Mormon Minute: Weekly News Recap for October 13, 2015


The Mormon Minute recaps news that’s happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week, we talk about: changes made to the Presidency of the Seventy and Presiding Bishopric, the World Congress of Families Conference, and a song to help children memorize the names of the Apostles.

0:07 – New Church Leaders Called

The Church made changes to the Presidency of the Seventy and Presiding Bishopric following Elder Rasband and Elder Stevenson’s calls to the twelve Apostles. L. Whitney Clayton will serve as the Senior President of the Quorums of the Seventy with Gerrit W. Gong as a member of the Seventy Presidency. Gerald Causse will now serve as the Presiding Bishop with Dean M. Davies as first counselor and W. Christopher Waddell as second counselor.

0:32 – World Congress of Families

For the first time, the World Congress of Families will host its four day conference in the United States, this year in Salt Lake City. Several influential members of the Church including Elder M. Russell Ballard will speak. Presentations and panels will cover ways to protect the natural family. Tickets are available at

0:52 – Apostles Song

And a singer from the LDS group ‘Mercy River’ has a song to help families memorize the names of all of the Apostles.

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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.