NEWS FROM UTAH
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LDS Couple Travels to 12 Countries in 12 Months with Toddler in Tow

by Deseret News | June 11, 2015 | News from Utah

Scott and Emily Manning's life hasn't gone as planned. After meeting at Brigham Young University and marrying in 2010, the couple dreamed of settling down and starting a family, but as they began house hunting, the prospect of being tied to a single location and a mortgage became increasingly unappealing. However, the couple confronted an even bigger challenge as a series of miscarriages made their plans of starting a family seem out of reach. “We were kind of lost because no one tells us that happens,” Emily Manning said. “Once we experienced a miscarriage, we realized we’re not like the people...

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Church Once Again Calling Missionaries to Serve in Liberia

by LDS Living | June 11, 2015 | From the Church News from Utah

In a new  statement , Church spokesman Eric Hawkins affirmed that missionaries will again be called to serve in the African nation of Liberia.  "Non-native missionaries (those from outside Liberia) will serve in surrounding areas until it is determined that it is safe for them to enter Liberia," he said.  In August of last year, the Church pulled missionaries from both Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to concerns over the Ebola outbreak in the region. Missionaries who were serving in those two nations at the time we reassigned to surrounding missions. No missionary was ever diagnosed with the disease. "Ensuring...

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LDS Church Hosts Social Experiment, and the Results Are Amazing!

by Facebook | June 10, 2015 | From the Church News from Utah Videos

Do a little good today. #SimplyServe Posted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, June 8, 2015 ...

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Church Honors Its Word and Pulls Plans for Chapel Near Montana Temple

by KPAX News Montana | June 10, 2015 | News from Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has withdrawn its proposal to build a new meetinghouse near its temple on the West End of Billings. In a letter from the church delivered to the city-county Planning Department on Monday, a spokesman said the church was honoring verbal statements it made nearly 20 years ago, promising to build “no additional religious facilities” in the Rim Point Subdivision, according to a report in Last Best News. Harvey Bonner, one of the temple neighbors who had strongly opposed plans for the meeting house, said a representative of the church handed out copies of...

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Woman Rescues & Secretly Reads Book of Mormon Her Mother Threw Away

by Middle-Aged Mormon Man | June 10, 2015 | News from Utah

As we were conjugating verbs in Latin class, my friend asked me to come to a open house at the church.  She told me it was at the stake center so I envisioned prime rib. There were very few LDS people or “Mormons” at our school. I was nearly 17, and I had been to many churches – all very lovely people. But I never joined any of them because I felt they did not really know who the Savior was.  But as I entered the Stake Center (which to my disappointment I learned would not be serving prime rib) I...

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In MLB Interview, LDS Baseball Star Bryce Harper Shares His Favorite Incorrect Mormon Stereotype

by This Week in Mormons | June 10, 2015 | News from Utah Famous Mormons

We know that Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper marches to the beat of his own drum. He doesn’t fit any “traditional” molds of Mormonism, but perhaps the issue is with everyone else if we have decided what is “normal” for Mormons. However, there are some lines one must not cross, and Mr. Harper has crossed the River Styx into the land of BYU hatin’.  ...

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Elder Holland Makes History at UK Parliament

by Deseret News | June 10, 2015 | From the Church News from Utah

LDS Charities provided relief to dozens of countries last year, in part because church leaders believe humanitarian aid can reduce the damage caused by rising global conflict, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said Wednesday in a historic speech at the House of Lords in London. The speech marked the first time a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has addressed a gathering in the Houses of Parliament, located at the Palace of Westminster. "Last year, LDS Charities responded to 132 disasters of one kind or another in 60 nations of the world, including a major typhoon in the...

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Mormon Single Mom Survives Tornado, Finds Faith in Aftermath

by Mormon Channel | June 10, 2015 | News from Utah

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Good Morning America Sets the Record Straight After Church Members Appeal Article

by Jake Healey | June 9, 2015 | News from Utah Videos

On Monday, June 1, 2015, tragedy struck on the tumultuous waters of Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border when a quick-moving storm capsized a boat and claimed four lives. Among those on the boat were best friends Tiffany Stoker and Tylinn Tilley, two 14-year-old girls who had to tread water for hours before help came. Local news outlets (including LDS Living ) heavily reported on one touching aspect of Tiffany and Tylinn’s survival—they spent their time struggling to stay above water praying and singing Primary songs with each other. After what must have seemed like an eternity, the girls were rescued...

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Open House Announced for Provo City Center Temple

by LDS Living | June 9, 2015 | News from Utah

Photo from LDS Church Temples Ever since it was announced in the October 2011 general conference, members of the Church (and not just those in Utah) have been looking forward to the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple with anxious anticipation.  "I gasped when I heard the announcement in conference," one Church member recalls. Now, these eager Latter-day Saints can mark their calendars. Today, the First Presidency announced that the open house for the temple will begin in January of 2016.  Tours will start on Friday, January 15th. Given the large number of expected participants, they will run almost two...