Missionary Powerfully Explains LDS Beliefs with Just 1 Blank Sheet of Paper

by YouTube | June 30, 2015 | Everything Else


Missionaries Share Their Experience in Unique London England Mission

by KSL | June 30, 2015 | Everything Else

Elder Duane and Sister Margaret Cardall are having unique experiences in a city they love as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They say it’s a rare opportunity and a gift. “This is the most remarkable city in the world, bar none," Elder Cardall said, speaking about serving in the city of London. “It is an incredible melting pot of nationalities and people. (In) the membership of the Hyde Park Stake, a survey was done a couple of years ago, 110 nations are represented.” ...


13 Suggestions on How to Help Your Child Return to Church

by LDS NET | June 30, 2015 | Everything Else

Here is an article designed to give you suggestions on how to help your child come back to the Church while still maintaining a healthy relationship. As a parent of a child who has chosen to leave the Church, have you felt weighed down and yoked to a burden that seems to never sleep? Your sleepless nights may have been filled with concern, worry and sadness. You may question whether or not you will ever find rest, because let’s be honest, “rest” doesn’t really seem to be part of the job description for parenthood. Here are some ways to best help...


2 People Shot in Massive Brawl Outside of California Chapel

by Contra Costa Times | June 29, 2015 | Everything Else

Two people were shot, and another bludgeoned multiple times, during a large fight between two groups outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while Sunday service was getting out, police said. The incident began a little before 12:30 p.m. Sunday when two groups began fighting in the church parking lot on the 1400 block of Laurel Road. During the fight, a member of one of the groups began striking someone multiple times with a hammer or crowbar, and in response, a member of the other group began firing shots, said Oakley police Sgt. Robert Roberts. ...


6 Ways Our Culture Can Avoid Being 'Grief Illiterate'

by Kendra Broekhuis | June 29, 2015 | Everything Else

“I think that our culture is ‘grief illiterate,’” my friend said. I had just explained to her and another friend how I have been doing since losing our daughter at 33 weeks pregnant. And I had just thanked them for asking. They expressed their thoughts: “We don’t know what we are doing. We have never been through anything like this, and it’s hard to know what to say.” How are we supposed to respond to people’s pain? What are we supposed to say to someone who lost a child? To someone who found out they have cancer? To someone who lost...


The Whys and Hows of Making the Sabbath Day Holy

by LDS Church News | June 28, 2015 | Everything Else

Reverencing the Sabbath can lead us to personal revelation and this reverencing should begin well before the Sabbath arrives. The Sabbath can truly become a delight if we are ready for what it offers. The Savior knew we needed to prepare our minds to fully participate in the sacred things of God. In 3 Nephi 17, Jesus, knowing the people lacked understanding, told them to go home, ponder what He had taught, pray for understanding and prepare their minds for the morrow when He would teach again. Studying and applying the Lord’s pattern of preparation as we ready ourselves for the...


What Major U.S. Religious Leaders Are Saying About the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by The Digital Universe | June 27, 2015 | Everything Else

The Supreme Court decision to officially legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states has raised questions among religious congregations about what the ruling means to their faith. Many religious organizations were quick to speak out on the ruling, some to reaffirm their doctrines concerning marriage, and some to lend their support to the Supreme Court’s decision. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human...


Disabled Peruvian Woman Defies Odds, Dances at Temple Celebration

by LDS NET | June 27, 2015 | Everything Else

Julia Gonzales Altamirano, 18-years-old, overcame all odds when she danced for the Cultural Celebration of the Trujillo Peru Temple on June 20, 2015. Gonzales was born with phocomelia which caused her to have stunted arms. However, her happy and optimistic attitude never dwelled on her disability; Gonzales focused on her ability. ...


4 Strategies Satan Uses & How to Resist Them

by Deseret News | June 26, 2015 | Everything Else

Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy spoke to LDS Business College students in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on Tuesday, June 23. “Everyone here is an experienced war veteran. We have been battling the host of evil in an ongoing war that began in the pre-mortal sphere before we were born,” he said. “Satan’s strategy was to frighten people. He knew that fear was the best way to destroy faith.” God’s plan triumphed and Jesus Christ volunteered to suffer for the sins of mankind. Elder Lawrence warned students to beware of the pride that consumed Satan. “Lucifer rebelled because...


Missionary Transported to Utah After Car Accident Leaves Her in a Coma

by KSL | June 26, 2015 | Everything Else

The sister missionary who was injured in a car accident in Atlanta on May 29 has been transferred to a hospital in Utah and remains in critical condition, according to her father. Sister Rachel Beckstrom, 19, Tooele, was injured in a car accident with a semi truck while traveling 45 miles per hour as she and her companion attempted to make a right turn with limited visibility. Her companion, Sister Natalie Barnard, 20, Snoqualmie, Washington, was killed in the accident. They were serving 18-month missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Atlanta North Mission. Sister Beckstrom’s...