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New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

Set to be released in August 2015, My Plan is a new program for missionaries to use while on their missions. It is designed help them understand how their service can benefit their lives once their mission is over. According to the official announcement, made in the July 2015 Ensign and now available on LDS.org, My Plan is an “online …

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Elder Nelson Set Apart as President of Quorum of 12 Apostles

Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015. As president of the Twelve, he is referred to as President Russell M. Nelson and succeeds the late President Boyd K. Packer, who died July 3, 2015. It is …

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Church Comments on Boy Scouts of America Resolution on Adult Leader Standards

LDS Church Splits from Boy Scout Varsity and Venturing Programs

Only July 13, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced they have adopted a new charter and resolution that changed the adult leadership standards policy. The new resolution states that chartered organizations will now be able to select leaders regardless of their sexual orientation. However, the resolution also affirms the right of religious charters to choose leaders whose beliefs and standards …

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Open House Begins for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple

Open House Begins for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A free public open house will be held Friday, July 17, through Saturday, August 8, 2015, and run every day except Sundays, July 19 and 26 and August 2. Reservations for the open house can be made by visiting …

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5 Accounts of How Apostles Were Called to the Twelve

5 Accounts of How Apostles Were Called to the Twelve

When there is a vacancy in The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the President of the Church is the one who ultimately issues the calling to a new apostle. The process of receiving that inspiration includes earnest prayer and discussion with all of the current apostles. President Gordon B. Hinckley shared this after filling a vacancy left by the passing …

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Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer

Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. President Packer died on July 3 …

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President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90

SALT LAKE CITY —  Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.“He was truly an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. From the crown of his head to the …

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Church Leaders Call for Better Observance of Sabbath Day

Church Leaders Call for Better Observance of Sabbath Day

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are urging Mormons around the world to improve their observance of the Sabbath day. In local and regional leadership training meetings this year, leaders are receiving instruction on the topic of strengthening faith in God by observing the Sabbath day with greater purpose. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained that Church …

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Hot Climate Missions are Throwing Out the Suit Coats

Hot Climate Missions are Throwing Out the Suit Coats

In a short statement on their blog, the Mormon Newsroom staff said certain missions in hot climates will no longer require missionaries, especially elders, to wear or even bring suit coats. The statement said: “To reduce the financial burden on missionaries and their families, elders who are called to serve in missions identified by the Church as having hot climates …

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