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Rededication Date Announced for Houston Texas Temple

Rededication Date Announced for Houston Texas Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that the Houston Texas Temple will be rededicated on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The temple has not been in use since Hurricane Harvey dropped a record rainfall of 52 inches in Houston in late August 2017. The ensuing rains breached the …

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Funeral Services Held for Elder Von G. Keetch

Funeral Services Held for Elder Von G Keetch

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Funeral services for Elder Von G. Keetch of the Seventy were held Friday morning in Highland, Utah. Family, friends and senior Church leaders attended the funeral held in a chapel south of Salt Lake City. Elder Keetch, 57, was serving as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he passed away suddenly …

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LDS Church Announces Major Changes to Mission Boundaries

LDS Church Announces Major Changes to Mission Boundaries

Mormon Newsroom reported in October that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would adjust the number of its 421 missions to better fit the needs of each region of the world. Today, the Church announces boundary realignments for 19 missions, as well as the creation of five new missions. With the changes, there will be 407 missions. The following five missions will open …

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Elder Von G. Keetch Dies Unexpectedly at Age 57

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement on January 26, 2018, to announce the death of one of its leaders: “We are deeply saddened to share with you that Elder Von G. Keetch, General Authority Seventy, died this evening following a brief and sudden illness. Elder Keetch has been serving as a General Authority Seventy …

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LDS Church Releases Statement Regarding DACA

LDS Church Releases Statement Regarding DACA

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is established in 188 nations around the globe. Issues of immigration and legal status are of concern for many of our members. Most of our early Church …

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s New Assignments Announced

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's New Assignments Announced

Following his service in the First Presidency under the late President Thomas S. Monson, Elder Dieter F. Ucthdorf has received several significant assignments in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The assignments given to Elder Uchtdorf include chair of the Missionary Executive Council, chair of the Correlation Executive Council and the primary contact for the Europe and Europe East Areas,” …

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New Zealand Mormon Temple Closing for Renovation

New Zealand Mormon Temple Closing for Renovation

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the Hamilton New Zealand Temple will close this July 2018 for extensive renovation, including a seismology upgrade. Once the renovation has been completed in 2021, the temple will be rededicated following a public open house. Details of the rededication and …

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LDS Church Joins Task Force to Address Teen Suicide

LDS Church Joins Task Force to Address Teen Suicide

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The rate of teen suicide in the United States is rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supportive community environments act as a protective factor in suicide prevention. At the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the formation of a community task force to address teen suicide.   …

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf Responds to Leaving the First Presidency

Dieter F. Uchtdorf Responds to Leaving the First Presidency

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who returned to his place in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles after faithfully serving as a counselor to Thomas S. Monson in the First Presidency, responded on social media to comments and concerns about the change. “I appreciate your concern for my welfare, but I assure you, I’m just fine,” Elder Uchtdorf wrote. “I love …

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New LDS First Presidency Holds News Conference

New LDS First Presidency Holds News Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “Though our world is filled with serious challenges, I am optimistic about the future and confident about the fundamental goodness of humankind,” said Russell M. Nelson, the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a news conference this morning.   President Nelson and his counselors fielded questions from the media …

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