Jeff Hampton

June 29, 2019 09:19 AM MDT
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in 2015 and has been updated to include recent information.
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May 02, 2019 09:20 AM MDT
Spoiler Alert: This article assumes the reader is familiar with the plot of the Harry Potter series. If you aren’t, you should stop reading now, pick up the first book, and have your mind blown by its excellence. Then come back and read this.
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January 05, 2019 05:00 PM MST
In 1980, a man named Samuel Doe led a military coup d'état that overthrew the elected government of Liberia. Doe became the country's president, and, over the course of his 10 years in power, Liberia was ravaged by a civil war until rebels eventually assassinated President Doe, who belonged to the Krahn tribe. Suddenly, the life of any Liberian citizen of the Krahn tribe was in danger.
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September 20, 2018 02:30 PM MDT
One evening, legendary sculptor Avard Fairbanks got a call from the engineers at Dodge automobile company. As he recalled, "they explained that they had 10,000 cars that needed hood ornaments and they wanted something as attractive as the ornament on a Rolls Royce, but for the cheapest car! I took along my clay and an animal book by my friend . . . and spent the next several days at their headquarters."
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July 03, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Today, we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate our pioneer heritage. Stories will be told and heroes will be remembered—the bravery of the Saints at Winter Quarters, the sacrifice of the selfless young men on the banks of the Sweetwater, and the deep relief of Brother Brigham's famous declaration, "This is the right place. Drive on."
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June 08, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
The Church is pretty good at filming stuff. When the full-length feature Meet the Mormons was released in theaters throughout the country, it was a crowning moment in our long history of cinematic exposure. And let's not forget about Church video campaigns, such as I'm a Mormon and Because He Lives, which have provided our faith with excellent publicity for years.
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May 15, 2018 02:05 PM MDT
From Noah's Ark to Jonah and the whale, many stories and verses found in the Old Testament fly in the face of modern scientific discovery.
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March 06, 2018 10:01 PM MST
Being a celebrity probably isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Oh, there’s money, sure—but the price of fame ensures that every decision made will be highlighted, every fashion choice scrutinized, and every mistake magnified. Though this prominence may be taxing at times, it does provide those who have it with a unique opportunity to publicly express their opinions and stand for their beliefs.
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February 01, 2018 10:00 PM MST
Last year, NFL fans witnessed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history as the New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to the Atlanta Falcons, ultimately winning the game in overtime.
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October 05, 2017 04:32 PM MDT
We sing about them in beloved Christmas hymns. We read about them in holy scripture. We even have one of them standing triumphantly atop our temples. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we wholeheartedly believe in the existence of angels.
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September 11, 2017 08:44 AM MDT
On September 11th, 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen persuaded a band of passing emigrants to march down a trail in Mountain Meadows, Utah. Under the pretense of protection and following the orders of their local Church leaders, these militiamen proceeded to execute 120 men, women, and children.
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September 19, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
On the surface, the phenomenon that is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series may appear to simply be a well-crafted narrative about a young wizard destined to save his magical world from evil.
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August 04, 2016 04:30 PM MDT
Ben Hansen once climbed into a cage, then stared great white sharks in the eye as the cage was lowered into the water. "I thought that if I could do that . . . I could do anything in life," Hansen later said. That experience, daring though it may have been, wasn't the scariest thing he has ever had to do. It took him four more years to get up the courage to make the ultimate committment—buying an engagement ring.
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August 01, 2016 03:32 PM MDT
Alec Unsicker has walked in the shoes of cancer patients. That's why the 18-year-old Latter-day Saint, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 11, created the AJU Foundation.
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July 27, 2016 04:00 PM MDT
Most romantic relationships start out good, but they don't all end that way. Sadly, for every stroll into the sunset somebody takes with a new life partner, somebody else gets stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship.
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July 21, 2016 01:50 PM MDT
Kyle Collinsworth graduated from BYU in April as perhaps the most complete basketball player in school history. As the WCC Player of the Year, he is BYU's all-time leader in rebounds and assists, and over the course of his career, he accumulated more triple-doubles (12) than any player in college basketball history.
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July 14, 2016 07:30 PM MDT
Shaquille Walker has been a star since the second he stepped on campus at BYU. The middle distance runner came to college a two-time Georgia state champion in the 800 meter (half-mile) run, then proceeded to really excel—breaking school and national records and earning All-American Honors. Sadly for BYU fans, Walker recently announced he would forego his senior season and join a professional running team.
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July 08, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
With 3 million subscribers and nearly 6 billion views, Family Fun Pack is one of the biggest channels on YouTube. The channel follows parents Kristine and Matt, along with their five children—Alyssa, David, Zac, Chris, and Michael—in their day-to-day lives. They post a daily video, coinciding with their motto: "fun with the family, every day."
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July 07, 2016 06:20 PM MDT
There are so many dangers and pitfalls in the world, it often seems as though parenting is making sure our children don't do certain things. Don't touch that hot stove. Don't run into the street. Don't take drugs.
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July 05, 2016 05:00 PM MDT
Meet the LDS paralympic athlete who just qualified for the 2016 Games in Rio.
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March 18, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
It was a Saturday morning like any other.
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March 15, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
Is your bracket filled out? Good. Mine is too.
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March 06, 2016 10:49 PM MST
Though it's the primary language of the United States, English is notoriously difficult to learn. And despite having fewer native speakers than both Mandarin and Spanish, it's the most widely spoken language in the entire world—which means lots of people have had to learn it. It's a challenging task for all who undertake it, and that was the problem Brigham Young hoped to solve when he ordered that the board of regents at the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah) create a new alphabet.
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March 03, 2016 04:00 PM MST
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, arguably the most prominent Mormon in politics today, addressed a crowd of college students and reporters at the University of Utah on Thursday morning in a speech that could shape the future of the upcoming presidential election.
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