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Worldwide Invitation to General Conference for Hope, Peace, & Joy

Worldwide Invitation to General Conference for Hope, Peace, & Joy

On the Church Newsroom, a special invitation was shared for the October 2020 General Conference. The article, published below, focused on the hope, joy, and peace that comes from listening to words of living prophets. For many people around the globe, bended knee is the posture of prayer, the place we go for ultimate hope when we have nowhere else …

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Elder & Sister Rasband Host Restoration Face to Face Broadcast

Elder & Sister Rasband Host Restoration Face to Face Broadcast

Elder Ronald D. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Melanie hosted a special Face to Face broadcast on Sunday night focused on the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Held at the Church’s movie set of ancient Jerusalem in Goshen, Utah, the event featured music, testimonies, and a Q&A session. Together, Elder and Sister …

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Church Announces Increased Church Activity & New Guidelines

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

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided updated guidelines to help Church leaders and members safely increase engagement in worship and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Area Presidencies, under the guidance of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, are tasked with approving meetings and activities in their areas. The First …

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Elder Uchtdorf Says Gratitude and Love Make It Possible to #HearHim

Elder Uchtdorf Says Gratitude and Love Make It Possible to #HearHim

In the latest release of the “How I Hear Him” video series, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles says that feeling gratitude and focusing on the love for the Savior and His love for each of us open doors to inspiration. “This is how He speaks to me. … This carries me on to answers and responses which I’m so in need …

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Church Releases Updates on Three Forthcoming Temples

Church Releases Updates on Three Forthcoming Temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the McAllen Texas Temple. Renderings of the temples have also been released. Bentonville Arkansas Temple Church leaders will break ground for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple in November 2020. Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, …

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Church Announces 2021 Youth Theme: “A Great Work”

Throughout the upcoming year, Latter-day Saint youth worldwide will be reminded of their role in what President Russell M. Nelson referred to as “the greatest work” on earth (see “Hope of Israel,” Worldwide Youth Devotional, June 3, 2018). A letter from Young Women and Young Men general presidencies announced that the 2021 Youth Theme is “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are …

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First Presidency Announces New Online System for Temple Prayer Rolls

First Presidency Announces New Online System for Temple Prayer Rolls

It is a common practice among many people of faith to pray for loved ones when they face illness, afflictions or other challenges. In many faith traditions, this includes praying collectively for those with specific needs. The scriptures record multiple examples when Jesus Christ prayed in groups and admonished those present to also pray. In temples of The Church of …

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Second Young Women 150 Challenge Announced

Second Young Women 150 Challenge Announced

In a new video posted on social media, Young Women general president Sister Bonnie H. Cordon presented a new challenge for the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Young Women organization this year: Share the impact of young women leaders on your life. “We love our young women leaders,” Sister Cordon said. “We’d like to hear how they’ve influenced your life, whether …

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20 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Begin Phase 2

20 More Temples to Begin Phase 2

The Church has announced multiple temples will open for Phase 2 on August 31, 2020. This will bring the number of temples open for Phase 2 to 68. Phase 2  allows for all the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries (who …

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Church Magazines Will Receive Major Updates By 2021

Church Magazines Will Receive Major Updates By 2021

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that, beginning in January 2021, the Church will replace its four current magazines with three global magazines: the “Friend” (for children), “For the Strength of Youth” (for youth) and the “Liahona” (for adults).   The current four magazines include three magazines in English—the “Friend” (for children), “New …

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