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Mormon Mentions were out and about taking advantage of the summer weather this week. Evie Clair sang the national anthem for an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, Alex Boye performed at the Cherry Peak Summer Concert Series and Lexi Walker participated in pioneer trek. Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also shared their thoughts on social media about the Book of Mormon, missionary work and how to strengthen a marriage.
When the Diamondbacks originally requested that Clair perform the national anthem on a Sunday, she asked to reschedule. “We really prioritize our Sundays as the Sabbath day, and we try not to do anything that differs from what the Lord asked us to do,” Clair said in a recent Deseret News article. Clair advanced through round two of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday and received positive feedback from all five judges. Read their comments here.
YouTube gave a shout out to Stuart Edge on Monday for taking the meaning of bear hugs to a whole new level.
Former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette recently signed a contract with the Shanghai Sharks. “I’m excited to be back in Shanghai for two years,” he told the Deseret News on Monday. “It was a great home for me last year.”
Watch this Mormon Newsroom video about the new Provo Missionary Training Center expansion. Tours of the MTC will be available from July 31-Aug. 19, with additional tours for BYU Education Week attendees during Aug. 21-25.
Alex Boye had a successful night at the Cherry Peak Summer Concert Series in Richmond, Utah:
The Piano Guys delivered the perfect treat to their fans this weekend with the release of a new Ed Sheeran cover:
Participating in pioneer trek gave Lexi Walker a greater appreciation for the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she said in a recent Instagram post.
The application period for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will close on Aug. 15. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are all invited to audition for the 360-member ensemble, said this Deseret News article.
Listen to a new podcast by Ashley Romney encouraging others not to be defined by mistakes they make in life:
James the Mormon tweeted a sneak peak of his recording session from the album “Something to Prove,” which will be released on Nov. 6.
Communication in marriage is essential, said Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s Facebook account on Tuesday. Although life can be demanding, sharing spiritual promptings and learning about one another’s gifts can help deepen a husband and wife’s relationship, he said.
Blessings are a direct result of obedience, tweeted President Russell M. Nelson’s Twitter account on Friday morning:
Elder Quentin L. Cook Facebook’s account recently posted about his concern that faith, accountability to God, and religious freedom are being marginalized in the world today. Families must teach moral values to keep these standards alive, the apostle said.
Elder Cook also shared a scripture from the New Testament on Friday morning.
In a recent post on President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s Facebook account, the apostle entreated members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be confident in their faith. As members stand up for their beliefs on a daily basis, they will be the most effective missionaries, President Uchtdorf said.
President Henry B. Eyring’s Twitter account shared the First Presidency message for July, which entreats others to lean upon the Savior and endure to the end.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s Facebook account shared several videos that apply Book of Mormon scriptures to modern-day life. “The videos were filmed in Australia—and you can easily sense that the Book of Mormon is true in ‘Aussie’ as well as in every other language,” Elder Christofferson joked in the post. He also testified that the Book of Mormon helps bring more understanding of the Bible.
Mormon Mentions highlights social media posts with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.