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LDS Church Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

LDS Church Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on the Florida school shooting: “Once again we find ourselves as a nation and as communities faced with a tragic loss of life and incomprehensible sorrow following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Among the many injured or killed were …

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LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

News Release from Mormon Newsroom  Latter-day Saint leaders recently traveled to Puerto Rico to offer hope and comfort residents of the island following two recent hurricanes that struck the Caribbean. Elder Walter F. González, Caribbean Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, as well as Elder Julio C. Acosta, an Area Seventy, visited Puerto …

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LDS Church Acquires Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon

LDS Church Acquires Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently acquired the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon from the Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri. Latter-day Saints revere the Book of Mormon as the keystone of their faith, a book of scripture that witnesses of Jesus Christ like …

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Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Faith is a key ingredient that can and does help many in the world rebound from refugee status and contribute to society, a Mormon apostle said at Windsor Castle September 9, 2017. “People can live without a lot of things,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland told a few dozen faith leaders, academics and government leaders at the Second …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement on Hurricane Irma: As this serious hurricane has approached the Caribbean and continues in its path west and north, we have taken important steps to prepare. Members and missionaries have been given instruction on seeking shelter, gathering food and water and preparing for the days ahead. As …

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Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sierra Leone has come to the aid of some 500 people impacted by a recent mudslide that has killed 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. With the help of LDS Charities (the Church’s humanitarian arm), local Mormons and community leaders have delivered mattresses, food, water …

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LDS Church Issues Update on Hurricane Harvey

LDS Church Issues Update on Hurricane Harvey

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following information regarding Hurricane Harvey and members of the Church in Texas: All missionaries are safe, though several missions have been affected. Significant precautions were taken before Hurricane Harvey’s arrival to help missionaries remain safe. Each companionship gathered enough food and water to shelter for several days. Some missionaries were …

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Photos Show Houston Temple Grounds Flooded from Hurricane Harvey

Photos Show Houston Temple Grounds Flooded from Hurricane Harvey

The Friends of the Houston Texas South Stake Facebook page uploaded photos and information about the Houston Texas Temple. According to the information, the temple itself is in no imminent danger, but the grounds have become flooded and “water is now at the level of the front fountain of the temple.” The full update from the Houston Temple Presidency states: …

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Latter-day Saints Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Latter-day Saints Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

News Release from Mormon Newsroom As Hurricane Harvey strengthens off the coast of Texas, Mormons are preparing to send food and other commodities to Houston. High winds and flooding could result from the hurricane that is expected to hit the middle Texas coast and stall over the state.     On Friday, August 25, 2017, workers at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse of …

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Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference

Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom At remarks given at Brigham Young University Wednesday, John Welch, who first identified the ancient writing style chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, said, “The discoveries of chiasmus whether in the Book of Mormon or in the Bible belong to all of us. They belong to me, to you, to Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, and Jews.” …

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