Articles of News/Week of March 6th

By March 10, 2017Articles

LDS Church Announces Closure, Renovation of Two Temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that two temples will be closed for extensive renovations.

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Jane Manning James, a free black woman who embraced gospel in 1841, portrayed in museum theater vignette

As Americans have been observing February as Black History Month, attendees at the Evenings at the Museum Lecture Feb. 23, remembered Jane Manning James, one of history’s first and most faithful African American members of the Church.

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Chief Seattle was secretly baptized by Mormon church after his death, leak shows

The website MormonLeaks says Chief Seattle was baptized posthumously in the Mormon church.

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Hilarious Video of LDS Mom’s Surprise Pregnancy Announcement Two Days Before She Delivers Goes Viral

Tannin and Katie Pease pulled one huge surprise on grandma when they told her Katie was pregnant with their third child.

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Mormon leaders hold broadcast from Palmyra

Mormon leaders held a world-wide broadcast from Palmyra on Saturday aimed at connecting with youth members of the Church.

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LDS athlete opens mission call before winning NAIA national swimming title

It’s been a pretty good week for Joel Thatcher.

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LDS Mom Dies in Skiing Accident, Friends Remember Her Strong Faith, Love

While skiing with her 10-year-old son Saturday, 34-year-old Kressyda Ming struck a tree at Purgatory Resort in Colorado and died shortly after a Flight for Life helicopter arrived on the scene. She is survived by her husband Cameron and their five children.

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Mitt Romney on How Keeping the Sabbath, Faith Made Him More Successful

After graduating in the top five percent of his business school class at Harvard, no one can argue that Mitt Romney went on to achieve incredible success in the world of business.

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Chuck Norris Surprises, Visits RM with Down Syndrome and Terminal Cancer

“You hear a lot about celebrities and how difficult they are. You don’t get to see the other side,” said Judy Parry after Chuck Norris came and visited her son. “I thought they might have their PR people with them, taking pictures and following them around. But they wanted no publicity, no photos, no attention. They didn’t want anything; just to make a boy’s dream come true.”

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LDS CHURCH ADDRESSED THE SUPREME COURT ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOM POLICY

Just days before Trump rescinded the Obama administration’s transgender policy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with six other religious organizations, issued a “friend of the court” brief with U.S. Supreme Court opposing the policy.

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Facebook reconnects convert with missionaries 20 years after baptism

Vladimir Bevziuk journeyed to France early in 1995 in search of work. He hoped to improve the quality of life for his wife and 6-month-old daughter in Ukraine. In the end, he did, but spiritually rather than financially.

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