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“Ours is an Eternal Triumph” – Voices of the Martyrdom

"Ours is an Eternal Triumph" - Voices of the Martyrdom

On June 27, 1844, the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, the Patriarch, were killed in Carthage Jail. Travel back to that fateful day as we take a look at some of the memories shared by those who experienced it. Lucy Mack Smith, mother to Joseph and Hyrum “After the corpses were washed and dressed in their burial clothes, …

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Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage

Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage

The Church issued the following statement Friday: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court’s decision does not alter the Lord’s doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for …

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Church Dedicates Trujillo Peru Temple

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ second temple in Peru was dedicated on Sunday, June 21, 2015. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency, presided over the services and gave the dedicatory prayer. Joining him were Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Michael …

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LDS Church to Digitize Records of 4M Former Slaves

LOS ANGELES — A national effort launched Friday will connect African Americans with their Civil War-era ancestors through the release of 1.5 million digitized images containing 4 million names from the Freedman’s Bureau. FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced The Freedmen’s Bureau Project at a news conference held in the California …

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Everything to Know About the Changes to Sacrament Meeting

Everything You Need to Know About the Changes to Sacrament Meeting

Recently, the Church released a statement about changes to the way sacrament meetings are planned. Here is everything you need to know about the story. The announcement was made on June 15 through the Salt Lake Tribune, in which Eric Hawkins, an official spokesman for the Church, discussed new training videos that had been created. The videos feature members of …

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Celebrating 175 Years of the Latter-day Saints in Scotland

Celebrating 175 Years of the Latter-day Saints in Scotland

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles recently visited Edinburgh, Scotland to visit with members and local leaders in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Church’s first baptisms in Scotland. According to Mormon Newsroom, “Elder Holland paid tribute to the Christian faith of thousands of early pioneers who joined the Church in Scotland and their …

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About LDS Charities

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About LDS Charities

The Church recently looked back on 30 years of worldwide humanitarian relief, providing multiple new resources for Church members to learn more and share the Church’s desire to serve with the world. We didn’t know these amazing facts about the Church’s initiatives across the globe. Did you? It’s Not a Hand Out, It’s a Hand Up One thing that stands …

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Mormon Channel Has a Challenge For You: #PhotoForDad

Mormon Channel Has a Challenge For You: #PhotoForDad

Mormon Channel has a challenge for you to help you celebrate the dad in your life this Father’s Day. Starting today, June 15, they want you to take their photo challenge. Their official challenge page says: What do you love about your dad or a dad that has impacted your life? Let him know and inspire others to do the …

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Church Calls New Member of Sunday School General Presidency

Church Calls New Member of Sunday School General Presidency

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today announced a reorganization in its Sunday School general presidency. Tad R. Callister will continue as the general president, Devin G. Durrant (currently the second counselor) will now be the first counselor, and Brian K. Ashton will replace John S. Tanner as second counselor. Tanner was recently …

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Suva Fiji Temple Scheduled for Rededication in January 2016

Suva Fiji Temple Scheduled for Rededication in January 2016

From Mormon Newsroom: The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house and rededication dates for the Suva Fiji Temple. The free public open house starts on Monday, January 25, and will go through Saturday, February 6, 2016. It will run every day except for Sunday, January 31. The temple will be …

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