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TALLAHASSEE – Faced with a pandemic-induced shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tallahassee area responded with a coordinated effort to produce hand-made masks. Myla Wahlquist, president of the Relief Society (women’s organization) in the Tallahassee Third Ward — got involved when her sister-in-law asked Myla Wahlquist her to head a 350-mask project for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) emergency room. Wahlquist, who works in the pediatric rehab department at TMH, said the project has been understandably close to her heart. “It’s an honor [...]
TALLAHASSEE – Like many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Spencer and Sarah Youngberg and their three children had their family routine dramatically altered by the March 12 announcement that all church meetings were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Spencer is a doctoral student in marriage and family therapy at Florida State and Sarah is an ophthalmic technician at Eye Associates of Tallahassee. The Youngbergs are members of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is comprised of congregations in Tallahassee (7), Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, [...]
Latter-day Saints missionaries use social media to spread the gospel TALLAHASSEE – These days, it is all about adaptation. As every aspect of our lives has been touched by COVID-19, from grocery buying to religious observance, two things have been at work—creativity and technology. This effective combination has enabled people of all faiths to continue to “have church” by teaching and learning via social media. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are using technology to good effect. Elders Preston Swensen and Noah Stevens are two young men serving in the Tallahassee [...]
Includes community projects in the Tallahassee area TALLAHASSEE – Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in a worldwide COVID-19 relief effort. Members of the church in the Tallahassee Stake, which is comprised of congregations in Tallahassee (7), Perry, Crawfordville, Madison, Quincy, Thomasville, and Cairo are part of a 57-nation effort. The church leadership recently sent a letter to its members. In the letter, church leaders said, “To date, we have approved over 110 COVID-19 relief projects in 57 countries. Most of these are done with trusted partners from [...]