Throughout my many travels I'm frequently asked by persons who don't know much about Mormons, Are Mormons Christians? With a smile I always give the same answer, "Yes we are, very much so."

Mormons quite often are referred to as Latter-Day Saint Christians due to the official name of the church which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But it's more than just a name, Latter-Day Saints strive daily to live the life of Christ and abide by his teachings and those of his apostles.

The Bible tells us the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. (Acts 11:26) The word Christian means “a follower of Christ" but the word disciple means “student” or “pupil.” Hence a true Christian is not someone who simply says they believe in Christ but rather someone who ardently follows and studies the Savior their entire lives. Mormons do exactly that, therefore we are very much Christian in the truest sense of the word.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Haka performed at LDS wedding reception viewed over 25 million times


 
(by Lindsey Williams deseretnews.com 1-22-16)

A traditional Maori war dance performed at the wedding reception of an LDS couple is receiving worldwide attention.

The haka, filmed by Westone Productions, took place at the reception for Benjamin and Aaliyah Armstrong.

The Armstrongs were sealed in the Hamilton New Zealand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 15.

At the couple’s reception, friends and family members performed the haka for the newlyweds, moving the bride to tears.

"All those guys, the people that are so close to your heart and who you've shared so many experiences with — you can't help but feel overwhelmed,” Benjamin Armstrong told ONE News.

The video was posted to the I’m Proud to be Tongan Facebook page on Jan. 20. At the time this article was published, it had been viewed over 25 million times.

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865645980/The-Clean-Cut-Haka-performed-at-LDS-wedding-reception-viewed-over-25-million-times.html

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