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Tongan Youth Gives Clothes Off Back in Inspiring Story of Service

Tongan Youth Gives Clothes Off Back in Inspiring Story of Service

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga shared this heart-warming story of a young man helping a friend by giving up his clothes. As a group of youth waited for a bus to take them to a stake missionary preparation class, Kaponika “Pau” Otuafi took a risk by leaving the bus stop. He wanted …

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Mission President Dies of Stroke in Philippines

Mission President Dies of Stroke in Philippines

President Bradley Wayne Kirk, a recently called mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away early Wednesday morning. The Church released the following statement, sharing their condolences to the Kirk family and the people President Kirk served with. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bradley Wayne Kirk, president of the …

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Sister Missionaries Sing Sweet Plan of Salvation Song

Sister Missionaries Sing Sweet Plan of Salvation Song

Sister Baroldy and Sister King, two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, created a sweet song about the Plan of Salvation to share with others. They wrote the lyrics and set it to the tune of the animated musical short “Lava” from Pixar.   The Plan of Salvation is the phrase often used by Latter-day Saints …

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These Latter-day Saint Missionaries Share the Gospel in Original Rap

These Latter-day Saint Missionaries Share the Gospel in Original Rap

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been encouraged in the last few years to use social media and their own unique talents to share the gospel online. These unexpected videos and posts have helped reach a wider audience and are sometimes just fun to watch. This heart-warming and original video from Elders Belknap, Smith, and …

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6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

According to a news report from local Utah news station KSL, six Latter-day Saint missionaries experienced a harrowing situation Thursday night when a man they were teaching pointed a gun at them and refused to let them leave. The incident occurred in West Valley City, Utah, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The missionaries, who have not been identified, visited 45-year-old Paul …

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Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

A video from Ruptly, a news agency funded by the Russian government, has surfaced showing the detainment of two volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Novorossiysk, Russia. According to the reports, David Gaaga and Kole Brodowski were reportedly teaching English without a license. In 2016, Russia passed new legislation, placing tighter restrictions on proselyting …

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Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

A Russian lawyer has released a statement that the two Latter-day Saint volunteers (missionaries) detained in the country will be deported late next week. Sergey Gliznutsa told CBS News the young men, serving volunteer missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had been in a Krasnodar court Thursday, though the exact nature for their arrest still remains …

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Two Latter-day Saint Volunteers Imprisoned in Russia

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

Two young Latter-day Saint volunteers were arrested in Novorossiysk, Russia after local authorities believed they were teaching English without a license, according to a news report from Deseret News. However, the two young men say they were only hosting a game night in English, a regularly scheduled event in their area. The volunteers were arrested on Friday, March 1, and …

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Entertaining New Video Series Created to Keep Missionaries Safe

Entertaining New Video Series Created to Keep Missionaries Safe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a new video series aimed at increasing the safety of its more than 65,000 missionaries around the world. The new 12-part series is called “The SafetyZone.” Each episode covers a missionary safety topic in an entertaining way while delivering important, life-changing principles. The videos focus on helping missionaries gain life …

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The True Story Behind This Viral Missionary Dance Video

The True Story Behind This Viral Missionary Dance Video

Elder Hunter Olsen and Elder Jet Boardman, two Latter-day Saint missionaries in the Canada Halifax mission, wanted to follow their mission president’s directive to use social media to share the gospel. After a chance encounter with a member at church and a little bit of practice, they created an infectiously fun video that’s going viral. It all began one Sunday when …

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