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Prophet Invites All to Fast and Pray for Relief from COVID-19

Prophet Invites All to Fast and Pray for Relief from COVID-19

In the new video message below, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the world to join him on Sunday, March 29, 2020, for a day of fasting and prayer for relief from COVID-19. See this video in Spanish and Portuguese. Aleah IngramAleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied …

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Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates today, March 25, 2020, to chapters in its General Handbook about Aaronic Priesthood quorums, Young Women and Primary (the Church’s organization for children). The chapters are available in English online and in the Gospel Library app. General Handbook: Serving …

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First Presidency Temporarily Closes All Temples

All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following letter March 25, 2020, to Latter-day Saints everywhere. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide. Dear Brothers and Sisters, After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide …

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Church Releases “A Special Message for Unsettling Times”

Church Releases "A Special Message for Unsettling Times"

As a supplement to the April 2020 Ensign, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created “A Special Message for Unsettling Times.” The article, available online here, addresses the current COVID-19 pandemic and provides multiple resources for individuals and families. “We have all been affected by the recent pandemic and other challenging events around the world,” the introduction …

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Early Releases for Latter-day Saint Missionaries Announced

Early Releases for Latter-day Saint Missionaries Announced

According to a news report from Deseret News, thousands of Latter-day Saint missionaries will be officially released from their callings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world. Though no access to the original report is available at this time, Deseret News reports the following missionaries will be released: • All elders serving in the U.S. and Canada …

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Here Are the Self-Isolation Guidelines for Missionaries

Here Are the Self-Isolation Guidelines for Missionaries

As missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints return to their home countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Church leaders have released the following guidelines for self-isolation for these missionaries. As many missionaries return home in the coming weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of where they traveled …

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Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March 19, 2020, to Latter-day Saints around the world. Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we have seen the many changes around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made adjustments to missionary service, temple work, and …

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New Updates on COVID-19 & Missionary Service

New Updates on COVID-19 & Missionary Service

Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ remains a sacred priority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, even in the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the spread of this condition and its impact on missionaries worldwide. We take very seriously the health and safety of our missionaries and of those they teach. …

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President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During COVID-19 Outbreak

President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During COVID-19 Outbreak

President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared a message of hope concerning the COVID-19 outbreak in a new video released today. The message focuses on Jesus Christ, taking care of each other, and remaining optimistic. Aleah IngramAleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, …

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