Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for July 8, 2015

1253’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that happened during the week in the Mormon world. This week, we talk about: the passing of President Boyd K. Packer, changes in missionary clothing for elders, and more.

0:06 – President Packer’s Funeral Service

On Friday July 3rd, President Boyd K. Packer passed away at the age of 90 in his home in Salt Lake City. His funeral service is scheduled for this Friday, July 10th at 11 a.m. mountain standard time. Those who wish to attend must be in their seats at the Salt Lake Tabernacle by 10:30 a.m. that morning. The service will also be broadcast online.

0:25 – Missionary Dress Code Change

The Church announced that it will no longer require all male missionaries to wear suit coats on their missions. Mormon Newsroom released a list of places where the dress standards will change because of the hot climate and the financial burden on missionaries and their families.

0:39 – ‘Amazing Grace’ Arrangement

And former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice joined Jenny Oaks Baker and Kurt Bestor on an arrangement of ‘Amazing Grace’ to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors Project.

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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.