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Emily W. Jensen: Today in the Bloggernacle: A blog reports the creation of the 1st Mormon stake in Russia

Published: Monday, June 6 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

Moscow stake: "There was a feeling of excitement in the air, as the members sensed this was a significant step in the advancement of the church in this part of the world. As I looked at the large assembly of people gathered for the conference I thought of the hundreds of missionaries who have served here over the past 20 years, and the tremendous investment of time and resources to bring the church to this point. There is much more work to be accomplished, but today was a great milestone.”

Click to read this blogger’s full “Report from the new Moscow Stake” including some of Elder Russell M. Nelson’s description of how the church was first established in Russia. Wow!

Art competition: How would you artistically express the scripture “Make Known His Wonderful Works” (Doctrine and Covenants 65:4)? That’s the challenge of the “9th International Art Competition” that just announced the call for entries. Click in for all the information.

Three stooges: Casting news about “The Three Stooges” movie has recently flitted across my movie news feeds, but I got excited about it when I read that a Mormon was cast. Congrats to Kirby Heyborne! Click to read more about it.

Genealogy trip: The You Go Genealogy Girls…Grannies on the Go” just wrapped up a trip to Salt Lake City, and I loved reading about their genealogy adventures in the Family History Library and their escapades finding ancestors in the surrounding cemeteries. Scroll through the last few weeks for their complete chronicle. But here’s a taste: “While I am not of the Mormon faith, the Latter-day Saints have an extremely interesting and honored history and The You Go Girls really enjoyed our little day outing when we learned more about our family and paid respects to our ancestors!”

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