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Mormon Mentions: Osmond family bread recipe, President Uchtdorf reflects on church history

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently visited several church history sites with his family.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently visited several church history sites with his family.
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This week’s Mormon Mentions waxed nostalgic for musicians and general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. James the Mormon tweeted one of the highlights of his week as former BYU baseball player Taylor Cole walked out to “Tellin You Y” during a Toronto Blue Jays game.

Donny Osmond also gave a shout-out to Sundance Mountain Resort’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Osmond is known for his role as “Joseph” in the 1999 movie version of the musical.

And President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, reflected on his experiences traveling with his family in the eastern United States, sharing his thoughts about family and church history on social media.

Cole used James the Mormon’s “Tellin You Y," a song about his alma mater, as his walkout song at a recent game. the Mormon also recently had a successful performance in Salt Lake City. the Face to Face with Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund? Visit the LDS Youth Facebook page for highlights or go to to watch the whole event.

David Archuleta will be making an appearance in Pocatello, Idaho, this November:

Al Fox Carraway posted about the pros and cons of social media in a recent Instagram post and encouraged others to only follow those who uplift and inspire them.

The new Missionary Training Center in Accra, Ghana, was recently completed. The new MTC can house up to 320 missionaries and can potentially accommodate up to 500, reported the Deseret News.

Osmond stole a few precious moments with his newborn grandson, Clark Osmond, this week.

Osmond also attended "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Sundance and complimented it’s creative country take on the original.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir received a “thank you” from Chase Burch, who received a personal performance from the group in 2007 when she was battling brain cancer. Burch said the choir provided her with extra strength during her time of need.

Looking for some new recipes? This is one of the Osmond’s favorites:

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s Facebook account said that “not all angels are from the other side of the veil.” Sometimes, they can be neighbors, mothers or spouses. Holland’s Twitter account reaffirmed followers that they are loved despite their weaknesses.

It’s not too late to get a ticket for the Provo MTC open house, said Mormon Newsroom:

In a post on Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ Facebook account, the apostle shared his thoughts on obtaining an education. Those who seek learning for the sake of learning are better able to evaluate problems and defend the truth, he said. Russell M. Nelson’s Twitter account reminded followers Tuesday that Christ should always be recognized for performing the Atonement.

Elder Russell M. Ballard’s Facebook account addressed the young adults of the church, urging them not to get caught up in social media and to make more personal connections. Uchtdorf went on a memorable trip with his wife, Harriet, his daughter, Antje and his grandson, Eric. President Uchtdorf shared his experiences visiting church history sites in New York and Pennsylvania. The apostle and his family also stopped at Niagara Falls and met with members of the church in Detroit.