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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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Missionaries Perform Kind Act, Help Elderly Man Shave

Missionaries Perform Kind Act, Help Elderly Man Shave

Author and speaker Jason F. Wright shared a touching story of two young Latter-day Saint missionaries in his ward on social media. The two missionaries, Elder Stackhouse and Elder Brown, were visiting Everett Lawrence in the hospital. When they arrived with Wright, they found him struggling to shave. As Wright relates, “So, of course, they offered to help. How inspiring …

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LDS Missionaries Save Lives of Four People in Kiribati

LDS Missionaries Save Lives of Four People in Kiribati

Two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently saved the lives of four men whose car crashed into a lake in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Elders Ulas and Elder Patane, both serving in the Marshall Islands / Kiribati mission were riding their bikes on a lightly used road on the island of Tarawa when …

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Sister Missionary Sings “Where Can I Turn for Peace?”

Sister Missionary Sings "Where Can I Turn for Peace"

Sister Sinoxolo Hem, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Maryland Baltimore Mission, shared her testimony of peace through Jesus Christ with a special rendition of “Where Can I Turn for Peace.” “Everyday we yearn for that peace that will bring harmony and joy in our lives, not temporal peace but Everlasting peace that …

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30 Questions To Ask Your LDS Missionary

30 Questions To Ask Your LDS Missionary

With the recent changes to the communication guidelines, Latter-day Saint missionaries and their families have more opportunities to talk and share than ever before. You’ll want your conversations to be uplifting and focused on the work. To help families find a new groove as they speak to their missionary more regularly, we’ve gathered thirty questions to get you started. Read …

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Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced an update to guidelines regarding communication between full-time missionaries and their families. Effective immediately, missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chat in addition to letters and emails. Previously, missionaries relied primarily on …

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