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President of Genesis Group Shares Testimony, Support to Black Latter-day Saints

President of Genesis Group Shares Testimony, Support to Black Latter-day Saints

The Genesis Group is an official group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that helps serve the needs of its African-American members. Originally formed by the First Presidency in October 1971, the group is currently led by President Davis Stovall. In response to the national discussion around the continued prejudice and racism facing our black brothers and …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 31 May 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Cactus Gardens at the Mesa …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 24 May 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Construction of Urdaneta Philippines Temple …

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Church’s Sacred Clothing Facilities Help Produce Masks & Gowns

Church's Sacred Clothing Facilities Help Produce Masks & Gowns

Hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks and surgical gowns for health care workers are being produced by employees of Beehive Clothing’s six facilities around the world to help address local needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The facilities are owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “We, as a global church, have sought ways to …

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Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

In the latest stage of the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, the angel Moroni statue and circular capstone beneath its feet were removed from the temple’s central east spire. These historic items were carried Monday morning through the air to the ground via crane for preservation and refurbishing. This will prepare both items for a later reinstallation. Daniel Woodruff, …

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Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Passes Away in Georgia

Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Passes Away in Georgia

A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away in Georgia. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff: With heavy hearts, we share news of the death of a young missionary serving in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. Elder McKay Bergeson, age 19, of Bountiful, Utah, died Saturday evening after getting hit by …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 17 May 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Quito Ecuador Temple Tower Walls …

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17 Latter-day Saint Temples Reopened for Phase 1

17 Latter-day Saint Temples Re-Opened for Phase 1

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened 17 more temples as part of their ongoing effort to reopen temples around the world. All opened temples are currently at Phase 1 of the reopening. This means live sealings can be performed between members who have already received their own temple endowments. See the full list of Phase 1 …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 10 May 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Abatement Activity at Taylorsville Meetinghouse …

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Church Helps Repatriate Argentine Citizens During COVID-19 Pandemic

Church Helps Repatriate Argentine Citizens During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in collaboration with the Chancellor’s Office of Argentina, recently helped repatriate nearly 100 Argentine citizens who were stranded in Mexico because of COVID-19 imposed travel restrictions. In late April, a flight from Mexico landed at the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Argentine citizens and 150 Latter-day Saint missionaries from …

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