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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently visited several church history sites with his family.

This week’s Mormon Mentions waxed nostalgic for musicians and general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. James the Mormon tweeted one of the highlights of his week as former BYU baseball player Taylor Cole walked out to “Tellin You Y” during a Toronto Blue Jays game.

Donny Osmond also gave a shout-out to Sundance Mountain Resort’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Osmond is known for his role as “Joseph” in the 1999 movie version of the musical.

And President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, reflected on his experiences traveling with his family in the eastern United States, sharing his thoughts about family and church history on social media.

Cole used James the Mormon’s “Tellin You Y," a song about his alma mater, as his walkout song at a recent game.


James the Mormon also recently had a successful performance in Salt Lake City.


Missed the Face to Face with Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund? Visit the LDS Youth Facebook page for highlights or go to LDS.org to watch the whole event.

David Archuleta will be making an appearance in Pocatello, Idaho, this November:

Al Fox Carraway posted about the pros and cons of social media in a recent Instagram post and encouraged others to only follow those who uplift and inspire them.

No amount of followers will change the fact that I am absolutely no different than anyone. Don’t let photos or followers or anything alter that we are all human. I am oh so imperfect & oh so flawed & have set backs & have too much sass than you could picture & sometimes fatigue that gives the wrong impression when randomly meeting people & daily I make mistakes & daily I’m reminded on what I need to do better with. I’m just trying. I’m just experiencing. I’m just trying to figure this all out. I’m just embracing all that God brings me & guessing & faithing my way through the unknown. I’m just trying to smile & laugh as much as I can & see how many national parks & hikes I can go on w/ my family along the way. Social media can be great, but just like everything else in life, the adversary actively tries to ruin it. But why the heck should we let the adversary run rouge with our life?! I hope you unfollow anyone that makes you feel bad about you or your life. Even if that includes me. I hope you make a goal to only follow those that add worth & inpiration. & have courage to go against this unspoken ‘law’ of Instagram that things have to be a certain way. I hope you promise to yourself to not waste time living up to a false life someone else implies you should live. I hope you make a goal to live your life how *you want to. To explore, embrace & enjoy with the people that matter most. To spend time doing things that really make us truly happy. B/c life is too short to feel lousey for no reason. Life is too short to get worked up over things that don’t matter or be influeced *negatively over people you’ll never meet. Life is too short to allow the advesary drive our life or our self worth into the ditch. Let’s be sick of him ruining all that is good & take control of how we truly want to live & how God wants us to live. And He wants us to live a life full of meaning. So, exercise your power over the ruiner of all good things & unfollow everything that doesn't make you feel happy & inspired & say YES to more dog accounts, or whatever it is that will give you more smile & meaning. B/c life is just too short to be anything but happy.

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The new Missionary Training Center in Accra, Ghana, was recently completed. The new MTC can house up to 320 missionaries and can potentially accommodate up to 500, reported the Deseret News.

Osmond stole a few precious moments with his newborn grandson, Clark Osmond, this week.

Osmond also attended "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Sundance and complimented it’s creative country take on the original.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir received a “thank you” from Chase Burch, who received a personal performance from the group in 2007 when she was battling brain cancer. Burch said the choir provided her with extra strength during her time of need.

Looking for some new recipes? This is one of the Osmond’s favorites:

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s Facebook account said that “not all angels are from the other side of the veil.” Sometimes, they can be neighbors, mothers or spouses.

When we speak of those who are instruments in the hand of God, we are reminded that not all angels are from the other...

Posted by Jeffrey R Holland on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Elder Holland’s Twitter account reaffirmed followers that they are loved despite their weaknesses.

It’s not too late to get a ticket for the Provo MTC open house, said Mormon Newsroom:

In a post on Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ Facebook account, the apostle shared his thoughts on obtaining an education. Those who seek learning for the sake of learning are better able to evaluate problems and defend the truth, he said.

Going through my files this summer I found the attached thoughts I shared with the graduating class at BYU–Hawaii over...

Posted by Dallin H Oaks on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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President Russell M. Nelson’s Twitter account reminded followers Tuesday that Christ should always be recognized for performing the Atonement.

Elder Russell M. Ballard’s Facebook account addressed the young adults of the church, urging them not to get caught up in social media and to make more personal connections.

I have some advice for you who are in your young adult years.Become friends and get to know each other. Some of you...

Posted by M Russell Ballard on Friday, August 4, 2017

President Uchtdorf went on a memorable trip with his wife, Harriet, his daughter, Antje and his grandson, Eric. President Uchtdorf shared his experiences visiting church history sites in New York and Pennsylvania. The apostle and his family also stopped at Niagara Falls and met with members of the church in Detroit.