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BYU Noteworthy is joined by the BYU Women's Chorus in a new video cover of "When You Believe."

November is a month to express gratitude, and this week’s Mormon Mentions is full of thanks. Donny Osmond expressed gratitude for his family, David Archuleta posted multiple Instagram posts of thanks for the producers/songwriters on his new album and Sister Sharon Eubank, counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, highlighted the work of a child development specialist for UNICEF. Several LDS YouTubers also showed their appreciation for God by singing hymns.

“What happens when you put 112 Osmonds on a plane?” Donny Osmond asked in a post on Thursday. The post showed a 10-year-old video of a massive pillow fight on an airplane. Donny explained that the footage was from the Osmonds’ appearance on “Oprah,” just days after his father, George Osmond, passed away. Earlier in the week, Donny shared a picture of him and his father with the caption, “My father passed away 10 yrs ago today. His influence continues to bless my life & remind me of what matters most — faith, family & hard work.”

Osmond Family Pillow Fight 2007

What happens when you put 112 Osmonds on the same plane? Ten years ago we found out. LOL! I took this video on our flight home after all 112 of us appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. We payed tribute to my father, who passed just 4 days before the episode taping. Appearing on the show was a special opportunity to express our love for him. We all miss him dearly and are grateful for the example he was to each of us. You helped me solve the Mac Davis mystery last week, and sometimes I wonder if you know more about my life than I do LOL.Anyone know how many Osmonds there are today? I'd really love to know.

Posted by Donny Osmond on Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Archuleta recently released a new album, and over the past week he has posted personal thank-you's for the songwriters and producers who helped work on his album.

In the case of one writer, Trent Dabbs, Archuleta explained that as he recalls, Dabbs was the first writer he worked with upon returning from his mission and one of the writers who helped him see that he could continue to make God a part of his music.

“When I wanted to quit on music to stay away from a place that left me feeling so empty before, speaking with Trent and Jamie helped me realize God could be a part of every moment and everything that I did, and there were people like them I could team up with to make it happen,” Archuleta wrote. “Working with Trent was the beginning of me finding that I could be heard speaking up about what mattered most to me, and that my own voice was important. Thanks Trent for being a positive influence in this journey I've been on the past few years! Thanks for listening to how important spirituality and God being a part of everything I do is to me, and helping me find a way to express that in music.”

The wonderful @trentdabbs . So here's the story with him: Trent took part in writing 3 songs on the new album with me: "Say Me," "Other Things in Sight," and "Numb." If I'm not mistaken, Trent may have been the first person I met with in Nashville to start writing when I got back from my mission. That first day we met the idea for "Say Me" came about. We needed a little extra inspiration after we had the first verse, and so called up writer/producer Jeremy Bose and went over to his studio to finish the song. The same trio for "Say Me" brought the throwback groovin' "Other Things in Sight." Speaking to Trent that first day helped me realize I could speak about how important my mission was and to keep that change in me incorporated in my life and keep it going. The most pivotal writing moment I've had so far was probably with Trent and producer/writer @jskenney writing "Numb" where I realized I could incorporate those changes not only into my personal life, but into my music. When I wanted to quit on music to stay away from a place that left me feeling so empty before, speaking with Trent and Jamie helped me realize God could be a part of every moment and everything that I did, and there were people like them I could team up with to make it happen. Working with Trent was the beginning of me finding that I could be heard speaking up about what mattered most to me, and that my own voice was important. Thanks Trent for being a positive influence in this journey I've been on the past few years! Thanks for listening to how important spirituality and God being a part of everything I do is to me, and helping me find a way to express that in music. #storytime #postcardsinthesky #songwriting #trentdabbs

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BYU a cappella group Noteworthy teamed up with the BYU Women’s Chorus to cover “When You Believe” from the movie “Prince of Egypt.” The song is included on Noteworthy’s new album, “How Sweet the Sound.”

Camille Nelson showed gratitude for her talents on two instruments, the guitar and the violin, by sharing them in a new video filmed in Provo Canyon.

Monica Scott also released a piano medley of hymns expressing thanks to the Lord.

Sister Sharon Eubank shared a video clip from a trip to East Africa and offered her sincere thanks for a woman named Emmi who works as a child development specialist for UNICEF. Emmi is from Finland where Sister Eubank served her mission, so the video shows the two communicating in Finnish.

As I said in my conference talk, I meet women from all over the world who are not necessarily of our faith but are devoted to saving and blessing the lives of God’s children. Emmi is one of them. She is a child development specialist for UNICEF working in East Africa. She and her husband are raising their own family far away from their home country of Finland. I served my LDS mission in Finland, so of course I had to try out my bad Finnish with her! She was surprised and then we had some fun together. Here’s to all the women like Emmi in the world who are strengthening families and lifting little children in small ways every single day.

Posted by Sharon Eubank on Thursday, November 9, 2017

In a Facebook post, Elder Dallin H. Oaks shared his personal experience with life’s twists and turns.

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“Do not rely on planning every event of your life — even every important event,” Elder Oaks said. “Stand ready to accept the Lord’s planning and the agency of others in matters that inevitably affect you. Plan, of course, but fix your planning on personal commitments that will carry you through no matter what happens. Anchor your life to eternal principles, and act upon those principles whatever the circumstances and whatever the actions of others. Then you can await the Lord’s timing and be sure of the outcome in eternity.”

Life has some strange turns. I will share some personal experiences that illustrate this.When I was a young man I...

Posted by Dallin H Oaks on Thursday, November 9, 2017