Today marks President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's 74th birthday! It's been a long life full of family, flying, service, and sermons. Check out these fun photo highlights.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf (far left) met his future wife at a Mutual Improvement Association activity. Photo from lds.org.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf joined the air force in Germany in 1959. Photo from LDS Church News.
Famed LDS author and speaker John Bytheway shares the secrets to his teaching style. Learn how he does what he does--and start teaching like Brother Bytheway yourself.
It's getting chilly out and just because you have to bundle up for church doesn't mean you can't look cute while you do it! Check out these 12 fabulous Sunday dresses and skirts perfect for this fall.
It was 176 years ago today that Missouri militiamen attacked Latter-day Saints living in the Hawn's Mill settlement. From Brent M. Rogers, Church History and Joseph Smith Papers coeditor, find out more about the events before, during, and after the massacre.
George Edward Anderson 1907 photograph of original Haun's Mill millstone. Church Archives, via Juvenile Instructor.
On October 30, 1838, more than 200 Missouri militiamen attacked the Hawn’s Mill settlement located on Shoal Creek in Caldwell County, Missouri, where dozens of Mormon families lived. On that day, the Missouri militia opened fire on the small community, shooting into the small crevices of the blacksmith’s shop where several Mormon men and boys had taken refuge.
The organized Missouri militia then entered the building to execute more. At the end of the horrific slaughter, 17 Mormons lay dead in pooled blood, more than a dozen others were wounded, some Latter-day Saint women were assaulted, and many Mormon men, women, and children had fled or hid in the woods. It was the violent crescendo of the 1838 Mormon War in Missouri.
In the days preceding the attack, Missouri militia visited Jacob Hawn’s Mill. (Hawn, whose name has historically been misspelled as Haun, was an early settler in Caldwell County and established a milling business there prior to the Mormons’ settling in that location. He was not a church member and never joined the LDS Church.) The militiamen threatened and disarmed the Mormon residents. These pre-massacre initiatives suggest that the militia planned to act before Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued the Extermination Order on October 27, 1838.
In the United States, trick-or-treating is a fun part of Halloween tradition--and a lot of Mormon families join in to celebrate. But how do Latter-day Saint families handle Halloween? Take our poll about trick-or-treating to help us find out.
Growing up, the rule was simple: once you're a teenager, you're no longer allowed to go trick-or-treating. Not as simple was enforcing that rule.
I went trick-or-treating until I was at least 16.
Halloween was a big deal in my childhood home--in fact, I think my dad liked going trick-or-treating more than us kids did. Thus, when the fated 13th birthday came (and went), while my mom rolled her eyes, he still allowed us to dress up in a fun costume and go door to door.
I admit that at 16, I was probably too old to trick-or-treat (even if I did have some good clean fun doing it).
What does your family do? Do you trick-or-treat (or trunk-or-treat)? How old is too old to go? Tell us your answers in the poll below!