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Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Star Valley, Wyoming, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to break ground for the first temple in Wyoming. Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the ceremony. He was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy and executive director …

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Church Leaders Approve Creation of Central Eurasian Mission

Church Leaders Approve Creation of Central Eurasian Mission

Deseret News is reporting the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have approved a new mission, the Central Eurasian Mission, to be officially created on July 1, 2015. The mission will take areas from both the Russia Novosibirsk and Bulgaria Sofia missions and will consist of five branches. The Central Eurasian Mission will serve Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, …

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Elder Perry to Be Treated for Cancer, Elder Scott Hospitalized

Elder L. Tom Perry to Be Treated for Cancer, Elder Scott Hospitalized

Reported by Mormon Newsroom: Elder L. Tom Perry will begin radiation treatment this morning after being diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland. Elder Perry is the second most senior apostle in terms of length of service in the Quorum of the Twelve, and the oldest living apostle. Elder Richard G. Scott, age 86, was hospitalized last evening due to …

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Elder L. Tom Perry Hospitalized for Breathing Difficulties

Elder Perry Hospitalized for Breathing Difficulties

UPDATE: Elder Perry was released at approximately 8:30 PM MDT last night from the hospital and is resting at home. Originally reported by Deseret News:  Elder L. Tom Perry, 92, a member of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been hospitalized after experiencing trouble breathing. “Elder L. Tom Perry is in the hospital for tests and observation following …

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Download the New Mutual 2015 Theme Song Here

Download the New Mutual 2015 Theme Song Here

The Church has released a new music video to highlight the 2015 mutual theme of “Remember what you are worth.” “Fragile” depicts both a young man and young woman who struggle with their identity and face  bullying. The description of the video reads “We must be kind to others, and when we ourselves are hurt we must turn to Jesus …

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New Brief Seeks to Explain Why The Church Supports LGBQT Rights, But Not Same-Sex Marriage

New Brief Seeks to Explain Why The Church Supports LGBQT Rights, But Not Same-Sex Marriage

A diverse coalition of faith communities, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court to lend its voice on the coming same-sex marriage case. This article explains why the Church has joined the brief. Originally published on Mormon Newsroom.  The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments …

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Payson Utah Temple Open House Reservations Now Available

Payson Utah Temple Reservations Begin

Online reservations officially opened today for those interested in visiting the Payson Utah Temple Open House. Scheduled to run from April 24 to May 23 before the June 7 dedication date, the open house gives members and non-members a chance to tour the temple. Reservations for the free tickets can be made on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

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“Because He Lives” Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

"Because He Lives" Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ latest initiative to spread hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ saw significant success this Easter. The “Because He Lives” Easter video (which focused on the possibilities for all mankind thanks to Christ’s resurrection from the dead) has been viewed nearly 30 million times—more than five times the number of views from …

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Before You Oppose the Opposers

Before You Oppose the Opposers

I was running late on my way down to Layton, UT for a mission reunion. We were watching the Saturday Afternoon session of General Conference together, and I was about 15 minutes away when the broadcast started. I flipped on my car radio and tuned in as they began reading the names of the General Authorities for a sustaining vote. …

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