“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.
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.
“By now I was realizing I was the victim of my own preconceptions and prejudices about this faith and its worshippers.” Check out this and other of Richard Quest’s revelations here.
“I will never again support anything by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,” said the Rev. Samuel Wynn. Find out who Wynn is and why he said what he did in Daniel Burke’s piece here.