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Missionaries all safe but one LDS Member killed

The LDS Church indicated yesterday that all LDS Church missionaries serving in Columbia are safe, in spite of a 6.0 quake that hit Armenia, Columbia. However, one member of the LDS Church, a mother of two children, was killed in the quake. An LDS chapel was also damaged.

Montclair mourns death of missionary

Elder Joshua Prymak, who died Monday, January 18th when a wave knocked him into rocks and swept him out to sea, had wiggled out of life-or-death situations before. However, this time Prymak's body was recovered three days later, and his family thinks he must have died instantly, when the wave slammed his body into the rocks.

Funeral services Saturday in Utah and Virginia for 2 LDS Missionaries

The funerals for two LDS missionaries that drowned in the Canary Islands on January 18th have been set. The funeral of Elder Jaarl Michael Papenfuss will be held at the Moroni Stake Center in Moroni, Utah on Saturday, January 30th.

Mormon Northwest Hospital President Relinquishes Role to Pursue Personal Mission

James D. Hart has resigned as President of Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Washington to serve as a Mission President. Hart will be replaced byt the current CEO, who will add the duties of President to his own.

Mormons choose Apex for site of their North Carolina temple

Construction on the Raleigh North Carolina Temple is expected to begin next week on a site in Apex, North Carolina. The temple is one of the smaller or "suburban" temples, according to this article. Apex is centrally located between Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Mormon leaders win battle to build spire atop temple

The Williamson County Board of Zoning Appeals granted the LDS Church's request for a height variance, allowing the Church to put a steeple on the Temple planned for the Nashville area. The variance ends a four-year saga in which the Church first tried to build a Temple in the Forest Hills suburb of Nashville, only to have planning officials thwart rezoning requests.

Mormons walk the walk for their faith

Elders Jason Jones and Dustin Tanner were interviewed for this look at missionary life. These Elders serve in the California Oakland Mission, which currently has 190 missionaries covering an area that stretches from Brentwood to Berkeley and from Livermore to Union City. The mission includes 24,000 of the 785,000 members throughout the state of calfiornia.

Making a marriage last: Temple marriages are among those that end in a courtroom

While couples belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a 20 percent lower divorce rate than the current national average, even some LDS temple marriages end in divorce.

New temple presidents

The LDS Church has announced the calls of two couples as Temple President and Matron of new Temples.

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