About Bryce Haymond

Bryce grew up in Sandy, Utah, where he attended Jordan High School. He served a mission to the El Salvador San Salvador East mission, including eight months as mission financial secretary. Bryce graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 in Industrial Design and a minor in Ballroom Dance. He loves all things Nibley and the temple, and is the founder of TempleStudy.com, and also blogs at BlackpoolCreative.com. Recently Bryce joined the Executive Board of The Interpreter Foundation, where he serves as a designer and technologist. Bryce has served in numerous Church callings including ward sunday school president, first counselor in the bishopric, and currently as temple and family history instructor. He is a Product Manager and Design Director at HandStands in Salt Lake City, and lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with his beautiful wife, three children, and another on the way!

World Cup Moroni

Received this in my inbox this morning, and couldn’t stop laughing.

I heard reports that the Angel Moroni is missing from the temple in Johannesburg.  See the two pictures below (look at the top left spire):

Before the World Cup:

During the World Cup:

It turns out that he was found in attendance at one of the World Cup games:

Photo by Matt Page. (http://bycommonconsent.com/2010/06/15/the-illuminated-matsby-special-world-cup-edition/)

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“All is Well” in Zion, or Not?

I was a student at BYU from 1999-2007.  During that time, I often remember walking across campus and hearing the Carillon Bell Tower toll it’s hourly chime to the tune of “Come, Come Ye Saints.”  Of course, the lyrics always came swiftly to mind – “All is Well! All is Well!”  Sometimes, if I was going to take a tough test, such a thought brought comfort.  At other times, it would unsettle me to think we didn’t do more in “happy valley.” Continue reading

FollowTheProphet.net website launches!

My brother and I are pleased to announce the launch of a new website, FollowTheProphet.net!

This website aims to help members of the Church more closely follow the activities of our living prophet.  Between General Conferences we often don’t seem to know what the prophet is doing, or what he is teaching.  Yet, he is very busy, attending temple dedications, giving talks, and visiting the Saints around the world.  This new website aims to fill that gap of knowledge by aggregating all public information about what the activities of the prophet are, and posting them in a central location.  Links to his talks, speeches, devotionals, conferences, temple dedications, visits with the Saints, etc., will all be posted.

See the new site and let us know what you think!  We hope this new service will help members feel closer to God’s living prophet, and stay more connected with his teachings and counsel.

Sneak Preview of Documentary – Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God

There is a trend lately to reduce Jesus Christ to just a philosophical teacher, an inspirational preacher, or even a figurative figure that did not really even exist, but is solely a creation of the minds of men. These ideas have made it mainstream, and are now explored in the media, such as in PBS documentaries like Frontline’s “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians.”

A new seven-part documentary has been filmed to give an answer to these inquiries, entitled “Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God.” It is produced by The Neal A. Maxwell Institute, the College of Religious Education, and BYU Broadcasting. It will air on BYU Television in December. The Neal A. Maxwell Institute notes the work that has gone into this production: Continue reading