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Ground Is Broken for the Cedar City Utah Temple

Ground Is Broken for the Cedar City Utah Temple

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined community and civic officials to break ground for Utah’s newest temple in Cedar City in the southern part of the state. Elder L. Whitney Clayton 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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Jordan River Utah Temple Will Close for Extensive Renovation

Jordan River Utah Temple Will Close for Extensive Renovation

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of the Jordan River Utah Temple in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple will be closed from February 15, 2016 through the latter part of 2017 to undergo extensive renovation. Following the renovation, the temple will be rededicated. Other temples in the Salt Lake Valley are preparing to …

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Groundbreakings Announced for Tucson and Concepción Temples

Groundbreakings Announced for Tucson and Concepción Temples

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the Tucson Arizona Temple and Concepción Chile Temple groundbreakings. Each will take place October 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at these ceremonies is by invitation only, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses. Tucson Arizona Temple The Tucson Arizona …

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2016 Mutual Theme Announced By General Youth Presidencies

2016 Mutual Theme Announced By General Youth Presidencies

According to a letter given to LDS Living, the Young Women and Young Men General Presidencies have announced the new 2016 mutual theme. The theme is “Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ”, which comes from 2 Nephi 31:20: Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and …

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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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