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Groundbreaking Announced for Durban South Africa Temple

Groundbreaking Announced for Durban South Africa Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the groundbreaking for the Durban South Africa Temple on Saturday, April 9, 2016. President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the temple during the October 2011 general conference. Attendance at the groundbreaking is by invitation; however, a live Internet feed of the ceremony will …

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Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Fort Collins Colorado Temple

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Fort Collins Colorado Temple

News release from Mormon Newsroom. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The free public open house for the Fort Collins Temple will begin on Friday, August 19, and go through Saturday, September 10, 2016, except for the Sundays …

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Church Growing Rapidly in Africa, With 20 Times More Mormons Than 1985

Church Growing Rapidly in Africa, With 20 Times More Mormons Than 1985

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. With ground broken Friday for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ first temple in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Church now has three temples in development and another three functioning on the continent of Africa. Mormon temple construction, no matter where it occurs, indicates not only a strong and mature Latter-day …

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Church Missionary Department Explains Approach to Zika Virus

Church Missionary Department Explains Approach to Zika Virus

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. In recent weeks, general public concern over the spread of the Zika virus has prompted some questions about the Church’s approach to protect its missionaries. In the following interview, Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer, assistant executive director in the Church’s Missionary Department, discusses the issue. Elder Schwitzer, tell us a little about yourself and your role in …

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8 New Mission Presidents Called

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Dominic Balcorta Bangal, and Edeline Nicolas Pike Bangal Dominic Balcorta Bangal, 50, and Edeline Nicolas Pike Bangal, six children, Lucena 1st Ward, Lucena Philippines Stake: Philippines Baguio Mission, succeeding President Anthony John Balledos and Sister Carolyn Balledos. Brother Bangal …

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LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community

LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community

An article posted by Deseret News highlighted an official response from the Church in regards to deaths among young members in the LGBQT community. Dan Jones, a spokesman for the Church, said, “Every soul is precious to God and to the church and the loss of life to suicide is heartbreaking. Those who are attracted to others of the same sex face …

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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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