members who deal with same-gender attraction.
“As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate. Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender.” (Elder Quentin Cook, Quorum of Twelve Apostles)
As a single, straight member of the LDS church, I am under the same obligations and responsibilities of living a clean and chaste life as my SGA friends. It is in the acting on a sinful notion that we find ourselves in need of repentance -- and I would need repentance for violating the law of chastity in the same way anyone with SGA would. The church's stance on actions will likely never change -- but its stance toward people will remain one of love and understanding.
Come and join us. Worship with us. Serve with us. Love God with us.
We're all in this together.

Monday, December 10, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: The Church of God will go forth

Here, we have a different kind of Multimedia to celebrate Multimedia Mondays: yet another church-related infographic.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland dedicated the LDS church's 3,000th stake last week, the Freetown Sierra Leone (Africa) Stake. From small and humble beginnings, the church has grown to significantly. I'm reminded of a quote by the Prophet Joseph Smith, as he instructed the early Quorum of 12 Apostles shortly before his death:
Brethren, I have been very much edified and instructed in your testimonies here tonight, but I want to say to you before the Lord, that you know no more concerning the destinies of this Church and kingdom than a babe upon its mother’s lap. You don’t comprehend it.It is only a little handful of Priesthood you see here tonight, but this Church will fill North and South America — it will fill the world. (Wilford Woodruff, in Conference Report, Apr. 1898, p. 57)
Even today, the promise continues. This church will grow to fill parts once thought unreachable. The Iron Curtain, once thought to be an impenetrable wall to the church's missionaries, has been shattered. So, too, has been the Berlin Wall -- a representation of the closed off Nazi Germany. The Lord has many miracles yet to accomplish. And this is His work.
The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done." (Joseph Smith)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pray for Danny: A Happy Ending?

There's been an update on Danny Berger, the Utah State basketball player who had been hospitalized since late Tuesday night.
He's doing a lot better — even awake.
Courtesy of an employee of USU's athletics department, Berger was seen posting to his Facebook account late Thursday night. His message was simple: "God is real I'm proof [sic]".
Miracles do exist, friends. Several basketball fans in Logan can attest to that.
And if there were amiracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he bchangeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.
Thanks to all those who supported him and prayed for him at this time. Now, let's get that BYU vs USU game rescheduled.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pray for Danny

I don't post a lot of sports stories here, but this isn't a basketball-specific news item, either.
Tonight's BYU vs Utah State college basketball game has been postponed after a significant health scare by Danny Berger, a junior forward for the Aggies.
Berger, who averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, collapsed near the end of practice Dec. 4  in Logan, Utah. The 6-foot-6 junior college transfer was resuscitated with the aid of an AED by the Utah State athletic training staff, and has been transported to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.
He is currently listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital, and second-hand reports from teammates have been positive.
BYU announced the transfer Wednesday morning, after it was reported by the Salt Lake Tribune late Tuesday night.
Both teams have an available midweek date next week, but athletes will be in the middle of finals week at the time. A makeup date hasn't been announced.
At times like these, fans of both teams should be praying Berger makes a swift recovery. Berger, who served an LDS mission in Detroit, transferred from Chemeketa Community College in Oregon last year.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A merry Piano Guys Christmas

Courtesy of
Have you felt the Spirit of Christmas?
Let the Piano Guys — with an assist from the Mormon Channel — help you out.
This video was filmed at the LDS Church's New Testament filmsets in Goshen, Utah, and provide a perfect balance of a piano-cello duet of "O Come, O come, Emmanuel" paralleled with scenes from the life of the Savior Jesus Christ.
As we remember Him at this time of year that celebrates the birth of Christ, let us also come closer to him. And as we do so, we have the promise that — as the lyrics of the song suggest — Christ will come unto us.
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel
Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Multimedia Monday: "Christmas does have the word 'Christ' in it."

Courtesy of MormonNewsroom.orgThe Church launched a Christmas initiative online and in Manhattan this week that centers on Jesus Christ. In New York, the media initiative includes interactive and static billboards, advertising on buses, the Internet and taxicabs.

