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Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced an update to guidelines regarding communication between full-time missionaries and their families. Effective immediately, missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chat in addition to letters and emails. Previously, missionaries relied primarily on …

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Watch the Church Deliver $2.3 Million in Checks from #LightTheWorld

Watch the Church Deliver $2.3 Million in Checks from #LightTheWorld

In a touching video from the Church’s official newsroom, Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president, and Sister Sharon Eubank, a counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and director of LDS Charities, traveled to distribute a large portion of cheer thanks to the generosity of thousands last December. More than $2.3 million was raised through “giving machines” that were part …

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Elder Bednar Tours Iraqi Refugee Camp

Elder Bednar Tours Iraqi Refugee Camp

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints, recently traveled to Kurdistan to visit a camp for displaced men, women, and children from Syria and Iraq. He went to witness firsthand some of the humanitarian efforts in which LDS Charities is involved. He was joined by his …

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President Nelson Makes Historic Visit to 60,000+ Crowd in Arizona

President Nelson Makes Historic Visit to 60,000+ Crowd in Arizona

More than 60,000 Latter-day Saints and invited guests at a football stadium in Arizona were encouraged by President Russell M. Nelson to increase their faith practices in the home. President Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught Church members to do this by making their homes centers of learning and spirituality. Acknowledging that this will look a …

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Argentina Mission Training Center to Close in July

Argentina Mission Training Center to Close in July

In a statement from Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman, it was announced the missionary training center in Argentia will be closing in July. The statement read: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will close its missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019. Plans for future use of the facilities will be determined in coordination …

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Elder Soares Says Remembering the Savior Leads to Happiness

Elder Soares Says Remembering the Savior Leads to Happiness

“Please remember that happiness and peace in this life and in the world to come depend upon remembering the Savior and your covenants with Him daily,” said Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Soares was the devotional speaker at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, …

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Pocatello Idaho & Yigo Guam Temple Groundbreakings Announced

Pocatello Idaho & Yigo Guam Temple Groundbreakings Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates in 2019 for two temples — Pocatello Idaho (March 16) and Guam (May 4). Pocatello Idaho Temple March 16, 2019 The temple will be located east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street in Pocatello in a new subdivision known as Crestview Estates – Division 2. …

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Hong Kong China Temple to Close for Renovations

Hong Kong China Temple to Close for Renovations

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of the Hong Kong China Temple effective July 8, 2019. The announcement was made on the Church’s official newsroom. The temple will be closed for extensive renovation. While the temple is being renovated, members are encouraged to attend other temples as their circumstances allow. …

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Church Releases Short Essay on Book of Mormon Geography

In a new Gospel Topics page on LDS.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarifies its position on the potential geography of Book of Mormon lands. The short essay begins: The Church takes no position on the specific geographic location of Book of Mormon events in the ancient Americas. Church members are asked not to teach theories about …

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Groundbreaking Held for Bangkok Thailand Temple

Groundbreaking Held for Bangkok Thailand Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground for its first temple in Thailand Saturday, January 26, 2019. Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy presided and, along with Church and local community leaders, participated in the ceremony with 700 members of the Church. Many others joined via broadcast in Church meetinghouses throughout the country. …

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