Articles of News/Week of January 30th

By January 31, 2017Articles, Uncategorized

Utah vet who survived Pearl Harbor dies at 98

Maxwell Burggraaf, one of Utah’s remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, died in South Jordan on Jan. 12 at the age of 98.

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Which Broadway musical is the most Mormon?

I’m sure some believe “The Book of Mormon Musical” is the most Mormon musical ever written.

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Shaun Micallef embraces Mormonism for his new TV show

Praise the Lord (whichever one takes your fancy). Shaun Micallef’s search for religious understanding – Stairway to Heaven – is back on SBS.

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3 Things You May Not Have Known About the Restoration

The Restoration was ushered in by the First Vision in the Spring of 1820. But God started preparing the world long before 1820 for the Gospel to be restored. Here are three things you may not have known about the Restoration.

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LDS 14-Year-Old Set to Perform at Trump Inauguration

A recent news release from the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that another LDS artist will be joining The Piano Guys and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the inauguration.

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Story of Nonmember Comforting, Praying with Scared LDS Missionary Goes Viral

While enjoying a family getaway in Utah for a few days, Briana Battles, a mother and a wellness coach, ran into an LDS missionary at the Salt Lake International Airport.

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The LDS 16-Year-Old Who Will DJ at Trump Inaugural Ball

“I wish people would always just see performances for what they are, as an artist being able to just respect this country and to serve and have a great opportunity,” Latter-day Saint Cache Olson says. The teen is not only excited for his performance at the Freedom Ball this weekend, he also receives his Eagle Scout Award.

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Jorge Mena reflects on life in Cuba, coming to the US, LDS conversion and the blessings of freedom

When news of Fidel Castro’s death came last November, Idaho Falls, Idaho, resident Jorge Mena was overwhelmed by a rush of emotions.

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How Mormon Principles and Grassroots Ideals Saved Utah

Imagine getting 90 municipalities in 10 counties in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions to get on board for a 20-year land use planning effort intended to conserve water use, promote clean air and avoid the destruction of open spaces by slashing housing lot sizes, encouraging higher-density development and imposing new taxes to build a light rail network and commuter rail system from scratch. Imagine that it worked so well the effort expanded statewide.

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Tom Hanks Defends Mormon Tabernacle Choir on NPR in Most Hilarious of Ways

This week, NPR had a special guest host on their series “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me”—Tom Hanks. And with panelists Faith Salie, Luke Burbank, and Paula Poundstone, the show was bound to get hilarious.

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Church Announces Groundbreaking for Temple in South America

The First Presidency announced the groundbreaking of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple on March 4, 2017.

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