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Church of Jesus Christ Discontinues Time-Only Marriages in Temples

Church of Jesus Christ Discontinues Time-Only Marriages in Temples

A letter from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the discontinuation of time-only marriages in Latter-day Saint temples. The full-letter, available in the Letters and Notices section of individual ChurchofJesusChrist.org accounts, states: Dear Brothers and Sisters,  A temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the house of the Lord. …

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Missionary Training Centers to Resume Limited On-Site Training

Missionary Training Centers to Resume Limited On-Site Training

As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve in some locations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking ahead to resume on-site training for new missionaries in a phased and cautious approach. Over the past 14 months, more than 30,000 missionaries have received training in advance of their full-time missions through online training originating from the Church’s 10 missionary …

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Vanuatu and Kiribati Temple Locations Announced

Vanuatu and Kiribati Temple Locations Announced

The Port Vila Vanuatu Temple, which was announced on October 4, 2020, by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 1.62-acre site located at Blacksands Crossroads, on the site of the Blacksands meetinghouse in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet with an end-spire. An ancillary building will also be …

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Senior Service Missions Now Available Worldwide

Senior Service Missions Now Available Worldwide

A letter from the First Presidency says senior service mission opportunities are now available for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anywhere around the world. Senior service mission assignments were previously available only to those who live in the United States, Canada and a limited number of other areas. These missionaries live at home and serve for eight …

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President Nelson Announces Temple in Ephraim, Utah

President Nelson Announces Temple in Ephraim, Utah

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Saturday, May 1, that the faith will build a new temple in Ephraim, Utah. In a prerecorded message played at a press conference inside the Manti Tabernacle (seven miles, or 11 kilometers, south of Ephraim), the prophet said the new house of the Lord will be …

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Single Adult Face to Face with Elder Andersen, Sister Bingham and Sister Eubank

Single Adult Face to Face with Elder Andersen, Sister Bingham and Sister Eubank

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and President Jean B. Bingham and Sister Sharon Eubank of the Relief Society General Presidency will host a Face to Face event for single adults ages 31 and older on June 13, 2021. “We know that many single adults are facing difficult challenges or have questions or concerns,” …

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Church Encourages Missionaries to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine

Church Encourages Missionaries to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Missionary Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following message on Friday, April 23, 2021, to Church leaders in the United States: COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available in many places throughout the world. All missionaries and prospective missionaries are encouraged to safeguard themselves and others by being vaccinated. Individuals are responsible to make their …

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Act Upon Impressions, President Oaks Says in New #HearHim Video

Act Upon Impressions, President Oaks Says in New #HearHim Video

“When you get an impression, act upon it, however unusual it seems or however inadequate you feel in following it,” says President Dallin H. Oaks in a new #HearHim video, the latest in the How I Hear Him video series about learning to hear the voice of the Lord.   “You may not know the reason, but blessings will follow …

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What Did the Prophet of Jesus Christ Teach at General Conference?

What Did the Prophet of Jesus Christ Teach at General Conference?

“Start today to increase your faith,” said President Russell M. Nelson during a special Easter Sunday morning session of general conference on April 4. The conference, which reached millions around the world, was held April 3 and 4 and featured speakers from every inhabited continent. The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, revered by members as a …

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Church Announces 20 New Temples

In the final session of the April 2021 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced twenty new temples in the following locations: Oslo, Norway Brussels, Belgium Vienna, Austria Kumasi, Ghana Beira, Mozambique Cape Town, South Africa Singapore, Republic of Singapore Belo Horizonte, Brazil Cali, Colombia Querétaro, Mexico Torreón, Mexico Helena, Montana Casper, Wyoming Grand Junction, Colorado Farmington, New Mexico Burley, …

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