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Temple Square Is Reopening to the Public This Summer

Temple Square Is Reopening to the Public This Summer

Temple Square, one of Utah’s top tourist attractions, will begin a phased reopening on June 14. The Conference Center will be the first to welcome guests, with additional facilities to follow in coming months. As Temple Square begins its phased reopening, it will once again offer unique and meaningful guest experiences. While some activities may not be fully open for …

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Church Provides Aid to Migrant Families at Mexico Border

Church Provides Aid to Migrant Families at Mexico Border

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined local faith and community partners in Houston to provide short-term respite for migrant families who have been cleared at the border and need shelter, food, hygiene facilities and other assistance. The Family Transfer Center is owned by the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC) and is the fruit of a …

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Temple Square Security Guards Threatened By Man with Knife

According to KSL.com, a man with a knife threatened four security guards at Temple Square on Thursday night and was subsequently arrested. Daniel Aaron Vanadore, 28, was on Temple Square and “making unreasonable noises” according to the police affidavit. When four security guards attempted to escort Vanadore off the property, he pulled out a knife and charged at the officers. …

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Two Missionaries Serving in Texas Die in Car Crash

Elder Luke Carter and Elder Eli Fowler

Two elders serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash north of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Church spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement: We are saddened to share news of the passing of two young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who were …

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How the Church is Bringing COVID-19 Relief to India

How the Church is Bringing COVID-19 Relief to India

Together with other countries and organizations coming forth to help India overcome its current COVID-19 wave, the Indian Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined hands with several of its global humanitarian partners and local governments to provide pandemic relief to the country. Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other medical equipment worth a combined US$4.15 million, …

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Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends Eid Al Fitr greetings to Muslims throughout the world to mark the end of Ramadan 2021. Elder Anthony D. Perkins, President of the Middle East/Africa North Area, recorded a video message expressing gratitude for their example and devotion. In response to an invitation from His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Elder Perkins …

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Church Leaders Honor Mothers Over the Holiday Weekend

Church Leaders Honor Mothers Over the Holiday Weekend

Mother’s Day is celebrated today in many countries around the world and Church President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Ronald A. Rasband along with Church organization leaders Jean B. Bingham, Bonnie H. Cordon, Michelle D. Craig and Amy Wright share messages of gratitude, honor and love for all women through their social media accounts. The leaders emphasize the many gifts and talents that women have that influence …

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New Tunnel Built for Salt Lake City Temple, Other Renovation Updates

Crews have reached the end of a new 180-foot-long (55 meters) tunnel underneath North Temple street that will connect the Conference Center parking lot to the new underground temple entrance. The final work of removing the concrete wall that leads into the Conference Center parking structure will be done later.   The photo below shows the progress of the excavation …

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Watch Sister to Sister Event at BYU Women’s Conference

Watch Sister to Sister Event at BYU Women's Conference

As part of the 2021 BYU Women’s Conference, multiple inspiring live sessions will be broadcast on ChurchofJesusChrist.org. On Friday, April 30, Sister Sharon Eubank, Sister Michelle Craig, and Sister Susan H. Porter will host a Sister to Sister discussion at 10:00 a.m. MDT. Each represents one of the women’s general auxiliaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. …

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Church Releases Infographic About Experiences of Single Members

Church Releases Infographic About Experiences of Single Members

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have prayerfully counseled about how to help single members of the Church feel supported and engaged. As part of this effort, a new infographic for leaders and young single adults has been released. The infographic shares information from a study of young single adults about what they need and how …

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