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Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement on January 8, 2021: Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife experienced mild cases of COVID-19 during the holiday break. They were both at home, away from other Church leaders, and were able to completely recover before returning to full activity. Elder Soares is the third …

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Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Eric Hawkins, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on December 5, 2020: Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund have tested positive for COVID-19, despite carefully following recommended public health practices. Their condition is being carefully monitored, but gratefully, Elder Renlund currently has just mild symptoms and Sister Renlund …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Share Message of Thanks

Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Resuming Duties Soon

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and quarantining at home, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife have recovered. On social media, the Gongs shared the following message: We are very moved and grateful for the many well-wishes and prayers we have received from you from around the world. Thank you for your faith on our behalf. Our doctors indicate we …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

On October 8, 2020, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following update on Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week. He said: Elder and Sister Gong continue to experience very mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are recovering at home. They are grateful for the many prayers and expressions of concern and …

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Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

The following statement has been issued by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins: As shared in General Conference this weekend, Elder Gerrit W. Gong was recently exposed to COVID-19 and did not participate in conference in person. He and Sister Gong have now tested positive for the virus. Their condition is mild, but they are being cautious and their health is being …

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Church Announces Increased Church Activity & New Guidelines

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided updated guidelines to help Church leaders and members safely increase engagement in worship and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Area Presidencies, under the guidance of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, are tasked with approving meetings and activities in their areas. The First …

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New Video Highlights Inspiring Stories of the Sacrament During the Pandemic

New Video Highlights Inspiring Stories of the Sacrament During the Pandemic

A new video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints highlights inspiring stories of how the sacrament has been administered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Formal church services were suspended in March to help prevent the spread of the virus and the decision severely impacted the ability of Church members to partake of the sacrament, a sacred weekly ritual …

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President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During Ongoing Pandemic

President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During Ongoing Pandemic

President Russell M. Nelson, prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released a message of hope and fortitude in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. President Nelson’s message was posted on social media and detailed the things he has learned throughout the pandemic as well as some of the …

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Utah Area Presidency Urges Members to Wear Masks

Utah Area Presidency Urges Members to Wear Masks

In an email sent out to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah, which is approximately 68% of the state, Church leaders urge members to wear masks in an attempt to curb the growing number of cases of COVID-19. You can read the full letter below. Dear Brothers and Sisters: We are in the midst …

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Church Reports on Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts, Largest in Church History

Church Reports on Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts, Largest in Church History

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members have worked tirelessly to provided humanitarian aid in a variety of ways. The actions taken by the Church and Latter-day Saint Charities represent the largest humanitarian aid response in the history of the Church. According to a new video released by the Church …

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