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First Presidency Temporarily Closes All Temples

All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following letter March 25, 2020, to Latter-day Saints everywhere. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide. Dear Brothers and Sisters, After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide …

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Church Releases “A Special Message for Unsettling Times”

Church Releases "A Special Message for Unsettling Times"

As a supplement to the April 2020 Ensign, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created “A Special Message for Unsettling Times.” The article, available online here, addresses the current COVID-19 pandemic and provides multiple resources for individuals and families. “We have all been affected by the recent pandemic and other challenging events around the world,” the introduction …

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How to Be Socially Distanced, but Spiritually Connected

How to Be Socially Distanced, but Spiritually Connected

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces increasing casualties and cases due to the COVID-19 virus, he made a statement in a press conference about how his state can get through the stay-at-home orders. “The goal for me: socially distanced, but spiritually connected,” he said. “How do you achieve socially distanced, but spiritually connected? I don’t have the answer, but …

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Elder Bednar Shares Message of Hope Amidst Troubling Times

Elder Bednar Shares Message of Hope COVID-19

Elder David A. Bednar, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, has reached out through social media to share a message of faith over fear as the COVID-19 virus, and other calamities, continue to rage. He wrote: In our daily lives, endless reports of COVID-19 occurrences and restrictions, criminal violence, famine, wars, corruption, terrorism, and the destructive forces of nature can engender …

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Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March 19, 2020, to Latter-day Saints around the world. Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we have seen the many changes around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made adjustments to missionary service, temple work, and …

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8 Essentials for Church & Home Study During COVID-19

Latter-day Saints around the world are transitioning to self-planned Sabbath day activities and discussions as the COVID-19 virus has temporarily suspended all Church meetings until further notice. The following eight items can help individuals and families as they plan testimonies, consecrate their time, and strive to continue setting Sundays apart. Many of these are also great for during the week …

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New Updates on COVID-19 & Missionary Service

New Updates on COVID-19 & Missionary Service

Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ remains a sacred priority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, even in the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the spread of this condition and its impact on missionaries worldwide. We take very seriously the health and safety of our missionaries and of those they teach. …

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