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The challenges and blessings of financing a Mormon mission

Stories and lessons that will help you prepare financially to serve an LDS mission.

YouTube star Devin Graham releases Holy Land footage overlaid with messages from LDS apostles

Filmmaker Devin Graham, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released footage of his team's trip the Middle East, where they filmed iconic landmarks in the Holy Land. Read more »

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The challenges and blessings of financing a Mormon mission

Stories and lessons that will help you prepare financially to serve an LDS mission. Read more »

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Benefits of equal costs for LDS missions

Widely differing mission costs were standardized in 1990 to make all monthly mission expenses equal. That has made a great difference for missionaries willing to serve anywhere. Read more »

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Teaching kids about finances and preparing them for LDS missions go hand in hand

When it comes to teaching children about finances and preparing them for missions, Randy and Carol Kimball of Layton, Utah, say the two go hand in hand. Read more »

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LDS mission costs were not always equal

For some families, the LDS Church missionary equalization program was an answer to prayer. For others, missions became more expensive. Read more »

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Son goes through boot camp to earn for mission

My son went into the Army Reserve so he could use the money from basic and specialty training for his LDS mission. It was a far cry from how I prepared for my mission in the 1980s. Read more »

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Taylor Halverson: Learning is becoming more like God

Learning is becoming more like God. Those who seek true learning, to be more like God, fulfill his purposes as set forth in Moses 1:39: “For behold, this is my work and my glory — to... Read more »

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LDS Church celebrates 100 years of family home evening

When Max and Denice Rammell many years ago read the promise from LDS Church President Joseph F. Smith that “great blessings” would result from the holding of family home evening, they... Read more »

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New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

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NEW YORK — Congregations in New York City that rent space in public schools will be able to hold Easter services this Sunday despite a ruling on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting an... Read more »

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In a groundbreaking vote, Latino evangelicals call for end to death penalty

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A leading group of Latino evangelicals has called for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment, the first national association of evangelicals to do so. Read more »

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: ‘Not going to change’ religious freedom law

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended his state’s new religious freedom law Sunday while refusing to say if it would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Read more »

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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass

Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Holi festival immerses Utahns in vivid color

Thousands of Utahns showered themselves in vivid color Sunday in celebration of the annual Festival of Colors. Participants in the popular Holi festival at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in... Read more »

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'Killing Jesus' takes up middle ground on question of Christ's divinity

Nat Geo's new TV movie, based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reillly, is neither the best nor the worst depiction of the story of Jesus in recent years, but Christian audiences may have a hard... Read more »

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Temple Square Chorale, Orchestra concert sold out

Tickets are sold out for the annual Spring Concert of the Temple Square Chorale and the Orchestra at Temple Square on April 17–18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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From log cabin to university, BYU-Idaho continues to grow

What started as a single-room log cabin has now become the largest private university in Idaho and home to 40 major buildings. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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General Women's Session focuses on family, home

During a year when the LDS Church is celebrating the 100th anniversary of family home evening and the 20th anniversary of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” speakers for the... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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President Henry B. Eyring: 'The Comforter'

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Speaking during the general women’s session of the Church’s 185th Annual General Conference to a capacity congregation in the Conference Center and to others gathered across the globe,... Read more »

March 28, 2015

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson: 'Defenders of the proclamation'

LDS Church News

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, shares three teachings to help individuals become "defenders of the Proclamation." Read more »

March 28, 2015

Sister Carole M. Stephens: 'The family is of God'

LDS Church News

Sister Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, framed her remarks Saturday evening during the General Women's Meeting using the words of a Primary song sung... Read more »

March 28, 2015

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin: 'Filling our homes with light and truth'

LDS Church News

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin of the Primary general presidency spoke on filling lives with the light and truth of the gospel in her address at the General Women's Session of conference on March 28. Read more »

March 28, 2015

185th Annual General Conference talk summaries, photos

Summaries of the talks given during the conference sessions will be posted to DeseretNews.com. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Preparing to split up, LDS General Primary Presidency looks back on 5 years of service together

The General Women's Session of LDS General Conference on Saturday night marks the beginning of the end of a five-year run together for the three women in the church's Primary General Presidency. In... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Book review: 'Building Zion' explores architecture of Mormon settlements

Thomas Carter explores the history of architecture and building styles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its members settled Utah. Specifically, he looks at the... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

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Measures in Indiana and Georgia that would protect religious conscience are gaining ground, a move that alarms critics, who claim the bills would legalize discrimination against homosexuals. One... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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