Deseret News best of 2012: Top LDS-related events

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 6:37 a.m. MST

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Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, unequaled media exposure and a historic missionary announcement were among the list of noteworthy Latter-day Saint-related events of 2012.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in the spotlight all year long. In addition to the extended “Mormon Moment” of press coverage, the church continued to grow and increase efforts to spread the gospel through the Internet and social media, offered humanitarian aid, and built temples around the globe. A trio of young Mormon athletes emerged in their respective sports. The church also sought to build better understanding among Latter-day Saints in regard to same-sex attraction.

Here is a list recapping the LDS-related events of 2012.

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Salt Lake City, UT

No mention of Mormons Building Bridges? They brought tremendous positive exposure to the LDS Church and, as befits their name, built bridges to communities that have previously harbored antagonism towards the church. Many hearts were changed and attitudes towards the LDS were improved by their actions.

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