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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words 
| 28 August 2014

Blog Post — 28 August 2014

In Your Own Words is a regular sampling of online articles, blog posts and social media that represent some of the current conversations about Mormonism. The posts in this series do not necessarily represent the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

Fort Lauderdale Temple Named Best Cultural/Worship Project by Top Southeast Contractors

Blog Post — 27 August 2014

Engineering News-Record (ENR) announced that the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the best cultural/worship construction project in the southeast.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 23 August

Blog Post — 23 August 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Ground Broken for Meridian Idaho Temple

News Release — 23 August 2014

Officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Meridian, Idaho, on Saturday, 23 August 2014, to break ground for a new temple.

Apostle Calls for Uplifting Social Media Messages to Sweep the Earth

News Release — 19 August 2014

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called for Mormons to use social media to “sweep the earth” with authentic and uplifting messages.

Mormonism in Pictures:
What Do Mormon Teens Do?

Photo Essay — 14 August 2014

Mormonism in Pictures is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting the Church and its members around the world.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 13 August 2014

Blog Post — 13 August 2014

This "Getting It Right" includes a three-part series from a journalist in Washington state about the everyday lives of Mormon missionaries and an article about Church growth in Alaska.

“This Is a Woman’s Church,” Says Director of Humanitarian Services and LDS Charities

Blog Post — 12 August 2014

Sharon Eubank, the director of Humanitarian Services and LDS Charities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, received a standing ovation on 8 August during a speech titled “This is a Woman’s Church” during the 2014 FairMormon Conference in Provo, Utah.

Missionary Work:
Experiences Shape the Future

News Story — 11 August 2014

A missionary, called to serve for a period of 18 to 24 months as a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returns home with a wealth of experiences useful to the Church and to the individual missionary. 

Public Invited to Tour the
Phoenix Arizona Temple

News Release — 7 August 2014

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Friday, 10 October, through Saturday, 1 November 2014, excluding Sundays.

Missionaries Serving in Two
African Nations are Reassigned

Official Statement — 6 August 2014

All missionaries have safely departed from Sierra Leone and Liberia, and have been reassigned to other locations. Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days. When they arrive they will call their families to update them. All missionaries are safe and in good health.

International Tourism Video to Feature Temple Square

Blog Post — 6 August 2014

Temple Square in Salt Lake City is recognized as an international tourist destination. Brand USA, the destination marketing organization of the United States, will feature Temple Square and other attractions in Salt Lake City and Park City in a new video that is being filmed to promote Utah overseas.

Church Honored for
Humanitarian Work in Bolivia

Blog Post — 5 August 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members were honored last month in La Paz, Bolivia, for many years of humanitarian work throughout the country.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 1 August

Blog Post — 1 August 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Public Invited to Tour Newly
Remodeled Ogden Utah Temple

News Release — 29 July 2014

The Ogden Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Friday, 1 August, through Saturday, 6 September 2014, excluding Sundays.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 23 July 2014

Blog Post — 23 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Deseret News article that gives context to a recent Pew Research Center study, as well as a story from The Journal in Ireland about local Latter-day Saints.

FamilySearch Volunteers Break International Indexing Record

Blog Post — 23 July 2014

FamilySearch indexing volunteers broke a record this week during the first Worldwide Indexing Event. FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, was hoping an unprecedented 50,000 contributors would participate in the 24-hour effort to submit genealogy records.

Mormon Youth in Utah Host
Special Needs Pioneer Trek

Photo Essay — 22 July 2014

Every summer, Mormon youth groups reenact the trek pioneers made with their hand-carts across the Great Plains of the United States to Utah to escape persecution. The Mormon pioneers endured many hardships along the trail.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Santino Fontana Headline Pioneer Day Concerts

News Story — 20 July 2014

Excited, honored and terrified is how actor and singer Santino Fontana described his feelings about the opportunity to headline a summer performance titled "A Summer Celebration of Song" with the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

Groundbreaking Date Announced
for Meridian Idaho Mormon Temple

News Release — 18 July 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking will take place on 23 August 2014 at 11:00 a.m. MDT. 

Ogden Utah Temple Open House:
Tickets Available 21 July

News Release — 17 July 2014

Reservations for tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple open house will be available beginning Monday, 21 July 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be reserved online at templeopenhouse.lds.org.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
15 July 2014

Blog Post — 15 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Salt Lake Tribune article about the Church’s commitment to downtown Salt Lake City, as well as a Tampa Bay Tribune article about the rising number of female Mormon missionaries.

