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Elder Quentin L. Cook Ministers in Philippines After Volcanic Eruption

After the eruption of the Taal Volcano, located about 35 miles south of Manila, Elder Quentin L. Cook has turned the focus of his visit to the Philippines to ministering. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in 43 years on January 12, 2020, created a large plume of dangerous ash, steam, and rocks. Elder Cook, an apostle of …

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Final Giving Machine Donation Total Released and It’s Staggering

Final Giving Machine Donation Total Released and It's Staggering

In an update from the Church Newsroom, the final report for the Light the World Giving Machines has been released. Givers worldwide generously donated $6,281,121 to designated charities by purchasing 255,814 items for those in need from Giving Machines. Known for their bright red color and interesting donations, the Giving Machines allowed passerbys to purchase items for both local and …

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Multicultural Choir Announced for April 2020 Conference + How to Apply

Apply for Multicultural Choir Just Announced for April 2020 Conference

According to a news release posted on the Church’s official website, a multicultural choir will perform at the April 2020 General Conference, which will be “unique” and “unforgettable” according to President Russell M. Nelson. Though few details have been released, this choir is our first glimpse at what is to come. Those who wish to apply to sing in the …

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Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Within hours of the closure of the Salt Lake Temple for an extensive renovation, workers got busy transitioning the sacred structure from a working temple to a construction site. This process, known as decommissioning, takes several weeks. It is an important first step in the yearslong project that will restore and refresh the historic temple and help strengthen it against …

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Church Releases New Podcast Series on Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Church Releases New Podcast Series on Joseph Smith's First Vision

As announced in the following news release from the Church Newsroom, a new six-episode podcast series from the editors of The Joseph Smith Papers analyzes Joseph Smith’s first encounter with Deity (known by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the First Vision) — an event that occurred 200 years ago this spring. Each episode features insights from …

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President Nelson Says This is a “Hinge Point” in History, Invites You to Prepare

President Nelson Says This is a Hinge Point in History, Invites You to Prepare

As 2020 arrived, President Russell M. Nelson reminded members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of his call to immerse themselves in the Restoration of the Gospel and share it with others. On the prophet’s social media accounts, he said: “When I spoke during last October’s general conference, I designated 2020 as a bicentennial period commemorating 200 …

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President Nelson Offers Christmas Blessings and Message

President Nelson Offers Christmas Blessings and Message

President Russell M. Nelson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has released the following Christmas message. “The life of Jesus Christ neither began in Bethlehem nor ended on Calvary’s cross,” President Nelson shared on his social media platforms. “He was a God before He ever came to this earth. He was the Jehovah of …

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Giving Machine Donations Total Near $3.9 Million

Giving Machine Donations Total Near $3.9 Million

The unmistakable red Giving Machines have become a popular part of Light the World, a global effort hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share love and joy during the Christmas season. In its fourth year, Light the World: One by One hosted 10 Giving Machines around the world in 2020. In a news release this …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Church Finances

In response to recent allegations regarding the Church’s finances, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement: We take seriously the responsibility to care for the tithes and donations received from members. The vast majority of these funds are used immediately to meet the needs of the growing Church including more meetinghouses, temples, …

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Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Members of the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are featured in the latest episode of the Latter-day Saint Women podcast. In the nearly 40-minute podcast titled “Hearing the Voice of the Lord,” the leaders discuss recent changes to the Young Women program, including the recently revised theme. Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, and her counselors, Michelle …

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