Plan of Salvation Graffiti

by Larry Richman on July 22, 2014

missionary-plan-salvationBelow is a video of LDS missionaries from the Redmond 3rd Ward using a creative way to share the Plan of Salvation on the art wall at the Redmond Skate Park.


If you find videos of missionaries finding new ways to teach the gospel or provide service, please share them with us.

See a list of other member-created videos I have shared. If you find other videos you think I should share, please post a comment below.


Video: VanHulst Family Story

by Larry Richman on July 21, 2014

VanHulst-Family-storyEnjoy watching this amazing video “Unto All the World: VanHulst Family Story” about one couple’s struggle to create a family. I love seeing how important their family is to them.

Families are being grounded—they are being founded—in the gospel.



Ogden Utah Temple Open House and Rededication

July 18, 2014

Artwork by Brent Borup Free tickets for the open house of the Ogden LDS temple are available online beginning Monday, July 21 at Public Open House: Friday, August 1, 2014-Saturday, September 6, 2014, except for Sundays (August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, and August 31, 2014) Cultural Event: Saturday, September 20, 2014 […]

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Video: Home Teaching Story

July 18, 2014

In the video “Home Teaching Story,” a member gives an insight in the life of one of his home teaching families in the Philippines. Key insights: The less we have, the more we appreciate, but the more we have, the less we appreciate. Happiness is found in simplicity  

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Scan Your Old Family Photos, Letters, Documents

July 17, 2014

FamilySearch has announced a new, free service to digitally scan, save, and share your photos and documents. The scanning machines are available in 2,800 family history centers in North America (and coming soon to international centers). Just take your pile of photos and documents to a FamilySearch family history center. The family history centers use customized Lexmark multifunction […]

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12 Ways Pornography Leaks Into Your Home

July 16, 2014

LDS Living has published an excellent article “12 Ways Pornography Leaks Into Your Home (and How to Stop Them).” The article describes ways pornography may be leaking into your home without you even knowing it. The article also includes recommendations on how to fix those leaks that may cause spiritual damage to your family. Also see LDS Resources […]

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Smartphone Wallpaper Images

July 15, 2014

The New Era magazine this month provides several inspirational images you can use as the background wallpaper for your phone, tablet, computer, or music player to help you: Make time for good things, like service and family history. Be wise in how much time you spend surfing the web or gaming. Choose media that matches […]

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LDS Mission Calls to Twins

July 14, 2014

In the video “LDS Mission Calls to Twins,” twin brothers Preston and Dalton open their LDS mission calls together. Here is a list of other member-created videos I have shared. If you find other videos you think I should share, please post a comment below.  

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Home-Centered Approach for Teaching the Gospel

July 13, 2014

I would love to hear your ideas about a home-centered approach for teaching the gospel, with Church programs playing a support role. We are taught that “the home is the basis of a righteous life and no other instrumentality can take its place.” That means that parents have the primary responsibility for teaching their children […]

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Video: LDS Youth in New York City Follow Jesus Christ

July 12, 2014

In the video “Strengthened in the Lord,” LDS Youth in New York City share how following the Savior has strengthened their lives. How has following Christ strengthened you?

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Worldwide Indexing Event

July 11, 2014

Update from FamilySearch on Sunday at 10:00pm MDT: Participation in the Worldwide Indexing Event is reaching unprecedented levels and is even higher than we or our engineers anticipated (almost 6,000 submitters in the first 3 hours). Consequently the system is processing work very slowly. Thanks for your patience! May we suggest working later in the […]

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How the Temple Helped Me: David Archuleta

July 10, 2014

In the LDS Face to Face Youth event on June 24, returned missionary David Archuleta spoke about postponing his successful music career to serve the Lord on a full-time mission. I was impressed with his comments about how the temple helped him prepare for a mission.  In the video below, skip to 37:40 and watch to 38:35. Watch the […]

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Research Shows Religious Teens Are More Successful in Life

July 9, 2014

Recent studies show that while most religious youth are devoted to their faith, they are uneducated in their doctrine. They believe their doctrine, but they have an impoverished ability to talk about their faith, possibly because they are rarely encouraged to critically think through their faith. However, these studies show that Mormon youth can eloquently explain […]

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LDS Youth Temple Challenge

July 8, 2014

Elder Neil L. Andersen has challenged LDS youth to take their own names to the temple. “I want to challenge each of you to set a personal goal to help prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple.” Go to the Youth Temple Challenge web page for a step-by-step guide to […]

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Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Teaching Kids About Pornography

July 7, 2014

The new book Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids by Kristen A. Jenson gives parents a way to talk to their kids about a very difficult topic in an honest, upfront way that your kids can understand. It is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why […]

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