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Groundbreaking Announced for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

Groundbreaking Announced for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the date for the groundbreaking of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple will be Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. The event will include Church leaders along with invited guests from the community. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction. …

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New LDS Church Mission Presidents Announced for 2017

New LDS Church Mission Presidents Announced for 2017

Post from Mormon Newsroom Blog New mission president assignments have been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The 123 new presidents and their wives will assume their new positions in locations around the world in July 2017. The announcements were made this week by the Church’s First Presidency. The mission presidents serve for three years. The …

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Two Mormon Apostles to Attend 2017 US Presidential Inauguration

Two Mormon Apostles to Attend 2017 US Presidential Inauguration

U.S. Capitol photo courtesy of Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic The First Presidency has assigned Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the U.S. presidential inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Their presence continues a tradition, going back more …

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LDS Church Responds to More MormonLeaks, Including General Authority Allowances

LDS Church Responds to More MormonLeaks, Including General Authority Allowances

Photo by Scott Jarvie | JarvieDigital.com Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released a statement Monday night addressing the recent publication of four private documents leaked online by MormonLeaks. Two of the documents focused on the living allowances given to General Authorities. “General Authorities leave their careers when they are called into full-time church service,” Hawkins said. “When they do so, they …

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President Russell M. Nelson’s Special Invitation to Young Adults

President Russell M. Nelson's Special Invitation to Young Adults

President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, posted the following video on his official Facebook page today:   The video acts as an invitation to young adults to join President Nelson in a worldwide devotional for young adults. He also gives specific instructions on how to prepare for the devotional. It will be held on …

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Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy Has Died

Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy Has Died

News Release by Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on the passing of Elder Bruce D. Porter, a General Authority Seventy: We are deeply saddened to announce that Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy died at his home last evening, surrounded by his family. Elder Porter, age 64, succumbed to a pulmonary …

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LDS Church Creates Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission

LDS Church Creates Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission

News Release by Mormon Newsroom Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy announced the newest mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. Currently known as the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission, the new Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission will officially become the 422nd mission of the Church on January 1, 2017. …

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5 Awesome Updates to the Gospel Library App

5 Awesome Updates to the Gospel Library App

A new update to the official Gospel Library app, released today, provides members of the Church with multiple new features and functionality. Here are some of our favorites! Highlight, Tag, & Annotate All Content All of the content available on the Gospel Library app is now annotatable. That means you can highlight, link to, tag, and save anything into a specialized …

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Elder Dale G. Renlund Shares His Special Witness of Jesus Christ

Elder Dale G. Renlund Shares His Special Witness of Jesus Christ

In 2000, a special video production was undertaken to record the testimonies of the First President and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Since that time, new segments have routinely been added as new members have been called. Recently, Elder Dale G. Renlund, who was called in October 2015 to fill one of the three vacancies left by the deaths of …

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