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Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sierra Leone has come to the aid of some 500 people impacted by a recent mudslide that has killed 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. With the help of LDS Charities (the Church’s humanitarian arm), local Mormons and community leaders have delivered mattresses, food, water …

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UPDATE: Floodwater Breaches Houston Temple

UPDATE: Floodwater Breaches Houston Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Rising floodwater as a result of Hurricane Harvey has breached the Houston Texas Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to the temple president. “The creek became a river and the current is so strong that it’s been dangerous to even try and approach the temple,” said Marshall Hayes, president of the Houston Texas …

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LDS Church Issues Update on Hurricane Harvey

LDS Church Issues Update on Hurricane Harvey

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following information regarding Hurricane Harvey and members of the Church in Texas: All missionaries are safe, though several missions have been affected. Significant precautions were taken before Hurricane Harvey’s arrival to help missionaries remain safe. Each companionship gathered enough food and water to shelter for several days. Some missionaries were …

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Photos Show Houston Temple Grounds Flooded from Hurricane Harvey

Photos Show Houston Temple Grounds Flooded from Hurricane Harvey

The Friends of the Houston Texas South Stake Facebook page uploaded photos and information about the Houston Texas Temple. According to the information, the temple itself is in no imminent danger, but the grounds have become flooded and “water is now at the level of the front fountain of the temple.” The full update from the Houston Temple Presidency states: …

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Latter-day Saints Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Latter-day Saints Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

News Release from Mormon Newsroom As Hurricane Harvey strengthens off the coast of Texas, Mormons are preparing to send food and other commodities to Houston. High winds and flooding could result from the hurricane that is expected to hit the middle Texas coast and stall over the state.     On Friday, August 25, 2017, workers at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse of …

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This LDS Missionary’s Parents Take Off His Name Tag & Make the World Cry

This LDS Missionary's Parents Take Off His Name Tag & Make the World Cry

Elder Logan Wood recently returned to his hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma, after serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Riverside, California. As with all missionaries, Elder Wood was instructed to take off his official name tag by his stake president after being formally released. The iconic black name tags are worn by all set-apart …

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Watch a Crowd Sing President Monson Happy Birthday

Watch a Crowd Sing President Monson Happy Birthday

Popular LDS author and speaker Al Fox Carraway shared this video today outside the official Church office buildings in Salt Lake City, Utah. A crowd gathered to watch the Great American solar eclipse when President Thomas S. Monson appeared at his apartment window to wave. The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” in honor of President Monson’s 90th birthday. President Monson was …

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Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference

Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom At remarks given at Brigham Young University Wednesday, John Welch, who first identified the ancient writing style chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, said, “The discoveries of chiasmus whether in the Book of Mormon or in the Bible belong to all of us. They belong to me, to you, to Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, and Jews.” …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Utah LGBT Festival

LDS Church Issues Statement on Utah LGBT Festival

After receiving media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided the following statement about the LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Utah, which takes place August 26, 2017: We applaud the LoveLoud Festival for LGBT youth’s aim to bring people together to address teen safety and to express respect and love for all of God’s children. We join our …

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Elder Christofferson Receives World Peace Prize in India

Elder Christofferson Receives World Peace Prize in India

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “Recognizing and protecting faith is the path to peace,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pune, India, Monday, August 14, 2017. “True religion offers a stable foundation for a just and healthy society. It strengthens and ennobles nations, communities, …

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