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Church History Department Releases Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript in New Book

Church History Department Releases Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript

A new volume of “The Joseph Smith Papers Project” featuring the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon was released Tuesday by the Church Historian’s Press, an imprint of the History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon” is the 11th published volume of the …

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Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay …

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10 Pioneer Quotes To Share on Social Media

10 Pioneer Quotes To Share on Social Media

Today is a great day to share your testimony of the pioneers and their faith in Jesus Christ. We’ve got ten images you can download and share on social media to help you share goodness and let others know about sacrifice, perseverance, and unflinching faith.

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I Am A Pioneer – Church’s Campaign for Pioneer Day 2015

I Am A Pioneer - Church's Campaign for Pioneer Day 2015

Pioneer Day celebrates the entry of Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. As part of the festivities, the Church (through FamilySearch) is running a campaign to remind us that we can all be pioneers. At the official page for the campaign, readers can find stories of sacrifice and faith from modern-day …

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New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

Set to be released in August 2015, My Plan is a new program for missionaries to use while on their missions. It is designed help them understand how their service can benefit their lives once their mission is over. According to the official announcement, made in the July 2015 Ensign and now available on LDS.org, My Plan is an “online …

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Elder Nelson Set Apart as President of Quorum of 12 Apostles

Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015. As president of the Twelve, he is referred to as President Russell M. Nelson and succeeds the late President Boyd K. Packer, who died July 3, 2015. It is …

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Church Comments on Boy Scouts of America Resolution on Adult Leader Standards

LDS Church Splits from Boy Scout Varsity and Venturing Programs

Only July 13, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced they have adopted a new charter and resolution that changed the adult leadership standards policy. The new resolution states that chartered organizations will now be able to select leaders regardless of their sexual orientation. However, the resolution also affirms the right of religious charters to choose leaders whose beliefs and standards …

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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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