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Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas with the Lights at Temple Square

Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas with the Lights at Temple Square

Braving cold temperatures in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, visitors to historic Temple Square felt the warmth of Christmas as millions of tiny lights were illuminated on Friday, November 27, 2015. “Nothing like the lights at Temple Square,” was heard by one visitor during the annual lighting. Enjoy these pictures from Mormon Newsroom!              

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LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

Koloa Ha’afuluhao Wolfgramm had bone cancer at the age of four. Though he was able to overcome it, complications arose when he was thirteen and his leg had to be amputated. Today, Koloa has joined other amputees to help inspire others as they face struggles and challenges. Their method of choice? Basketball. It all began nine years with Tyler Hyatt, …

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Newly-Called Apostle and Wife to Open Free Family Discovery Day

RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead its lineup for its free Family Discovery Day event, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. …

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President Eyring Rededicates Montreal Temple

SALT LAKE CITY — President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rededicated the Montreal Quebec Temple in three sessions Sunday, November 22, 2015, after the temple underwent extensive repairs and renovations. The sessions were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout Canada, enabling thousands of Latter-day Saints to participate. Assisting President …

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LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

Understanding Same Gender Attraction is an unofficial group of LGBTQ/SSA students at Brigham Young University, one of the Church’s private universities. The goal of the group is “to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction.” They stress that the group strongly supports BYU students in “upholding the …

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All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

Originally posted on LDS Living.  Following a string of terrorist attacks in Paris that has left at least 150 people dead, the France Paris Mission Babin is reporting that all LDS missionaries are safe and ordered to stay indoors.   In an unprecedented terrorist attack on France–the worst violence the country has experienced since World War II–reports of mass hostage-taking, …

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Elizabeth Smart: Becoming a Mom Has Been ‘The Best Thing Ever’

Elizabeth Smart says becoming a mom has been 'the best thing ever'

  Thirteen years after enduring a horrific kidnapping ordeal, Elizabeth Smart has overshadowed that dark memory with the joy of becoming a mother. In a speech in Oklahoma City last week, Smart 28, called the birth of her nine-month-old daughter, Chloe, “the best thing ever” while reflecting on what she learned from her 2002 kidnapping and how motherhood has changed …

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LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

From Mormon Newsroom.  Members of the Loughborough congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organised by Michelle Richey,  felt a great need to respond to the refugee crisis in Europe.  Michelle sought out an organisation to work through and selected CalAid, as they had an infrastructure set up already to receive and deliver donated goods. Local Church …

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New In 2016, Boy Scouts Will Discuss ‘duty to God’ at Each Rank

Beginning in 2016, Boy Scouts Will Discuss ‘duty to God’ at Each Rank

  Eagle-eyed Scouts and Scouters have noticed something new in the Boy Scout rank requirements that take effect next year: “tell how you have done your duty to God.” To be clear, “duty to God” has been a part of the Boy Scouts of America from the start. The first BSA Handbook for Boys, published in 1911, says “no boy can grow into the best …

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Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says

Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says

  The King James Bible is the official version of the Bible used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In August 1992, the First Presidency released the following statement concerning the King James Bible: Many versions of the Bible are available today. Unfortunately, no original manuscripts of any portion of the Bible are available for comparison to …

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