The Christmas season has officially begun. Even in New York City.
The LDS church's latest initiative in the Big Apple involves directing passers-by and tourists to, where they can be reminded of the true meaning of the season — a celebration of the birth and life of Jesus Christ. Were it not for the Savior of the World, we would have no need to buy presents, invite over Santa, and spend time with our families and loved ones.
When you're planning the office Christmas party, finding the perfect White Elephant gift, or cruising through the madness of Holiday sales and half-price discounts, stop and remember the Reason for the Season.
Jesus Christ lives. He loves us. Let us not forget that right now.

First Presidency Christmas Devotional recap

Courtesy of » A near capacity crowd attended the First Presidency Christmas Devotional in the Conference Center on Temple Square 
The Holiday season never feels like it has fully arrived until the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, a tradition for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We can all celebrate now, though.
President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors opened the Christmas season on Dec. 2 with three inspiring talks for the Mormon faithful — and the world — at the Conference Center on Temple Square.
Monson spoke of the true meaning of Christmas, inviting all of us to reflect on the birth and life of the Savior and his atoning sacrifice — the greatest of all gifts.
“The real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts,” explained President Monson. “We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.”
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf poignantly admonished all to become better gift receivers, as well as gift givers. Learning how to receiving a gift appropriately provides life lessons for the entire year, he said.
“Every gift that is offered to us—especially a gift that comes from the heart—is an opportunity to build or strengthen our bonds of love," Pres. Uchtdorf said. "When we are good and grateful receivers, we open a door to deepen our relationship with the giver of the gift.”
You can view the entire devotional here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Mormon Moment: Just The Beginning

Courtesy the Pew Forum

The Mormon Moment has come and gone -- or has it?

While the presidential campaign of Gov. Mitt Romney has ended, the Broadway musical bearing the name of its sacred book of scripture is winding down, and the ad campaign in New York City is shifting to holiday-based messages, the media efforts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are only just beginning.

And that's not such a bad thing.

The divisive nature of politics makes proselyting and informing during the political season difficult. The passionate feelings of supporters on both sides of the aisle makes having a mature, contention-less conversation difficult. But the Romney campaign has opened doors for Mormons to share their faith and their lives in ways not possible before. The 2012 presidential election has shined a light on the LDS Church in the mainstream media. The job of Mormons everywhere is to keep that momentum churning.

Mike Otterson, managing director of the church's public affairs, agreed in a recent interview with The Washington Post's On Faith blog.
More visibility is not necessarily the same as increased understanding. In reality, a presidential election campaign is probably the worst time to try to educate and inform, because politics by its nature is divisive and often shrill. Many people are ready to believe the worst if it comports with their political leanings. But with the heat and divisiveness of a political campaign behind us, thoughtful Mormons can now look to the possibility of having more serious discussions with others about our faith, and especially about how our theology translates into the way we live.
The Mormon Moment is not over; it has only just begun. But rather than being driven by a Republican campaign for president, this Moment will be driven by the rank-and-file member of the church, talking to friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances about their faith. What are you doing to "the Moment" now?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Show, Don't Tell

A lot has been made of the "Mormon Moment" in the past 18 months.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a remarkable opportunity to tell the world what it believes because of a major political party presidential nominee, a Broadway musical and several prominent Mormons exploding on the music, film, television and literary scene.

A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction on the East Coast, Mormons had a unique opportunity to do more than tell about their beliefs: they could show it.

Journalists are often taught to "show, don't tell" as they write, report and share the storie that matter most to a community. But words are fleeting, and tend to be lost in the sands of time and forgetfulness.

Actions matter most. And the selfless acts of service and volunteer kindness shown to the people of New York and New Jersey will have a greater impact than any ad campaign, marketing technique or commercial spot the church has produced.

To those Saints on the East Coast, I say: Well done.
"It's the Gospel in Action; it's what Christ taught, and we are showing what we believe by helping other people."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Multimedia Monday: Standing in The Sacred Grove

An oldie-but-goodie was recently shared on my Facebook feed, and I thought it well to share with all of you. President James E. Faust spoke on The Magnificent Vision Near Palmyra in a General Conference talk in 1984.

