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RootsTech 2022 Begins, 100% Free & 100% Virtual

RootsTech 2022 Begins

One of the largest genealogical conferences begins today as thousands join for RootsTech 2022. Hosted by FamilySearch, the conference is 100% free and 100% virtual this year, offering thousands of educational classes, workshops, and activities. An online Expo Hall also allows attendees to discover innovative companies and personalized help from experts around the globe. Elder Ulisses Soares will be the …

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A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ in Ukraine

Kyiv Ukraine Temple

As the eyes of the world turn to Ukraine in this trying time, many Latter-day Saints may wonder about the history of the Church in the country and the members who live there. As we look at the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ukraine, we find stories of outstanding faith and perseverance.  Religious Restriction …

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Groundbreaking Dates Set for Temples in Nevada and Colorado

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking dates for the Elko Nevada Temple and the Grand Junction Colorado Temple, both announced by President Russell M. Nelson in April 2021. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Elko Nevada Temple will be held on Saturday, May 7. Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum …

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Latter-day Saint Leaders in Europe Address Ukrainian Members After Invasion

Latter-day Saint Leaders in Europe Address Ukrainian Members After Invasion

The Presidency of the Eastern European Territory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message to Ukrainian members of the faith after Russia began an invasion of the country early Thursday. The translated message reads: “We are aware that these are difficult times. The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are fully …

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Courageous Tongan Missionaries Save Lives After Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

Courageous Tongan Missionaries Save Lives After Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

The entire nation of Tonga has been impacted by the events of 15 January 2022, when an undersea volcanic eruption spewed ash and rocks over nearby islands, and also triggered a devastating tsunami. Homes have been damaged or destroyed. Families and communities continue to clean up and rebuild, often lending a hand to neighbors, extended families, and members of their …

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Berlin Candy Bomber, Gail S. Halvorsen, Dies at 101

Berlin Candy Bomber, Gail S. Halvorsen, Dies at 101

The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation announced Thursday morning that the beloved officer and command pilot died at the age of 101. He passed away on the evening of February 16, 2022, at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by loved ones. Halvorsen was born on October 10, 1920, in Salt …

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Exterior Rendering for Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple Released

Exterior Rendering for Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple Released

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple. The temple was announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. A rendering of the exterior has also been released. The ceremony will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022. Elder Joaquin E. Costa of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the …

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Church Supports New Bipartisan Non-Discrimination Bill in Arizona

Church Supports New Bipartisan Non-Discrimination Bill in Arizona

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lending its support to a bipartisan bill in Arizona that will be filed on Monday with the state’s legislature. Representatives from the Church of Jesus Christ gathered with local government and community leaders on the Senate Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol on Monday morning, where the bill was first announced. …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of January 30

Temple News & Updates | Week of January 30

Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week. Groundbreaking For Farmington New Mexico Temple The groundbreaking ceremony for the Farmington New Mexico Temple has been announced for Saturday, April 30, 2022. The temple will be constructed on a …

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Elder Christofferson Celebrates Mormon Battalion’s 175th Anniversary

Elder Christofferson Celebrates Mormon Battalion's 175th Anniversary

After Latter-day Saints were forced out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846, they struggled to finance the migration west.   A combination of factors, including a Church leader’s influence in the eastern United States and the country’s declaration of war against Mexico, led to the U.S. army’s recruitment of 500 Latter-day Saints to help fight in the American Southwest. Brigham Young …

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