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Rendering of Syracuse Utah Temple Released

Rendering of Syracuse Utah Temple Released

In August 2020, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the location for the Syracuse Utah Temple. Now, a rendering of the exterior has been released. The temple will be located on a 12-acre site at the intersection of 2500 West and 1025 South in Syracuse, Utah. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 89,000 square feet. …

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Utah Area Provides New Recommendations for Primary During Pandemic

Utah Area Provides New Recommendations for Primary During Pandemic

The Utah Area Presidency shared the following message with Church leaders in Utah on February 12, 2021. The letter offers recommendations for Primary leaders, parents, and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dear Brethren, In consultation with the Primary General Presidency of the Church, we have become increasingly concerned about our children who have been unable to attend Primary for almost …

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Capitol Police Officer Warns Mitt Romney of Mob in New Video Footage

Capitol Police Offers Warns Mitt Romney of Mob in New Video Footage

New video footage shows Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman quickly re-directing Latter-day Saint Senator Mitt Romney away from the mob breaching the Capitol. The short clip was released during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.   Officer Goodman was praised after the attack on the Capitol, where a viral video showed Officer Goodman lead rioters away …

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Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies in Haiti

Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies in Haiti

Sam Penrod, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on Thursday, January 28, 2021, about the death of a missionary in Haiti: It is with sadness that we inform you that a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Haiti, passed away Wednesday night. Elder Saintlouis Pointdujours …

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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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