Articles of News/Week of February 13th

By February 13, 2018Articles

Mormon missionaries safe, secure in Tonga, Samoa in wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita

As residents in Tonga and Samoa survey the damage in the wake of Category 4 Cyclone Gita and its 145-mph winds, the LDS Church is reporting Monday that all of its missionaries are safe and accounted for.

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Tickets available online for Jordan River Utah Temple dedication

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are interested may now reserve tickets for the Jordan River Utah Temple rededication this May.

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We Need to Stop Judging Other Mormons for Not Being “Mormon” Enough

Let’s confess — most of us have made quick judgments about people who don’t fit our mental image of a modern-day disciple of Christ. Too often we want white teeth, short hair, crisp shirts, light makeup, and maroon minivans.

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The Weeds’ story is one of many stories of LGBT Latter-day Saints that continue to be written

Five years ago, Lolly Weed co-wrote a blog post about how she fell in love with a gay man.

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Jessika Jenson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jessika Jenson, 26, will be competing in her second Olympics this year in South Korea.

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Hundreds gather to remember the life of Jon Huntsman Sr.

Jon Huntsman Sr. was laid to rest Saturday, leaving behind a legacy in Utah as a billionaire, a leader in his industry, a philanthropist and a prominent member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS Church To Host Family Discovery Day For Greater Chattanooga Area

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) invites everyone in the greater Chattanooga area to attend a Family Discovery Day – an event featuring renowned genealogist Jim Ison – and workshops to help anyone and everyone find their ancestors.  This free event will take place on Saturday February 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center located at 3067 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ooltewah, Tennessee.

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LDS Church launches new how-to YouTube channel

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the launch of a new YouTube channel Friday afternoon, which aims to provide “simple, practical help for real-life challenges.”

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Rob Porter, and Mormonism’s #MeToo Moment

Colbie Holderness says she met Rob Porter at a Mormon student congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lifelong Mormons, they married in the church in 2003. When Porter turned abusive and their marriage went bad, Holderness said, they turned to the church for guidance.

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How a DNA Test Unexpectedly Connected This Mormon to a Father Who Didn’t Know She Existed

Whatever we expected from the DNA test, it was not this: “Confidence Extremely High: Rudger Warner is your father,” it read.

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LDS Church announces rededication date of Houston Texas temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it is rededicating its Houston, Texas temple, Sunday, April 22.

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LDS climber recovers from 100-foot fall, prepares to serve mission

It’s not every day someone can suffer a 100-foot fall and be rock climbing again less than six months later.

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On “Ellen,” LDS Daddy-Daughter Duo Charms Ellen, Sings “Tomorrow”

Claire Ryann Crosby charmed Ellen once again when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling all about her new baby sister. Then, Claire and her dad Dave performed “Tomorrow” from Annie.

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