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LDS Church shares final results of #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign

The Spanish versions of the Christmas campaign for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints led the way with the most views, 39 million views, according to official results on the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign by the LDS Church. The English [...]

Kalani Sitake defends missionaries and age gap in BYU sports

BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake participated as one of the coaches in the Coaches Film Room during the ESPN News’ coverage of the College football Playoff National Championship between Clemson and Alabama on Monday night. Clemson [...]

Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer explains why she will sing at Trump inauguration despite not voting for him

Mormon Tabernacle Choir member Cristi Ford Brazao took to Facebook to explain her reasons for joining the Choir in singing at President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration. “What I’m trying to do as a person is to be like Jesus [...]

A look at LDS mission presidents: 6 interesting stats

By Lindsey Williams and Matt Bennett Black name tags dot the globe as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share the message of the restored gospel. The statistical report at April 2016 General Conference reported [...]

Top 10 LDS stories on UtahValley360 in 2016

Before we head into the new year, we’re taking a look back at what we’ve done in the past. In LDS news during 2016, we saw tragedy and we saw hope. We saw laughter and we saw learning. Here are 10 of UtahValley360’s top stories [...]

9 quotes and scriptures to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas — the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ — with these nine memes. Elder Craig C. Christensen “It was the Savior’s atoning sacrifice that made holy that night in Bethlehem.” President [...]

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at presidential inauguration for 6th time

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has accepted an invitation from the U. S. Presidential Inauguration Committee to perform at the presidential inauguration in January. President-elect Donald Tump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be [...]

LDS Church’s #LIGHTtheWORLD videos surpass 69 million views

The videos for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” initiative have reached more than 69 million views, the Church announced Tuesday. During the month of December, the LDS Church has encouraged [...]

12 variations for your 12 days of Christmas countdown

Believe it or not, Christmas is precisely 12 days away. That means that even if your Christmas advent calendar isn’t off to a great start, today is the day to start again — or you can celebrate with 12 special gifts. Welcome to the [...]

5 ways to have fun with your kids when you’re stuck inside

Sure, winter is magical. The snow, the Christmas music, the holiday treats and twinkling lights. What’s not so magical is when you’re stuck inside with a houseful of stir-crazy kids and you’re all on the verge of a catastrophic [...]

Utah-Tube: GENTRI catches the Spirit of Christmas in ‘O Holy Night’ music video

GENTRI is spreading Christmas cheer with a music video that captures the reason for the season. The Utah group, a trio of tenors that formed in 2014, shares a story reminding people to not judge others. “We live in a world where we [...]

LDS Church releases 2016 Christmas initiative video to #LIGHTtheWORLD

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its annual Christmas initiative video encouraging everyone to be a light to the world as Jesus Christ was a light. “It’s the Christmas season,” said Elder David A. Bednar of [...]

The blessings of welcoming home a missionary

No doubt, it’s difficult to say goodbye to your son or daughter when they leave on a mission. But when they come home after two years or 18 months, it’s even better than you can imagine. If you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what [...]

Utah-Tube: Spencer Schmidt shares Annie Schmidt’s hauntingly timely last song

“Why do you have to go?” These are the first lyrics in “Don’t Worry Darling,” a song co-written by Annie and Spencer Schmidt. Spencer shared the last song he had written with his sister on YouTube just five days [...]

8 things your child should know by 8 years old

During a family reunion, my sisters and I (all with different family sizes) got into a discussion about what we should teach our children before they turn eight years old. What do you think is important to teach a child (or at least start a [...]

Double Purple Heart Marine vet talks about holding his dying friend, being captured by the enemy and living with PTSD

The Korean War may not be discussed much in schools, but it’s not something Marine Corps veteran William Baucom of Pleasant Grove, Utah will soon forget. William “Bill” Baucom, now 87 years old, was starting college as a freshman [...]

8 LDS Church leaders who served in the armed forces

On Friday, the United States celebrates Veterans Day, a day we honor individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have served in the military as well as Church [...]

10 things we’ve learned in 10 years of marriage

We’re no experts. That’s for sure. But we’re happy most of the time, and that counts for something. Here are some marriage lessons my husband and I have picked up in our 10 years together: 1. Go to the bed at the same time. Moving [...]

15 changes to prepare for if you move outside Utah

Utah is a great place to get an education, build a career and raise a family. Maybe that’s why so many people choose to move to — and stay in — Utah County. But Utah is also a unique place with its own distinct traditions and culture. [...]

How to care for a toddler in sacrament meeting

If you have toddlers at home, you know all about the highs and lows of bringing a toddler to church. Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, former Primary general president, said: “Be thoughtful and tolerant of children and those adults with children. [...]