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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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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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