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Dedication Date Announced for Lisbon Portugal Temple

Dedication Date Announced for Lisbon Portugal Temple

The public is invited to tour the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portugal. Church leaders announced the Lisbon Portugal Temple will be open for a free public open house from Saturday, August 17, 2019, to Saturday, August 31, 2019, excluding Sundays. A few weeks before the open house, the public can make reservations …

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Artistic Renderings of Pocatello Idaho Temple Released

Artistic Renderings of Pocatello Idaho Temple Released

Additional renderings have been released showing designs for the new Pocatello Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church representatives shared those renderings Friday evening at a neighborhood open house for those who live near the temple site east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street. Neighbors had a chance to see interior renderings as well as …

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Church Updates Temple Worker Policies + Other Adjustments

Church Updates Temple Worker Policies + Other Adjustments

In a letter dated March 1, 2019, the temple department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced three temple policy adjustments. The changes, as listed in the letter, are as follows: Mothers with dependent children and brethren serving in certain callings may now serve as ordinance workers. Members should review their circumstances and avoid placing undue burdens …

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Entertaining New Video Series Created to Keep Missionaries Safe

Entertaining New Video Series Created to Keep Missionaries Safe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a new video series aimed at increasing the safety of its more than 65,000 missionaries around the world. The new 12-part series is called “The SafetyZone.” Each episode covers a missionary safety topic in an entertaining way while delivering important, life-changing principles. The videos focus on helping missionaries gain life …

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Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

Missionaries Now Have More Options to Communicate With Families

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced an update to guidelines regarding communication between full-time missionaries and their families. Effective immediately, missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chat in addition to letters and emails. Previously, missionaries relied primarily on …

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Watch the Church Deliver $2.3 Million in Checks from #LightTheWorld

Watch the Church Deliver $2.3 Million in Checks from #LightTheWorld

In a touching video from the Church’s official newsroom, Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president, and Sister Sharon Eubank, a counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and director of LDS Charities, traveled to distribute a large portion of cheer thanks to the generosity of thousands last December. More than $2.3 million was raised through “giving machines” that were part …

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Elder Bednar Tours Iraqi Refugee Camp

Elder Bednar Tours Iraqi Refugee Camp

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints, recently traveled to Kurdistan to visit a camp for displaced men, women, and children from Syria and Iraq. He went to witness firsthand some of the humanitarian efforts in which LDS Charities is involved. He was joined by his …

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President Nelson Makes Historic Visit to 60,000+ Crowd in Arizona

President Nelson Makes Historic Visit to 60,000+ Crowd in Arizona

More than 60,000 Latter-day Saints and invited guests at a football stadium in Arizona were encouraged by President Russell M. Nelson to increase their faith practices in the home. President Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught Church members to do this by making their homes centers of learning and spirituality. Acknowledging that this will look a …

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Argentina Mission Training Center to Close in July

Argentina Mission Training Center to Close in July

In a statement from Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman, it was announced the missionary training center in Argentia will be closing in July. The statement read: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will close its missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019. Plans for future use of the facilities will be determined in coordination …

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Elder Soares Says Remembering the Savior Leads to Happiness

Elder Soares Says Remembering the Savior Leads to Happiness

“Please remember that happiness and peace in this life and in the world to come depend upon remembering the Savior and your covenants with Him daily,” said Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Soares was the devotional speaker at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, …

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