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10 Rare Graduation & Yearbook Photos of Prophets & Apostles

10 Rare Graduation & Yearbook Photos of Prophets & Apostles

As Latter-day Saint students around the world celebrate the graduation season, we take a look back on graduation and yearbook photos of prophets and apostles through the years. Check out these ten rare images! A renowned heart surgeon, President Nelson has received multiple degrees. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and then received his …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Renovated Washington D.C. Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Renovated Washington D.C. Temple

William Randall Cone had recently returned from San Francisco, worldly-wise and somewhat jaded toward religion when he accepted an invitation from his brother to help build the Washington D.C. Temple in the 1970s. It was then, working on a team full of former missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that Cone’s interest was piqued in his …

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Ukrainian Latter-day Saint Artist Seeks to Raise Donations to Help Refugees

Ukrainian Latter-day Saint Artist Seeks to Raise Donations to Help Refugees

Latter-day Saint artist Anna Kovalenko and Havenlight are working together to bring hope to refugees who have fled Ukraine. At twenty years old, Kovalenko left Ukraine to study abroad at the Cumorah Academy in the Czech Republic for three months beginning in January 2022. Little did she know that war would soon break out and her family would be left …

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An Update On Russian Latter-day Saint Missionaries

An Update On Russian Latter-day Saint Missionaries

Due to the invasion of and subsequent war in Ukraine, all non-native missionaries in Russia, known as “volunteers,” have either returned home or been reassigned to various missions in Europe or the United States. Deteriorating relations with the Russian Federation have been a major factor in this decision. According to a statement from Church spokesperson Sam Penrod on February 25, …

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Renovation of St. George Utah Temple Nears Completion

Renovation of St. George Utah Temple Nears Completion

Extensive renovation of the St. George Utah Temple has crossed the two-year mark and is nearing completion.   “One of the main things that we’ve done the last year is to finish all the primary upgrades we needed to do to the historic temple,” said Eric Jamison, project manager of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Contractors from …

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Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Opens to the Public

Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Opens to the Public

The 171st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening its doors to the community, starting with journalists and local leaders. A media day begins today for journalists; tours will continue throughout the week for local dignitaries. Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy, …

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The Case of the Missing Moronis

The Case of the Missing Moronis

The gold-gilded statue of the Angel Moroni has long been an iconic image in The Church of Jesus Christ. You can find these statues scattered across the world, perched high on the spires of the temples. Moroni holds his trumpet aloft, most often facing east, ready to herald in the second coming. But if you have seen some of the …

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Watch Charities Receive $6 Million in Light the World Donations

Watch Charities Receive $6 Million in Light the World Donations

During the 2021 Christmas season, some 300,000 people throughout the United States visited a Light the World Giving Machine, donating a combined US$5.8 million. The holiday initiative, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The red vending machines, stationed in 10 cities around the country, allow a person to purchase items …

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Sister Donna Packer, Wife of Boyd K. Packer, Passes Away

Sister Donna Packer, Wife of Boyd K. Packer, Passes Away

Donna Edith Smith Packer, wife of the late President Boyd K. Packer (1924–2015), former president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:25 p.m. from causes incident to age. She was 94. Donna was precious to her husband and honored by her children, …

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