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The extraordinary response to President Hinckley's request at the Nauvoo temple dedicationIn the closing moments of dedication of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple in 2002, President Gordon B. Hinckley asked those present to walk down the Trail of Hope to the landing on the Mississippi River, from which early Saints departed Nauvoo.
The Nauvoo Illinois Temple photographed from across the Mississippi River in Iowa June 26, 2002.
Music and the Spoken Word: Finding the light at the end of the tunnelWe’ve all heard the expression “light at the end of the tunnel.” But to anyone who has ever been completely engulfed in darkness, it’s more than just a nice saying.
Lights inside a dark road tunnel
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.
Members walk 1846 Trail of HopeHonoring a request made by President Gordon B. Hinckley during the dedication of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, Church members streamed out of the temple and walked the Trail of Hope Sunday evening, June 30, paying homage to their familial and spiritual ancestors.
Members linger at waterfront of Mississippi River after walking the Trail of Hope.
Camps, outdoor activities still a part of Church's new youth and child activitiesCamping and other outdoor activities will still be part of the new resources designed to help girls and boys of the Church, according to an email from the Church sent to ward and stake leaders on Sept. 21.
After an announcement in May 2018 that changes to child and youth activities were coming, the Church has clarified in a Sept. 21, 2018, email that there would still be camping and other outdoor activities in the new resources to be released in 2020.
Elder Bednar speaks in Mexico about the importance of applying the teachings of the SaviorElder Bednar traveled to central Mexico where he talked with members, leaders and missionaries about the importance of believing the Savior and personally applying His teachings.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shakes hands with members during his assignment to Mexico from Aug. 24 through Sept. 2, 2018.
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
Virtually tour the Concepcion Chile Temple during the open house with this videoA new video produced by the YouTube channel Messages of Christ allows viewers to view nearly every aspect of the Church's 160th temple which stands on the Pacifc Coast in central Chile.
The Concepción Chile Temple.
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.
Watch the new music video that reimagines 'I am a Child of God'The Powerhouse music group The Bonner Family takes the phrase "I am a child of God" to a whole new level with this inspiring music video created in correlation with the upcoming film release "Jane and Emma."
Screenshot of The Bonner Family's "Child of God" music video found on YouTube.
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.
Students walk out of the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, following the first devotional of Fall semester on Sept. 18, 2018.
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, 2018, in Llanelli, Wales. 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.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
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.