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Fire focuses faith during LDS services in Idaho, Arizona

by | Jul. 03, 2012

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July's Fast Sunday was filled with expressions of faith and determination to press onward for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose lives have been impacted recently by fire.

"Fast Sunday" is what Latter-day Saints call the first Sunday of each month. The term comes from the monthly LDS practice of abstaining from food and drink for two meals and donating to a special church fund for the care of the poor and needy the money that would have otherwise been spent on food. Fast Sunday is also the day when local LDS worship services are traditionally unplanned, with the time that is usually allotted for sermons left open for members of the congregation to stand and share extemporaneous expressions of faith.

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