From rock artists to ministers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's biggest fans might just surprise youA look at how the Church's musical ambassadors touch individuals and bring communities together.
Rock singer and voice actor Jess Harnell sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the June 20 sound check at California's Walt Disney Concert Hall. An eclectic group of guests sang with the choir during sound checks throughout the 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
New 'Huki' canoe show afloat at Polynesian Cultural CenterThe Church-affiliated Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, has retired its "Rainbows" canoe pageant after 18 years and launched Huki, which means "pull" in Hawaiian. The storyline ranges from Maui fishing up islands to the start of the PCC.
The people celebrate after the legendary demigod Maui pulls up the islands and their connection to the ocean in the Polynesian Cultural Center's new Huki canoe celebration.
Elder Christofferson speaks at Second annual International Forum on Law and Religion held in PhilippinesLegal scholars and experts spoke at the forum held in Manila on June 14.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson talks at the second annual International Forum on Law and Religion in Manila, Philippines, on June 14.
Who the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings to when they're not looking at the conductorMormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square conclude 2018 tour with spirited sold-out concert in Seattle.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir wrapped up its 2018 tour with a concert July 2 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
West Africa celebrates a 'miracle of growth' 30 years after the creation of their first stakeThe milestone celebration of the 100th stake in the West Africa area couldn't have come at a better time.
Youth and young adults in the Tamale District of Ghana perform a cultural dance in celebration of the 100th stake and 30th anniversary of the first stake in the West Africa area.
The 'elbow knock' and other surprising things the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does on tourThe answer to that — and a bunch of other questions about the iconic choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
Bruce Bunderson gives David Belt a fist bump as he walks on stage for a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018.
Happy Canada Day: Choir, orchestra celebrate holiday weekend in VancouverTour stop in British Columbia comes at a perfect moment for Canadian members of Salt Lake City-based Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed June 30, 2018, at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.
How becoming Mexican trucking experts helped these four BYU students fight human traffickingA group of students from BYU became experts of the Mexican trucking industry to help find a way to combat human trafficking in the country.
Truckers Against Trafficking deputy director Kylla Lanier attends a press conference in Mexico discussing the organization's partner in the country, Guardianes del Asfalto. Students from BYU did research for the group to learn more about Mexico's trucking industry.
Church receives first ever Good Neighbor Award given to a religious organizationThe Church recently received a Good Neighbor Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the first religious organization to ever be singled out for this honor, according to LDS Public Affairs.
From left: Duane Zobrist, Founding Director of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Al Zapanta, President and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Elder Gordon Smith, Area Seventy and former Oregon Senator; Troy Dow, member of the LDS Public Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. and legal counsel to the Walt Disney Corp.; and Stuart Dye, former Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. The Church recently received a Good Neighbor Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce — the first religious organization to ever be singled out for this honor.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir honors victims of Sonoma County wildfiresA concert June 27 by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Rohnert Park marked the fifth and final concert in California. Sonoma State University’s 1,400-seat Weill Hall is both an indoor and an outdoor venue.
Neil Gruwell eats a cookie with his father Paul Gruwell while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square concert at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, California, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
'Ministering is in their blood': How the Philippines is answering the prophet's call to serveThe little things make big differences, teaches Elder D. Todd Christofferson during recent tour of the LDS-rich Philippines.
Young Filipinos gather to listen to counsel from Elder D. Todd Christofferson and other visiting General Authorities.
Houston Astros thank Mormon Helping Hands for service during Hurricane HarveyThe baseball World Series champion Houston Astros show sincere public appreciation during a home game to Mormon Helping Hands and other volunteers in the community.
Young athlete Luke Nelson from Bridge City, Texas, at Minute Maid Park in Houston on June 18,
'Crucial role' of Church history in Missouri highlighted in $380 million Gateway Arch renovationThe new Museum at the Gateway Arch will re-open to the public on July 3 and features multiple new exhibits about topics like the St. Louis riverfront, the Mexican-American War and the various groups that traveled west, including Mormon pioneers.
A copy of the 1840 Nauvoo Book of Mormon, featured in the Manifest Destiny section of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum, is pictured. The museum re-opens to the public on July 3.
Elder Hallstrom, Mormon Tabernacle Choir hold special sacrament service in San FranciscoSeek the "reverent life," challenges Elder Donald L. Hallstrom during sacrament meeting for Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Volunteers form an "umbrella brigade" to provide shade to members of the Orchestra at Temple Square during rehearsal in Berkeley, California. The performers took a break from touring on June 24, 2018, for Sabbath services.
'Angels are walking these hallways': The ins and outs of the Brazil MTCThe Brazil Missionary Training Center — established in 1977 as one of the Church's first two international MTCs — trains missionaries from 40 different countries.
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on preparations and planning at the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Guest conductor says he checks in with his musicians by asking 'What would the Mormon Tabernacle Choir do?'Tuesday's Costa Mesa performance kicks off seven-stop tour for Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square kicked off their 2018 tour on June 19, 2018, at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California.
