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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church releases video, topic page discussing temple garments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661469/LDS-Church-releases-video-topic-page-discussing-temple-garments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661469/LDS-Church-releases-video-topic-page-discussing-temple-garments.html Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:30:00 MDT BYU football: Jaren Hall, the son of former BYU running back, Kalin Hall, commits to the Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613368/BYU-football-Jaren-Hall-the-son-of-former-BYU-running-back-Kalin-Hall-commits-to-the-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613368/BYU-football-Jaren-Hall-the-son-of-former-BYU-running-back-Kalin-Hall-commits-to-the-Cougars.html Jaren Hall grew up listening to stories of how much BYU benefited his father's life and ultimately decided he wanted to... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:48:27 MDT Police arrest 3 suspected of vandalizing LDS church in Duchesne http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613428/Police-arrest-3-suspected-of-vandalizing-LDS-church-in-Duchesne.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613428/Police-arrest-3-suspected-of-vandalizing-LDS-church-in-Duchesne.html Police have arrested two men and a teenager suspected of vandalizing an LDS church in Duchesne earlier this week. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:15:00 MDT LDS CIO helps LDSTech attendees better understand church membership http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613347/LDS-CIO-helps-LDSTech-attendees-better-understand-church-membership.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613347/LDS-CIO-helps-LDSTech-attendees-better-understand-church-membership.html What if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were a ward of just 100 people? This is what Blaine Maxfield, CIO of... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:00 MDT LDS church vandalized in Duchesne http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613187/LDS-church-vandalized-in-Duchesne.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613187/LDS-church-vandalized-in-Duchesne.html Investigators in Duchesne County are looking for at least two people who vandalized a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:10:00 MDT Erin Stewart: The key to happy family home evenings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613052/The-key-to-happy-family-home-evenings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613052/The-key-to-happy-family-home-evenings.html As a mother, I find myself in charge of corralling the troops for our weekly night together and I have learned a lot along... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church members in Lebanon serve local refugees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612930/LDS-Church-members-in-Lebanon-serve-local-refugees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612930/LDS-Church-members-in-Lebanon-serve-local-refugees.html Members of the Beirut Branch in Lebanon gathered Saturday to prepare more than 100 food boxes for Syrian refugees in their city. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:37:13 MDT 'We are in a real crisis' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613024/We-are-in-a-real-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613024/We-are-in-a-real-crisis.html Members of the small Beirut Branch in Lebanon prepared 110 food boxes on Saturday, Oct. 11, for Syrian refugee families in... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:30:00 MDT Author Clark B. Hinckley writes book about Christopher Columbus with LDS angle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612887/Author-Clark-B-Hinckley-writes-book-about-Christopher-Columbus-with-LDS-angle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612887/Author-Clark-B-Hinckley-writes-book-about-Christopher-Columbus-with-LDS-angle.html Author Clark B. Hinckley has written a new book about Christopher Columbus that explores his spirituality and a reference to... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 MDT Spreading the word: 'Meet the Mormons' promoted through social media http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612883/Spreading-the-word-Meet-the-Mormons-promoted-through-social-media.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612883/Spreading-the-word-Meet-the-Mormons-promoted-through-social-media.html The makers of "Meet the Mormons" have been "sharing" promotion for the film via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:35:00 MDT 'Meet the Mormons' No. 10 in box office receipts, hits No. 1 in some markets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612939/Meet-the-Mormons-No-10-in-box-office-receipts-hits-No-1-in-some-markets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612939/Meet-the-Mormons-No-10-in-box-office-receipts-hits-No-1-in-some-markets.html "Meet the Mormons," a new documentary-style movie from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ranked No. 10 in box... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:25:00 MDT Service unites faith groups in D.C. area http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612882/Service-unites-faith-groups-in-DC-area.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612882/Service-unites-faith-groups-in-DC-area.html Serving humanity is at the heart of all world religions, and for three weeks in September, a regional community service... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT Community serves side by side with Mormons on Wyoming river project http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612884/Community-serves-side-by-side-with-Mormons-on-Wyoming-river-project.