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Viral Post Gives Inspiring Insight on General Conference Interpretation

Viral Post Gives Inspiring Insight on General Conference Interpretation Process

Dustin Dibble, a media operations center manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared a viral post over the weekend about how General Conference is interpreted into over 90 languages. “I’ve been involved with the production of General Conference for a few years, and I am still amazed at the army needed to man the tech that …

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Watch the April 2021 Edition of The World Report

Watch the April 2021 Edition of The World Report

The latest edition of The World Report, a biannual compilation of news from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is now available to view. Watch in English below or click here to see the videos in Spanish or Portuguese. Aleah IngramAleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now …

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Torrential Rain Causes Flooding in Laie, Hawaii

Torrential Rain Causes Flooding in Laie, Hawaii

Torrential rainfall moved through the state of Hawaii on March 8–9, 2021, causing flooding across much of Windward and North Shore Oahu, including the town of Laie, home to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, and the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to a statement released by R. Eric Beaver, president …

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Mission President Dies Unexpectedly in the Philippines

Mission President Dies Unexpectedly in the Philippines

Spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, about the death of a mission president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines: We are saddened to announce that President Giovanni Pelin Pangan, serving in the Philippines Iloilo Mission, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 9, from what is believed to be …

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Final Season of Hill Cumorah Pageant Canceled

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hill Cumorah Pageant, originally scheduled to have its final season in 2021, has been canceled and will not be held in future years. The Nauvoo Pageant will also not be held in 2021 but will continue in 2022. In place of these performances in 2021, the Church will broadcast the 2019 Hill …

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Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Drowns in El Salvador

Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Drowns in El Salvador

Sam Penrod, spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on Friday, March 5, 2021, on the passing of Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia: English With great sadness, we share news of the death of a young missionary serving in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission. Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia, age 21 …

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Stephanie Nielson Announces End to Blogging Journey

Stephanie Nielson Announces End to Blogging Journey

For Latter-day Saints, Stephanie Nielson has been an inspirational figure for nearly two decades. She became a prominent blogger, author, and speaker after a 2008 plane crash changed her life forever. Now, she’s announced an end to her blogging journey. “My blog has been a priority in my life for almost 17 years,” she shared in her final entry. “That’s …

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Church Reports on Aid Following Winter Storm in Texas

Church Reports on Aid Following Winter Storm in Texas

Latter-day Saints in communities across Texas are serving their neighbors after a massive winter storm with record snow, ice and cold hit the state last week, leaving millions of people without food, water, and power. The record cold temperatures also led to broken water pipes and flooded homes and businesses. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sent …

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Church of Jesus Christ Joins UNICEF to Fight COVID

Church of Jesus Christ Joins UNICEF to Fight COVID

Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced today a $20 million grant to support UNICEF’s global work with the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and the vaccines arm of the ACT Accelerator called the COVAX Facility. This grant complements the Church’s $3 million donation in 2020 to facilitate UNICEF’s urgent COVID-19 response, …

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How to Participate in RootsTech Connect 2021

How to Participate in RootsTech Connect 2021

More than 433,000 family history enthusiasts are already prepared to participate in RootsTech Connect 2021, many for the very first time, making this the largest gathering in the event’s 10-year history. Will you join them? FamilySearch usually hosts RootsTech in-person in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, at the end of February, but the annual gathering is all-virtual for the first …

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