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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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Rendering Released for the Feather River California Temple

Rendering Released for the Feather River California Temple

An exterior rendering has been released showing the planned design of the Feather River California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple, which was announced in October 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City, California. Plans call for a temple of just over 38,000 …

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Tooele Valley Utah Temple Site Announced

Tooele Valley Utah Temple Site Announced

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple. The temple, which was announced in April 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be located northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36 in Erda, Utah. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 70,000 square feet. An adjacent 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse …

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Groundbreaking Scheduled for the Puebla Mexico Temple

Groundbreaking Scheduled for the Puebla Mexico Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the rendering and the date for the groundbreaking of the Puebla Mexico Temple. Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, Mexico area president, will preside at the event on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. It is anticipated that the services will be …

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Missionary Serving in British Columbia Passes Away

Missionary Serving in British Columbia Passes Away

A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff: We are saddened to share news of the passing of Elder Bryant Keck, a young missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission who was involved in a serious crash late last week. Elder Keck, age 19, is from …

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Love Motivated Policy Changes Toward LGBT Parents and Children, Prophet Says

Love Motivated Policy Changes Toward LGBT Parents and Children, Prophet Says

In his devotional at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, President Russell M. Nelson spoke at length about the Church’s policy changes towards LGBT parents and children. “Sometimes we are accused of being uncaring as we teach the Father’s requirements for exaltation in the celestial kingdom,” President Nelson said. “But wouldn’t it be far more uncaring for us not to tell the …

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Elder Neil L. Andersen Dedicates Lisbon Portugal Temple

Elder Neil L. Andersen Dedicates Lisbon Portugal Temple

Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Lisbon Portugal Temple in three sessions on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Each session was broadcast to members of the Church throughout the country. Elder Andersen said he was delighted to have the opportunity to come to …

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Tonight: Young Adult Devotional with Elders Soares & Christensen

Tonight: Young Adult Devotional with Elder Soares & Christensen

Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy, will host a Face to Face devotional with young adults Sunday evening. Broadcast live, you can tune into the devotional here or on the Church’s official Facebook and YouTube pages. It begins at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Elder …

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