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Temple News & Updates | Week of 1 July 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and LDSChurchTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) …

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This LDS Temple Sketch Was Created With Makeup

This LDS Temple Sketch Was Created With Makeup

Sarah Cook is an LDS author, speaker, and business owner. She is also a creative artist and nothing shows this more than her latest post. In the videos, Cook shows off one of her pieces of the Sacramento California Temple. The twist? It was “painted” entirely out of makeup! Check it out below.

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Mormon Rockstar Releases Documentary on Helping LGBTQ Youth

Mormon Rockstar Dan Reynolds Releases Documentary Helping LGBTQ Youth

Make no mistake, Dan Reynolds is still a Mormon. The lead singer for the mega-hit band Imagine Dragons is on a mission to help LGBTQ youth, especially within the Church. However, his bold and raw message has not always endeared him to his faith community. Now, Reynolds is preparing to speak out in a new documentary released tonight on HBO. …

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FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org released a statement yesterday announcing the start of a website redesign that will allow users to record same-sex relationships on their family tree. The system updates will require time and are expected to be launched in 2019. The full statement reads: The goal of FamilySearch.org is to capture, store, and provide records and an accurate genealogy that represents past, …

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LDS Couple Holds to Promise of Eternity As They Seek Organ Donation

LDS Couple Holds to Promise of Eternity As They Seek Organ Donation

In spite of end-stage renal failure, an LDS woman and her husband are holding on to hope and their faith. “I understand we are eternal companions. I want eternity here and there as well. She means everything, she is my everything,” Michael Leonard told his local news station. His wife Terri, 52, was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and now completes …

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Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Latter-day Saint volunteers are helping with relief efforts in Central America following Sunday’s eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano, located 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City. All missionaries are safe, but hundreds of people were evacuated as ash was dispersed over a nine-mile radius. More than 60 people were killed, with additional people missing. Two members of the Church are among …

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LDS RM Josh Holt Returns Home After Being Freed from Venezuelan Prison

LDS RM Josh Holt Returns Home After Being Freed from Venezuelan Prison

“You were a tough one, I have to tell you,” said U.S. President Donald Trump of working to free Josh Holt from the Venezuelan prison he’d been incarcerated in for nearly two years. “That was a tough situation.”   In June 2016, Holt traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, to marry an LDS girl, Thamara “Thamy” Caleño, he had met online while looking for …

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Body of Missing RM Elizabeth Salgado Found

Body of Missing RM Elizabeth Salgado Found

UPDATE, May 24, 2018, 10 am MDT: A press conference has been held. Watch it below. On April 16, 2015, Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, a 26-year-old Provo student from Mexico, was walking the two miles home from her language class in the middle of the afternoon. Some of her classmates saw her walking home. After that, Elizabeth seemed to vanished into …

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New LDS Summer Adventure Camp Opens for Teens

New LDS Summer Adventure Camp Opens for Teens

  There are so many wonders in this world. However, sometimes when we have them constantly before our eyes, we take them for granted. We look, but we don’t really see; we hear, but we don’t really listen…To marvel at the wonders of the gospel is a sign of faith. It is to recognize the hand of the Lord in …

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Estimated $10,000 to $15,000 Damage Caused to St. George Temple

Featured Image by Mori Kessler, St. George News Charles Gregory Logan, a 22-year-old from St. George, Utah, has been charged with two felonies after he broke into the St. George Utah Temple early Saturday morning and caused extensive damage. Logan broke into the temple a little after 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, by smashing a window open. According …

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