Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for September 2, 2015

871’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that’s happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week, we talk about: the Church’s decision to stay with Boy Scouts of America; the dedication of the Indianapolis Temple, Mormon Channel’s “12 Steps to Change” Series, and a returned missionary rap.

0:06 – Church Stays with BSA

After much speculation from bloggers and media outlets, the Church has decided to stay with Boy Scouts of America, following the BSA’s resolution to lift the ban on gay leaders. The Church also announced that they will continue reevaluating program options that better meet the needs of young men globally.

0:25 – Indianapolis Temple Dedication

President Eyring dedicated the first temple for members of the Church living in Indiana in the city of Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis. The temple will serve around 30,000 members and is the 148th temple in operation.

0:40 – “12 Steps to Change” Addiction Recovery Series

During the first 12 days of September, the Mormon Channel is releasing a series of videos that show members of the Church who have overcome addictions through the Church’s 12 step program. The stories are raw and show how this program and the atonement has helped them to heal.

0:56 – Pre and Post Missionary Rap Video

And one returned missionary is sharing his experience of serving for two years with a rap he filmed before and after his mission.

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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.