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612884/Community-serves-side-by-side-with-Mormons-on-Wyoming-river-project.html Upwards of 100 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints served side by side with more than 500 volunteers... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT Uplifting 'Meet the Mormons' is an effective rebuttal of pop culture confusion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612792/Uplifting-Meet-the-Mormons-is-an-effective-rebuttal-of-pop-culture-confusion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612792/Uplifting-Meet-the-Mormons-is-an-effective-rebuttal-of-pop-culture-confusion.html As a rebuttal to the image portrayed by popular culture, “Meet the Mormons” is an effective profile of... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 MDT 'Meet the Mormons' takes 'I'm a Mormon' campaign to feature lengths http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612785/Meet-the-Mormons-takes-Im-a-Mormon-campaign-to-feature-lengths.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612785/Meet-the-Mormons-takes-Im-a-Mormon-campaign-to-feature-lengths.html “Meet the Mormons” is a feature-length documentary that profiles six church members from around the globe. Its... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:26:21 MDT LDS nursery calling has its challenges, but also its blessings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612713/LDS-nursery-calling-has-its-challenges-but-also-its-blessings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612713/LDS-nursery-calling-has-its-challenges-but-also-its-blessings.html While serving in the nursery may feel overwhelming at times, there are many blessings nursery workers have seen from... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:01:28 MDT Why an LDS mom started the 'I'm a Mormon' Facebook campaign http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612680/Why-an-LDS-mom-started-the-Im-a-Mormon-Facebook-campaign.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612680/Why-an-LDS-mom-started-the-Im-a-Mormon-Facebook-campaign.html Jillian Farnsworth had a marketing idea that had the potential to reach thousands more than those who live geographically... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:40:00 MDT Big names attend screening of 'Meet the Mormons' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612678/Big-names-attend-screening-of-Meet-the-Mormons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612678/Big-names-attend-screening-of-Meet-the-Mormons.html A long line of people eager to greet the subjects of “Meet the Mormons” formed in the lobby of the Jordan Commons... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:55:00 MDT Picturing history: Webster (formerly Ramus), Illinois http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612623/Picturing-history-Webster-formerly-Ramus-Illinois.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612623/Picturing-history-Webster-formerly-Ramus-Illinois.html The images seen here identify the original foundation of a small LDS meetinghouse constructed in 1840 in Ramus, Illinois,... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT Tips for living: 'Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood and My Mission' is a resource for youths, leaders http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612629/Tips-for-living-Preparing-for-the-Melchizedek-Priesthood-and-My-Mission-is-a-resource-for-youths.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612629/Tips-for-living-Preparing-for-the-Melchizedek-Priesthood-and-My-Mission-is-a-resource-for-youths.html “Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood and My Mission” is directed and written specifically for young men who... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church responds to Supreme Court announcement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660791/LDS-Church-responds-to-Supreme-Court-announcement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660791/LDS-Church-responds-to-Supreme-Court-announcement.html The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:41:50 MDT Kaysville teenager makes the cut on 'The Voice' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612559/Kaysville-teenager-makes-the-cut-on-The-Voice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612559/Kaysville-teenager-makes-the-cut-on-The-Voice.html Tanner Linford, a 17-year-old student at Davis High School, is living proof of his own advice: “If, at first, you... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:51:50 MDT For Brazilian Mormons, hearing talk in Portuguese was 'powerful' and 'personal' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612502/For-Brazilian-Mormons-hearing-talk-in-Portuguese-was-powerful-and-personal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612502/For-Brazilian-Mormons-hearing-talk-in-Portuguese-was-powerful-and-personal.html Four Latter-day Saints from the Brazilian state of SÃo Paulo made their first-ever journey to Salt Lake City for general... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:30:00 MDT LDS leaders illustrate course for navigating life successfully http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612517/LDS-leaders-illustrate-course-for-navigating-life-successfully.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612517/LDS-leaders-illustrate-course-for-navigating-life-successfully.html Drawing on stories and metaphors about journeys and voyages, LDS Church leaders described how can successfully navigate life... Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:30:00 MDT Time lapse: 184th Semiannual General Conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612484/Time-lapse-184th-Semiannual-General-Conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612484/Time-lapse-184th-Semiannual-General-Conference.html Time-lapse footage from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's 184th Semiannual General Conference. