From the Church

By  LDS Living
September 23, 2021 12:50 PM MDT
Watch how one early-returning missionary decided to face his doubts and depression, realizing that sometimes answers come in the form of baby-sized miracles instead of grand manifestations.
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By  LDS Living
September 16, 2021 11:24 AM MDT
In a newly-released Church video, scenes from the Book of Mormon Videos, general conference clips, and personal stories from Latter-day Saints are woven together to create a beautiful message.
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By  LDS Living
September 15, 2021 03:05 PM MDT
Dr. Sonja Poulter is a part of the new hymnbook committee and shared a few insights into the process of compiling the Church’s new selection of sacred hymns.
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This is the first Spanish-only social media account by any senior leader.
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January 22, 2021 08:09 PM MST
It started out with some poker home games, and on occasion, visiting a casino to play. Then one night his friend handed him a pill so he could stay awake and alert to gable all night long. He later found out the pill was meth, and Josh was hooked immediately.
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July 31, 2018 09:27 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints use the King James Bible along with other scripture to learn the will and word of God. But while you may know your Bible verses, you might not know these things about the King James Version of the Bible.
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By  LDS Living
March 30, 2018 02:51 PM MDT
The Church released the April 2018 World Report today in advance of general conference this weekend. The World Report is the semiannual report of Church news and events.
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By  LDS Living
October 03, 2017 07:00 PM MDT
Have you ever wondered how a new Apostle is chosen in the LDS Church?
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August 08, 2017 04:24 PM MDT
A new update from our Church leaders. The Church did confirm this action was not carried out due to disillusionment or apostasy.
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April 02, 2016 06:09 PM MDT
Church members participating in the Saturday afternoon session of The 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints witnessed a sustaining vote that was not unanimous. Here's what you need to know:
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February 20, 2016 04:44 PM MST
In an address given to CES religious educators earlier this month, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland shared powerful insights on how we can handle teaching others of our faith and belief in the face of "troubling contemporary issues." Here's what he had to say:
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October 01, 2015 08:50 AM MDT
A lot has happened in the world and within the Church since last general conference—from the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage to the death of three Apostles to the dedication of four new temples. It's incredible to think just how much can change over six short months. Take a look!
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September 27, 2015 02:43 AM MDT
Over the last several weeks, it seems everyone from the Huffington Post to USA Today is talking about the "Mormon Preppers"–a small group of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are overstocking their food storage and updating their 72 hour kits under the premise that the world is ending.
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July 07, 2015 05:27 PM MDT
Early last week, President Boyd K. Packer was preparing his talk for the upcoming October general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before his health began to fail and he died Friday at 90 years old of causes incident to old age.
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June 30, 2015 05:14 PM MDT
Image via Mormon Newsroom
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June 29, 2015 06:42 PM MDT
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June 28, 2015 02:04 PM MDT
How can I make daily prayer more meaningful? It’s a good question, and it’s one that applies to all of us. President Hinckley used to say that sometimes when we pray it’s like we’re picking up a phone, ordering groceries, and then we hang up the phone—we put in our order, and we don’t think any more about it than that. But if we take a few minutes just to think about our particular need in a given moment, then prayer becomes more meaningful.
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June 26, 2015 12:59 PM MDT
In a 5-4 decision that was publicized Friday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States of America made its decision in favor of same-sex marriage. This ruling will effectively make same-sex marriage legal throughout the country.
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June 25, 2015 03:11 PM MDT
The gospel of Jesus Christ is more than a set of teachings. It’s a community of real people living in real places.
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June 24, 2015 07:50 PM MDT
Some time ago I blogged about a new seminary manual on the Doctrine and Covenants released by the Church. The manual is significant because it includes discussions of sensitive topics related to Church history, such as the multiple accounts of the First Vision, the Mountain Meadows Massacre and the Utah War, the history of plural marriage, and the history of the priesthood ban. It appears that by including these topics the Church is taking steps towards more transparency when it comes to its history and "inoculating" its young members who are likely to encounter antagonistic websites that can easily blindside them with these issues if they aren't prepared.
