1/14 – 5 Years of Nelson, Pocatello on Netflix, & Online MTC Changes

This Week in Mormons January 2023 d

News Links:

President Nelson on New Year’s Resolutions:

https://twitter.com/ChurchinCanada/status/1609547716371283968?t=YcAexLraH3fkrzIxsYW7bQ&s=03

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm4AeqgNrjF/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D

Melissa

Changes since President Nelson became prophet 5 years

https://www.thechurchnews.com/2020/12/30/23217862/president-nelson-announcements-changes-church-prophet

Matt

Mexico City Temples

https://twitter.com/the_churchnews/status/1609239837676027907?t=Xl_i69FvSxy-Wy6xQGf2xQ&s=03

Matt

Congo River Temple

https://www.thechurchnews.com/global/2023/1/3/23533638/congo-river-boat-trip-crossing-temple-trip-brazzaville-kinshasa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=cn-social&utm_campaign=twitter-en&utm_content=ldsconf

Melissa

New Testament Come Follow Me

https://www.thechurchnews.com/living-faith/2022/12/31/23471766/how-to-understand-parables-new-testament-jesus-christ-byu-scholar-gaye-strathearn?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=cn-social&utm_campaign=twitter-en&utm_content=churchnews-en

https://leadingsaints.org/the-art-of-teaching-an-interview-with-hank-smith/

Matt

New Youth Theme for the Year

https://www.thechurchnews.com/living-faith/2023/1/8/23540986/what-is-a-cairn-rock-formation-2023-youth-theme-logo?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=cn-social&utm_campaign=instagramstories-en&utm_content=churchnews-en

https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders/2023/1/4/23537386/2023-youth-theme-philippians-4-13-young-men-young-women-general-presidencies?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=cn-social&utm_campaign=twitter-en&utm_content=ldsconf

Matt

LDS Members’ Pocatello Kidnapping is now fictionalized and streaming on Peacock

https://www.wboc.com/tv-review—a-friend-of-the-family/article_61f34b98-8bc9-11ed-92c2-2bf3987277bb.html

Melissa

Elder Holland Devotional for Young Adults

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/elder-sister-holland-new-year-message-hope-christ

https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders/2023/1/6/23542415/worldwide-devotional-with-elder-and-sister-holland-for-young-adults-2023?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=cn-social&utm_campaign=instagramstories-en&utm_content=churchnews-en

Matt

Standardized MTC online experiences

https://www.ldsliving.com/changes-coming-for-online-missionary-training-at-select-mtcs/s/11247

FAMOUS MORMONS

Matt

  1. Amy Adams
  2. Idina Menzel
  3. Jeremy Renner

Melissa

Pioneer Woman

Joanna Gaines

Rachel Ray

(Big Deal, Little Deal, or No Deal?)

Matt

Slower than expected Church growth

https://twitter.com/sltrib/status/1609600059909324802?t=-7uplvxNCP13u6wB0DoxlQ&s=03

Melissa

Daybell

https://kutv.com/news/chad-and-lori-daybell/lori-daybell-accused-of-killing-children-in-idaho-says-she-has-an-alibi-jj-vallow-tylee-ryan-merder-charges-tammy-chad

https://www.ksl.com/article/50554091/lori-daybell-reveals-more-on-childrens-deaths-wants-to-meet-with-chad-daybell

Matt

Houston Transfer Center for Immigrants

https://www.thechurchnews.com/2021/6/7/23217708/latter-day-saint-charitiesopen-houston-family-transfer-center-migrants-seeking-asylum

Melissa

Go Ask Alice

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/01/how-a-mormon-housewife-turned-a-fake-diary-into-an-enormous-best-seller?utm_campaign=falcon_e4bcaa8fba22b6feb7b8c2ec1e5388d1&utm_medium=social&utm_brand=tny&utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter&utm_source=twitter

Matt

Sex Abuse Suit Settled

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article271103342.html

Melissa

The Married Mom Advantage

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/motherhood-marriage-pandemic-covid-children/672563/

Matt

Religious Affiliation in Congress

https://pres-outlook.org/2023/01/congress-new-class-has-much-higher-percentage-of-christians-than-american-public/

Melissa

No More Family History Libraries

https://www.ldsliving.com/why-are-the-churchs-family-history-centers-getting-a-name-change/s/11246

MORMONS DOING GOODLY

Matt

https://www.upr.org/utah-news/2022-12-23/utah-mom-receives-500-in-act-of-kindness-pays-it-forward-to-homeless-shelter

Melissa

BYU Animation students

https://www.ksl.com/article/50552098/byu-student-puts-her-own-spin-on-the-grim-reaper-in-award-winning-video-game

Matt

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2022/12/a-final-secret-santa-surprise-for-a-young-single-father-with-daughter-who-has-a-brain-tumor/

MORMON HISTORY FOCUS

This Week in Mormon History

http://www.todayinmormonhistory.com/2023/01/130-years-ago-today-jan-4-1893.html

http://www.todayinmormonhistory.com/2023/01/35-years-ago-today-jan-3-1988.html

http://www.todayinmormonhistory.com/2023/01/60-years-ago-today-jan-4-1963.html

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