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Funeral Arrangements for President Monson Announced

Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. MST. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from …

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LDS Church Leaders Pay Tribute to President Monson

The following statement was released by President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. They served as first and second counselors to President Thomas S. Monson. President Thomas S. Monson was a mighty prophet of God, and we are honored to have served by his side these past 10 years. His far-reaching and multi-faceted ministry touched the lives of …

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President Thomas S. Monson Dies at Age 90

President Thomas S Monson Dies

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mourn tonight the passing of beloved Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.  He died January 2, 2018, at 10:01p.m. surrounded by his family at home at age 90 from causes incident to age. The following biography is courtesy of LDS.org. Thomas Spencer Monson was born on August 21, 1927, the first son …

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LDS Church Announces New Youth Opportunities in the Temple

LDS Church Announces New Youth Opportunities in the Temple

In an official statement from the First Presidency on December 14, 2017, the Church announced major changes to temple policies as it relates to youth. Effective January 1, 2018, youth ages 12-18 will have the following opportunities: Priests (an office in the Aaronic priesthood) will be able to officiate in ordinances in the temple baptistry. This includes serving as a …

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President Eyring Dedicates Cedar City Utah Temple

President Eyring Dedicates Cedar City Utah Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Cedar City Utah Temple on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Prior to the dedication, President Eyring conducted the symbolic cornerstone ceremony that signifies the construction is complete and the new temple is ready to be …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the devastating fires in Southern California: The impact of the fires in southern California on local communities has been severe and devastating. Two Church buildings in the area are being used as a temporary community centers, and we are in touch with relief …

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LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

According to a press release from Mormon Newsroom, LDS missionaries removed from Puerto Rico after September’s devastating hurricane season will be returning. The statement reads: In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, missionaries in Puerto Rico and most surrounding islands were temporarily assigned to other missions. Some of those missionaries will soon return to the Puerto Rico San Juan …

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LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to the following nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees: Church World Service …

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U.S. President Donald Trump Visits LDS Welfare Square

U.S. President Donald Trump Visits LDS Welfare Square

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “We’re really proud of you. What you do is like nobody else.” Those were the words of U.S. President Donald J. Trump in his first visit to Salt Lake City since becoming president a year ago. President Trump met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Welfare Square Monday, December …

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Christ’s Birth Celebrated at First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

Christ's Birth Celebrated at First Presidency's Christmas Devotional

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “One word best describes the feelings we experience at Christmastime. That word is love,” said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. “After all, the gift that we celebrate at Christmas is a gift of love — …

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