Church members discuss commonalities with Muslims at Ramadan dinner Church members in Marsden Park, Australia, met with Muslims on June 9 at an interfaith symposium to discuss shared beliefs and practices.
Panel of religious leaders at the interfaith symposium in Marsden Park, Australia, on June 9.
Live on the Pacific Coast, 'America's Choir' is back on the roadIconic choir and Orchestra at Temple Square look to deliver hope, lift spirits during 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
Elder Quentin L. Cook: Hand of the Lord is evident during difficult time in BrazilIn Brazil, members and leaders are striving hard to build their faith, said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Cook, with his wife, Sister Mary Cook, traveled to Brazil May 25 through May 29.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shakes hands with a young boy during a stake conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
What seminary teachers need to do to foster faith in the classroomTeachers must help their students "be believing" as they address questions of faith and doubt in their classrooms, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught during a broadcast for seminary and institute instructors.
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, speak during a broadcast for seminary and institute instructors held in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City on June 12.
FamilySearch brings American Revolution museum next to Philadelphia templeThe Revolution Place experience offers guests an opportunity to find their connection to the American Revolution.
A room in the new "Revolution Place" exhibit that opens Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
Brazil in 1978: How a revelation and a temple changed everythingA one-two punch of events in 1978 served as a catalyst for Church growth in Brazil — the June 9 announcement of the revelation affording the priesthood to be given to all worthy male members and the October 30 dedication of the São Paulo Tem
The LDS Church's São Paulo Temple is seen at sunset in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
All Mormon missionaries transferring out of NicaraguaThe LDS Church is moving its remaining 158 missionaries from Nicaragua due to continued violence, according to a church spokesman.
The LDS Church is moving its remaining 158 Missionaries from Nicaragua due to continued violence, according to a church spokesman.
Guatemala volcano: Two Latter-day Saints counted among the missingMissionaries are safe and accounted for in disaster-impacted nation. Church sheltering displaced people and partnering in initial disaster response.
Firefighters carry a body recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.
Church honors individuals at 2018 Family Values AwardsFour individuals were honored at the 2018 Family Values Awards for their contribution to promoting and protecting family values in Ghana.
Elder Yirenya Tawiah, an Area Seventy, presents a plaque to Grace Manu, host of the television show Efie Asentina.
Baptism Beach: African symbol of how 1978 revelation changed the ChurchBilly Johnson started 10 congregations of unbaptized converts in Ghana from 1964-78 and regularly petitioned Church presidents to send missionaries. Then early one morning when he couldn't sleep, he tuned into a BBC report that left him in tears.
Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visit the location where they were baptized in Cape Coast, Ghana on Monday, April 23, 2018. In the foreground is John Dan Ewudzie
Local Church leaders in Sierra Leone pay visit to newly elected President Julius Maada BioA month after taking office, newly elected President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone met with local Church leaders. During their visit, Church leaders presented President Julius Maada Bio with a family statue and a letter of congratulations.
President Julius Maada Bio welcomes Freetown Sierra Leone Mission President Kevin H. Clawson and Sister Clawson in his office in Freetown.
Pathway Connect Worldwide making strides in NigeriaMay 1, 2018 marked the first graduation for students of the Pathway Connect Worldwide Program in Nigeria. A ceremony was held to celebrate the 92 students who received their certificates for completing the program.
Graduating students gather outside the Lagos Nigeria Ikeja Stake Centre Opebi.
Colombian Latter-day Saints participate in interfaith forum hosted by the Berkeley International SchoolYoung members, missionaries offer their voices to interfaith forum in Barranquilla.
A panel of young people that included local Latter-day Saints recently participated in a forum in Barranquilla, Colombia, exploring religion and living faith-based principles.
Youth in Zimbabwe enjoy 'wonderful, life changing month'The young men and young women of the Marimba Zimbabwe Stake enjoyed a month full of experiences that built their testimonies.
Young women in the Marimba Zimbabwe Stake attend Young Women camp.
The new crisis: 'Maybe we can help'LDS Charities has served refugees in 119 countries and territories since 1985, completing 378 projects in 49 countries alone during 2017, according to the 2017 LDS Charities Annual report. In Rome, the projects are making all the difference.
LDS Charities missionary Anita Herway plays with Malek and Momo Mana at INTERSOS in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. LDS Charities contributed money to the organization.
BYU AdLab lets Book of Mormon 'speak for itself' in social experimentFor each one of the 531 pages of the Book of Mormon, a group of BYU advertising students invited one pedestrian to read a page, mark every reference to deity and then share their impressions.
The BYU AdLab performed a social experiment in which they invited 531 pedestrians around the world to each read one of the 531 pages of the Book of Mormon.
Aloha spirit: LDS Hawaiians offering aid, emotional support to volcano victimsMormon family counted among the dozens who have lost homes and businesses to destructive lava flow.
Lava continues to overrun property along Hookupu Street, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.
Church reassigns all volunteers serving in Turkey after 'heightened political tensions'Due to a prolonged period of heightened political tensions in Turkey, the Church announced April 29 that all of volunteers serving in that country have been temporarily reassigned.
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