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Elder Renlund Dedicates Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

PHOTOS: The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

On a beautiful Sunday, under the glorious African sky, hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered to witness a historic moment, the dedication of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. Temples are the most sacred places of worship, where members of the Church can feel peace, learn and participate in sacred ordinances. …

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First Look Inside the Newly Renovated Memphis Tennessee Temple

First Look Inside the Newly Renovated Memphis Tennessee Temple

After nearly two years, the Memphis Tennessee Temple will reopen once again after major renovations. The closure was announced on October 2017. The public is invited to visit the newly renovated temple and the open house will begin on Saturday, April 13 and run through Saturday, April 20, 2019, excluding Sunday, April 14. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum …

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Church Releases New Easter Video, Offers Invitation for Easter Sunday

Church Releases New Easter Video, Offers Invitation for Easter Sunday

To help people around the world celebrate Easter, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a special Easter Sunday service and has released a new video sharing why Jesus Christ is worthy of our ultimate devotion and celebration.   The Church has created a special social media event to help others learn about their Church Easter services …

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President and Sister Nelson to Tour 7 Pacific Destinations

President and Sister Nelson to Tour 7 Pacific Destinations

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan, will leave in mid-May on a ministry visit to seven destinations in the Pacific. The global faith leaders will leave Salt Lake City on Thursday, May …

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8 New Temples Announced in General Conference

8 New Temples Announced in General Conference

At the conclusion of the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build eight new temples. This brings the total number of operating temples (162) and temples announced or under construction (47) to 209 worldwide. The new temples will be in the following locations: Pago Pago, American …

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Meet Your New Sunday School General Presidency

Meet Your New Sunday School General Presidency

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Sunday School General Presidency to replace Brother Tad. R. Callister, Brother Devin G. Durrant, and Brother Brian K. Ashton, who has served as a presidency for five years. Brother Mark L. Pace is the new president, with Brother Milton Camargo …

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Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBTQ Polices

Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBQT Polices

In a news release shared from the General Conference Leadership Session, President Dallin H. Oaks shared information about recent changes to Church policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members. The full statement said: At the direction of the First Presidency, President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender …

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The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has received official recognition for its local leaders and organization from the State of Kuwait. “We are grateful to the Government of Kuwait and in particular to His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al -Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for his exemplary leadership in allowing freedom of worship in the State of Kuwait, in …

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Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced a change to the course of study schedule and curriculum for students in the seminary program. Beginning January 2020, seminary students will study the same book of scripture used in the Church’s Come, Follow Me study outline for the year. This means that …

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