Worldwide Indexing Event

July 11, 2014

Update from FamilySearch on July 23, 2014: Thank you to everyone who joined in the worldwide indexing event! You set a record for the greatest number of indexing participants in a single day. A total of 66,511 volunteers participated and more than 5.7 million records were indexed! Share this badge [see below] with your friends to […]

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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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David Archuleta: What I Look For in a Wife

July 6, 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 what he looks for in a future wife. In the video below, skip to 49:55 and watch to 53:48). I was also […]

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Do You Love The Book of Mormon?

July 5, 2014

The I Love The Book of Mormon initiative invites you to record your favorite Book of Mormon verse on camera and share it. Take the Book of Mormon 2-minute Challenge and tell the world why you love the book and share your favorite insight from it. Using your smartphone or digital camera, record a video (2 minutes or […]

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Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2014

For some productive 4th of July activities, read the article “10 Ways Mormons Can Celebrate Independence Day.”

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Preparing for an LDS Mission: David Archuleta

July 3, 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. Two segments of that live Facebook chat really impressed me. You can watch these two segment in the video below. Please share these segments with anyone thinking about going on […]

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Expanded Use of Digital Devices for LDS Missionary Work

July 2, 2014

Today, the Church released the following information about the growing number of LDS missionaries and expanded use of digital devices and online missionary work. A record number of nearly 86,000 missionaries are currently serving in 406 missions around the world. That number will continue to surge (because of the age change) and peak at about […]

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Annual Auxiliary Training: Learning and Teaching in the Home and the Church

July 2, 2014

Annual training for stake and ward auxiliary leaders is now available online at annualtraining.lds.org. Improving Learning and Teaching in the Home and the Church The training material is focused on principles that guide learning and teaching in the Savior’s way. These materials provide local leaders an important resource to review and use as the Spirit directs. The training materials […]

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2 New LDS Church History Twitter Accounts

July 1, 2014

The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched two new accounts on Twitter: @ChurchHistory. Follow this account for information and events in LDS Church history. On June 27, for example, they tweeted the events of the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, timed to the minute with […]

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LDS Missionary Adjustments

June 30, 2014

At last week’s seminar for LDS mission presidents, Elder Russell M. Nelson announced a few adjustments for more effective team work between missionaries and leaders. “Missionary work should begin and end with our minds focused on the blessings of the holy temple,” he said. He then announced 4 adjustments to the teaching process, designed to offer more […]

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Video: LDS YSA Boot Camp

June 29, 2014

The Carmen Ward in the Philippines has prepared this video with highlights from their YSA Boot Camp. 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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Live Event with David Archuleta Successful with LDS Youth

June 28, 2014

Over 50,000 LDS youth participated in a Face to Face Live Facebook chat with David Archuleta, professional singer and recently returned LDS missionary. Youth around the world asked questions and heard about David decision to postpone a successful music career to serve the Lord. He sang, shared stories from his Mormon mission, and gave advice for […]

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