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Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededicated by President Ballard

Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededicated by President Ballard

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are looking forward to returning to the Raleigh North Carolina Temple after its rededication by President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The sacred meeting took place in the temple on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Elder Kevin R. Duncan and Elder James B. Martino …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Asunción Paraguay Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Asunción Paraguay Temple

A free public open house is set to begin on Saturday, October 12 and go through October 19, 2019, for the Asunción Paraguay Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In anticipation of the open house, the first photos of the interior of the temple have been released. The Asuncion Temple is located at the intersection of …

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Church Updates Security Guidelines, Including Responding to Active Shooters

Church Updates Security Guidelines, Including Responding to Active Shooters

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its guidelines to help its leaders and members remain safe while on Church property. “Changing conditions around the world” are the impetus of this update, the Church’s Presiding Bishopric wrote in a letter to Church leaders. “These guidelines are meant to help educate leaders and members on how to increase …

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Rendering of the Layton Utah Temple Released

Rendering of the Layton Utah Temple Released

An exterior rendering has been released showing the planned design of the Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The release of the rendering comes as project leaders are preparing to file additional public documents relating to plans for the temple’s design. A groundbreaking date has not been set yet. The Church previously announced the …

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President Nelson to Visit Southeast Asia on Global Ministry Tour

President Nelson to Visit Southeast Asia on Global Ministry Tour

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy — along with Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Katherine — will travel to Asia in mid-November as the prophet continues his worldwide ministry. These global faith leaders will visit four countries in seven days, …

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Church Updates Temple Recommend Interview Questions

Church Updates Temple Recommend Interview Questions

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued his fervent focus on improving the faith’s temple worship Sunday at the concluding session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference. He read an updated list of questions Church members will be asked when receiving a temple recommend. The interview questions are made public so members of …

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8 New Temples Announced by President Nelson

8 New Temples Announced in General Conference

In a surprising moment, President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples to be built during the Women’s Session of General Conference. Those temples will be built in the following locations: Freetown, Sierra Leone Orem, Utah Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Bentonville, Arkansas Bacolod, Philippines McAllen, Texas Cobán, Guatemala Taylorsville, Utah More information will be provided on these temples as …

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Major Organizational Changes Announced to Strengthen Youth

Major Organizational Changes Announced to Strengthen Youth

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are announcing changes to Aaronic Priesthood quorums and Young Women classes that give young men and young women more opportunity for all-around growth. The Aaronic Priesthood is the lesser of two levels of priesthood in the Church and is conferred upon faithful male Latter-day Saints starting the year in which …

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New Baptism Witness Policy Announced Ahead of General Conference

New Baptism Witness Policy Announced Ahead of General Conference

“I testify of the importance of the work that the Lord has entrusted to each of us,” said Church President Russell M. Nelson. “He has prepared us to serve at this time, and He will continue to help and sustain us as we seek to build up His kingdom on earth.” As is customary for the October general conference of …

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the New Youth Program

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world were introduced today to the vision and basic principles of the faith’s new program for children and youth in a broadcast shown during the second half of worship services. Six Church leaders, including President Russell M. Nelson, spoke in the pre-recorded 48-minute video. The new program will …

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