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LDS Birth Mom’s Emotional Video Message to Son Goes Viral

LDS Birth Mom's Emotional Video Message to Son Goes Viral

An emotional video LDS birth mom Hannah Mongie shot in 2016 is going viral again.   The video is a nine-minute message to her son, Taggart, made in the last hour she spent with him before she officially gave him to his new adoptive parents, Brad and Emily Marsh. “This is for you Tagg,” Mongie says through tears. “I made …

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Why Did the Church Limit Their Scripture Cover Colors?

Why Did the Church Limit Their Scripture Cover Colors?

In 2013, a new edition of the standard works (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price) was released by the Church. The new editions featured: Improved font and typeface for clearer reading Corrections in the study aids Formatting standardization Small spelling and grammar changes For many, one unwelcome change was the reduction in colors the …

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The Church’s Official Rule on Firearms in Meetinghouses

The Church's Official Rule on Firearms in Meetinghouses

In the wake of the recent tragedy where one ward member entered an LDS meetinghouse and murdered another, many members have asked questions about the Church’s policy on firearms. The official handbook of the Church states: Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world. The carrying of lethal weapons, …

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Gunman Kills 1, Injures Another During LDS Sacrament Meeting

Gunman Kills 1, Injuries Another During LDS Sacrament Meeting

The Fallon Third Ward in Fallon, Nevada experienced a tragedy Sunday when a 48-year-old male, and member of the congregation, entered the chapel and shot a man at close range. The man,  Charles “Bert” E. Miller died; another male was shot in the leg. Miller was 61-years-old and had served for a number of years as the gunman’s home teacher. “We …

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BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

In a powerful and life-impacting family history product, students at the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy are working alongside the United States Army to locate families of missing servicemen so their remains can be brought home. The students have been assigned 65 cases and have solved 48 of them so far. After the students come up with the …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 1 July 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and LDSChurchTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) …

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This LDS Temple Sketch Was Created With Makeup

This LDS Temple Sketch Was Created With Makeup

Sarah Cook is an LDS author, speaker, and business owner. She is also a creative artist and nothing shows this more than her latest post. In the videos, Cook shows off one of her pieces of the Sacramento California Temple. The twist? It was “painted” entirely out of makeup! Check it out below.

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Mormon Rockstar Releases Documentary on Helping LGBTQ Youth

Mormon Rockstar Dan Reynolds Releases Documentary Helping LGBTQ Youth

Make no mistake, Dan Reynolds is still a Mormon. The lead singer for the mega-hit band Imagine Dragons is on a mission to help LGBTQ youth, especially within the Church. However, his bold and raw message has not always endeared him to his faith community. Now, Reynolds is preparing to speak out in a new documentary released tonight on HBO. …

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FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org released a statement yesterday announcing the start of a website redesign that will allow users to record same-sex relationships on their family tree. The system updates will require time and are expected to be launched in 2019. The full statement reads: The goal of FamilySearch.org is to capture, store, and provide records and an accurate genealogy that represents past, …

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LDS Couple Holds to Promise of Eternity As They Seek Organ Donation

LDS Couple Holds to Promise of Eternity As They Seek Organ Donation

In spite of end-stage renal failure, an LDS woman and her husband are holding on to hope and their faith. “I understand we are eternal companions. I want eternity here and there as well. She means everything, she is my everything,” Michael Leonard told his local news station. His wife Terri, 52, was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and now completes …

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