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:35:00 MDT Global LDS diversity, growth on display at general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612461/Global-LDS-diversity-growth-on-display-at-general-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612461/Global-LDS-diversity-growth-on-display-at-general-conference.html Saturday saw the first general conference talks in languages other than English, another example of the dramatic... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 23:45:00 MDT LDS Church announces leadership changes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612423/LDS-Church-announces-leadership-changes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612423/LDS-Church-announces-leadership-changes.html The First Presidency announced leadership changes during the Saturday afternoon session of the 184th Semiannual General... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:20:00 MDT Faith and modesty: Does it unify or divide us? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612363/Faith-and-modesty-Does-it-unify-or-divide-us.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612363/Faith-and-modesty-Does-it-unify-or-divide-us.html While some see modesty as a reflection of their relationship with God or as a way to respect themselves and those around... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:13:04 MDT LDS temples grow ever closer to members http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612022/LDS-temples-grow-ever-closer-to-members.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612022/LDS-temples-grow-ever-closer-to-members.html The LDS Church now has 143 operating temples. Another 27 have been announced or are under construction. As temples have... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:30:00 MDT LDS women train priesthood leaders as they run international church organizations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612391/LDS-women-train-priesthood-leaders-as-they-run-international-church-organizations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612391/LDS-women-train-priesthood-leaders-as-they-run-international-church-organizations.html A training trip by three LDS women leaders in Tucson and Safford, Arizona, revealed their impact on priesthood leaders, their... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:50:00 MDT My brother served in the Eastern States Mission at the world's fair LDS pavilion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612367/My-brother-served-in-the-Eastern-States-Mission-at-the-worlds-fair-LDS-pavilion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612367/My-brother-served-in-the-Eastern-States-Mission-at-the-worlds-fair-LDS-pavilion.html Memories of happenings in our family when my brother, Kent received his mission call to serve in the Eastern States Mission... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church shares facts, excitement for general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612269/LDS-Church-shares-facts-excitement-for-general-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612269/LDS-Church-shares-facts-excitement-for-general-conference.html As the 184th semiannual general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints approaches, many social media... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:33:12 MDT LDS Church's international mark to be on display during conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660619/LDS-Churchs-international-mark-to-be-on-display-during-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660619/LDS-Churchs-international-mark-to-be-on-display-during-conference.html The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend during a biannual conference that... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Too old? Out of touch? LDS prophets and apostles engage globally to stay informed, connected and relevant http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612291/Too-old-Out-of-touch-LDS-prophets-and-apostles-engage-globally-to-stay-informed-connected-and.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612291/Too-old-Out-of-touch-LDS-prophets-and-apostles-engage-globally-to-stay-informed-connected-and.html The 15 men who make up the LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have served in general authority positions... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:00:00 MDT Families featured in 'Meet the Mormons' show diversity, Christ-centered lives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612178/Families-featured-in-Meet-the-Mormons-show-diversity-Christ-centered-lives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612178/Families-featured-in-Meet-the-Mormons-show-diversity-Christ-centered-lives.html The families featured in the new LDS film, "Meet the Mormons," display diversity, balance and gospel-centered lives. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:12:29 MDT Jail ordered for Idaho man in FLDS abuse case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612192/Jail-ordered-for-Idaho-man-in-FLDS-abuse-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612192/Jail-ordered-for-Idaho-man-in-FLDS-abuse-case.html A member of a Utah-based polygamous sect who oversaw an Idaho home where nine boys were sent on "repentance missions" by... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:16:06 MDT Mormon mission president held, robbed by bandits in Argentina http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612149/Mormon-mission-president-held-robbed-by-bandits-in-Argentina.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612149/Mormon-mission-president-held-robbed-by-bandits-in-Argentina.html A Mormon mission president in Buenos Aires was held briefly by robbers who attacked him in his truck at an intersection... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:50:00 MDT BYU football: LB commit Jeremiah Ieremia says 'BYU was the place I needed to be' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612076/BYU-football-LB-commit-Jeremiah-Ieremia-says-BYU-was-the-place-I-needed-to-be.