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From Hippie to Mormon Missionary

Last week I was not even close to being in the mindset to serve a mission. Then, everything changed. Every able young man in the LDS church is asked to serve a mission. I never wanted to. I made choices that kept it from being an option. It was never something I planned on doing. Especially not now. I figured …

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What Suicide and Smooth Knees Have to Do With Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Gratitude

When I was in high school, my most influential teacher once said, “Great writers don’t write for money. They write because they have something to say.” It’s stuck with me, and now that writing has become my career and continued to be my passion, I constantly ask myself: “If I only had one chance to express my feelings, if this …

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Mormons finding a home in southern New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. — A piece of Camden’s criminal past is making way for a more righteous future. The former home of Milton Milan, a mayor who went from City Hall to federal prison in December 2000, will be razed to provide parking for a planned Mormon church in East Camden. The meeting house is set to rise on an adjacent …

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Co-Founder of Vivint Opens Up About Autistic Son

Kieth Nellesen & Family - LDS Daily

I can remember it like it was yesterday.  It was August 2000 and I had just bought a cabin in Idaho and I was working on it with my dad before I had to go a City Council meeting for a project in Rexburg.  My wife called and when I answered I could hear the fear in her voice. She …

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