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First Photos of Rome Italy Temple Released

First Photos of Rome Italy Temple Released

Of the Rome Italy Temple, the 162nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and chairman of the Temple and Family History Department said, “It is beautiful. The craftmanship is expert and perfect.” After years of construction, Italy’s first Latter-day Saint temple …

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President Russell M. Nelson’s Daughter Dies of Cancer

President Russell M. Nelson's Daughter Dies of Cancer

The following statement is provided by spokesperson Irene Caso regarding the passing of the daughter of Church President Russell M. Nelson.   “With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Wendy Nelson Maxfield, a daughter of President Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel White Nelson. Wendy died peacefully at her home Friday afternoon, January 11, 2019, at age 67 …

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Church Announces Opening of Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Church Announces Opening of Fortaleza Brazil Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced dates for the opening of Brazil’s seventh temple and the 165th temple in the world. The open house for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is scheduled for April 27 through May 18, 2019. The temple will be dedicated Sunday, June 2, and a devotional for the youth is …

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Giving Machines Bring In Over $2 Million

Giving Machines Bring In Over $2 Million

In a social media post from LDS Charities, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revealed how much the Light the World Giving Machines made in donations throughout the 2018 Christmas season. “Your generosity helped raise $2,309,276 for our local and international partners,” LDS Charities shared. The organization also shared some insights on what people purchased through the machines: 28,801 …

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Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

In a statement from the Church’s official Newsroom, changes are coming to multiple missions around the world with four new missions and boundary realignments for 12 others. The following four missions will open in July 2019: Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa East Guatemala Antigua Perú Limatambo Philippines Antipolo The Church will also realign the boundaries for the following 12 …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

First Presidency Releases Statements on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

In an official statement from the Newsroom for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the First Presidency discusses the restoration of temple worship and small details that have been adjusted periodically. The statement reads: “Whenever the Lord has had a people on the earth who will obey His word, they have been commanded to build temples. Scriptures document patterns …

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Church Releases “He Was Born for You” Christmas Video

Church Releases "He Was Born for You" Christmas Video

This Christmas season, regardless of where you are or who you’re with, Christ was born for you. That is the message behind the new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the video below.   To learn more about Jesus Christ during this special season, click here.  

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Dress Standards Updated for Sister Missionaries

Dress Standards Updated for Sister Missionaries

In a news release from the Church’s official Newsroom, it was announced sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all 407 missions around the world now have the option to wear dress slacks.   The adjustment to dress standards, which takes effect immediately, was approved by the First Presidency and is primarily motivated by safety …

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Oakland Temple to Reopen, Dedication & Open House Announced

Oakland Temple to Reopen, Dedication & Open House Announced

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house runs from Saturday, May 11, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, except for May 12, 19 and 26, 2019. Free reservations for tours can be made through templeopenhouse.lds.org in the coming weeks. The temple, located on 4770 Lincoln Avenue, …

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10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

In 2018, many historic changes occurred for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We took a look back on some of the most memorable news stories of the year. Death of President Thomas S. Monson – Original Article The Church began the year on a somber note when President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President of the Church, died …

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