Mormons in Northern Virginia hold multicultural festival

Members of the Mount Vernon Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) will be holding a multicultural festival dubbed the Love One Another World Tour (LOAWT) as part of its International Cultural Festival on the weekend of October 10, 2015.

Organizers of the LOAWT say the celebration will be open to everyone, whether they be members of the LDS church or not. The fun begins from 3PM to 6PM Eastern Standard Time at the Mount Vernon Building of the LDS chapel located at 2000 George Washington Memorial Parkway and Lucia Lane in Virginia.

Members of the LDS Church will use the multicultural-festival to get to know more about their various backgrounds as they share their respective arts and crafts, dance, food, and all the other things that allow their individual cultures to be uniquely woven with beautiful threads that are united by the common fabric of their LDS faith.

Journeys on the LOAWT offer all partakers the chance to build unity, uplift each other and share their rich talents and cultural significances while pleasantly getting to know one another better through the unifying force of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the foundation on which the LDS faith is built.

Non-LDS participants of this event will have a great opportunity to understand at first hand what it’s like to hang around Mormons, how similar they all are despite their while getting the opportunity to ask questions about the LDS faith, why Mormons enjoy service, or just enjoy the company and sights.

A few of the many attractions of the event include on-the-spot opportunities to learn the art of Karate, African wrapping, Polynesian dance and Central American cooking. Participants will also be able to partake of the food, faith, and cultures of some of the represented countries like the USA, India, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Holland, China and more.

In a related development, the LDS Church on Saturday, October 3, 2015 appointed three new members to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the persons of Elders Gary E. Stevenson, Dale G. Renlund, and Ronald A. Rasband to replace Elders L. Tom Perry, Richard G. Scott and President Boyd K. Packer died within three months of each other. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest presiding body in the government of the LDS Church.

Admission to the LOAWT multicultural festival will be free.

Source: Oral Ofori

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