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‘Ministering’ to Replace Home and Visiting Teaching

‘Ministering’ to Replace Home and Visiting Teaching

President Russell M. Nelson announced Sunday afternoon that the Church’s home and visiting teaching programs will be replaced by a coordinated, more personalized approach known as “ministering.” “For months, we have been seeking a better way to minister to the spiritual and temporal needs of our people in the Savior’s way,” President Nelson said. “We have made the decision to …

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Changes Announced to LDS Church’s Adult Priesthood Quorums

Changes Announced to LDS Church’s Adult Priesthood Quorums

President Russell M. Nelson announced two significant organizational changes Saturday night designed to help everyday Latter-day Saints in congregations throughout the world minister more like Jesus Christ. “Tonight we announce a significant restructuring of our Melchizedek Priesthood quorums to accomplish the work of the Lord more effectively,” President Nelson said during the general priesthood session in the Conference Center on …

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New Young Women Presidency Announced at April 2018 General Conference

New Young Women Presidency Announced at April 2018 General Conference

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Young Women general presidency and a new first counselor in the Primary general presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference. President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency announced that Bonnie H. Cordon will serve as general president of the …

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Two New Apostles Announced, Solemn Assembly Held at General Conference

Two New Apostles Announced, Solemn Assembly Held at General Conference

President Russell M. Nelson was sustained Saturday as prophet, seer, revelator and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a solemn assembly of Church members worldwide on March 31, 2018. Dallin H. Oaks was sustained as first counselor and Henry B. Eyring as second counselor in the First Presidency — the Church’s highest governing body. The …

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How to Participate in the 188th Annual General Conference

How to Participate in the 188th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, 2018. The five sessions of general conference will be held at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. This is the first time President Russell M. Nelson will preside over general conference since becoming …

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Dedication Date Announced for Rome Italy Temple

Dedication Date Announced for Rome Italy Temple

The public is invited to tour the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy. Church leaders announced the Rome Italy Temple will be open for a free public open house from Monday, January 28, 2019, to Saturday, February 16, 2019, excluding Sundays. A few weeks before the open house, the public can make reservations …

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First Presidency Directs Leaders to Prevent and Respond to Abuse

First Presidency Directs Leaders to Prevent and Respond to Abuse

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In a continuing effort to counsel leaders on how to prevent, identify and respond to abuse, the First Presidency sent a letter and resource document Monday to Church leaders in the United States and Canada. The resource document includes an updated version of guidelines first issued in 2008. The letter and guidelines appear below. Click …

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Updated Statement from LDS Church: “Sexual abuse cannot be tolerated”

LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

In an updated statement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirm the evils of sexual abuse and commit to bring accountability to those who violate God’s commandments. You can read the original statement here. We share the anger and distress Church members and others feel to learn of incidents where those entrusted with sacred responsibilities violate God’s commandments …

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LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

In response to questions from multiple media outlets about allegations that a former Church mission president committed sexual assault, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Tuesday, March 20, 2018. These allegations are very serious and deeply disturbing. If the allegations of sexual assault are true, it would be a tragic betrayal of our standards …

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LDS Church Releases Rendering of Bangkok Thailand Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom An artistic rendering of the Bangkok Thailand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released today. The rendering features a majestic 44,405-square-foot, six-story temple with multiple spires reaching heavenward. The temple will be built with the finest materials and workmanship available and be aesthetically pleasing to the community as a religious …

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