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LDS Week in Review: 5 Must-Read Stories (Dec 6 - 12)

Church Releases Bible Videos on DVD

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Favorite Bible stories, like the Parables of Wheat & Tares, Mustard Seed, and Leaven and Raising Lazarus from the Dead are now available in a single collection for your home, just in time to give as gifts for neighbors, missionaries, or relatives.

The Church is making these videos available for a limited time at store.lds.org at the introductory price of $5 through Dec. 31. (After Jan. 1, the price will be $10.)

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Guinness World Record Live Nativity Music Video

In just 4 weeks, over 1300 people donated 10,000+ hours to bring this project to life!


20 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square at Christmastime

20 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square at Christmastime

More than a million twinkling lights are estimated to be part of Temple Square at Christmas--but how well do you know the winter decorations and events on Temple Square? Here are 20 things we bet you haven't heard before!

1. The lights on Temple Square almost didn't happen. In the fall of 1965, when Deseret News publisher E. Earl Hawkes proposed the idea to President David O. McKay, the head gardener at Temple Square was worried that heat from the lights would harm the trees. After much debate, President McKay decided to go ahead with the project (some say at the urging of his wife, who thought the Church should do more to share their beliefs at Christmas).

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17 Famous People Who Have Been Given a Book of Mormon 

From presidents and popes to rappers and authors, the Book of Mormon has come into the hands of some incredible public figures, proving that nothing can stop the "Word" from going forth and reaching all people.

Muhammad Ali 

Famous People & Book of Mormon

Photo retrieved from globe.mma.com.

Church member Bob Wilke was no doubt surprised when he ran into Muhammad Ali in a Dallas airport, but he didn’t let this boxing legend intimidate him.  After a friendly discussion, Wilke handed Ali a personalized copy of the Book of Mormon.  Ali returned the favor by giving Wilke an autographed “What is Islam” pamphlet, adding, “I’ll read your book if you’ll read mine” (Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader, Paul B. Skousen, 2005).  

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27 Brilliant & Fun Mormon Lego Creations

We've seen a few LDS lego creations--like a 13,500 Lego-block Bountiful temple and a nine-years-in-the-making Salt Lake temple, complete with wedding groups crowding the stairs. 

And that got us thinking--what other LDS themed Lego creations are out there? Turns out, quite a few! Check out these other fun lego creations featuring scenes from the Book or Mormon and modern-day temples!

Missionaries Teaching

Unbelievable Mormon-themed Lego Creations

From Minifig Mormon Missionaries.

Ammon at Sebus

Unbelievable Mormon-themed Lego Creations

Scene by Nathan Cunningham

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