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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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The Angels Among Us

There are angels among us. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “From the beginning down through the dispensations, God has used angels as His emissaries in conveying love and concern for His children…Usually such beings are not seen. Sometimes they are. But seen or unseen they are always near. Sometimes their assignments are very grand and have significance for the whole world.” …

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Compares Seer Stone to Cell Phones

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Compares Seer Stone to Cell Phones

On his official Facebook page, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared a powerful testimony about the Restoration of the Gospel and questions he gets asked about recent information released about moments in Church history. The full post reads:   Not long ago, the Church published photos and background information on seer stones. People have asked me, “Do you really believe that …

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Releases Ground-Breaking Video on Depression

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Release Ground-Breaking Video on Depression

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has been a champion for those with mental illnesses for many years now. Today, he has released a video featuring a brand new interview about depression, including insights into his landmark talk, Like a Broken Vessel.     Elder Holland, on the Facebook post that accompanied the video, said, “We came to earth to face issues …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Orlando Massacre

Photo courtsey of NBC News Early Sunday morning, at least 50 people were killed and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting in United States history. The shooting took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and was perpetrated by Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. Terrorism is suspected. The LDS Church released the following statement through Deseret News: “With the rest …

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