Come with me as Pres. Faust bears powerful testimony of the validity of the First Vision and the reality of Joseph Smith -- and all his successors in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- as prophets, seers and revelators in today's world. 
What was learned from the First Vision?
1. The existence of God, our Father, as a personal being and proving that man was made in the image of God.
2. That Jesus is a personage, separate and distinct from the Father.
3. That Jesus Christ is declared by the Father to be his Son.
4. That Jesus was the conveyor of revelation, as taught in the Bible.
5. The promise of James to ask God for wisdom was fulfilled.
6. The reality of an actual being from the unseen world who tried to destroy Joseph Smith.
7. There was a falling away from the church established by Jesus Christ.
8. Joseph Smith became a witness for God and his son, Jesus Christ.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Multimedia Monday: The Return

I want to try and start something again that I was doing years ago, but have since fallen off the trend. We're going to start "Multimedia Monday" on this blog at the beginning of each week.

Monday is not a popular day on the calendar, probably because of the wild partying that many (especially Mormons, right?) do on the weekend. Anything we can do to help quell the disdain for Monday would be a good thing.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is constantly producing multimedia content in the form of videos, photo slideshows, interactive and informational graphics, and other productions. On this day every week, I'll share a different one.

To start us off, let's review General Conference from last month with a highlight reel of Apostles and Prophets as they speak to God's children on Earth. What did you learn from Conference? What have you been trying to improve? Did any speaker, talk or instruction touch you particularly?

Friday, November 9, 2012

More from Mormons in America

Followers of this blog know that I rarely link to websites like the Huffington Post. It's nothing personal; I just find their style of news aggregating to be offensive to sensible journalists. It often seems nothing more than a common blog, with little new content adding to the marketplace of ideas.

But there are always exceptions.

HuffPo received a guest column from Stephen Mansfield, an author who contributes this wonderful column on the "Mormonization" of America. It's a great follow-up to the 2012 presidential election, which saw former Gov. Mitt Romney (a Mormon, in case you hadn't heard) lose a tightly contested race to presidential incumbent Barack Obama. Mansfield makes the case that Mormonism, while representing a microscopic portion of humanity, has had a moment so grand that its influence has grown far beyond what it may naturally portray.

Much of the LDS Church's quest to reach beyond the familiar confines of its own membership stems from policies set forth by Pres. David O. Mckay. It also helped that one of Pres. Mckay's colleague's was serving as a Secretary of Agriculture to Pres. Eisenhower, too. 

Either way, read the column. It's well worth your time.

Did You Think To Pray?

Have you prayed for your President today?

That was the message by the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints following a particularly contentious U.S. presidential election that saw one of its own members — GOP candidate Mitt Romney — lose a tight contest to incumbent Barack Obama.

The church is politically neutral, but encourages its members and all citizens of the world to engage actively in the political process — no matter their country of residence. In countries where democracy is the governmental standard, voting and other practices is a privilege and sacred trust that we should exercise as often as possible.

No matter your political persuasion, pray for your civic leaders, just as you would your spiritual leaders. After all, they need your help, as well. The statement explicitly states:
It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CES Broadcast with Bishop Gerald Causse

Bishop Gerald Causse, First Counselor in the newly reorganized Presiding Bishopric addresses young adults in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That's me. That's probably you. Listen closely.

November CES Fireside for Young Adults

Need more General Conference, or #LDSConf, in your life?

Bishop Gerald Causse, newly called to the Presiding Bishopric, will speak at a Church Educational System broadcast for young adults at 8 p.m. eastern tonight.

You can get the broadcast by following the link here, or watch on BYUtv. Select chapels with a satellite broadcast will also be tuned to the event.

Join a group of young adults online, as well, by following the Twitter hashtag #CESfireside.

Find out more about Bishop Causse at his bio on the church's Mormon Newsroom website.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Of Temples & Chapels

Ever wondered about the difference between a Mormon chapel and temple?

The folks at LDS Public Affairs decided to explain a few of them, in all their infographic-loving ways.

The graphic is a bit outdated, as the church recently dedicated its 140th active temple in Calgary, Canada. But it still makes good on several key points of doctrine.

One of the more striking numbers on the infographic is that 83 percent of members of the church live within 200 miles of a temple. This is likely due to the recent surge in temple construction, begun by the late Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley and continued with the living Prophet and President of the church, Thomas S. Monson.