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612076/BYU-football-LB-commit-Jeremiah-Ieremia-says-BYU-was-the-place-I-needed-to-be.html Hurricane's Jeremiah Ieremia chose BYU over offers from programs such as Washington and Oregon State. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:35:00 MDT 1964 World's Fair pavilion had far-reaching impact http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612021/1964-Worlds-Fair-pavilion-had-far-reaching-impact.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612021/1964-Worlds-Fair-pavilion-had-far-reaching-impact.html For the LDS Church, the New York World's Fair was an opportunity to try out groundbreaking methods of taking the gospel... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 MDT Elder Holland, David Archuleta promote 'Meet the Mormons' through video, free download http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611988/Elder-Holland-David-Archuleta-promote-Meet-the-Mormons-through-video-free-download.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611988/Elder-Holland-David-Archuleta-promote-Meet-the-Mormons-through-video-free-download.html Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and singer David Archuleta recently participated in promotional efforts for “Meet the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:15:00 MDT LDS general conference marks 90th, 65th broadcast anniversaries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611862/LDS-general-conference-marks-90th-65th-broadcast-anniversaries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611862/LDS-general-conference-marks-90th-65th-broadcast-anniversaries.html This October marks the 90th anniversary of general conference on the radio and the 65th anniversary of general conference on... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 MDT The legacy of home and visiting teaching http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611863/The-legacy-of-home-and-visiting-teaching.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611863/The-legacy-of-home-and-visiting-teaching.html Not only does home and visiting teaching carry a rich legacy in the history of the LDS Church, but it has continued to play... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 MDT Car chase called off near LDS Church Conference Center http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611917/Car-chase-called-off-near-LDS-Church-Conference-Center.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611917/Car-chase-called-off-near-LDS-Church-Conference-Center.html A suspected car thief remains at large after a car chase was called off by police Saturday evening near the LDS Church... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:18:05 MDT FamilySearch provides LDS members with free subscriptions to commercial family history websites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611713/FamilySearch-provides-LDS-members-with-free-subscriptions-to-commercial-family-history-websites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611713/FamilySearch-provides-LDS-members-with-free-subscriptions-to-commercial-family-history-websites.html Any member of the LDS Church can now receive a free subscription to Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com and MyHeritage.com, thanks... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:23:05 MDT LDS Church leaders share excitement for General Women's Meeting http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611815/LDS-Church-leaders-share-excitement-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611815/LDS-Church-leaders-share-excitement-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html This weekend, millions of women and girls as young as eight years old will gather together for the second semiannual General... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:35:03 MDT Church members now have free access to commercial family history websites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611715/Church-members-now-have-free-access-to-commercial-family-history-websites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611715/Church-members-now-have-free-access-to-commercial-family-history-websites.html An eagerly anticipated benefit for Church members who use the Church’s FamilySearch Internet genealogy service became a... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:33:35 MDT H. David Burton elected new UTA board chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611666/H-David-Burton-elected-new-UTA-board-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611666/H-David-Burton-elected-new-UTA-board-chairman.html In a unanimous vote, members of the Utah Transit Authority elected H. David Burton as the new chairman of the agency's board... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:25:00 MDT LDS Church History Museum to close for yearlong renovation, new emphasis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611641/LDS-Church-History-Museum-to-close-for-yearlong-renovation-new-emphasis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611641/LDS-Church-History-Museum-to-close-for-yearlong-renovation-new-emphasis.html A staple for 30 years, drawing 7.5 million visitors, the LDS Church History Museum across the street from Temple Square in... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:35:36 MDT Google's definition of Mormonism attracts attention from social media users http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611638/Googles-definition-of-Mormonism-attracts-attention-from-social-media-users.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611638/Googles-definition-of-Mormonism-attracts-attention-from-social-media-users.html Monday afternoon many social media users noticed a definition on Google that misrepresented the beliefs of The Church of... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:55:00 MDT