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President Uchtdorf Visits Texas in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

President Uchtdorf Visits Texas in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to Houston, Texas, Sunday, September 3, 2017, to meet with members and tour areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. President Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency; Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric; and Elder J. Devn …

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LDS First Presidency Releases Statement on Service & Hurricane Harvey

LDS First Presidency Releases Statement on Service & Hurricane Harvey

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In response to an outpouring from people who want to know how to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following letter: Dear Brothers and Sisters: The still-unfolding disaster caused by the torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey has caught the attention of …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 27 August 2017

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Progress in South Africa Crews are making significant progress on the Durban South Africa Temple. Plastering is underway at the electrical housing; waterproofing, subsoil-drain work, and …

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UPDATE: Houston Texas Temple Suffers Significant Damage

UPDATE: Houston Texas Temple Suffers "Significant Damage"

A new release from Mormon Newsroom states the Houston Texas Temple has sustained “significant damage” from floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The full statement reads: Further assessments have been made at the Houston Texas Temple, where flooding has caused significant damage. In the temple basement water rose from nearly a foot deep to waist deep in some areas. The …

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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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