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President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

“You are precious to us and to the Lord. We love you. We miss you when we are away from you,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he visited the Kingdom of Tonga during his nine-day Pacific ministry to seven countries. “[The Lord] has special feelings for the covenant people on …

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Prophet Brings ‘Spirit of Aloha’ to Pacific Ministry Stop in Hawaii

Prophet Brings ‘Spirit of Aloha’ to Pacific Ministry Stop in Hawaii

President Russell M. Nelson, the prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began his nine-day Pacific ministry with a visit to Kona, Hawaii Thursday. Hundreds of Hawaiian Latter-day Saints greeted President Nelson and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan, at a …

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New Sacred Garments for Latter-day Saint Men Released

New Sacred Garments for Latter-day Saint Men Released

After a significant wait period, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced new sacred garment styles for men. The new garment style is Stretch Cotton and features a 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex blend. According to the news release on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, the shorter sleeves, a soft elastic waistband with a lower rise, supportive brief style bottom, …

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Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

In an official statement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacted to the Equality Act, a piece of legislation hoping to expand federal nondiscrimination laws to protect the rights of LGBT Americans while also limiting federal religious freedom protections. The statement reaffirmed the Church’s position in “favoring reasonable measures” ensuring LGBT persons have fair access to housing, employment, …

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Here’s the Most Requested Song for the New Church Hymnbook

Here's The Most Requested Song for the New Church Hymnbook

In June 2018, major upcoming revisions to the official Church hymnbook and Children’s Songbook were announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke of the new music collection, which is set to be created over the next few years. “We recognize the power that sacred music has to unify the members of the …

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Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Featured image by Brenna Hoffman. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that a civil marriage between a man and a woman will no longer necessitate waiting a year for that couple to be to married (or sealed) in a temple. The change means Latter-day Saint couples can look forward to a temple …

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Sister Eubank Speaks at UN Conference in Geneva

Sister Eubank Speaks at UN Conference in Geneva

Sister Sharon Eubank, president of LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was among the keynote speakers invited at the Second Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security held at the United Nations in Geneva. The high-level conference, organized by the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty and the United Nations …

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Church Releases Update on New Initiative for Children and Youth

Church Releases Update on New Initiative for Children and Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and …

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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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