Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2011, October 9

“Suggestions for Elder M. Russell Ballard Relating to His October 2011 General Conference Talk about ‘Helping Hands'” by grego

Suggestions for Elder M. Russell Ballard Relating to His October 2011 General Conference Talk about “Helping Hands”


In his October 2011 General Conference talk, “The Importance of a Name”, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said:

“A recent opinion poll indicated that far too many people still do not understand correctly that Mormon refers to members of our Church. And a majority of people are still not sure that Mormons are Christian. Even when they read of our **Helping Hands** work throughout the world in response to hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and famines, they do not associate our humanitarian efforts with us as a Christian organization.” (** mine)

Who *would* understand that “Helping Hands” refers to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, except those in the know?? ;)

So, I have a few suggestions:
—the first one that popped into mind was: Why don’t you rename it, “Helping Mormons”, “Mormons/ LDS Helping Hands”, “Helping Mormon Hands”?
—Why not put a picture of Jesus on it (which I think would really help!)?
—Why not… put the name of the Church on it, as per “official use” standards, and maybe even add “The Mormons” underneath?
—Why not do a combination of the above: (front) picture of Jesus, with the name of the Church; (back) the redone “Helping Hands”? Or better, reversed.

Hopefully a decision like this would not have to sit in committee for weeks, months, or years… I mean, our “sports meet” T-shirts that are similarly done took one person (with a little input) a very short period of time to design and print.

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