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President Uchtdorf Dedicates Tijuana Mexico Temple

SALT LAKE CITY —  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Tijuana Mexico Temple on Sunday, December 13, 2015. During the traditional cornerstone ceremony signifying that the temple is complete, President Uchtdorf called on the assistance of Church leaders and local Latter-day Saints to help him place …

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BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall Hired as Coach for Virginia

BYU's Bronco Mendenhall Hired as Coach for Virginia

Virginia has hired Brigham Young’s Bronco Mendenhall as its new football coach, the school announced Friday. Mendenhall, 49, who replaces Mike London, was 99-42 in his 11 seasons as head coach at BYU to rank 12th in total wins among all FBS teams during that time. Mendenhall led the Cougars to two Mountain West championships (2006, ’07) and 10 bowl games …

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Provo City Center Temple Opens Marriage Reservations

Provo City Center Temple Opens Marriage Reservations

According to an announcement on the Provo City Center Temple’s Open House and Dedication Facebook page, reservations are now being taken for marriages and sealings. Here is the announcement as it was posted. The phone number for scheduling sealings and other live ordinances at the Provo City Center Temple is 801-343-2700. This number will be active starting tomorrow, Dec. 1, …

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LDS Player and Rugby’s First Global Superstar Remembered

LDS Player and Rugby's First Global Superstar Remembered

All Blacks greats have united to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu with a powerful haka as thousands of fans packed a memorial service at Eden Park, the spiritual home of New Zealand rugby. A grim-faced Buck Shelford led more than 20 former internationals in a Ka Mate haka while the legendary winger’s casket was carried into a hearse. Former team-mates …

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Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas with the Lights at Temple Square

Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas with the Lights at Temple Square

Braving cold temperatures in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, visitors to historic Temple Square felt the warmth of Christmas as millions of tiny lights were illuminated on Friday, November 27, 2015. “Nothing like the lights at Temple Square,” was heard by one visitor during the annual lighting. Enjoy these pictures from Mormon Newsroom!              

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LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

Koloa Ha’afuluhao Wolfgramm had bone cancer at the age of four. Though he was able to overcome it, complications arose when he was thirteen and his leg had to be amputated. Today, Koloa has joined other amputees to help inspire others as they face struggles and challenges. Their method of choice? Basketball. It all began nine years with Tyler Hyatt, …

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Newly-Called Apostle and Wife to Open Free Family Discovery Day

RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead its lineup for its free Family Discovery Day event, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. …

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President Eyring Rededicates Montreal Temple

SALT LAKE CITY — President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rededicated the Montreal Quebec Temple in three sessions Sunday, November 22, 2015, after the temple underwent extensive repairs and renovations. The sessions were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout Canada, enabling thousands of Latter-day Saints to participate. Assisting President …

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LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

Understanding Same Gender Attraction is an unofficial group of LGBTQ/SSA students at Brigham Young University, one of the Church’s private universities. The goal of the group is “to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction.” They stress that the group strongly supports BYU students in “upholding the …

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