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Oakland California Temple Rededicated

Oakland California Temple Rededicated

The Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been rededicated under the direction of President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency. President Oaks was accompanied by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Sunday for the rededication, which included three sessions. They also spoke to youth …

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Elder Cook Thanks Kuwait Leaders for Official Church Recognition

Elder Cook Thanks Kuwait Leaders for Official Church Recognition

In February — and for the first time in more than 40 years — the State of Kuwait gave official recognition to a religious organization. That organization is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Mary, met government leaders and Latter-day Saints in …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lima Peru Temple

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lima Peru Temple

Construction of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun. Ground was broken for the temple under the direction of Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy and president of the South America Northwest Area. Elder Falabella told Latter-day Saints this groundbreaking is something they will never forget. It is the …

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Elder Cook Encourages Interfaith Listening at Jerusalem Conference

Speaking Wednesday evening from the auditorium of the BYU Jerusalem Center, with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City visible through the background windows, Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke to a group of Latter-day Saint and Jewish scholars about the importance of interfaith dialogue to build understanding and respect. “It is a time to listen to one another and …

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First Apostle from Brazil Dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple

First Apostle from Brazil Dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Fortaleza Brazil Temple in three sessions on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Each session was broadcast to members of the Church throughout the temple district. Elder Soares said he was grateful the First Presidency assigned him to dedicate …

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President Nelson to Visit 5 Latin American Countries

President Nelson to Visit 5 Latin American Countries

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Mary, will travel to Latin America at the end of August for ministry devotionals with Latter-day Saints and others. The global faith leaders will visit five countries …

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President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

“You are precious to us and to the Lord. We love you. We miss you when we are away from you,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he visited the Kingdom of Tonga during his nine-day Pacific ministry to seven countries. “[The Lord] has special feelings for the covenant people on …

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Here’s the Renovation Plans for the St. George Temple

Here's the Renovation Plans for the St. George Temple

Detailed plans for the upcoming closure and renovation of the St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at a news conference in the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center. The temple is in the city of St. George in southern Utah. The temple, which will close November 4, 2019, …

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Site for Auckland New Zealand Temple Announced

Site for Auckland New Zealand Temple Announced

The location of a new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auckland, New Zealand, has been announced by President Russell M. Nelson during a Tuesday evening devotional in the country’s largest city. “Today I am pleased to announce that the new temple will be built in Auckland on Redoubt Road,” said President Nelson. The temple …

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