Wednesday, April 17, 2024
HomePersonalTragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

Tragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts

When Tory and Deedra Russell lost their son Austen in a tragic accident involving Troy’s truck, they struggled to get through a single day. In a new video from the Church, the Russells share how simple ministering efforts, such as an invitation and ride to a weekly ward basketball game, eased their burdens of grief.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who once shared the Russell’s story, said of the video, “I invite you to watch this video of the experience I once shared about how the Christlike love of a friend helped one man overcome overwhelming grief in the wake of the death of his son. In your own circumstances, may you be God’s emissaries to His children, and love and care and pray for the people you are assigned. May you be vigilant in tending the flock of God in ways consistent with your circumstances.”

Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

First Presidency Announces Change to Temple Recommend Questions

In a letter sent to church leaders on April 12, 2024, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Here’s Your First Look Inside the Layton Utah Temple

The public open house for the Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins this week in...

Do You Feel Like Jesus is Your Friend? | 16 April 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Jesus is a faithful friend who is always there for us, even in our...

Book of Mormon Come Follow Me FHE Lesson – “He Worketh in Me to Do According to His Will”

More than anything else, Enos wanted to connect with God. In this Book of Mormon FHE lesson, we learn about his mighty...
Related
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore
Recent