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Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies in Sierra Leone

Young Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies in Sierra Leone

A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff: Our hearts are heavy as we share news of the passing of a young missionary. Elder Antonio Schwenke, age 19, of Vailima, Samoa, passed away Friday due to complications from malaria. He had been serving in …

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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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Sister Missionary Passes Away in Texas, Church Offers Condolences

Sister Missionary Passes Away in Texas, Church Offers Condolences - Katherine Pindar

A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff: With sadness, we share news of the passing of a young sister missionary serving in the Texas Houston East Mission. Sister Katherine Pindar, age 19, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away overnight in her sleep following a …

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No New Missionaries to Enter Provo MTC, Now to Be Video Trained

Here's Your First Look Inside the New Provo MTC!

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to members of the Church worldwide. The senior leaders announced a significant change to service in missionary training centers in Provo, Utah, and Preston, England. (See also two other letters from the First Presidency, sent …

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Missionaries Sing Gorgeous Hymns from the Kingdom of Tonga

Missionaries Sing Gorgeous Hymns from the Kingdom of Tonga

A group of Latter-day Saint missionaries perform hymns unique to members of the Church in the Kingdom of Tonga. Elders Foki and Hyatt and Sisters Teutau, Schaumkel, Richardson, and Tua’one sing “Folofola Mai ‘a Sisu” and “Fakaha ‘e he ‘Otua.” Roughly translated, these hymns discuss the gathering of God’s people and important teachings of the Lord. Aleah IngramAleah is a …

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Coronavirus Causes 2 Temple Closures, Continues to Impact Missionaries

Coronavirus Causes 2 Temple Closures, Continues to Impact Missionaries

According to an updated news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the coronavirus continues to impact both missionaries and members of the faith in Asia. Two temples, the Taipei Taiwan Temple and Seoul Korea Temple, are closing temporarily. In some areas of the world, members have been instructed not to gather for weekly Sabbath day meetings …

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Intruder with Weapon Shot & Killed at Brazil Missionary Training Center

Intruder with Weapon Shot & Killed at Brazil Missionary Training Center

After news reports of an intruder at the Brazil Missionary Training Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released, the following statement was issued by Nei Garcia, Brazil Area Director of Public Affairs: Early Wednesday morning, an individual armed with a knife entered the missionary training center in São Paulo, Brazil. Security guards were able to …

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Church Releases Statement Regarding Missionaries & Coronavirus

How to Survive the Missionary Training Center

As news of the coronavirus affecting mainland China continues to make headlines, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement regarding the health and safety of its missionaries. The statement was given by Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. The statement reads: While the Church does not conduct missionary work in mainland China, there are more than 67,000 …

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Missionaries Featured in Emotional Airport Reunion Video

Missionaries Featured in Emotional Airport Reunion Video

In a new video about its expansion and rebuild, the Salt Lake City International Airport highlighted the many emotional reunions the airport sees. One of the highlights of the video is many missionary homecomings; the airport sees the arrival of many Latter-day Saint missionaries returning home from their missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In …

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