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Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple

Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Ground was broken for the Durban South Africa Temple on Saturday, April 9, 2016, as hundreds of Mormons and other community members gathered to celebrate the event. The temple, announced by President Thomas S. Monson in 2011, will serve as South Africa’s second temple. Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy, and president of the …

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Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build four new temples, located in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in that city). The announcement came during his remarks at the Sunday morning session of the Church’s 186th annual general conference. …

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Meet the New Primary General Presidency

Meet the New Primary General Presidency

In the Saturday Afternoon Session of the 186th Annual General Conference, a new Primary General Presidency was announced. The new presidency will be releasing President Rosemary M. Wixom, First Counselor Cheryl A. Esplin, and Second Counselor Mary R. Durham. President – Joy D. Jones Sister Jones was beginning her sixth year of service on the Church’s Primary general board at …

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Elder Nielson Gives Update Since Missionary Age Change

As millions of Latter-day Saints around the world prepare for the 186th annual general conference of the Church, Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Seventy and executive director of the Missionary Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat down for an interview in mid-February to reflect on the progress of the Church’s missionary program. Media initiatives, …

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Church Launches New “I Was a Stranger” Website for Supporting Refugees

Church Launches New "I Was a Stranger" Website for Supporting Refugees

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a letter Monday encouraging Mormon women of all ages to assist refugees in their own communities. The letter, which outlined the “I Was a Stranger” refugee relief effort, includes an invitation from the general presidencies of Church’s Relief Society, Young Women and …

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LDS Church Makes Clear Statement on Refugees in General Women’s Meeting

LDS Church Makes Clear Statement on Refugees in General Women's Meeting

“The Lord has laid high responsibilities upon us.” This quote from Eliza R. Snow, given by Sister Neill F. Marriott during the general women’s session of the 186 Annual General Conference, encapsulated the sweet spirit and theme of service that dominated the meeting. Throughout the evening, from the inclusion of women from 52 countries, many of whom are refugees, to …

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20 Little-Known Facts About The Provo City Center Temple

20 Little-Known Facts About The Provo City Center Temple

Brother and Sister Jay and Sylvia Newitt were called as Construction Service missionaries for the Provo City Center temple. They have shared their experiences throughout the entire process with several church groups over the past few months.  Below are 20 facts gleaned from a fireside they gave earlier this month in Provo. The original construction on the tabernacle was amazing for …

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Church Sings “Hallelujah” With New Easter Initiative

Church Sings Hallelujah With New Easter Initiative

The Church launched its new Easter initiative today, centered on the theme of “Hallelujah” which will help members and non-members alike learn what this praise of joy really means. As part of the initiative, a special section of Mormon.org has been created with multiple new videos and ways to share the Easter message. First, this video headlines the initiative as …

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