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BREAKING NEWS: Church Approves New LDS Missions

New Orem Mission

UPDATE: According to our sources, the new California Modesto Mission will include the Turlock, Modesto, and Modesto North stakes and three stakes from the CA Sacramento Mission.  The three northern stakes are likely to be Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca. Desert News has also reported the creation of a new mission based in Yakima, Washington. It also discusses how this normally sensitive information …

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Two Temples Scheduled for Renovation in Germany and Idaho

Temple Renovations

Salt Lake City — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of the Freiberg Germany and Idaho Falls Idaho Temples for extensive renovation. The Freiberg Germany Temple will close on February 9, 2015, and remain closed through May 2016 to accommodate the renovation, which is the second time this temple has been …

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Two New Temples Will Open in 2015

New Temples 2015

From Mormon Newsroom.  The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Córdoba Argentina and Payson Utah Temples. A free public open house for the Córdoba Argentina Temple will begin on Friday, April 17, and go through Saturday, May 2, 2015, and run every day …

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Hundreds of Nativities Displayed at Historic Kirtland

Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit

All of the hundreds of nativities displayed at Historic Kirtland depict the same Christmas story — the birth in a manger of the baby Jesus, surrounded by Mary and Joseph. Sometimes the Wise Men are part of the scene and lambs, a camel and a donkey also are sometimes present. In some cases the key characters are different, but they …

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The Treasured Christmas Traditions of LDS Church Leaders

Christmas Traditions of Church Leaders

Throughout the years, the First Presidency, Apostles, members of the Seventy, and other leaders have shared some of their favorite Christmas traditions. We’ve gathered some of the most beloved examples to help get you into the Christmas spirit. “For almost as long as I can remember, I have had a particular tradition at Christmastime. My family knows that just before Christmas …

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First Presidency Invites All to Annual Christmas Devotional

First Presidency Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency has released a new video inviting all to join them for their annual Christmas Devotional. Featuring President Thomas S. Monson’s address from last year’s devotional and a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night” from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the video encourages everyone who watches it to “Celebrate the Music and Message of Christmas” by attending or viewing the …

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5 Beloved Talks to Celebrate Elder Holland’s Birthday

Elder Holland Birthday

Seventy-four years ago today, Jeffrey Roy Holland was born to Frank and Alice Holland in St. George, Utah. Since that time he has served as President of Brigham Young University and beloved member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Holland’s passionate addresses and strong spirit have resonated with the saints and non-members alike; his talks have been turned …

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Church Launches ‘He Is the Gift’ Initiative to Share Christmas Message

An effort to share a message about Jesus Christ during the Christmas season will be underway throughout the month of December by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The month-long Christmas initiative focuses on Heavenly Father’s love as demonstrated in the sacred gift of Jesus Christ (see John 3:16). The “He Is the Gift” initiative is expected to …

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LDS leader shares Thanksgiving traditions, advice for teens

By Carole Mikita November 23rd, 2014 @ 10:32pm SALT LAKE CITY — Thanksgiving is a holiday that unites all Americans, whether they’re expressing gratitude with family and friends or sharing their bounty. For Sister Neill Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s one of her favorites. “I love …

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