Mormonism in Pictures: A Look at Members, Missionaries and Temples in Peru

Photo Essay — 14 July 2014

This Mormonism in Pictures takes a look at the Church in Peru. Within the past year, Church membership expanded to create the 100th stake (a group of congregations in a geographical area) and an additional pair of missions to reach a total of 12, a unique milestone among the Latin countries.

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide

Blog Post — 9 July 2014

Deseret News editorial about the importance of curbing alcohol abuse cites recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that show the destructive influence of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States and around the world.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July

Blog Post — 9 July 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Church Expands Use of Digital Devices
for Missionary Work

News Story — 2 July 2014

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are expanding the use of mobile devices by missionaries following a successful pilot program.

Apostle Throws Out the First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Blog Post — 1 July 2014

More than 4,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, 27 June, 2014, to see the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals during the Annual Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

How and When Were the First Mormon Sister Missionaries Called? This Video Explains

Video — 30 June 2014

A new video produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells the story of how the first full-time proselytizing female Mormon missionaries came to be called in 1898.

Church Leaders' Message Addresses
Doctrine, Questions

Message from Church Leaders — 28 June 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published the following message today from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The message was posted on LDS.org, the Church's website for its members.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 27 June

Blog Post — 27 June 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

VIDEO: Church Hosts Live Facebook Chat with David Archuleta

Blog Post — 25 June 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a live Facebook video chat on Tuesday, 24 June with David Archuleta, moderated by Young Men general president David L. Beck and Young Women general president Bonnie L. Oscarson.

Church Hopes Nation’s Highest Court
Will Uphold Traditional Marriage

Church Statement — 25 June 2014

In response to news media questions regarding a ruling on marriage laws in Utah decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement:

Mormon Battalion Site Receives California Historian Award

Blog Post — 24 June 2014

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego is being honored with the California Historian of the Year Commercial Award. The award was presented to the historic site at the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out

Blog Post — 23 June 2014

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, posted a video on her Facebook page urging members to follow the example of Jesus Christ in reaching out to those who may be struggling with questions.

Church Says Everyone Welcome,
Room for Questions

Church Statement — 22 June 2014

In response to questions from the news media regarding a Church disciplinary council held in Virginia Sunday evening, Church Spokeswoman Ally Isom made the following statement to the news media in Salt Lake City:

Mormonism in Pictures: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits Saints in Europe

Photo Essay — 20 June 2014

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriet, visited western Europe to celebrate several milestones of the Church. They met with Church members, leaders and dignitaries in Switzerland, Italy and Poland.

Women Auxiliary Leaders Meet With European Members

News Story — 19 June 2014

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary, and Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, recently traveled to Europe to meet with members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as media.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Lord Mayor of Manchester welcomes Young Adult Community Centre

News Release — 19 June 2014

Friday 6th June marked the official community opening of the new Young Single Adult Centre with a brief commemorative programme followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the recently installed Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councillor Susan Cooley.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June

Blog Post — 13 June 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces
Pioneer Concert Guest

News Story — 13 June 2014

The artist who brought magic to life as Prince Hans in Disney’s blockbuster film Frozen will headline this summer’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Pioneer Day concerts.

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at
2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

News Story — 13 June 2014

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mormonism in Pictures: Women Church Leaders Visit South Korea

Photo Essay — 12 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere

Blog Post — 12 June 2014

Father's Day will be celebrated this Sunday, 15 June 2014, in the United States and some other countries. Watch a video that teaches that fatherhood is a divine responsibility to be cherished.

Religious and European Union Leaders
Gather in Brussels

News Story — 11 June 2014

Elder José A. Teixeira, president of the Europe Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined 18 high-level religious leaders in Brussels this week for a meeting with leaders of the European Union (EU). It is the first time a representative of the Church was invited to attend.

Church Responds to Church Discipline Questions

Church Statement — 11 June 2014

The Church issued a statement today in response to questions from the news media regarding Church discipline.

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains

Blog Post — 9 June 2014

A piece from National Public Radio (NPR) details how missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learn languages at the faith’s missionary training center in Provo, Utah.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Celebrates
170 Years in French Polynesia

Photo Essay — 3 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Graduation Ceremonies Held for Newly-trained Filipino Carpenters

News Story — 2 June 2014

Graduation exercises were held in the Philippines for 620 carpenters who are building shelters following Typhoon Haiyan, locally called Yolanda. Family members and friends of the trainees attended graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, in Ormoc and Thursday, 29 May, in Tacloban.

Church Reaches Milestone in Vietnam

News Release — 30 May 2014

The Vietnamese government has officially recognized what is known as the Interim Representative Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vietnam. This Interim Representative Committee consists of three Vietnamese Church leaders (the Hanoi district president and the two Ho Chi Minh City branch presidents).

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May

Blog Post — 29 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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