- President and Sister Oaks to Host February Face to Face for Youth (Church News)
Youth worldwide are invited to share on social media how they are growing like Christ using #Strivetobe. The invitation from President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a prelude to a Face to Face event for youth...
- Elder Renlund shares 3 ways missionaries should ‘treasure up continually the words of life’ (Church News)
Reminding missionaries they “share the same apostolic calling” as his fellow members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Dale G. Renlund encouraged listeners at the Church’s missionary training centers worldwide to “treasure up continually the words of life.”
- Shirley Ann Wilkes Thomas, former counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, dies at 94 (Church News)
Sister Shirley Ann Wilkes Thomas, who served as second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency from 1978 to 1983, died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 94 years old.
- Jana Riess: Three ‘glass-half-full’ news items about LDS Church growth (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
The past decade has witnessed slowing growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many parts of the world. The 2018 growth rate internationally was 1.2%, and half that — a rate of 0.6% — in the United States.
- How Mormons Built the Next Silicon Valley While No One Was Looking (Marker)
Eric Rea is wearing a dark-blue shirt buttoned to the neck, stretchy olive pants, black sneakers, and an Apple watch. With a mountain bike propped against his desk and crystal-blue eyes, the 34-year-old CEO of Lehi, Utah–based startup Podium is both physically fit and disarmingly gracious. He is also a Mormon who, between his freshman and sophomore years of college, went on a two-year mission to Madrid, Spain.
- An inside look at how Taysom Hill recycles his talents (Deseret News - Utah)
New Orleans restricted free agent Taysom Hill had a remarkable third season in the NFL as a do-everything football artist. Personal trainer Dave Stroshine explains his experience up close observing Hill’s remarkable versatility.
- These Mormon twins worked together on an IRS whistleblower complaint over the church’s billions — and it tore them apart (Washington Post)
Growing up in a Mormon family of 10 children, David and Lars Nielsen had a special bond. They were Science Olympiad partners in high school in Modesto, Calif., and chemistry lab partners at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They helped each other through prestigious MBA programs and, as fathers, took their kids to ride motorcycles in the Black Hills of South Dakota.