Calgary Temple Dedication

Pres. Thomas S. Monson dedicated the 140th temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the weekend. This time, he dedicated the Canada Calgary Temple in three sessions on Oct. 28, 2012.
The event had to be extra special for Pres. Monson, who spent a portion of his young married life as a mission president in the country. The 33,000-square foot edifice is the eighth temple in Canada, and third in the province of Alberta.
Regardless of personal connection, though, it represents an opportunity for a burgeoning community of Latter-day Saints to attend the temple on a regular basis, effecting ordinances for their deceased ancestors.
The temple is the House of God, and each one represents a beacon that transcends our world for the next life. If you have one in your area, go to it. You will be blessed.

LDS Church Responds: Hurricane Sandy

Courtesy of LDS Public Affairs (
For those who don't know, I recently moved to the East Coast to get a master's degree at a university in New York. I've only lived here for four months, and I'm now experiencing my first hurricane — the dreaded "frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy.

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on their preparations for dealing with the potentially catastrophic weather phenomenon.

I've seen the following portion of the statement in my time in this area's young single adult branch:

Local Church leaders along the eastern coast of the United States have made preparations for the storm.  Church representatives are in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), The American Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other relief agencies to coordinate response efforts.The Church stands ready to assist affected communities. Emergency Response resources have been pre-positioned in Bishops Storehouses in the area.
If you want to follow the situation from a dedicated "Weather Nerd," check out Brendan Loy's blog at PJ Media. He does great work on this, and other natural disasters.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Flooding the Interwebs

Pres. Ezra Taft Benson gave a talk in 1998 on Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon.

The basic premise of his sermon was that the Book of Mormon is the "most correct book of any on the Earth," and it should be used as the Latter-day Saint's greatest weapon in furthering the kingdom of God. He challenged members to use the Book of Mormon in their gospel sharing, and trust in its power to help others come to Christ.

Well, the church just made it easier.

Church developers have created a mobile app of the Book of Mormon, but without the footnotes, superfluous links and other works of scripture available in the popular Gospel Library app. The new app is available on iTunes, the Google Play store, and the Windows marketplace.

Still no word on a Blackberry app. But you can always try this format.

Ft. Collins (Colo.) Temple Art

The LDS Church has released renderings for the Ft. Collins, Colo., temple.

Pres. Thomas S. Monson announced the temple at the church's April 2011 General Conference. It is the second temple in Colorado (Denver, 1986)

Christmas Concert Announced

It's not even Halloween, but the LDS Church has already announced its Christmas Concert.

One of the more iconic journalists of our day, NBC's Tom Brokaw, will team up with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a three-day concert, as well as a special mini-broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 16.

The annual Christmas Concert is a great way to help bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. If you are in Utah, you can also attend any day's session of the concert, Dec. 13-15 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Along with Brokaw, Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe -- best known for his role as Jean Valjean in London's production of Les Miserables -- will also join the choir for several musical numbers.

Photos courtesy of

Post-Conference Edition

It's been a couple of weeks since General Conference, and I'm still coming down from Cloud 9.

The blessing of listening to living Prophets, seers and revelators cannot be understated. The words of the prophets aren't just symbols on a page, written by a man who lived and die hundreds (or thousands) of years ago. Let us take advantage of the wisdom and advice we received from heaven on the first weekend of October.

Below is a wordle created by the guys at to encapsulate the entire five-session conference. Notice the words that stand out. Here is further evidence that Mormons are Christians.

Let us remember to always talk of Christ, write of Christ, even preach of Christ, "that our children may know to what source they may look for the remission of their sins."

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pres. Monson drops the hammer

After only one round of brief, opening remarks by Pres. Thomas S. Monson, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has already dropped a massive bombshell.

Young men who have graduated from high school may now enter missionary service at age 18. Young women, similarly, will only have to wait until age 19.

Within seconds of the announcement, LDS Church Public Affairs released a news item on their website. 

What kinds of blessings could this lead to missionary work in today's age? What challenges will 18-year-old men and 19-year-old women face upon entering the mission field?

It's Back

The semiannual conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is finally here. It's a time when Mormons gather together, both in person and via television, radio and Internet broadcasts, to listen to the words of leaders, our Prophets, Seers and Revelators.

