Articles of News/Week of September 19th

By September 18, 2017Articles

Large mound of rubbish needs clearing in East Street, Sittingbourne, near Swale council offices

A landlord hopes her efforts to clear land which she says has been attracting homeless people and rats will soon lead to action.

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Fall BYU speakers: Obama strategist David Axelrod, Elders Ballard and Christofferson

President Obama’s former chief strategist and two LDS apostles headline BYU’s fall lineup of forum and devotional speakers.

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LDS Church Sends Relief In Response To Hurricane Harvey Victims

Water, hygiene and relief supplies are their own way from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in response to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As stated by the LDS Church in its official statement to the media, “these supplies will be offered to any who are in need. We will continue to monitor the situation including the needs for additional supplies, resources and volunteers”

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Texas LDS Meetinghouse Becomes Shelter, Boat Command Center for Harvey Victims

An LDS meetinghouse in Texas has become a refuge for many after extreme flooding has left their homes filled with several feet of standing water.

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Mormon mom credits cannabis, chiropractic care for restoring her mobility

Up until about eight months ago, walking wasn’t an option for Enedina Stanger.

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Houston Temple Flooding, According to New Church Update

The Church updated its statement about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, sharing that the temple has now begun to flood:

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Floodwater breaches Houston LDS temple missionaries safe, humanitarian aid in place in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The temple president of the Houston Texas Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said in a press release Monday night that floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey have breached the building.

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3 Questions with Bob Evans: Former State Senator Steve Urquhart talks LDS Church lobbying tactics

He served in the Utah legislature for 16 years and stepped down last year to become the global ambassador for the University of Utah.

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Trump again calls for release of Utahn held in Venezuelan prison

The Trump administration called for the release of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela in a new round of financial sanctions on the South American country Friday.

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Many Struggles with Faith Are Based on Mormon Culture, Not Doctrine, Professor Says

Scott R. Braithwaite, an associate psychology professor at Brigham Young University, discussed the psychological component to crises of faith in a BYU Education Week presentation on Monday, August 21.

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LSU ‘almost certain’ BYU game won’t be played in flooded Houston; Superdome among ‘several options’ on table

Another hurricane is impacting an LSU football game.

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Birthplace of David O. McKay to be featured on home hour

A rare opportunity to visit the home where the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintswas born and raised is offered next month during the 40th annual fall house tour sponsored by the Weber County Heritage Foundation.

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Mormon Leader in Houston Won’t Let Father Check in With Son During Hurricane

You may be familiar with the fact that Mormon missionaries spend two years in various locations spreading the faith. You may not be aware that communication back home is limited during the trip. While emails back home are allowed once a week, on what’s known as “Preparation Day” (their day off), phone calls home can only be made on Mother’s Day and Christmas. And all of that is one way communication. It’s not like your family back home can contact you outside of those times.

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EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS: GAY MORMON BLOGGER, LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER JOSH SEARLE

Searle was born and raised on a farm in east Idaho. He is the founder of the popular blog Bravely Botching Life, the creator of of The Josh Searle Channel on YouTube and the owner of Pick Me Up Drinks in Ammon.

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Denver Snuffer’s offshoot is drawing away Mormons with the mantra: God can talk to you, too. But will these freewheeling fellowships last?

Don’t call Denver Snuffer Jr. a prophet and don’t view his Remnant movement as a church.

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LDS Church introduces new adult curriculum in January

Adult members of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints will have a curriculum change for Melchizedek Priesthood quorums and Relief Societies.

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Parents of fallen Utah Guardsman say he died doing what he wanted to do

A week after a Green Beret from Utah was killed in action in Afghanistan, Aaron Butler’s parents said he died doing what he wanted to do.

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How ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Evie Clair stays strong in LDS faith

Evie Clair didn’t know what to do.

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How a Mormon Is Using Pioneer Technology to Improve Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness

LDS father Dennis Draleau from Grangeville, Idaho, needed a device that would allow him to haul gear and carry his young children while walking. Frustrated with options such as garden carts and wheelbarrows, Draleau turned to a historical alternative—the pioneer handcart. Since he couldn’t find an inexpensive handcart with the features he needed, he decided to create his own modern version of the handcart.

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Single Mormon men over 30, divorcees now can officiate temple ordinances

Divorced Mormons and single men 31 and older may now serve as temple ordinance workers, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed on Wednesday.

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Mountain Meadows Massacre descendants look to mark graves

Descendants of those killed in the Mountain Meadows Massacre almost 160 years ago are spearheading an effort to find and mark all the graves of the victims and survivors, a press release said.

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Funeral set for Utah soldier killed in Afghanistan

Funeral services have been scheduled for a Utah soldier killed in a battle with Islamic State militants in Afghanistan.

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170 years ago today: Mormon Tabernacle Choir created less than a month after pioneers’ arrival

Did you know? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was created less than one month after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.

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Utah fraud trial opens for ‘Latter-day Capitalist’

A fraud trial opened Tuesday for a Utah businessman whose billboards lined the highway before he was charged with running a $100 million Ponzi scheme that prosecutors say drained people’s home equity, life savings and retirement funds.

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LDS golf legend Johnny Miller will redesign golf course where Mormon Battalion once camped

Johnny Miller likes taking old, worn-down properties and bringing them back to life.

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