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The History of the Christmas Lights on Temple Square

The History of the Christmas Lights on Temple Square

Christmastime at Temple Square really is the most magical time of year! As Temple Square is dressed in its Christmas best, covered with millions of sparkling lights, beautiful nativities and hopefully fluffy snow, a December visit is the perfect way to capture the Christmas spirit. And while the lights are a real crowd pleaser, do you know how long ago …

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The New York Times Writes: The Case for Mitt Romney

The New York Times Writes: The Case for Mitt Romney

Featured Image Drew Angerer/Getty Images North America Frank Bruni, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, released a piece Tuesday titled “The Case for Mitt Romney.” In it, Bruni shares his opinion about why President-elect Donald Trump should choose former presidential nominee and LDS member Mitt Romney as his Secretary of State. “With Trump’s cabinet and staff picks so far, …

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Mormons in Tennessee Assemble Kits for Wildfire Victims

Mormons in Tennessee Assemble Kits for Wildfire Victims

Led by Hailey Harrison, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and community members in Knoxville, Tennessee worked hard this week to assemble hygiene kits for their fellow residents displaced by the savage wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which have left seven dead and plagued Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for more than a week. …

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Time-Lapse Video: Christmas Lights Brighten Temple Square

Time-Lapse Video: Christmas Lights Brighten Temple Square

Video by Mormon Newsroom Millions of Christmas lights on Temple Square were turned on Friday, November 25, 2016, ushering in the celebratory season of remembering Jesus Christ’s birth. Temple Square grounds staff turn on the lights each year the day after Thanksgiving. This year the lights will stay illuminated every morning and evening between now and January 3, 2017. Aleah …

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LDS Missionaries Take to the Street and Ask: “What Are You Thankful For?”

LDS Missionaries Take to the Street and Ask: "What Are You Thankful For?"

Elder Ethan Jones and other full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took to the streets of Arlington, Virginia and asked people what they were thankful for. The heart-felt responses were recorded in this awesome video.     The group also passed out free water bottles and copies of The Book of Mormon. Aleah IngramAleah is …

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Mitt Romney Confirms His “Far Reaching Conversation” with Donald Trump

Mitt Romney Finally Speaks About 2016 Presidential Race, Angers Donald Trump & Starts Twitter War

Photo: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd./Corbis for NYMag.com Early last week, reports began circulating that former presidential nominee and LDS politician Mitt Romney would be meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Romney has confirmed the meeting took place over the weekend. “We had a far-reaching conversation with regard to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of …

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Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Featured Image | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News According to multiple reports, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be meeting with president-elect Donald Trump this weekend to discuss a possible position for Romney in Trump’s cabinet. NBC News states a source close to Trump revealed the position discussed will be for the secretary of state position. However, the meeting has not …

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A City of Refuge: The Fascinating History of Mormons in Laie, Hawaii

A City of Refuge: The Fascinating History of Mormons in Laie, Hawaii

In ancient times, Laie, Hawaii was known as a city of refuge. Fugitives and transgressors would flee to it, as warriors were forbidden to harm them or enter the boundaries of the city. Little did the inhabitants know that the city of Laie would continue this tradition for generations as it became a refuge for Latter-day Saints in Polynesia. The …

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LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

News Release by Mormon Newsroom | Featured Image by Associated Press Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch are gathering food, water and other emergency supplies which will be transported this week by helicopter to rural and remote communities in North Canterbury hit hard by Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Two people lost their lives when the …

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