- Download a Brief Summary of Each October 2018 General Conference Talk (Church News)
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, to participate in the 188th Semiannual General Conference on October 6–7.
- LDS Church sees growth coming from women, leaders say (Daily Herald - Utah)
In a 1979 conference talk by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ President Spencer W. Kimball, he said women in the church would be the contributing factor for major growth in the church.
- Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites October 18, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog)
The 2018 wet season brought an abundance of rain in Cambodia following a drought last year. The Mekong River overflowed its banks beginning in early August, flooding over 21 provinces in Cambodia, the worst flooding in more than five years. Nearly 135,000 families were impacted by the flooding over the last two months, and more than 12,000 families were evacuated from their homes during the worst of the flooding.
- Jabari Parker: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy.com)
The LDS church, known widely as the “Mormon” church, has been a part of Parker’s life since he was a kid. He grew up going to church on Sundays, with additional seminary classes in the early mornings before high school and weekday activities with other Mormon youth in his area.
- San Diego Homelessness Czar to go on leave to open Mormon temple (ABC 10 - California)
After 14 months on the job, Gordon Walker, the CEO of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless is taking a six month leave to help open a temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.
- This week in Mormon Land: More beards at BYU. Better, not just shorter, sacrament meetings. A new heaven with a new take on gender. (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Bishop. It’s the toughest assignment in the church.
A lay calling, it brings no pay but heavy demands. The bishop is responsible for the spiritual and temporal well-being of hundreds of families and individuals. All of this on top of the needs of his own loved ones and a full-time job.
- The Christian conspiracies that keep evangelicals on Trump’s side (Washington Post)
“The Trump Prophecy” opened in theaters this month. The film, which purports to be based on true events, depicts the story of retired firefighter-turned-political-prognosticator Mark Taylor. On April 28, 2011, Taylor claims to have received a communique from the Holy Spirit predicting that reality TV star Donald Trump would become president.