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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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LDS Church Makes First Donation to Utah Pride Center

LDS Church Makes First Donation to Utah Pride Center

For the first time ever, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated to the Utah Pride Center. The LDS Church quietly made a $2,500 donation to the non-profit Utah Pride Center to help its efforts with LGBT homeless and youth. The money, coming in the form of access to the Bishop’s Storehouse, will provide food for those …

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Church Leaders Counsel Members After Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Church Leaders Counsel Members After Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Originally published on Mormon Newsroom.  The following letter from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is being read in Church meetings across the United States and Canada beginning Sunday, July 5. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSOFFICE OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY47 EAST SOUTH TEMPLE STREET, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84150-1200June 29, 2015TO: General Authorities; General Auxiliary Presidencies; and …

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Interesting Episodes from the Lives of Latter-day Apostles

Interesting Episodes from the Lives of Latter-day Apostles

In researching and writing on the lives of our past latter-day apostles, there are a few things that have stood out to me. One is the development of the Church itself and how it is truly a living church (see D&C 1:30). Many of the policies and procedures that we take for granted today have evolved over the decades as …

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