“We wanted to do something that would demonstrate our belief in the Savior. We do a lot of stuff as a church and this is a way to reach out to other faiths and have them enjoy the season with us.” Zeke Campfield visits with Paul Baclawski and the Church in Northwest Oklahoma City.
One of the first of many visible high school seniors to be preparing for a mission under the new age guidelines. He’s even graduating a semester early to enter the MTC in February. Read about this South Carolina youth in Andrew Dys’ article.
There’s nothing wrong with giving gifts, but are worldly possessions becoming more important than celebrating Christ’s birth? Explore further here.
The nomination of Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate may have brought the Mormon faith into the mainstream, but Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch believes the religion still has a long way to go, according to Elizabeth Flock.
At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond, its members demonstrate the success the church has made in Latin America, the place of origin for many new converts. Read more on Rachel de Leon’s piece here.
From alcohol to home decor to home teaching, CNN guesses what having a Mormon in the White House would look like, in Jessica Ravitz’s piece here.
Guy Hicks, a Mormon and former officer in the Army Reserve Special Forces, said there is a public misperception that members of the Mormon Church do not serve in the military. The participation of Mormons in the armed forces is roughly equivalent to their proportion of the population, according to David Alexander and Jennifer Dobner’s collaboration.
Members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided assistance this weekend to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the progress here.
“Our focus has been on the particular needs of women and children,” Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities said recently. Read more of Joseph Walker’s report here.
Some Christians pledge to write in Jesus Christ for president on November 6. Find out why in Deborah Beeksma’s article here.