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The Nelsons, Elder Uchtdorf Plan Ministry Visit to Florida

The Nelsons, Elder Uchtdorf Plan Ministry Visit to Florida

Latter-day Saints in Florida will soon get a visit from President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy. The prophet will speak at a devotional in Orlando on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. He will be joined by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, at the Amway Center, located in the downtown area of Orlando. Local …

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Salt Lake City Temple to Close for Four Years

Details and project renderings have been released regarding the upcoming closure and renovation of the historic Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the pioneer-era temple will close December 29, 2019, and will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple …

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8 New Temples Announced in General Conference

8 New Temples Announced in General Conference

At the conclusion of the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build eight new temples. This brings the total number of operating temples (162) and temples announced or under construction (47) to 209 worldwide. The new temples will be in the following locations: Pago Pago, American …

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Meet Your New Sunday School General Presidency

Meet Your New Sunday School General Presidency

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Sunday School General Presidency to replace Brother Tad. R. Callister, Brother Devin G. Durrant, and Brother Brian K. Ashton, who has served as a presidency for five years. Brother Mark L. Pace is the new president, with Brother Milton Camargo …

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Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBTQ Polices

Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBQT Polices

In a news release shared from the General Conference Leadership Session, President Dallin H. Oaks shared information about recent changes to Church policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members. The full statement said: At the direction of the First Presidency, President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender …

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The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has received official recognition for its local leaders and organization from the State of Kuwait. “We are grateful to the Government of Kuwait and in particular to His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al -Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for his exemplary leadership in allowing freedom of worship in the State of Kuwait, in …

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Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced a change to the course of study schedule and curriculum for students in the seminary program. Beginning January 2020, seminary students will study the same book of scripture used in the Church’s Come, Follow Me study outline for the year. This means that …

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Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

A video from Ruptly, a news agency funded by the Russian government, has surfaced showing the detainment of two volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Novorossiysk, Russia. According to the reports, David Gaaga and Kole Brodowski were reportedly teaching English without a license. In 2016, Russia passed new legislation, placing tighter restrictions on proselyting …

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Church Hosts Interfaith Musical Tribute in Tabernacle

Church Hosts Interfaith Musical Tribute in Tabernacle

Choirs, dancers and drummers representing many global faiths performed in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The “Sacred Music Evening” was organized by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speaking on behalf of the Church, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy …

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