September 09, 2022 03:32 PM MDT
When she was a little girl in Iran, Shima Baughman’s mother was imprisoned for her political activism. Baughman has made it her mission to "remember them that are in bonds" (Hebrews 13:3).
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September 03, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
A decade ago, women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Brampton, Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario, decided to help women in custody. Since then, the women from the Church have made recordings of incarcerated women reading to their children. Through this experience, the volunteers from the Church have grown to love the women whose voices they record each week.
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December 24, 2018 07:17 PM MST
Editor's note: This article originally ran in December 2016. The young man mentioned in this article passed away this year. We are sharing this story again in his memory.
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September 03, 2018 01:15 PM MDT
While in prison, I did a lot of soul searching. But it wasn't until I stumbled upon a piece of trash that I began to find the answers I was looking for.
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August 28, 2018 09:15 AM MDT
It’s a Sunday morning, and I’ve just finished breakfast. I decide to go for a walk while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on my MP3 player. Afterward, I shower and dress in clothes I ironed the day before. Anxious not to be late for church, I gather my scriptures and lesson materials because today is my turn to teach Sunday School. I feel prepared, but I run through a mental checklist to make sure I have everything I need. Ready at last, I set out for the chapel, greet some friends before the service begins, find my usual seat, and pick up a hymnbook.
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June 02, 2018 03:11 PM MDT
Learn how one of our recently called general authorities, Elder Richard Ahadjie, and his wife, Emelia Ahadjie, risked their freedom to not only practice their faith but to minister to Latter-day Saints when the Church was outlawed in Ghana. And learn about the powerful message Elder Ahadjie received in a dream while imprisoned for his beliefs.
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April 18, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
This is the first article a two-part series about Ron Leishman: his conversion, his faith, and his career. For more about Ron's mission, his role in creating a superhero legend, and the miracles that fill his life, check back for part two.
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March 05, 2018 04:45 PM MST
“One night as I prayed, I felt the love of the Lord descend on me. I felt I was being hugged and wrapped around his cloak. This experience carried on every night. I would even open a prayer and say nothing just to feel his love and take away the pain.”
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February 16, 2018 02:45 PM MST
Joshua Holt, who has been imprisoned in Venezuela for over a year and a half, has sent his wife's 7-year-old daughter to live with his parents in Utah.
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February 02, 2018 05:30 PM MST
Joshua Holt has been imprisoned in Venezuela for over a year and a half. Efforts for his release continue.
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November 15, 2017 04:46 PM MST
Here is the latest news on Joshua Holt, an LDS returned missionary who has spent 16 months imprisoned in Venezuela. The Washington Post writes, "In the case of Holt, Ruperti has become convinced the American is being held unjustly as a political bargaining chip, people familiar with his involvement say."
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October 05, 2017 11:02 AM MDT
What a powerful story of repentance and love that reaches beyond judgment and fear to see others the way our Heavenly Father does.
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September 18, 2017 10:20 PM MDT
Richard Corrie Beals of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced to 13 months and one day in prison and fined $5,000 for threatening members of the LDS Church in Utah, according to the Associated Press.
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July 28, 2017 01:36 PM MDT
The Savior is our perfect example in all things. If we want to know how to better develop an attribute, value, or characteristic in any way, we need only look to Him. With a new mandate from our prophet to minister more effectively to each other, it seemed obvious to turn to the scriptures and see how the Savior did it.
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July 15, 2017 12:02 AM MDT
After Joshua Holt and his wife spent more than a year in a Venezuelan prison, Venezuela's chief prosecutor is requesting a conditional release for both.
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June 30, 2017 01:19 PM MDT
Today, June 30, marks the one-year mark since returned missionary Joshua Holt was imprisoned in Venezuela. Many have been fighting for Holt's release, including his family, the Vatican, senators, and the former secretary of state and vice president.
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May 01, 2017 01:30 PM MDT
After Josh Holt spent his 25th birthday and 10 months of his life in a Venezuelan prison, his family is hopeful he will return home soon.
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August 23, 2016 02:59 PM MDT
Returned-missionary Joshua Holt and his new wife, Thamara, were recently arrested after returning from their honeymoon in Venezuela.
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July 14, 2016 01:10 PM MDT
Representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas met with 24-year-old Josh Holt on July 12. Holt, a returned missionary, is one of 12 U.S. citizens currently jailed in Venezuela.
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April 01, 2016 06:20 PM MDT
One of our newest apostles, Elder Dale G. Renlund, recently posted onFacebookdetailing his experience of visiting with prison inmates on Easter Sunday. During the Sunday School hour, Elder Renlund was asked questions like: “Can I be forgiven for what I have done?” "Does the Atonement apply to me?" "How can I know if I have been forgiven by God?”
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November 27, 2015 04:00 PM MST
Christmas is a time of selflessness--but often, the service we provide and the gifts we give during this season extend only to family and friends. Brothers buy gifts for sisters, moms bake cookies for kids, and grandchildren shovel their grandparents' driveways. But for prison inmates, the spirit of Christmas is usually nonexistent. Other than a better-than-average meal, there's nothing in jail that distinguishes Christmas from any other day.
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