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Elder Holland Encourages Vocal Prayers in New #HearHim Video

Elder Holland Encourages Vocal Prayers in New #HearHim Video

In the latest video in “How I Hear Him” series about learning to hear Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ speak to us through the Holy Ghost, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains how vocalizing our prayers can foster greater communication with God. “We need to carve out time—good time, high priority time—when we can kneel, if possible, and be vocal. Say the words. I believe that …

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Here’s Our First Look at #LightTheWorld 2020

3 Inspiring Light the World Stories

At this time of great global need, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging people to bring light to the world this Christmas season through simple, meaningful acts of service. “During these unique and troubling times, we have the opportunity to make a difference in small and natural ways,” said Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority …

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St. George Utah Temple Renovation Project Hits One-Year Milestone

St. George Utah Temple Renovation Project Hits One-Year Milestone

Sounds of machinery and construction crews plying their trade echo across the property of a beloved landmark. Its familiar white walls that glisten in the autumn sky can be seen from most parts of this Southern Utah town steeped in pioneer history. The St. George temple reached a milestone at the beginning of November. It marks the one-year anniversary of …

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Church Resumes Missionary Assignments Outside Countries of Origin

Church Resumes Missionary Assignments Outside Countries of Origin

Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement Wednesday about sending missionaries to assignments outside their home countries: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many missionaries have accepted reassignments to serve in their home countries due to challenges posed by the coronavirus. We are grateful for their faith and optimism in these …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Share Message of Thanks

Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Resuming Duties Soon

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and quarantining at home, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife have recovered. On social media, the Gongs shared the following message: We are very moved and grateful for the many well-wishes and prayers we have received from you from around the world. Thank you for your faith on our behalf. Our doctors indicate we …

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Elder Renlund Shares How He Hears the Savior in Latest #HearHim Video

Elder Renlund Shares How He Hears the Savior in Latest #HearHim Video

In the latest video in the “How I Hear Him” series about learning to hear Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ speak to us through the Holy Ghost, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained the importance of feeding ourselves spiritually and seeking personal revelation on a daily basis. “I find that as I draw closer to Him, I have an ever-increasing …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

On October 8, 2020, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following update on Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week. He said: Elder and Sister Gong continue to experience very mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are recovering at home. They are grateful for the many prayers and expressions of concern and …

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Full Text of October 2020 General Conference Now Available

Full Text of October 2020 General Conference Now Available

Latter-day Saints around the world can now begin studying the inspirational address from the October 2020 General Conference in full. The official English texts for all the general conference talks are now available online here. They will soon be available on the Gospel Library app as well. Other languages will be added within the next several days. President Russell M. …

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Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

The following statement has been issued by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins: As shared in General Conference this weekend, Elder Gerrit W. Gong was recently exposed to COVID-19 and did not participate in conference in person. He and Sister Gong have now tested positive for the virus. Their condition is mild, but they are being cautious and their health is being …

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6 New Temples Announced in General Conference

New LDS Temple Announced October 2020

In the last session of the October 2020 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced six new temples to be built around the world. They are: Tarawa, Kiribati Port Vita, Vanuatu Lindon, Utah Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala Sao Paulo East, Brazil Santa Cruz, Bolivia This brings the total number of temples announced, under construction, or dedicated to 231. Since becoming …

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