Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for July 29, 2015

1377’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that’s happening in the Mormon world. This week, we talk about: Neon Trees’ subtle promotion of “Fight the New Drug” and Brigham Young University, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2016 tour announcement, and President Eyring’s thoughts on losing President Boyd K. Packer and Elder L. Tom Perry.

0:06 – Eyring Shares Pioneer Memories and Loss of Two Apostles

President Eyring led Friday’s Pioneer Day parade in Salt Lake City as the Grand Marshall and shared with KSL memories of his pioneer ancestors. He also mentioned the difficulty of losing President Packer and Elder Perry recently, who he says, was like losing his parents. Eyring said,

My thought is just regret that I hadn’t appreciated more and that I’m now going to try more to do the things they were trying to get me to do.

0:24 – MoTab to Tour Europe in 2016

For the first time in 18 years, the Mormon Tabernacle choir will tour Europe in 2016. The group will visit cities from Germany to Switzerland over 20 days next June and July. The last time they toured internationally was in 2012.

0:39 – Neon Trees Share Goodness

And band members from Neon Trees wore t-shirts to promote Brigham Young University and the non-profit “Fight the New Drug” in their recent performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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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.