But you know what the best part is? There's nothing secret about it. In fact, with the age of Internet streaming, the church has made it easier than ever for anyone to listen and participate in the proceedings. You can view the broadcast by going to, or finding the appropriate channel on's live broadcast page.

Follow the conference all weekend on Twitter and Google+, as well, using the hashtag #LDSConf. It's a great way to see what other Mormons and participants are liking about the weekend.

So pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy the weekend. Because it's finally upon us.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Simple Invitation

Have you been invited to General Conference yet?

Don't worry; you don't have to trek to Salt Lake City, and wait for several hours in the cold Utah air of October. All you have to do is pull up the broadcast on BYUtv or, and listen to the Prophets and Apostles speak in our day.

Reserve your spot now. Space isn't limited, but it's the polite thing to do.

Courtesy LDS Church PA

October is for Sharing

General Conference is a great time to share the Gospel. Whether it's inviting a neighbor to your house to watch a session, helping the missionaries shuttle investigators to the chapel, or sharing links to the online broadcast on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, we can all do something.

Sharing the gospel now is easier than it has ever been before.

To facilitate this message-sharing in a non-confrontational manner, the LDS church has put out a website to teach members of all easy how to do it.

Check out it here for some tips, tricks and helpful preparations in this excellent time of year.

Courtesy of

Monday, October 1, 2012

Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice

In the week leading up to General Conference, I like to publish something about the LDS church's semiannual meetings each day.

To start us off, here's a promotional video made by the church's public affairs staff. If you want to know where you can see and hear Prophets, Seers and Revelators in your area, check out, or visit a local meetinghouse.

LDS General Conference is a special time of year, and for many Mormons around the world, it represents a true transition into the Fall season (or Spring, as in the April conference). I urge you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity; you will be blessed for it.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fostering a Dialogue

More old news, but I was browsing the Mormon Newsroom, and found this gem from LDS Public Affairs.

I'd love to see more interfaith dialogue between the LDS church and other religions, especially the Catholic church. Despite several theological differences, there are several similarities between Mormons and other Christian faiths. Even beyond that, there is too much good that needs to be done in this world — by people of all beliefs and creeds, even Christians and non-Christians.

Good on you, Bishop Wester. Well done.

First Temple in Indiana Breaks Ground

I've got some friends from Indiana. This one's for you, @NephiJay.

LDS Church breaks ground on a temple in Indianapolis. It's a great day for Saints in the Midwest.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mormon Blogger in Hot Water

I'm not sure what to think of this next story, but it may be credible enough.

Apparently, a Mormon blogger in Florida is claiming he's been summoned to an LDS church disciplinary council because of posting "his right to free speech" online.

David Twede is the managing editor of, had a date to appear before his Stake President and High Council (the local lay leaders of the church who generally president during disciplinary hearings). The blogger has been in hot water with some Mormons because of his website, which advocates "historical accuracy in our church and how it is being taught to its members and perceived by the media."

Twede has been in hot water before, according to the article, presumably for discussion of non-doctrinal topics and potential flirtations with apostate notions. The fifth-generation Mormon recently returned to full church activity, but he has said his position as editor of the depends on his activity as an active Mormon.

Twede later posted on his website that his disciplinary hearing was cancelled at the final minute, but is expected to be rescheduled soon.

He has also apparently been in trouble before for posting information related to LDS temple ordinances on his site. Official statements from LDS church public affairs are adamant that Twede is not being investigated in council for his political beliefs, which include several anti-Romney sentiments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just in time for October Conference: New Pass-Along Cards

It's almost General Conference time, so I think that means it's time for another post.
In conjunction with this October's "fall Mormon classic," the LDS Church is introducing a special section in its October 2012 issue of the Ensign and English Liahona magazines — FREE QR-CODE CARDS.
The supplemental section will include a series of recently redesigned "I'm a Mormon" pass-along cards, with a special QR Code to take smartphone users to specialized Web sites at, including sections on Jesus Christ and families.
It's a great way to share the gospel, and extremely unobtrusive. Use them however the Spirit may inspire you to do so.
"We encourage you to be as creative as you wish in using these new cards," said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the church's Quorum of 12 Apostles.
You can also buy these new pass-along cards in bulk at, or here.