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Follow the Profit: A Guide to the LDS Church’s For-Profit Companies

What does the Laie Hawaii cemetery, three Seattle radio stations, beef cattle, and investment retirement services all have in common? They are all different companies owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Did you know that the church is the leading producer of peanuts and walnuts in the United States? That’s nuts! If you find …

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President Nelson Shared This Moving Story of Two Little Girls From the Other Side of the Veil Seeking His Help

President Nelson Shared This Moving Story of Two Little Girls From the Other Side of the Veil Seeking His Help

In the past year, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have become increasingly active on their official social media accounts. On Facebook, President Nelson reminded us of a story he shared in the most recent conference, along with a touching picture: Congenital heart disease afflicted three children born to Ruth and Jimmy Hatfield. Their first son, Jimmy Jr., died …

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Elder and Sister Renlund Speak Together on the Meaning of Charity

Elder and Sister Renlund Speak Together on the Meaning of Charity

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. “Conversion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and His Atonement is the key to developing charity, the pure love of Christ,” said Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 40th annual BYU Women’s Conference in Utah Friday, April 29, 2016. …

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Church Marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Donates $125,000

Church Marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Donates $125,000

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Child abuse prevention advocates met with the leader of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Thursday, April 28, 2016, to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The group met in the Relief Society Building on Temple Square. “We feel very strongly about this issue …

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LDS Church Appoints New Managing Director of Church Public Affairs

LDS Church Appoints New Managing Director of Church Public Affairs

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has appointed Richard E. Turley Jr. as the new managing director of the Church’s Public Affairs Department. Turley replaces Michael Otterson, who had previously announced that he would retire on August 31 of this year and has served as the managing director for the …

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Angel Moroni Placed on Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Angel Moroni Placed on Star Valley Wyoming Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom A small crowd gathered near Afton, Wyoming, on a chilly spring morning for the placement of the angel Moroni statue atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is currently under construction. The informal construction milestone took place Monday, April 25, 2016. Construction workers, Church members, community …

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Presiding Bishop Caussé Dedicates the Palmyra Bishops’ Storehouse

Presiding Bishop Caussé Dedicates the Palmyra Bishops’ Storehouse

News Release from Mormon Newsroom An area of great significance in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the location of the new Palmyra bishops’ storehouse in Manchester, New York. Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé dedicated the 8,000 square foot facility, Saturday, April 16, 2016. “I am grateful to the many Church leaders and members who …

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Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

News Release from Mormon Newsroom George Q. Cannon was one of the best-known Latter-day Saints in the last half of the 19th century. His record covers half a century, a period in which he served as a Church editor and publisher, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress and a counselor to Church …

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Church Public Affairs Director Addresses Transparency, Race, LGBT Issues & More

Church Public Affairs Director Addresses Transparency, Race, LGBT Issues & More

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Boundary maintenance “more often resembles art than science” said Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His remarks were given at a two-day academic conference titled “Mormonism and the Art of Boundary Maintenance” on Tuesday to scholars and journalists at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. …

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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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