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LDS stake presidency participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Recommended by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Tue, Aug. 26 12:20 p.m. MDT

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 Three members of an LDS stake presidency from Mesa, Arizona, participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Rather than simply raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, they also challenged to the youths of their congregation.
 Three members of an LDS stake presidency from Mesa, Arizona, participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Rather than simply raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, they also challenged to the youths of their congregation.
 Three members of an LDS stake presidency from Mesa, Arizona, participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Rather than simply raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, they also challenged to the youths of their congregation.

Three members of a LDS stake presidency from Mesa, Arizona, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In addition to raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended a challenge to the youths of their congregation.

In the video posted on YouTube, the stake presidency discusses another kind of awareness.

"We also want to issue a second challenge to the youth to think about ALS in terms of 'Always Living Your Standards.' So on behalf of us, the stake presidency, we challenge all the youth in our stake to always live your standards," one of the stake presidency members said.

The video was posted Aug. 24 on the Hermosa Vista Stake YouTube channel.

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1. Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 26, 2014

I know they are trying to be "in", but, I really don't respect these guys for hijacking a serious disease's fundraising efforts into something for themselves. It's actually quite disgusting the more I think about it.

2. water rocket
Magna, UT,
Aug. 26, 2014

Pragmatic: I find your demeaning comments about these members of a stake presidency bit puzzling, since they are trying to show their support for the cause that benefits from this fund raiser. HOWEVER, I do agree that the dignity of the position of stake president should never be lowered in this, or any other way. They should pay the hundred dollars for NOT getting doused and move on. Incidentally, just how are they "highjacking" these fund raising efforts for themselves?

3. Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 26, 2014

These gentleman are demeaning their office as a Stake Presidency. It's silly and out of place. They have tried too hard to "relate" and be cute. And it doesn't work. They hijacked another organization's efforts and overlayed them on to their own agenda. That's not cool in my book.

4. USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 26, 2014

Lighten up people. Seriously, lighten up. You're really thinking too much.

5. Peanut butter solution
Salt lake , UT,
Aug. 26, 2014

The "real issue" is that there are too many people who get worked up by small things. I think it's great that these men are doing this. It shows that they are not robots like some stake Leaders.