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Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released exterior renderings showing the planned design of two temples previously announced in 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. The Cobán Guatemala Temple will be built on a 5.4-acre site adjacent to 4a. Avenida 4-48 Zona 8, Barrio Bella Vista, in Cobán, Guatemala. Plans call for a single-story temple of …

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First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have authorized a phased return to some of the faith’s weekly worship services and activities. A letter sent today to general and local leaders around the world says this can be done only when local government regulations allow and after the faith’s Area Presidencies provide additional …

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Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will reopen 18 more temples on May 25, 2020, for a total of 52 temples in total since May 11. All temples that have reopened are still at Phase 1, meaning only live sealings are available for two persons already endowed. The 18 temples opening are: Anchorage Alaska Temple …

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Sister Bingham Shares How She #HearsHim in New Video

Sister Bingham Shares How She #HearsHim in New Video

Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham shares how she hears the Savior Jesus Christ in the second video release of the “How I Hear Him” video series. Sister Bingham recounts an experience she had as a young woman when she felt the Spirit’s promptings to share what was on her heart and mind about Jesus Christ. “That was one …

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First Presidency Updates Christ-Focused Art Policies in Meetinghouses

First Presidency Updates Christ-Focused Art Policies in Meetinghouses

When leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lift the temporary suspension of weekly worship services, Church members around the world will again enjoy the centrality of the meetinghouse to their Sabbath experience. In a letter today, the First Presidency is asking local leaders to ensure that the aesthetic feel in the foyers and entryways to the faith’s weekly …

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Church Leaders Celebrate ‘Our Heavenly Parents’ Adult Daughters’ on Mother’s Day

Church Leaders Celebrate ‘Our Heavenly Parents’ Adult Daughters’ on Mother’s Day

President Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon and Sister Michelle D. Craig share messages of gratitude, honor and love for all women in commemoration of Mother’s Day on their social media accounts. The leaders highlight the many unique gifts, talents and power that women bring to move families, communities and the world for good. They also express their …

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Church Emphasizes Travel Guidelines for Missionaries in New Statement

Church Emphasizes Travel Guidelines for Missionaries in New Statement

With Latter-day Saint missionaries continuing to travel around the world as they are reassigned or are coming home, Church officials have released a new statement emphasizing strict adherence to travel guidelines. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. As we have recently announced, missionaries throughout the world are departing for their new assignments and will continue to do …

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First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic. “With profound gratitude to our Heavenly Father that He has heard our prayers, we rejoice in announcing a careful, phased reopening of temples,” the First …

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President Nelson Addresses Reintegration of Church Worship and Activities

President Nelson Addresses Reintegration of Church Worship and Activities

In a video on his social media accounts, the prophet addresses the 16.5 million global members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding efforts by Church leaders to resume religious practice and worship in meetinghouses and temples worldwide. Information and current situations continue to be closely monitored and approached with caution. The prophet assures step-by-step measures will be communicated …

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Want God to Save Your Life? Live by Covenant, Not Convenience

Want God to Save Your Life? Live by Covenant, Not Convenience

One day in early 2004, Robert C. Gay and his wife, Lynette, sat in the office of an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Gays, Church members living in the eastern United States, were busy with family, large humanitarian projects around the world, and Elder Gay’s work as a senior managing partner of a global …

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