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Everything You Need to Know About David Sneddon, His Disappearance, and the New Call to Find Him

David Sneddon is your typical Latter-day Saint. The youngest of eleven children, David grew up in Nebraska and enjoyed musicals, sports, and backpacking. He earned his Eagle Scout, attended Brigham Young University, and served as a full-time missionary in South Korea where he learned to speak Korean fluently.  In the summer of 2004 he studied abroad in China at Beijing’s …

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All LDS Missionaries In Taiwan Safe After Earthquake

All LDS Missionaries In Taiwan Safe After Earthquake

(Photo courtesy of DesertNews.com) President Kurt Blickenstaff, mission president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission, reported all missionaries serving in Taiwan are safe after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Saturday. Church spokesman Dale Jones issued this statement, published in Deseret News: “The Church extends our love and concern for the people of Taiwan impacted by this major earthquake. …

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President Barack Obama References History of Mormon Persecution in Speech to Islamic Society of Baltimore

President Barack Obama References History of Mormon Persecution

Yesterday, the Church’s organization Support Religious Freedom, a social media page dedicated to news and information about religious freedom, shared an article from ABC News about President Barack Obama’s first visit to a US mosque during his presidency. The president made the trip to take a stand “for the constitutional right of religious freedom while also confronting the debate over …

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Prince Andrew, Royal Family Thank Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers

Prince Andrew, Royal Family Thank Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, met with Mormon Helping Hands volunteers in York (January 7) as part of a gathering of community workers and emergency service personnel following the serious flooding to hit the historic city in recent weeks. The Prince praised the efforts of Mormon volunteers and other local groups and underlined the …

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News Outlets Making Connections Between Mormonism and Oregon Protesters

News Outlets Making Connections Between Mormonism and Oregon Protesters

(Header photo courtesy of koin.com) UPDATE 1/4/15 @12:31PM –  In response to news media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Monday, January 4: While the disagreement occurring in Oregon about the use of federal lands is not a Church matter, Church leaders strongly condemn the armed seizure of the facility and are deeply troubled by …

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Vox Releases Video: Why Mormons Identify with Syrian Refugees

Vox Releases Video: Why Mormons Identify with Syrian Refugees

Vox is a news website with the goal of explaining the news to the masses; yesterday the site released a new video discussing Mormons and the recent refugee crisis. The video notes the peculiarity of Utah governor Gary Herbert refusing to denounce Syrian refugees after the majority of GOP governors in other states did. It gives a brief history of …

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LDSDaily’s Top 10 LDS Articles of 2015

LDSDaily's Top 10 LDS Articles of 2015

Before 2016 rolls around, take a look back on LDSDaily’s top news stories and articles of 2015! 1. Church Announces 4-Hour Block & New Curriculum Our April Fool’s Joke introducing a new Sunday schedule went viral this year with almost a half million views in a single day. Read it here.   2.  What Is The Funniest Moment From General …

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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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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

On his official Facebook page, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared photos from an event he attended yesterday to honor the German National Day of Remembrance, or Volkstrauertag. Volkstrauertag, President Uchtdorf wrote, “is a day to mourn those who were victims of war and violent oppression because of race, religion, or conviction. It is a day to illustrate the tragedy of …

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