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The Top 10 LDS Living Stories of 2015

From famous Mormons to rescue missions to overcoming doubts, there have been a lot of inspiring and powerful stories shared by LDS Living this year! Check out the highlights.


#10    8 Famous People Who Became Mormons

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Life in the spotlight comes with unique challenges. But despite their fame and fortune, these celebrities found the gospel and happily became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


#9     The Unbelievable Story of Shipwrecked Saints on Their Way to Zion

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This ill-fated voyage of Saints sailing from Australia to San Francisco in 1855 would be a singular event in Mormon history because it would be the only known shipwreck that claimed the lives of multiple Mormon pioneers on their way to Zion. 


#8     7 Wonders of the Mormon World

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Throughout the world, there are sites that are deeply meaningful to members of the Church. Cherished for their beauty, history, or even their mystery, here is our list of 7 Wonders of the Mormon World.


#7     11 Insights into Life Before and After Our Mortal Existence

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Latter-day Saints know that we lived before we came to earth and that we will live again after death. But exactly how many details do we know about this spiritual existence? Find out what Church doctrine teaches us about our premortal and postmortal life.


#6     The Astonishing True Stories Behind the Cokeville Miracle

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On May 16, 1986, an elementary school in the tiny town of Cokeville, Wyoming, was held hostage by a married couple with a bomb. The miraculous events that followed transformed the lives of hundreds of people, including many who witnessed angels or received heavenly help from deceased ancestors. These are the true stories behind the hit film The Cokeville Miracle.


#5     18 Mormons on Reality TV Who Stood for Their Standards

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Members of the Church who have competed on reality TV shows know all too well how hard it can be to stay true to their faith under pressure. Of the many Mormons who have appeared on reality TV shows, here are some of our favorite stories.


#4      7 Things That Still Need to Happen Before the World Ends

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This past fall there was an unusual amount of hubbub regarding how close we are to the end of the world. But thanks to LDS scholar Robert L. Millet, we know of at least 7 things that still need to happen before the Second Coming.


#3     How I Lost 140 Pounds by Relying on the Lord

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Losing 140 pounds is no easy feat. Just ask Trent Heppler. Never in a million years did he believe that he would one day shed the weight, let alone run a marathon. But Heppler learned that the power to overcome his physical weaknesses—whatever they may be—comes from a spiritual strength gained through the Savior, Jesus Christ.


#2     Why I Left the Church Is Also Why I'm Going Back

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In this emotional and honest piece, the author shares how she fell into inactivity for over a year. But what drove her to leave the Church is the same drive that called her back to it.


#1     Rescuing Children from Sex Slavery: One Mormon's Inspired Mission

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Infiltrating the dangerous world of human trafficking, Timothy Ballard--returned missionary, former CIA and Homeland Security agent, and founder of Operation Underground Railroad--has become a beacon for change and a hero to hundreds of children from around the world who have been rescued due to his courageous actions and unwavering faith.

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