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California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

The question of which of your possessions you would save at a moment’s notice is a hypothetical that frequently arises in social settings. But for the members of the Church in the Redding California Stake this past week, the question became all too real as a wildfire, dubbed the “Carr Fire” tore through their community destroying at least 20 homes …

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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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Body of Missing RM Elizabeth Salgado Found

Body of Missing RM Elizabeth Salgado Found

UPDATE, May 24, 2018, 10 am MDT: A press conference has been held. Watch it below. On April 16, 2015, Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, a 26-year-old Provo student from Mexico, was walking the two miles home from her language class in the middle of the afternoon. Some of her classmates saw her walking home. After that, Elizabeth seemed to vanished into …

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LDS Videographer Combines Testimony & Stunning Views of Thailand

LDS Videographer Combines Testimony & Stunning Views of Thailand

LDS videographer Parker Walbeck describers his biggest three passions as his faith, his family, and his work. In a new video released this week, Walbeck set out to combine all three. It features stunning views of Thailand and a special script, written by Walbeck’s wife, Lexi. You can watch the entire video below.   You can see more of Walbeck’s work …

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Jewish Leaders Tour Church Welfare Operations and Mormon Temple

Jewish Leaders Tour Church Welfare Operations and Mormon Temple

For Saba Soomekh, a Jewish leader from California, seeing firsthand The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ welfare and temple operations is a way of practicing what she preaches to her university religious studies students. To help them deepen their understanding of other faiths, she asks students to visit mosques, synagogues and other worship spaces. “People just want to …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

LDS Church Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on the Florida school shooting: “Once again we find ourselves as a nation and as communities faced with a tragic loss of life and incomprehensible sorrow following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Among the many injured or killed were …

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LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

News Release from Mormon Newsroom  Latter-day Saint leaders recently traveled to Puerto Rico to offer hope and comfort residents of the island following two recent hurricanes that struck the Caribbean. Elder Walter F. González, Caribbean Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, as well as Elder Julio C. Acosta, an Area Seventy, visited Puerto …

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LDS Church Acquires Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon

LDS Church Acquires Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently acquired the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon from the Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri. Latter-day Saints revere the Book of Mormon as the keystone of their faith, a book of scripture that witnesses of Jesus Christ like …

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Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Faith is a key ingredient that can and does help many in the world rebound from refugee status and contribute to society, a Mormon apostle said at Windsor Castle September 9, 2017. “People can live without a lot of things,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland told a few dozen faith leaders, academics and government leaders at the Second …

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