Articles of News/Week of October 10th

By October 10, 2017Articles

Elder Hales Featured by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “He Has Returned with Honor”

Every day the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chooses one veteran to highlight and feature on their Facebook page, telling their story of service. On October 3, they honored Elder Robert D. Hales.

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3 Habits That Could Make You Lose Your Testimony Without Realizing It

I was 23 and had graduated from BYU two months earlier. Now I was nearing the end of my summer internship at a very fast-paced advertising agency.

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African LDS couple tells of the organization of the LDS Church in Togo

Ludovic Attiogbe was born in a small nation in West Africa called Togo. He lived there with his mother, father and little sister. Attiogbe remembered when he was a small boy, his father, Dieudonné Attiogbe, moved to work in London.

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Lakers honor family of Las Vegas shooting victim and Mormon Quinton Robbins

When the Los Angeles Lakers found out the family of Quinton Robbins would be at Sunday’s preseason game against the Sacramento Kings at T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, they wanted to do something to honor the 20-year-old who lost his life in last week’s Las Vegas shooting.

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DID YOU KNOW MORMONS DOMINATE COMPETITIVE DANCING?

Mormons dominate the dancing scene. From big names like Julianne and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars to less popular collegiate DanceSport, Mormons disproportionately dominate dancing leaderboards.

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Provo grandmother celebrates hiking the ‘Y’ for the thousandth time

It all started out with Sue Trammell wanting to get in shape so she would look better in pictures during an upcoming family trip.

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In Waynesboro, apple dumplings a tasty tradition

The day before the start of the Apple Days Arts & Crafts Show can mean only one thing at the Waynesboro Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — time to make the dumplings.

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7,000 ‘Mormon Helping Hands’ give labor of love to Floridians

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had brought as many as 7,000 “Mormon Helping Hands”– friend and member volunteers. They had staging areas located throughout Florida during the week-end of September 15th to the 17th. From an aerial view one would perchance think that the sun had fallen as they converged clad in their yellow tee shirts and vests. Volunteers came from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. They prayed, then hastily grabbed tools, and work orders to give a labor of love. These volunteers traveled at their own expense and helped to remove debris, muck out flooded homes and cut trees and limbs as needed.

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The Mormon Temple That a U.S. City Kept from Being Built—Twice

How eye-opening to learn the history behind this temple that was never built.

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Elder Bednar Shares the Biggest Lesson He’s Learned as an Apostle, Sister Bednar Shares What It’s Like Being the Wife of One

As the president of BYU-Idaho, David A. Bednar received a phone call from President Gordon B. Hinckley to meet with him the next day at 3 p.m.—a call that didn’t surprise him in the least.

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Bryce Harper unveils custom ‘Pray for Las Vegas’ cleats

As the Washington Nationals gear up for their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Cubs, star outfielder Bryce Harper paid homage to his hometown of Las Vegas in the wake of last Sunday’s mass shooting.

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Mormon blogger raises more than $9,000 for LDS Charities

Liz Jensen wished she could help.

“It seemed that every few days my phone beeped with another shocking news alert as a new tragedy hit,” she wrote on her blog, The Small Seed. “Florida. Houston. Puerto Rico. Mexico. All of it too widespread, too huge, and too heavy. The more I heard the more I thought, what in the world can I do?”

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A 20-year-old LDS man was among those killed in Las Vegas shooting

A 20-year-old member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Quinton Robbins, was among those killed in Sunday’s shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival.

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Historian hopes there is truth to story of Book of Mormon-era artifacts found in Manti cave

Artifacts discovered in a cave behind the Manti LDS Temple may have been left there by an ancient people that figure significantly in the history of the American continent as believed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  woman asserts, despite academic non-consensus about the origins of the items.

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