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11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

The following 11 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, 2020, bringing to date a total of 77 temples reopening. All reopened temples are still at Phase 1, which means only live sealings for previously endowed members are being performed under strict guidelines and safety precautions. Aba Nigeria Temple Accra Ghana Temple Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Indianapolis …

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President & Sister Nelson Share Personal Message about the Sacrament

On President Russell M. Nelson’s social media accounts, President Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson share their feelings of reverence and gratitude for the holy sacrament. They describe their personal experience in partaking of the sacrament in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and give advice to those who desire to partake of the sacrament but have not been able to …

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Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

The Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Originally known as the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, the Young Women organization was organized on May 27, 1870. President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig and Sister Becky Craven of the Young Women general …

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14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

The following 14 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 1, 2020, bringing to date a total of 66 temples reopening. All reopened temples are currently still at Phase 1. Adelaide Australia Temple Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Calgary Alberta Temple Fukuoka Japan Temple Melbourne Australia Temple Nauvoo Illinois Temple Perth Australia Temple Raleigh North …

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Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released exterior renderings showing the planned design of two temples previously announced in 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. The Cobán Guatemala Temple will be built on a 5.4-acre site adjacent to 4a. Avenida 4-48 Zona 8, Barrio Bella Vista, in Cobán, Guatemala. Plans call for a single-story temple of …

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First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have authorized a phased return to some of the faith’s weekly worship services and activities. A letter sent today to general and local leaders around the world says this can be done only when local government regulations allow and after the faith’s Area Presidencies provide additional …

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Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will reopen 18 more temples on May 25, 2020, for a total of 52 temples in total since May 11. All temples that have reopened are still at Phase 1, meaning only live sealings are available for two persons already endowed. The 18 temples opening are: Anchorage Alaska Temple …

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Sister Bingham Shares How She #HearsHim in New Video

Sister Bingham Shares How She #HearsHim in New Video

Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham shares how she hears the Savior Jesus Christ in the second video release of the “How I Hear Him” video series. Sister Bingham recounts an experience she had as a young woman when she felt the Spirit’s promptings to share what was on her heart and mind about Jesus Christ. “That was one …

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First Presidency Updates Christ-Focused Art Policies in Meetinghouses

First Presidency Updates Christ-Focused Art Policies in Meetinghouses

When leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lift the temporary suspension of weekly worship services, Church members around the world will again enjoy the centrality of the meetinghouse to their Sabbath experience. In a letter today, the First Presidency is asking local leaders to ensure that the aesthetic feel in the foyers and entryways to the faith’s weekly …

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Church Leaders Celebrate ‘Our Heavenly Parents’ Adult Daughters’ on Mother’s Day

Church Leaders Celebrate ‘Our Heavenly Parents’ Adult Daughters’ on Mother’s Day

President Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon and Sister Michelle D. Craig share messages of gratitude, honor and love for all women in commemoration of Mother’s Day on their social media accounts. The leaders highlight the many unique gifts, talents and power that women bring to move families, communities and the world for good. They also express their …

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