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LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children’s Songbook

LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children's Songbook

Two books of sacred music published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are about to undergo significant changes. An official notice has been sent to Church leaders around the world announcing a revision to “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook” used in worship services. “Along with prayer and the scriptures, hymns invite the Spirit into our hearts and strengthen our …

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President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alberta, Canada, were recently privileged to hear from Church President Russell M. Nelson. President Nelson and his wife, Wendy W. Nelson, were joined by senior church leader Elder Ronald A. Rasband and his wife, Melanie T. Rasband. Church leaders spoke in three locations — Edmonton, Calgary and Raymond — …

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158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement about the transfer of all of its missionaries out of Nicaragua: In light of continued violence and deteriorating conditions in Nicaragua, the Church has decided to transfer the remaining 158 missionaries out of that country. Those missionaries are being moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean …

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President Nelson Challenges Youth to Participate in ‘Greatest Cause’ on Earth

President Nelson Challenges Youth to Participate in ‘Greatest Cause’ on Earth

“When you know your life is being directed by God, regardless of the challenges and disappointments that may come, you will feel joy and peace,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at a worldwide devotional for youth. President Nelson was joined by his wife, Wendy, for the historic broadcast that originated at the Conference …

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At ‘Be One’ Celebration, a Call for Optimism and Overcoming Prejudice

At ‘Be One’ Celebration, a Call for Optimism and Overcoming Prejudice

“Only the comprehension of the true Fatherhood of God can bring full appreciation of the true brotherhood of men and the true sisterhood of women,” said President Russell M. Nelson at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 40th anniversary celebration of the revelation on the priesthood. “That understanding inspires us with passionate desire to build bridges of cooperation …

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General Young Women, Primary Leaders Minister in The Caribbean

General Young Women, Primary Leaders Minister in The Caribbean

Members of the Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited and met with members in six countries of the Caribbean in May during an official 10-day visit. They were welcomed by Elder Jose L. Alonso of the Seventy, who is also the first counselor in the Caribbean Area Presidency and Elder …

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf Shares Selfie With Important Message

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf Shares Selfie With Important Message

“I never thought the unification of Germany would come during my lifetime,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf wrote in a message on social media. “I did have hope that perhaps my grandchildren or great-grandchildren would live to see it happen. I was nearly 50 years old when it finally fell.” Elder Uchtdorf shared his feelings and memories after a recent trip …

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LDS Church Releases FAQs Regarding Finances

LDS Church Releases FAQs Regarding Their Finances

After Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé shared his thoughts on financial self-reliance in an LDS.org article, the Church released a number of frequently asked questions regarding the finances of the Church to provide both context and understanding to these monetary matters. The questions include how tithing funds are used, why the Church does not publish financial information, if the Church pays …

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Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement about the transfer of 169 missionaries out of 327 serving in Nicaragua: Due to growing political instability in Nicaragua, the Church is in the process of transferring 169 missionaries out of that country. This includes 37 missionaries from the Nicaragua Managua North Mission, all of whom were …

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