Sarah Petersen, for The Deseret News | Posted
May 7th - 12:20pm
Parker Strong, a 19-year-old from Centerville, Utah, sat on a tro-tro in West Africa. The Ghanaian public transportation was overcrowded and passengers began to pass their goods back for others to help hold. Strong was handed a goat to keep on his lap. It breathed on his face and he looked out the window at the rain forest he was driving through.
An LDS Church leader reaffirmed the faith’s commitment to working with religious groups and other agencies to provide humanitarian aid and help refugees around the world in a meeting at the United Nations on Thursday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold the 187th Annual General Conference on March 25 and April 1-2. Follow along with this blog to get insight into the various addresses given throughout the conference.
It’s been one year since members of the LDS Church were called upon to reach out to refugees. See how this call to service has inspired many people to step outside their comfort zones to help those most in need.
Civility, or the lack of it, is a worldwide issue. The way we communicate has deteriorated horribly. Despite this trend toward negativity, there are voices working to change the communication — to make it more civil. We highlight these voices.
In Utah, Mormons are the majority. But what’s it like to live is a country where members are a rarity or where most people have never heard of Jesus Christ? Members in many lands share the story of conversion of people from various countries.
This documentary is about a boy from Southern India who was kidnapped from his family at a young age and ended up in a Christian orphanage. Taj Rowland was then adopted by a Utah family who knew nothing of the kidnapping. Follow his journey home.
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project has changed the very fabric of genealogy for African Americans. “Connecting Roots” explains the history behind this project and the personal stories about why this is so meaningful for so many families.
This weekend, KSL-TV will suspend its regular daytime programming and, along with airing LDS General Conference, will air several inspiring, locally produced documentaries addressing a wide range of topics.
Wednesday marked one year since the terrorist bombings in Brussels. Among the Americans caught in the attack were three LDS missionaries. All three Utahns reflected on the one-year anniversary when their lives were nearly lost.