- Paris France Temple dedicatory prayer (Deseret News - Utah)
Following is the text of the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, to dedicate the Paris France Temple on Sunday, May 21.
- 20 years after arriving in Rexburg to lead Ricks College, the Bednars reflect on life (East Idaho News)
Twenty years ago this summer, David and Susan Bednar began a journey that would change the course of their lives forever.
David had been teaching at the University of Arkansas in the College of Business Administration, but decided to move with Susan and their three sons to Rexburg, where he would become the 14th president of Ricks College.
- New General Authority Seventy says 'Feeding the missionaries was the best mistake I ever made' (Deseret News - Utah)
For recently called General Authority Seventy Elder Taniela Biu Wakolo, inviting the missionaries to his house for dinner “was the best mistake I’ve ever done in my life.”
The recently called General Authority Seventy — and convert of 23 years — has dedicated every day of his life since his March 1994 baptism to serving the Lord.
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir claims top spot on Billboard charts for 12th time (Deseret News - Utah)
The latest Mormon Tabernacle Choir album has taken the world-famous choir to the top of the Billboards for the 12th time.
The 11-track album, "Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends," was No. 1 on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart and No. 2 on the Classical Overall chart, the choir announced Thursday.
- A reunion in Paris (Deseret News - Utah)
Rebecca Jones Young of Palo Alto, California, began her journey to France 27 years ago when her father, Charles E. Jones, was called to preside over the France Paris Mission.
“When we got off the plane when I was a teenager, I thought, 'I don’t understand one word,'” Young said. She and her younger sister, Catherine, joined a French school to learn the language. At the beginning, she said, “We would come home every day and cry for the first six weeks because we would have all of our classes in French. Then we stopped crying, but then the headaches came because we were trying so hard to understand. And by Christmas, we understood everything and were just speaking it.”
- For Memorial Day, see images of ancestors’ headstones on FamilySearch.org (Deseret News - Utah)
With the approach of Memorial Day on May 29, many people are planning to connect with their ancestors by visiting their graves.
A joint effort between FamilySearch and BillionGraves makes it easy to either locate and visit a grave or view ancestors’ headstones from home.
- Does LDS culture ostracize those who are not part of it? (The Spectrum - Utah)
There is a set of common experiences for many Southern Utahns. It includes questions like, “Are you LDS?” There’s often an invitation to attend a church activity. Sometimes there’s the gift of a Book of Mormon.
- Former Utah County commissioner pleads guilty to fraud for posing as LDS authority (Daily Herald - Utah)
A former Utah County commissioner pleaded guilty Thursday to one second-degree felony of communications fraud in relation to a scheme in which he posed as an LDS general authority to cheat investors out of millions of dollars.
Gary Anderson, 70, stood before Judge Vernice Trease in Salt Lake City’s Third District Court and pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement reached between them and the Utah Attorney General’s Office.