Articles of News/Week of October 22nd

By October 26, 2018Articles

Couple celebrates ‘miracle’ daughter after wife suddenly delivers baby at home

Angela and Lane Stevenson never planned to have a baby at home.

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President Oaks, Elder Bednar visit Florida after Hurricane Michael and answer why bad things happen to good people

The southern end of the U.S. Atlantic coast has been on the business end of the adversity over the past several weeks.

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“Tent city” pops up for relief workers in Panama City

Some could say that within Panama City a whole new city has been created out of tents. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members set up camp at the old airport location.

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Nevada Lore Series: the Making of a State, Part 1

The greatest day of the year is close at hand: Nevada Day. The day in which the capitol of Nevada, Carson City, practically shuts down to celebrate our statehood, which took place on October 31, 1864.

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President of Peru Asks President Nelson to Help Country’s Children

Peru’s president asked President Russell M. Nelson to help his country’s children Saturday morning during a historic meeting at the presidential palace here.

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Jabari Parker: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

After a tumultuous and injury-ridden four-year stint with the Milwaukee Bucks, 6’8” Jabari Parker is back home in Chicago, suiting up for the Bulls. Parker’s rookie season was cut short by an ACL tear in December of 2014, and the same ACL would tear again in February of 2017, making his first years as a professional player challenging–and not in the way he’d been hoping for.

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Guest Artist Announced for 2018 Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concerts

Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year’s Christmas concerts by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer will perform with the choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15, 2018, in the Conference Center.

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90 Day Fiancé’s Kalani, a Mormon, Reveals She Lost Her Virginity to Samoan Boyfriend Asuelu

First comes love, second comes engagement, and then comes a baby in a baby carriage!

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With an average age of 88½, Nelson, Oaks, Eyring make up the oldest First Presidency in LDS history

The LDS Church’s First Presidency of today is the oldest threesome in the faith’s nearly 200-year history.

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Viva Peru! Church is changing lives one child at a time as President Russell M. Nelson arrives

Scores of Peruvian babies were dying preventable deaths when a young doctor in Lima signed up for neonatal resuscitation training in 2000.

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A missed opportunity to spotlight Latter-day Saint women?

The just-completed General Conference promised a historic schedule shift that would highlight the emerging involvement and gender gains of Latter-day Saint women, yet, in the eyes of some, it wound up diminishing female visibility and voices.

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What Non-Member Actors Said About Playing Jane Manning, Joseph and Emma Smith in Groundbreaking Film

When asked, “Who was Jane Manning?” in an interview on NPR’s the City Lights, Danielle Deadwyler, who plays Jane in a groundbreaking film about Jane’s life, confidently and proudly said, “Jane Manning was a woman of fierce conviction.”

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First Edition Book of Mormon Viewing

Students and neighbors came to the Harold B. Lee Library to participate in seeing two first edition Book of Mormons. Curators came to facilitate the event and keep the books protected.

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Looking past Mormon stereotypes in Noah Van Sciver’s ‘One Dirty Tree’

The Mormon ascent into wider cultural awareness has not been under the best circumstances. It’s involved revelations about the fringe of it with the abduction of Elizabeth Smart and reality television shows that mostly focused on polygamy.

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Salt Lake City Renovates Airport With Nod to Mormon Clients

When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints return from missionary work, they’re usually greeted at the airport by their entire family, sometimes with professionally made ‘Welcome Home’ banners, balloons, horns and even photographers.

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12 Facts to Know Before You See “Jane and Emma”

The new movie highlighting the relationship between black convert Jane Manning James and Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, comes out in only a few short days. The story truly lets you see these two women in Church history with all their flaws and strengths as you watch them grapple with the nuances of their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and their love for the martyred prophet during a fictionalized account of a night spent guarding Joseph Smith’s body after his death. While the night itself is not found in the history records, the emotions, stories of Jane and Emma’s previous interactions, people, and much of the dialogue comes straight from accounts left behind by those who lived early Church history, brought to life in the poetic, visual world of film. Here are a few of the true facts from Church history that you will find in Jane and Emma.

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I’m Not a Typical Latter-day Saint and Why That’s Okay

When I think of a “typical” Latter-day Saint, I think of a pregnant mom pulling out of her driveway in her SUV, five kids in the back seat, and a delicious dinner already cooking in the Crock-Pot. Maybe they’re on their way to soccer practice, piano lessons, or playdates, and they might even have little stickers on their back windshield representing each member of the family. Bonus points if the stickers are wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

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Church embracing diversity, but members say there’s room for progress

Andra Johnson was used to loud singing, hand-clapping, foot-stomping music about Jesus Christ and hugging his brothers and sisters. However, when he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 14, it was a little difficult to settle in.

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The Dreams, Revelations Lucy and Joseph Smith Sr. Had Before the First Vision

Lucy and Joseph Sr. both came from Christian families and believed in the Bible and Jesus Christ. Lucy attended church meetings and often brought her children with her. She had been seeking the true church of Jesus Christ since the death of her sister many years earlier.

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