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Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org, the Church’s official website, is known for producing great content that both inspires members and educates others about our faith. This includes the Church’s many holiday initiatives such Hallelujah and A Savior is Born. Recently, Mormon.org has released a new series of videos providing basic, yet engaging answers to common doctrinal questions. Each of the videos is beautifully animated …

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Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Speaking at a conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific nation of the Cook Islands on Sunday 22 May, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counselled Latter-day Saints to “not be afraid to be different.” “The gospel that we proclaim is bold,” Elder Andersen …

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LDS Sister Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Pants in Approved Areas

LDS Sister Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Pants in Approved Areas

After hats and sunglasses were added as appropriate parts of the dress and grooming standards for LDS missionaries, another major change has been announced. To prevent disease in certain missions, especially diseases carried by mosquitoes and other insects, sister missionaries are now allowed to wear dress slacks in certain areas. LDS.org states: With the increasing prevalence of serious mosquito-borne diseases …

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President Uchtdorf Shares an Insight from His Patriarchal Blessing While Visiting Childhood Home

President Uchtdorf Shares An Insight from His Patriarchal Blessing While Visiting Childhood Home

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, continues to delight members by uploading videos on his official Facebook page of his recent trip to France and other European countries. In this new video, uploaded today, President Uchtdorf stands outside his childhood home in the Czech Republic with his wife Harriet. He discusses a …

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LDS Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Sunglasses

LDS Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Sunglasses

UPDATE: Sister missionaries in approve areas are now allowed to wear pants to prevent disease. In the past, the rules regarding sunglasses for missionaries were a bit unclear. Generally, it was accepted that sunglasses were only worn while driving in a car or on preparation day. Now, in order to ensure the protection and health of missionaries (especially in hot …

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LDS Church Weighs in on Obama’s Transgender Directive

President Barack Obama’s administration recently released a series of directives which included telling public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom which matches their gender identity, regardless of what their birth certificate says. The letter, issued from the Departments of Justice and Education, comes in the midst of a heated debate over policies for transgender citizens in public …

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits, Comforts Brussels This Week

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits, Comforts Brussels This Week

It has been nearly two months since the terrorist attacks in Brussels killed 32 and injured over 300 more. As the the city and country continue to heal, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and his wife Harriet visited the region and offered messages of comfort and hope. On his official Facebook page, President Uchtdorf shared a short …

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Bishop Waddell Gives Comfort Following Massive Earthquake in Ecuador

Bishop Waddell Gives Comfort Following Massive Earthquake in Ecuador

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “It looks like a war zone,” said Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after looking at the effects of a recent earthquake in Ecuador. The 7.8-magnitude quake hit the region on April 16, killing more than an estimated 650 people and injuring …

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New Volume of ‘The Joseph Smith Papers’ Released by Church

New Volume of ‘The Joseph Smith Papers’ Released by Church

Released by Mormon Newsroom The Church Historian’s Press released the latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, “The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Volume 4: April 1834–September 1835” on May 9, 2016. The new book contains 93 documents, including minutes of meetings and correspondence relating to major events in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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