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LDS Church Releases 2017 Mutual Theme: James 1:5-6

LDS Church Releases 2017 Mutual Theme: James 1:5-6

LDS Living is reporting from an undisclosed letter they received access to that the new 2017 Mutual theme is based on James 1:5-6: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth …

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Open House Begins for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

Open House Begins for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The public is invited to tour the newly completed Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first Mormon temple in the Keystone State. The First Presidency of the Church has announced that the open house will be held from Wednesday, August 10, through Friday, September 9, 2016, and run …

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LDS Church Removes Young Volunteers from Turkey Due to Unrest

LDS Church Removes Young Volunteers from Turkey Due to Unrest

Mormon Newsroom released an official statement today about volunteers in Turkey. It is unclear under what capacity these volunteers were serving, whether they were full-time missionaries or other volunteers. The statement reads: The Church has transferred 15 young volunteers serving in Turkey to Germany, where they will continue their service among the Turkish-speaking population of Berlin. We anticipate these volunteers …

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Elder Per G. Malm, LDS General Authority Seventy, Passes Away

Elder Per G. Malm, LDS General Authority Seventy, Passes Away

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning at his home in home in Göteborg, Sweden following a courageous battle with cancer. Elder Malm was 67. He is survived by his wife, Agneta, their eight children and 25 grandchildren. “We are deeply saddened by …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Horrifying Attack in Nice, France

LDS Church Leaders Release Statement on Horrifying Attack in Nice, France

Bastille Day, an important holiday for the people of France commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, is a normally a day of parade and fireworks. Terror, however, rocked the celebrations in Nice, France, when a truck brutally plowed into the crowd and traveled for more than a mile down the crowded beach promenade. Currently, 84 people …

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LDS Church Spends About $40 Million on Humanitarian Efforts Per Year

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said the LDS Church spends approximately $40 million on humanitarian and welfare efforts per year, and has done so for more than 30 years. Deseret News said, “That would account for approximately $1.2 billion on welfare and humanitarian efforts over the past 30 years.” Elder Oaks also commented that Mormons …

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Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad / Flickr Earlier today, news reports began circulating of new legislation in Russia that would affect LDS missionaries serving there. According to Christianity Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a set of new anti-terrorism laws and regulations that would place tighter restrictions on proselyting and evangelism. His approval was announced by the Kremlin yesterday. Opponents …

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First Look Inside the New Sapporo Japan Temple

First Look Inside the New Sapporo Japan Temple

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Sapporo Japan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The First Presidency of the Church has announced the open house will begin on Friday, July 8, and continue through Saturday, July 23, 2016, excluding Sundays. Following the public open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, …

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Watch LDS Sacrament Cups Being Made!

Watch LDS Sacrament Cups Being Made!

The Church’s official Facebook page uploaded a video this morning of LDS sacrament cups being made.   The video comes as part of the Church’s larger initiative to bring attention to the true meaning of the Sabbath. You can share your thoughts every Sunday with the hashtag #HisDay.  

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Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’

Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “My remarks this evening are about America’s great heritage of religious liberty — and about the need for each of us to defend that heritage before it is too late,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon apostle was the …

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