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Here’s a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Here's a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Thanks to LDS Women of God and LDS.org for researching these women! On April 21, 1898, Lucy Jane “Jennie” Brimhall and Amanda Inez Knight (pictured above) arrived in Liverpool England to start their missions for the Mormon Church. While this may not seem like something spectacular today, it was at the time. In fact, Inez and Jennie were the first single women formally …

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What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

During the Kirtland era, when the gathering of new converts to northeast Ohio was at a peak, crippling poverty was a serious issue. One of the proposed solutions was to establish a bank, which would allow the Church to raise money and provide credit for the struggling Saints. However, the timing of the venture was not fortuitous. Due to recent legislature, …

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BYU President Commits to Improving Sexual Assault Policies

BYU President Commits to Improving Sexual Assault Policies

Brigham Young University, in response to recent criticism about their policies revolving around rape and sexual abuse victims, has released a video and news statement from President Kevin J. Worthen. “We understand the concerns that have been expressed about the reporting of sexual assaults to our Title IX Office, and we care deeply about the safety of our students,” the …

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All LDS Missionaries Safe After Devastating Ecuador Earthquake

All LDS Missionaries Safe After Devastating Ecuador Earthquake

On Saturday evening, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the South American country of Ecuador. The largest quake in the region since 1979,  thousands have been left homeless and the death toll has almost surpassed 300. A statement released by LDS Church spokeswoman Kristen Howey  as reported by KSL has confirmed all LDS missionaries serving in Ecuador are safe. “We are grateful …

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Senior LDS Missionary Injured in Brussels Attack Returns Home to Utah

Senior LDS Missionary Injured in Brussels Attack Returns Home to Utah

According to a report by Deseret News, Elder Richard Norby has returned to the United States to receive ongoing care for his injuries. Norby sustained the greatest injuries of four missionaries harmed in the terrorist attacks in a Brussels airport in March. He is currently being treated for burns and shrapnel wounds. Norby’s family released the following public statement: “Elder …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of April 10

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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LDS Missionary in Taiwan Dies After Vehicle Hit His Bike

LDS Missionary in Taiwan Dies After Vehicle Hit His Bike

According a report from Deseret News, Elder David Hampton of North Ogden was killed today, April 12, after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bicycle. Hampton was serving in the Taiwan Taichung Mission, where he arrived in December 2015. Steve and Cyndi Hampton, his parents, released the following written statement: “We heard this morning that our son, …

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