Articles of News/Week of January 2nd

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UVU PRESIDENT HOLLAND TO PRESIDE OVER MISSION IN NORTH CAROLINA

UVU President Matthew Holland announced via Twitter that he will be presiding over the Raleigh Mission as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mission president in North Carolina, Dec. 29. Traditionally, mission presidents serve three-year terms. Holland will begin July 1, 2018.

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Dave Checketts’ son posts video of parents opening assignment to serve as mission president and companion

Dave Checketts’ name is easily recognizable in several communities, including among Mormons and in the world of professional sports. The former president and general manager of the Utah Jazz, former president of the New York Knicks and original owner of Real Salt Lake is also a former LDS stake president, and now, Checketts has been called to serve as a mission president, according to a video published to his son’s Instagram account on Friday.

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Logan LDS member encounters scammer lying, poorly, about being missionary

If you’re trying to scam someone by pretending to be a Mormon missionary, targeting Utahns might be a bad idea.

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15 Major Changes in the Church in 2017

This year has been packed with big changes in the LDS Church, from updating temple policies to consolidating sessions of general conference. As we prepare for a new year, here’s a quick overview of all the major changes in the Church from 2017.

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Utahns in the NFL leave $1,000 tip, give Book of Mormon to Aaron Rodgers and dress up as Santa Claus

Former Utah and Copper Hills High standout Sealver Siliga knew how to make a restaurant staff’s day on Christmas Eve.

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LDS missionary serving in Nigeria passes away after suffering seizure

A 22-year-old LDS missionary, Elder Maxwell Adjei Arthur, has passed away after suffering a seizure.

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Jury to hear case against Mormon Church, officials

A Berkeley County jury will hear the accusations and evidence against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church, and local church officials in early January for allegedly covering up allegations that the son of local church officials sexually abused 12 children over the course of more than five years.

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Deseret News’ 10 most-read LDS feature stories of 2017

In 2017, the most-read LDS feature stories were stories of people who lived what they believed while navigating life’s twists and turns.

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