Author: Kara Huntinghouse

Elder Bednar On What “Fundamentally Changed the Church” Last Year

Last year’s Christmas campaign #LIGHTtheWORLD was so successful that the church has decided to again go with the theme “Light the World.” Elder Bednar after having seen the impact that #LIGHTtheWORLD from last year had stated that “Light the World” had “fundamentally changed the church.” The ‘Light the World’ Christmas initiative will reach worldwide audiences beginning Friday, November 24, and will run through Christmas Day, December 25,” Remarking on the success from last year’s campaign he stated that “It was simple, it was engaging because people were invited to do simple things that helped them realize the true meaning...

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BREAKING: General Women’s Session and General Priesthood Session to be Held Annually

From the Mormon Newsroom: In a message sent to Church leadership, and to be read in worship services throughout the world, the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the following changes for future general conferences: “In the spirit of reducing and simplifying the work of the Church and the demands made upon leaders and members, we are pleased to announce that the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve has decided to modify the general conference meeting schedule. “Beginning in April...

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23 Powerful Quotes from Elder Robert D. Hales’ Life of Service

This past week marked just two weeks since a beloved member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Robert D. Hales, passed away in between sessions of General Conference, due to his declining health. As members mourn his passing word, his influence is still felt strongly, and it has been wonderful to reflect back on Elder Hales’ teachings and dedicated service in the church over decades, 23 of which he served as a general authority. In his gentle and caring way he knew the words the say and how to say them in a way that would help...

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Changes Coming to The Church’s Missionary Program

From the Mormon Newsroom Such changes will include a new set of interview questions to be asked of prospective missionaries; a trimming of the number of missions to better fit the needs of each region of the world; replacing tablets with smartphones and an increased use of technologies that help find those interested in religion. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles alluded to such changes June 28, 2017, at the annual seminar for new mission presidents. In late September, two missionary department representatives—General Authority Seventy Elder Brent H. Nielson and managing director Gary Crittenden—spoke...

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A Lesbian Couple Shares Why They Divorced to Join the Church in Powerful Video

Thanks to LDS Living for highlighting this story. *NOTE* Every person’s journey within the church is different. We understand that while for Courtney and Rachelle, this was the solution for them, other gay members of the church should find the solution that best works for their personal situation. Courtney and Rachelle tell us their surprising and beautiful story. It follows how they met, married, found God, divorced, the people and community who loves them, and how they turned their lives over to Him. “It literally tore my soul into pieces growing up, because I knew the Church was true...

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