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15 October 2014

Apostle Speaks on 50th Commemoration of 1964 New York World’s Fair

October 15, 2014

Mormon Newsroom (Utah)

Fifty years ago, Elder L. Tom Perry, now of the Quorum of the
Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
was living in Scarsdale, New York. Elder Perry, now 92, was serving
as a leader in the stake over missionary work and part of that
assignment included working on the committee for the 1964 New York
World’s Fair in New York City, which is marking its 50th

Elder Perry talked about his experiences at the Mormon Pavilion
with a group of Latter-day Saint professionals, the New York LDS
Professional Association (NYLDSPA), at the New York Riverside
Church, a landmark in Manhattan, on Tuesday night, 14 October 2014.


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The Mormon Church Is Building a Family Tree of the Entire Human Race

October 15, 2014

The New Republic

The mountain now holds parish records and old English manuscripts
dating from the 1500s, including records from London, when civil
registration began in 1837, and copies of jai pu, Chinese family
records, which date back before AD 1. Overall the data the Mormons
have gathered is equivalent to thirty-two times the amount of
information contained in the Library of Congress–and the church
adds a new Library of Congress’s worth of new data every year…


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Shark Tank Strikes Deal with Mormon Father-Son duo

October 15, 2014

Deseret News (Utah)

On Friday night, a Highland, Utah, father-son duo appeared on the
ABC hit show “Shark Tank” and flew away with a big deal for their
business, “Paper Box Pilots.” More importantly to his dad Brian,
14-year-old Noah Cahoon gained a one-of-a-kind life experience.

“We didn’t go after this for the money aspect,” Brian Cahoon said
on Monday. “We went at it for the experience factor. This was about
giving Noah this experience in his youth that he can look back on
and be confident about.”…

Although his product will be a bit different, Noah says he feels
this experience is preparing him to someday serve a mission for The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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LDS missionaries, motivated by love for God and people

October 15, 2014

Woodburn Independant

With their uniforms and name tags, their rigorous work and study
schedules, their two-year, full-time commitments to their church,
the missionaries currently based at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Woodburn are not your average 19- and

But then again, they are.

“I think that’s one thing that people seem to forget, but we’re
just normal people,” said Elder Bryce Johnson, a 20-year-old Utah
native. “We dress differently because we believe we represent the
lord by dressing nice, but we do normal things. We laugh, we joke
around. We have fun when we’re working.”


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Aiding families in Sierra Leone – LDS Church’s Humanitarian Arm Sends Supplies

October 15, 2014


The LDS Church through its humanitarian arm, LDS Charities, sent
food and other emergency supplies to more than 1,500 Latter-day
Saint families and others in Sierra Leone during the recent state
of emergency — the Ebola-virus outbreak, which has claimed the
lives of 500 citizens, including two members of the Church.

LDS Charities provided rice, cooking oil, hygiene supplies and
chlorine to families in Freetown, Kissy, Lungi, Kossoh Town,
Makeni, Bo and Kenema. The supplies arrived during a
government-mandated, Sept. 19-21 lock down, during which families
were required to stay at home and asked to reflect and pray.


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