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Green Bay Packers’ Bronson Kaufusi Baptizes Teammate

Green Bay Packers' Bronson Kaufusi Baptizes Teammate

A locker room friendship led to a lasting bond of faith for Bronson Kaufusi and Christian Uphoff, both players for the Green Bay Packers. Earlier this week, Kaufusi was able to baptize Uphoff as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “It was just awesome to see him feel that joy and happiness that comes when …

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Three Suspicious Fires Damage LDS Meetinghouses in St. George

Three Suspicious Fires Damage LDS Meetinghouses in St. George

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, three separate fires damaged meetinghouses for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. George, Utah. One of the fires caused significant damage. According to the local news report, the first fire was reported at approximately 4 a.m. to a meetinghouse on 3000 East in the 1200 South block. This was the most …

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Latter-day Saint Charities Aids Afghan Refugees, All Members Accounted For

Latter-day Saint Charities Aids Afghan Refugees, All Members Accounted For

Responding to a crucial need to relieve the suffering of Afghan refugees arriving in Qatar, Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is providing urgently needed supplies. Individuals and families fleeing the fall of Kabul to the Taliban arrived in Qatar by the thousands, most with only the clothes they were wearing. Latter-day Saint Charities provided clothing and …

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A Quick History of Latter-day Saints in Afghanistan

A Quick History of Latter-day Saints in Afghanistan

As the eyes of the world are fixed upon Afghanistan, Latter-day Saints may wonder if the Church has (or has ever had) a presence in the country. The answer is one of deep faith and sacrifice. The arrival of Latter-day Saints began in the midst of war during the early 2000s. As Dr. Kenneth L. Alford describes, “The limited introduction …

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The Church of Jesus Christ Responds to Earthquake in Haiti

The Church of Jesus Christ Responds to Earthquake in Haiti

On the morning of Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck the southern part of Haiti. Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assessed the situation of members, missionaries, Church buildings, and the community following the devastating earthquake that to date has claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people …

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Two Missionaries Die in New Mexico Traffic Accident

The following statement about the deaths of two missionaries was released to media today by Sam Penrod, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of a tragic accident which has claimed the lives of two young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in …

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New York Times Article Features Latter-day Saint Women’s Frank Discussion About Sacred Garments

A New York Times article published Wednesday highlighted the ongoing discussion Latter-day Saint women have about the comfort of sacred temple garments—and why the discussion can be so uncomfortable to bring up. It features the experience of Sasha Piton, a Church member who shared online how wearing her garments caused her to get extremely painful rashes. The response to her …

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Church Responds to Unprecedented Flooding in Europe

Church Responds to Unprecedented Flooding in Europe

Extensive flooding has left a trail of destruction in parts of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Many have lost their lives or their livelihood. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has congregations in the areas affected by the disaster and is encouraging its members to lend a helping hand. “Our hearts and prayers are with those …

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President Oaks Is Honored for His Lifelong Support of Freedom

President Oaks Is Honored for His Lifelong Support of Freedom

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was honored on Thursday, July 1, 2021, for his lifelong work to promote the values of God, family, freedom and country. The award was given at the Utah Valley Convention Center by America’s Freedom Festival at Provo, a local nonprofit. President Oaks, 88, …

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President Nelson Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Utah

President Nelson Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Utah

In May of this year, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was named as a recipient of an honorary doctoral degree during an all-virtual commencement for the University of Utah. On Tuesday, June 15, thanks to the easing of local COVID-19 restrictions, university officials delivered the honorary degree citation and doctoral hood during …

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