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Church Cancels 2020 Treks and Pageants

Church Cancels 2020 Treks and Pageants

The following notice was sent Thursday, April 30, 2020, to leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint worldwide. Also see other ways COVID-19 is impacting Church members around the globe. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Church recreational properties in the United States and Canada used for youth camps and conferences are closed until further notice. In …

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Interior Renderings Released for Tooele Valley Utah Temple

New renderings have been released showing the planned interior design of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple, which was announced in April 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be located northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36 in Erda, Utah. An exterior rendering of the three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple was …

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Church Announces New Series “Hear Him” – Watch Elder Bednar’s Video

Church Announces New Series "Hear Him" - Watch Elder Bednar's Video

During a historic April 2020 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson emphasized the importance of hearing Christ through personal revelation. He stated, “As we seek to be disciples of Jesus Christ, our efforts to hear Him need to be ever more intentional. It takes conscious and consistent effort to fill our daily lives with His words, His teachings, His truths.” …

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President Nelson Shares His Gratitude for Global Fast Participants

President Nelson Shares His Gratitude for Global Fast Participants

On his social media accounts, Church President Russell M. Nelson shares his deep gratitude to all who participated in the recent fasts for global relief from the effects of COVID-19. Many participants joined in the petition to God regardless of belief or faith tradition. President Nelson also shared that brighter days are ahead, emphasizing that this is made possible through the …

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For the Strength of Youth Conferences Postponed Until 2021

Major Organizational Changes Announced to Strengthen Youth

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, For the Strength of Youth (FSY) conferences scheduled to be held in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 have been postponed until 2021. Stakes invited to attend FSY conferences in 2020 will now attend in 2021. An updated schedule of FSY conferences to be held in the U.S. and Canada in …

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New Temple Ceremonial Clothing Launch Delayed

In an update from the Church Newsroom, the launch of the new temple ceremonial clothing, originally scheduled for March 31, 2020, has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Church will make the new ceremonial clothing available through the online store and retail outlets at a later date. The new temple ceremonial clothing was announced in January through a …

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Details About the Dubai, UAE Temple Released

Details About the Dubai, UAE Temple Released

A temple in Dubai—the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Middle East—will serve thousands of Latter-day Saints living in two stakes in the Gulf States and a number of member districts in the Middle East, northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia. This historic temple announcement is a direct answer to fervent prayers offered …

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Church Launches New Easter Initiative & Video

Church Launches New Easter Initiative & Video

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting people to follow Jesus Christ and #HearHim during the Easter season. The weeklong initiative runs through the Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday. “Our efforts to hear Him need to be ever more intentional,” said President Russell M. Nelson during his general conference talk on Sunday morning. “It takes …

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8 New Temples Announced, Including Shanghai Temple

New Temples Announced

In the concluding session of the 190th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples: Bahia Blanca, Argentina Tallahassee, Florida Lubanboshi, Democratic Republic Congo Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Benin City, Nigeria Syracuse, Utah Dubai, United Arab Emirates Shanghai, People’s Republic of China Regarding the Shanghai Temple, President Nelson said, “Expatriate and Chinese congregations will continue to meet separately. The …

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