Mormon Minute: Weekly News Recap for November 3, 2015

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The Mormon Minute recaps news that’s happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week, we talk about: the First Presidency’s letter to members to give aid to refugees, Elder Ballard’s address at the World Congress of Families, and an in-depth video on what goes into building temples.

0:07 – Giving Aid to Refugees

The First Presidency is encouraging members of the Church to give aid to the many refugees fleeing their homes around the world. Over the past decade, the Church has donated food, blankets, and other supplies to refugees in need. In September, the Church donated 5 million dollars to help displaced families. Members can make donations to the Church’s Humanitarian fund to help the cause.

0:29 – Elder Ballard’s World Congress of Families Address

Elder Ballard spoke at The World Congress of Families Conference, and welcomed those in attendance to Salt Lake City. He shared the doctrinal importance of traditional families, as well as the value of religious freedom.

Society and law and popular opinion may change. But we know that society’s version of the family cannot and will not substitute for God’s purpose and plan for his children.

0:58 – Building Temples

And a video put out by the Church, gives a more detailed view into the process of building a temple.

“We don’t wanna have a temple that’s gonna fall down in a hundred years. We’re building these temples to last into the millennium,” said Elder William R. Walker, Executive Director of the Temple Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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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.