Happy New Year! We’re excited to start out our fifth year of This Week in Mormons and we’re glad you’re along for the ride.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? What are they? Share them with us in the comments. has another update, this time with explanations on the translation of the Book of Mormon. We’re talking who, how, tools used, etc. Give it a read and tell us your thoughts.

Mormon Island has emerged from the depths of Folsom Lake. What does this mean for your weekend?

We are nominated for Mormon of the Year over at Times and Seasons. We’re grateful to stand shoulder to shoulder with Orson Scott Card, Brandon Flowers, and Ordain Women. Go vote for us or whomever else you like!

Book of Mormon 365 – a new Instagram initiative to help you meet a goal of reading the entire Book of Mormon in 2014. Cool idea.

Other news – the Montreal Temple is closing for reasons suspect; Togo gets its first stake; Bishops preaching BYU sports from the pulpit; missionaries clean Cambodia, Gilbert Temple open house tix are available; and have you seen the trailer for the Mitt Romney documentary? Awesome!