Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for February 13, 2015

1151’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that happened during the week in the Mormon world. This week, we talk about: Family Discovery Day at the 2015 Roots Tech Conference, an LDS woman appointed to a committee focused on women in the military, and Elizabeth Smart’s new video by Faith Counts.

0:09 – Rootstech Live Stream

This Saturday is family discovery day at the Rootstech conference in Salt Lake City. This event is free to the public but will also have a live stream to view online because of the high demand for tickets. Well known Mormons including the cast of Studio C, olympian Noelle Pikus Pace, David Archuleta, and several apostles including Quentin L. Cook and Neil L. Andersen will speak. The online stream will be on starting at 1 pm (MST).

0:35 – Mormon Woman Appointed to Defense Advisory Committee

LDS woman Sharlene Wells Hawkes was appointed to the defense advisory committee on women by the secretary of defense this week. She is most well-known as Miss America 1985 and for her time as an ESPN reporter. She will be sworn in on March 11 in Washington D.C.

0:52 – Elizabeth Smart Shares

And Elizabeth Smart is in a new video put out by the interfaith group faith counts. In it, she shares her experience of being kidnapped and how her knowledge that God loved her no matter what helped her to survive.

And it was that faith, and that knowledge in God that he would always love me that helped me survive the next nine months and it continues to help me survive to this day.

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Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.