Top LDS events of 2011

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28 2011 3:34 p.m. MST

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Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
In February, the church's family history website, FamilySearch.org, reached 15 billion hits since its launch in 1999.

With the 181st anniversary of the publication of the Book of Mormon in March came another milestone — the distribution of its 150 millionth copy.

Less than 60 years after forming "student" wards at BYU, the church decided to eliminate student congregations in June, now forming "young single adult" wards and stakes throughout Utah for single members ages 18-30.

It was also in June that the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles approved changes in the policies regarding length of senior missionary service and missionary housing to encourage more couples to serve full-time missions and to improve their missionary experience.

In an emotional announcement at a December concert, David Archuleta, a singer and celebrity who turned 21 on Dec. 28, announced that he plans to serve a full-time mission.
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jDC
los angeles, ca

It's no longer called Belgian Congo!

Club 30 CEO
Salt Lake City, Utah

You forgot to add that mid-singles 31+ were kicked to the curb this year with the creation of new YSA stakes.. Time for a 26-36 ward!

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

jDC | 6:57 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011
Los Angeles, Ca
Viewing: Temples
It's no longer called Belgian Congo!
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That's what happens when you cut so much staff.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

What qualifies an event as an "LDS Event"?

Neither Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign, nor Jimmer's or Archuletta's "fame" are official Church events in any way, shape or form.

Just because a person on the records of the LDS Church does something does not make it an "LDS Event".

SandyLester
SUNNYVALE, CA

Why is it the SLC lds feels the need to self promote, Christian churches don't do that.

hawkeyery
IOWA CITY, IA

Good list... I'm not sure why people are complaining

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