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Latter-day Saints in Beirut Rebuild and Serve Others After Explosion

Latter-day Saints in Beirut Rebuild and Serve Others After Explosion

As 2021 begins, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lebanon are continuing to work with their neighbors to recover and rebuild after a massive explosion of stored ammonium nitrate at the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. Survivors of the disaster are trying to move on with their lives in spite of overwhelming challenges …

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Salt Lake Temple Plaza Renovation Gets Underway

Salt Lake Temple Plaza Renovation Gets Underway

A significant makeover is coming to the plaza on Temple Square that sits between the Church Office Building, the Church Administration Building, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Relief Society Building. This extensive alteration is a planned part of the larger renovation of the Salt Lake Temple that began more than a year ago. The plaza currently has a …

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Car Accident Takes the Life of a Young Missionary in Arkansas

Car Accident Takes the Life of a Young Missionary in Arkansas

Elder Jake Smith of Lehi, Utah, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, in a car accident near Rosebud, Arkansas. Sam Penrod, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on the passing of Elder Smith: Four young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in an automobile accident Thursday evening …

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Latter-day Saint Missionary in Nigeria Passes Away

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A young missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint has passed away, as reported by Church spokesman Sam Penrod. He provided the following statement: We are saddened to share news that a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away Friday morning, January 1, 2021, while serving in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Elder …

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Beauty for Ashes: The Provo Tabernacle Fire 10 Years Later

Beauty for Ashes: The Provo Tabernacle Fire 10 Years Later

The fire began in the pitch black of a cold December morning but it raged for nearly 38 hours. By the time it was done, a symbol had become a shell and the city of Provo, Utah, mourned. It’s been 10 years since a four-alarm fire destroyed the Provo Tabernacle. Looking back, we gain inspiration from the transformation of this …

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Elder Soares Encourages Respect and Love for Those With Whom We Disagree

Elder Soares Encourages Respect and Love for Those With Whom We Disagree

A global pandemic. Faltering economies. General unrest. A fear of being “canceled” for speaking one’s mind. Much of the modern world is in the midst of one or more of these crises. Each tests the fabric of society. How does one safely navigate through the nettles of such sharp differences without losing hope? Elder Ulisses Soares, an Apostle of The …

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President Oaks Speaks on Racism, Anxiety, & Other Latter-day Troubles

President Oaks Speaks on Racism, Anxiety, & Other Latter-day Troubles

In this day of increased anxiety, how does one find peace? Furthermore, how should one understand the United States’ history of racism through contemporary eyes? President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints counseled students at Brigham Young University (BYU) on these topics during a campus-wide devotional address on October 27, …

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Utah Gubernatorial Candidates Make Headlines for Unique Political Ads

Utah Gubernatorial Candidates Make Headlines for Unique Political Ads

Utah gubernatorial candidates GOP Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and Democratic nominee Chris Peterson made national headlines with a series of unique political ads calling for civility and respect in politics. The most popular of the three ads, titled “We Approve,” features Cox and Peterson giving a call to “stand united” in the pursuit of a better way to campaign. At …

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Sister Missionary Dies in Switzerland Hiking Accident

Sister Missionary Dies in Switzerland Hiking Accident

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, a young sister missionary passed away in Switzerland. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement: We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of a young missionary serving in Switzerland. Sister Annabelle Nielsen, age 20, of Highland, Utah, passed away Tuesday following a hiking accident. She and five other missionaries were hiking …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 11 October 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. Site Preparation for the Moses …

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