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MTC Will Return to 3-Week Training for Native Speakers

MTC Will Return to 3-Week Training for Native Speaking Missionaries

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Beginning March 1, 2016, missionaries assigned to teach in their native languages will again spend three weeks in the missionary training center (MTC). In October 2012, President Thomas S. Monson announced a reduction in the age for missionary service, making missionary service an option for a large number of additional young men and women. To …

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

On his official Facebook page, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared photos from an event he attended yesterday to honor the German National Day of Remembrance, or Volkstrauertag. Volkstrauertag, President Uchtdorf wrote, “is a day to mourn those who were victims of war and violent oppression because of race, religion, or conviction. It is a day to illustrate the tragedy of …

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First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People

First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  Saturday, November 14, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris: “With people around the world, we mourn today as we consider the horrific tragedies that have occurred in Paris. We pray for those affected, for their families and loved ones, for …

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Understanding the Handbook: Commentary by Michael Otterson

Understanding the Handbook: Commentary by Michael Otterson

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. If there’s one thing that virtually all Christians agree on, it’s Jesus Christ’s tender love of children. Both the Bible and Book of Mormon deliver touching accounts of His love for “little ones,” blessing them and forbidding His disciples from keeping children from Him. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the family …

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Tijuana Mexico Temple Opens for Public Tours

Tijuana Mexico Temple Opens for Public Tours

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The 13th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico opens for public tours starting Friday, November 13, 2015, and running through Saturday, November 28. Guided tours will be available on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are no …

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LDS Mission President’s Wife Dies in Ghana

LDS Mission President's Wife Dies in Ghana

Ryan Hill suspected the worst Sunday morning when his father, an LDS Church mission president in Ghana, phoned and asked him to hold while he added Ryan’s siblings to the call. Ryan thought there may have been a death in the family, but it didn’t cross his mind that it could be his mother, Sister Raelene B. Hill, 64, who …

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Check Out Beautiful Photos of LDS Temples Under Construction

Check Out These Beautiful Photos of LDS Temples Under Construction

There are currently fourteen LDS temples under construction, with five undergoing revision and another eleven announced. Here’s a quick peek at some of these beautiful buildings as they are under construction. Provo City Center, Utah Temple The Provo City Center Temple is scheduled to be dedicated on March 20, 2016. The open house will run from January 15 to March …

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Church Provides Context on Handbook Changes

SALT LAKE CITY — In a video interview Friday in Salt Lake City, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the Church’s position on marriage and outlined handbook changes in Church policy affecting same-sex couples and their children. The interview will help Church members, the media …

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Trending Articles in the Discussion of New Church Policies

LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community

On the evening of November 5, 2015, multiple news organizations began reporting updates to the Church Handbook of Instructions, Handbook 1. The updates, which have been confirmed by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, lists being in a same-sex marriage under the definition of apostasy and clarifies certain ordinances are not to be performed for children of those in same-sex marriages until they …

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Montreal Quebec Temple Opens for Public Tours

Montreal Quebec Temple Opens for Public Tours

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open the Montreal Quebec Temple to the public and begin guided tours of its interior on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The open house in the newly refurbished temple runs through Saturday, November 14, 2015, except for Sunday, November 8. Free reservations for the open house can be made by visiting www.templeopenhouse.lds.org or …

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