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Elder Bednar Discusses World Events As Wake-Up Call for Religious Freedom

Elder Bednar Discusses World Events As Wake-Up Call for Religious Freedom

“Our world has seemingly been filled recently with strong wake-up calls,” said Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “From natural disasters to a deadly pandemic sweeping the globe to a most pernicious social plague of racism, we are daily reminded that we need to awaken to …

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4 More Temples to Reopen on June 22, 2020

4 More Temples to Reopen on June 22, 2020

As of June 22, 2020, 93 temples will have reopened for Phase 1 of the Church’s phase reopening. Phase 1 allows for members of the Church who have been previously endowed to be sealed in the temple. No temples have moved to Phase 2 at this time. Four more temples will be open by June 22: Apia Samoa Temple Brisbane …

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Elder Uchtdorf Discusses Sharing the Gospel in Challenging Times

Elder Uchtdorf Discusses Sharing the Gospel in Challenging Times

In a new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf discusses how missionaries have adapted to sharing the gospel as the world continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think the Lord has granted us a lesson to learn during these difficult times,” Elder Uchtdorf said. “If we unite as …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 14 June 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. Twelve More Temples to Reopen …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 7 June 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. Construction Barrier Up at Richmond …

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President of Genesis Group Shares Testimony, Support to Black Latter-day Saints

President of Genesis Group Shares Testimony, Support to Black Latter-day Saints

The Genesis Group is an official group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that helps serve the needs of its African-American members. Originally formed by the First Presidency in October 1971, the group is currently led by President Davis Stovall. In response to the national discussion around the continued prejudice and racism facing our black brothers and …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 31 May 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. Cactus Gardens at the Mesa …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 24 May 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. Construction of Urdaneta Philippines Temple …

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Church’s Sacred Clothing Facilities Help Produce Masks & Gowns

Church's Sacred Clothing Facilities Help Produce Masks & Gowns

Hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks and surgical gowns for health care workers are being produced by employees of Beehive Clothing’s six facilities around the world to help address local needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The facilities are owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “We, as a global church, have sought ways to …

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Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

In the latest stage of the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, the angel Moroni statue and circular capstone beneath its feet were removed from the temple’s central east spire. These historic items were carried Monday morning through the air to the ground via crane for preservation and refurbishing. This will prepare both items for a later reinstallation. Daniel Woodruff, …

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