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New Zealand Latter-day Saints Offer Love and Support to Muslim Friends

New Zealand Latter-day Saints Offer Love and Support to Muslim Friends

Eight-year-old James, from Palmerston North, conveyed the feelings of many other New Zealanders with a poster he created over this past weekend, following Friday’s mass shootings in Christchurch. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across New Zealand, like James, are reaching out in love and support to Muslim friends and neighbors in many different ways. Last night …

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New Book Illuminates the Creation, Symbolism Behind Rome Italy Temple Stained Glass

Before thousands rejoiced at the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple this past week, a decade’s worth of excitement and work went into creating the magnificent structure and surrounding grounds. One of the most talked about features is the stunning and twenty-by-seven foot stained glass window in the Vistors’ Center, created by Tom Holdman and his associates at Holdman Studios. …

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Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

A Russian lawyer has released a statement that the two Latter-day Saint volunteers (missionaries) detained in the country will be deported late next week. Sergey Gliznutsa told CBS News the young men, serving volunteer missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had been in a Krasnodar court Thursday, though the exact nature for their arrest still remains …

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Two Latter-day Saint Volunteers Imprisoned in Russia

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

Two young Latter-day Saint volunteers were arrested in Novorossiysk, Russia after local authorities believed they were teaching English without a license, according to a news report from Deseret News. However, the two young men say they were only hosting a game night in English, a regularly scheduled event in their area. The volunteers were arrested on Friday, March 1, and …

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Missionaries Perform Kind Act, Help Elderly Man Shave

Missionaries Perform Kind Act, Help Elderly Man Shave

Author and speaker Jason F. Wright shared a touching story of two young Latter-day Saint missionaries in his ward on social media. The two missionaries, Elder Stackhouse and Elder Brown, were visiting Everett Lawrence in the hospital. When they arrived with Wright, they found him struggling to shave. As Wright relates, “So, of course, they offered to help. How inspiring …

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LDS Missionaries Save Lives of Four People in Kiribati

LDS Missionaries Save Lives of Four People in Kiribati

Two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently saved the lives of four men whose car crashed into a lake in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Elders Ulas and Elder Patane, both serving in the Marshall Islands / Kiribati mission were riding their bikes on a lightly used road on the island of Tarawa when …

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LDS Teen Killed in Parkland Shooting Remembered One Year Later

LDS Teen Killed in Parkland Shooting Remembered One Year Later

On February 14, 2018, Alaina Petty died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the horrific shooting that left 17 dead and 17 injured. She was only fourteen. One year later, the Latter-day Saint teen is remembered by her family, friends, and community for her vibrant determination and community service. “She was our youngest child…just a sweetheart, friends with everyone, inclusive. …

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New Stake Center Near St. George Temple Destroyed By Fire

New Stake Center Near St. George Temple Destroyed By Fire

UPDATE: The St. George East Stake Presidency released the following updated to the cause of the fire, stating law officials in the area say, “We are treating it as a crime right now.” Reports also state the fire began outside on the exterior of the building, away from any source of electricity or heat. K-9 officers also sniffed the area …

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LDS Children Lose Parents, Sibling in Tragic Accident, Community Rallies

LDS Children Lose Parents, Sibling in Tragic Accident, Community Rallies

For the Johanson family, the Christmas holiday was especially spirit-filled. Adam and Elizabeth Johanson had traveled with their four children to Las Vegas to celebrate the season and important gospel milestones. During the trip, they baptized their eight-year-old daughter Jane as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was especially poignant as the baptism took …

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Elder Christofferson Joins Historic Discussion on Watergate Scandal

Elder Christofferson Joins Historic Discussion on Watergate Scandal

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined renowned journalist and author Bob Woodward for an exclusive interview about the Watergate scandal of the 1970s. Hosted by Deseret News at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the event focused on how the lessons of honesty, integrity, and trust in public life and featured …

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