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The Light of Christmas: A Message from President Russell M. Nelson

Prophet and President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting everyone to transform lives during the Christmas season. “When so many around us are burdened with fear and uncertainty,” President Nelson says in a new video, “I invite you to make room in your heart for those around you who may be struggling …

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Rendering Released for Freetown Sierra Leone Temple

Rendering Released for Freetown Sierra Leone Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a groundbreaking date for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple that was announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Elder Hugo E. Martinez, Africa West Area president, will preside at the event. Attendance …

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President Nelson Announces Special Christmas Livestream

President Nelson Announces Special Christmas Livestream

President Russell M. Nelson has announced he will livestream a special Christmas message on Thursday, December 16, at 8 am. “The challenges many of us have experienced this year have been substantial,” President Nelson wrote. “Despite these challenges, we always have a reason to hope. On December 16, I would like to share a message about how we can find …

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President Oaks Rededicates Mesa Arizona Temple

President Oaks Rededicates Mesa Arizona Temple

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rededicated the Mesa Arizona Temple following extensive renovations. “The Nauvoo temple strengthened the saints before they had the adversity of crossing the plains and going through what they went through in the pioneer period,” said President Oaks. “The building of temples throughout the world is likely …

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Messages of Peace and Hope Shared at 2021 First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Church Leaders Share Messages of Peace and Hope at 2021 First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Four leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, lifted Church members and friends of the faith around the world on Sunday with messages of peace and hope at the 2021 First Presidency Christmas devotional. The speakers were President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency; Elder Dale …

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Latter-day Saint Missionary Wounded in Alabama Shooting

Latter-day Saint Missionary Wounded in Alabama Shooting

The following statement is from Sam Penrod, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A missionary serving in the Alabama Birmingham Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after he was shot multiple times on Friday evening, December 3, 2021. Elder Michael Fauber, 18, of Dayton, …

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The Church Announces New Hawaii Laie Mission

The Church Announces New Hawaii Laie Mission

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is creating a second mission in Hawaii. The Hawaii Laie Mission — the faith’s 408th mission worldwide — will open on January 3, 2022. It will include the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors’ Center, three young single adult stakes near BYU–Hawaii, and two stakes in the Laie area. The number of missionaries assigned …

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The First Presidency’s 2021 Christmas Message

The First Presidency’s 2021 Christmas Message

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — President Russell M. Nelson, President Dallin H. Oaks, and President Henry B. Eyring — released the following Christmas message on Friday, November 26. It was shared across several Church communication channels: When we sing “Silent Night,” we know the life of that Babe of Bethlehem did not begin there, nor did it end on …

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Rendering for Redesigned Provo Utah Temple Released

Rendering for Redesigned Provo Utah Temple Released

At the October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reconstruct the Provo Utah Temple when the Orem Utah Temple is complete. The rendering below shows the planned design of the redesigned Provo Temple exterior. The temple location will stay the same. Closure dates will be announced later. The mayor of Provo, Michelle …

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Church Releases New ‘Light the World with Love’ Video

Church Releases New 'Light the World With Love' Video

Ahead of the official launch on Thursday, November 18, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new video about how we can Light the World with Love this Christmas season. Although the Savior was born over 2,000 years ago, the story of the Nativity still applies to us today. This year, #LightTheWorld with love by serving …

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