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Cinderella team reunited 50 years after epic softball tournamentDuring the late 1960s, the boys from Chula Vista First Ward weren't expected to go far in the Junior Fast-Pitch All-Church Softball Tournament.
The original team of the 1968 LDS all-Church championship softball team: Top Row: Dennis Kirkman, Steve Foster (coach), Bob Wilkes (coach), Greg Wilkes, Wes Miller. Middle Row: Gary Braun, Jerry Wilkes, Rick Black, Jim Nutz, Gene Amonette. 
Bottom Row: Carl Haas, Rex Whitehead, Bobby Ferons, Lee Aland, Mike Gilbert. At a recent reunion the team paid tribute to deceased teammates: Steve Foster (died in 2011), Jerry Wilkes (1973), Wes Miller (1993), Gene Amonette (2012), Mike Gilbert (2014) and Bob Ferons (2017).
This week on social: Sister Eubank's thoughts on Typhoon Mangkhut and facing storms with confidenceFollowing an announcement of more details on the new youth initiative, and natural disasters around the world, Church leaders offered support and guidance through social media.
On the morning of Sept. 15, wind and rain pounded on Sister Eubank’s hotel room in Manila. Even from that distance, she felt the effects of Typhoon Mangkhut, which had descended on northern Luzon in the Philippines. She awoke early that morning to pray for those in the path of Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence, sharing a thought from Sister Grace Teh, the wife of Elder Michael John U. Teh.
New temple president and matron called to serve in BrazilA new temple president and matron have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service when the temple is dedicated.
Paulo R. and Zuleika M. Grahl
Why Church leaders support medical marijuana but not Prop. 2Church calls on Utah Legislature to draft responsible medical marijuana laws to care for those in chronic pain.
Elder Jack Gerard, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, speaks for a broad coalition of Utah community leaders at a press conference addressing Utah's medical marijuana ballot initiative during a press conference at the Utah State Office Building in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Elder Gerard was joined by Sister Lisa Harkness, first counselor in the church's Primary general presidency, left, and Elder Craig Christensen, a General Authority Seventy with the church, right.
How BYU-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring evaluates doubts about the ChurchWho does President Henry J. Eyring turn to when he begins to question the Church? One might think the BYU-Idaho president would immediately call his father, President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
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What this retired BYU professor did to make his mark on Church history in WalesDr. Ronald Dennis, a great-great-grandchild of Dan Jones, was invited to unveil one of the U.K.’s famous blue plaques to commemorate the old Island Place Meetinghouse and the presence of early Church members in Wales.
On the right, Dr. Ronald Dennis presents at the unveiling of the blue plaque to commemorate the historic Island Place Meeting House on Aug 25. To his left stand a representative from Llanelli Community Heritage, the Chair of the Carmathenshire County Council, Councilor Mansel Charles, Plaid Cymru of Llanegwad, and Counselor W.E. Skinner, Labour, Bigyn Ward of Llanelli.
North Carolina Relief Society ministers to flood victims 'on a whole new level' following Hurricane FlorenceSisters cared for one another even during the most frightening moments of Hurricane Florence as the Relief Society works with priesthood brethren to minister to those in need.
On its 2 year anniversary, see how the Philadelphia temple was centuries in the makingThe Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, the Church’s 152nd temple in operation, was dedicated two years ago today by President Henry B. Eyring, then-first counselor in the First Presidency.
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5 things to remember when considering a senior missionFor prospective senior missionaries — both married and single — missionary service is something many have been looking forward to for years.
A Church-service missionary helps another woman with her family history.
See 31 #followtheprophet reactions on Twitter, Instagram about President Nelson's messages last weekendMany took to social media during and after two devotionals with President Russell M. Nelson to share what they learned from the prophet’s visit. The hashtag #followtheprophet offers a glimpse of the responses.
A view from high above Safeco Field's home plate of the Sept. 15, 2018, member devotional held in Seattle, Washington. Speakers included President Russell M. Nelson; his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson; and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
President Nelson visits British Columbia, shares priceless parenting advice During a devotional with 4,600 Latter-day Saints in British Columbia, President Russell M. Nelson directed his remarks to those teaching “precious children.”
Devin Roth holds his son Miles Roth as they wait to hear President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speak at the Langley Events Center in Langley, British Columbia, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
Waterlogged North Carolinians pleading for prayers that Florence 'will speed up and move on'Latter-day Saints in many Tar Heel State communities anxiously await continued flooding in coming days. Financial contributions and coordinated volunteer service will alleviate suffering.
Hurricane Florence damaged the road connecting Harkers Island to the North Carolina mainland.
President Nelson shares 5 lessons 'life has taught me' with 49,000 in Safeco FieldFrom the heart of the Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, President Russell M. Nelson shared the "lessons life has taught me" with 49,000 Church members — the largest non-sporting event ever held in the history of the iconic baseball stadium.
President Henry B. Eyring, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
Why the Young Women's responsibility to be ministering sisters mattersYoung women say they are both nervous and excited to join in the ministering efforts of the Church.
Sister Becky Craven, Grace and Carol McIlrath.
Music and the Spoken Word: Mindfulness and living in the presentWe may find that moments stay in our hearts a little longer if we’re less concerned with how they’ll look on camera — or on a social media post.
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This week on social: What a plane ticket, a road trip and an errand teach about staying closer to GodSharing personal revelatory experiences, Church leaders posted about a variety of things they learned this week.
On Sept. 12, 2018, the Facebook page of Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, posted about President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation for the youth to keep on the covenant path.
Church releases statement on missionary safety in typhoon-impacted regions of the PhilippinesChurch buildings in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut are being utilized as shelters. The Church is securing food, water and other basic relief supplies.
A satellite image with land graphic borders shows the width and trajectory of Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway. (RAMMB and CIRA via AP)