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Elder D. Todd Christofferson Expresses Love to Samoan Saints

Elder D. Todd Christofferson Expresses Love to Samoan Saints

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited American Samoa and Samoa last weekend. Elder Christofferson is visiting the South Pacific with his wife, Katherine Christofferson. In American Samoa he was accompanied by Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Pacific Area Presidency, …

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Church Leaders Speak About Dowry in Africa

Church Leaders Speak About Dowry in African Culture

In late 2015, Church leaders in Africa spoke candidly about the practice of ‘mahari’ or paying a dowry conflicts with Gospel teachings. “By virtue of our membership in the kingdom we covenanted with the Lord that we would abandon our old ways that conflict with the gospel of Jesus Christ and uphold and sustain those practices that testify of Christ,” …

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Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, Wife of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Dies at Age 87

Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, Wife of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Dies at Age 87

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, the wife of late Mormon apostle Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004), died on January 17, 2016. She was 87. Born on April 8, 1928, Easter Sunday, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Colleen Hinckley was the only daughter of George Edwin Hinckley and Anna Fern Johnson Hinckley. She had two brothers, George and …

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The First Presidency Announces Open House and Dedication Dates for Three Temples

The First Presidency Announces Open House and Dedication Dates for Three Temples

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  The public is invited to visit the newly completed Sapporo Japan and Philadelphia Pennsylvania temples and the recently renovated Freiberg Germany Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this summer. Sapporo Japan Temple The First Presidency of the Church has announced that the Sapporo Temple open house will begin on Friday, July …

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Fiji Mormon Temple Opens its Doors to the Public

Fiji Mormon Temple Opens its Doors to the Public

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The public is invited to tour the recently renovated Suva Fiji Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church’s First Presidency has announced that the open house will be held from Monday, January 25, through Saturday, February 6, 2016, excluding Sunday, January 31.   Once a temple is dedicated only Latter-day …

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Mormon Youth Will Ask Church Leaders Questions in Live Chat Event

Mormon Youth Will Ask Church Leaders Questions in Live Chat Event

Originally published on Mormon Newsroom. Youth from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be able to ask questions to Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president in a live social media forum on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, beginning …

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Sister Marriott Rides a Hoverboard…and Shares a Life Lesson

Sister Marriott Rides a Hoverboard...and Shares a Life Lesson

Sister Neill F. Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared this fun photo today on her official Facebook page.   The caption read: Advice from my grandson, Peter Marriott, on how to ride his hoverboard: “You have to trust, look ahead, and move forward.” I think that’s a wonderful approach to hoverboards AND to life!   Thanks …

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Provo City Center Temple Ready for Public Tours

Provo City Center Temple Ready for Public Tours

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. A public open house for the Provo City Center Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins on January 15, 2016, following a five-year renovation of the former Provo Tabernacle. The tabernacle was a more than century-old icon located in the central Utah community of Provo. The building was transformed from the …

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President Russell M. Nelson Addresses Same-Sex Policy Change in Worldwide Devotional

President Russell M. Nelson Addresses Same-Sex Policy Change in Worldwide Devotional

As part of his worldwide address to young adults last night, President Russell M. Nelson spoke candidly about the recent policy changes concerning same-sex marriage. When encouraging the audience to earnestly seek heavenly direction, President Nelson cited the “prophetic process” that occurs between the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles when making “weighty matters” and noted he …

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