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A New Pamphlet Urges Understanding Between Muslims and Latter-day Saints

A New Pamphlet Urges Understanding Between Muslims and Latter-day Saints

A new 35-page pamphlet called “Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles” is available at ChurchofJesusChrist.org in these languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Spanish and Turkish. German and Russian will come later. The pamphlet can also be found in these languages on the Gospel Library app by going to “Books and Lessons,” then opening “Interfaith Relations.” The resource was first mentioned by Elders David A. Bednar and Gerrit W. …

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Elder Holland’s Three Lessons to Become Better Saints

Elder Holland's Three Lessons to Become Better Saints

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared three key lessons with students at Brigham Young University on Tuesday to help them build spiritual resiliency for the days ahead. “You may be asked to face more [difficulties in life] than you think you can — and certainly more than you want,” the former BYU president (1980–1989) …

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Church Responds to Tsunami Waves in Tonga

Church Responds to Tsunami Waves in Tonga

An undersea volcanic eruption near the Kingdom of Tonga Saturday afternoon (January 15) triggered tsunami waves, flooding, and ash in the sky. Communication lines are down and further updates will follow as they come to hand. Elder Ian S. Ardern, Pacific Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said on January 17, “We are praying earnestly …

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President Nelson Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

First Presidency and NAACP Leaders Announce a Shared Vision to “Learn from and Serve One Another”

In posts to his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (celebrated every third Monday in January in the United States). President Nelson wrote: Over the last few years, I have developed a treasured friendship with the Reverend Amos C. …

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Temple Department Releases Statement on Operations During Pandemic

Temple Department Releases Statement on Operations During Pandemic

The Temple Department has released the following statement: After a brief closure at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began resuming operations in May 2020. Since that time, ordinances are being provided in temples as local conditions and government health and safety guidelines allow. We continue to operate temples in …

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Primary General President Says ‘Stay Securely Bound to the Savior’

Primary General President Says ‘Stay Securely Bound to the Savior’

Sister Camille N. Johnson, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged Brigham Young University students and faculty to improve their relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ during a Tuesday devotional. “The Savior is steady and sure and rock-solid,” said Sister Johnson. “He is an anchor that is never displaced. He is a mooring buoy …

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Provo MTC Implements Additional COVID Protocols

Provo MTC Implements Additional COVID Protocols

Church spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement on Thursday, December 30, 2021: Since the Provo Missionary Training Center resumed in-person training in June, precautions and COVID protocols have helped to keep any COVID cases to a minimum. These precautions include requiring all missionaries to be fully vaccinated before arrival and available testing of those training in the MTC. However, …

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Elder Andersen Says Honest, Sincere Prayer Help Us #HearHim

Elder Andersen Says Honest, Sincere Prayer Help Us #HearHim

In a new #HearHim video and blog article, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said that we can hear God and receive revelation through honest, sincere personal prayer. “Honest, sincere, personal prayer opens the window to revelation from our Heavenly Father. We hear Him. He speaks to us,” he said. “As we hear Him and act on His spiritual direction, He showers …

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Missionary from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Passes Away

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. Church spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement: It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of a young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission. Elder Tshiama Anaclet Tshiama, age …

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Giving Machines Bring in Nearly $4 Million for Charity

Giving Machines Bring in Nearly $4 Million for Charity

The Giving Machines, which stocks items for local and worldwide charities, have brought in over $3.7 million dollars so far in 2021. Located in 10 cities across the United States, these machines are a popular Light the World tradition and are managed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As of December 21, 2021, some of the items …

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