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June 24, 2015 07:01 PM MDT
Lisa King was recently named Barnardos Mother of the Year for Tasmania. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as are her family.
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June 24, 2015 12:59 PM MDT
Approximately 2,000 members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Fenea Pacifik Convention Centre in Port Vila on Sunday 21 June to witness the creation of Vanuatu’s first Latter-day Saint stake.
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June 22, 2015 11:18 AM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ second temple in Peru, the Trujillo Peru Temple, was dedicated on Sunday, June 21, 2015. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency, presided over the services and gave the dedicatory prayer.
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June 19, 2015 03:59 PM MDT
I mentioned previously that ward leaders would soon be able to manage home and visiting teaching and callings on LDS.org from any internet-connected device without having to use MLS on the computer at the church. It’s now here. (At least for my ward. If you can’t get access as described in this article, don’t worry. It will be coming to your ward very soon.)
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June 16, 2015 04:47 PM MDT
In a recently released leadership training video, members of the Seventy and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discussed the importance of keeping the sabbath day holy and making sacrament meeting more meaningful. A shortened version of that meeting was then sent out to stake leaders to share with individual ward councils.
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June 15, 2015 05:47 PM MDT
Make this upcoming Sunday a Father’s Day to remember by participating in the Church’s new campaign, “Photo For Dad.”
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June 15, 2015 04:12 PM MDT
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June 14, 2015 04:53 PM MDT
To achieve peace, security and harmony in the world, “we must really mean what we say. We should be sincere about each other’s well-being and in our good intentions towards one another.”
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June 12, 2015 06:32 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today announced a reorganization in its Sunday School general presidency. Tad R. Callister will continue as the general president, Devin G. Durrant (currently the second counselor) will now be the first counselor, and Brian K. Ashton will replace John S. Tanner as second counselor. Tanner was recently appointed president of Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
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June 11, 2015 10:14 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house and rededication dates for the Suva Fiji Temple. .
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June 11, 2015 03:44 PM MDT
One of the characteristics of modern life seems to be that we are moving at an ever-increasing rate, regardless of turbulence or obstacles.
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June 11, 2015 01:12 PM MDT
In a new statement, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins affirmed that missionaries will again be called to serve in the African nation of Liberia.
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June 10, 2015 06:47 PM MDT
LDS Charities provided relief to dozens of countries last year, in part because church leaders believe humanitarian aid can reduce the damage caused by rising global conflict, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said Wednesday in a historic speech at the House of Lords in London.
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June 08, 2015 11:37 PM MDT
It can be an intimidating experience to be asked questions about the Church. Imagine you are eating lunch at school with a group of friends when one of them turns to you and says, “I heard Mormons are not Christians. Is that true?”
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June 07, 2015 10:59 PM MDT
Hundreds witnessed the traditional cornerstone ceremony on Sunday, June 7, 2015, of the Payson Utah Temple prior to the temple’s dedication by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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June 05, 2015 07:31 PM MDT
“Gospel covenants open up the powers of heaven,” said BYU President Kevin J Worthen during a keynote address delivered in the Marriott Center during BYU Women’s Conference on May 1. “And they open up those powers both for those who make and keep those covenants — and for those whom they love”
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June 05, 2015 05:20 PM MDT
Photo from live stream of service.
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June 05, 2015 05:15 PM MDT
At Elder L. Tom Perry’s funeral in the Tabernacle today, Elders Dallin H. Oaks and M. Russell Ballard both delivered heartfelt tributes to their colleague and friend. During his address, Elder Ballard related the following:
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June 05, 2015 03:15 PM MDT
“Buenos noches, mis amandos hermanos Latinos. Tengo gozo en mi alma hoy. Esta es una noche perfecta. La Iglesia es verdadera.”
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June 05, 2015 02:42 PM MDT
Thousands are expected to attend today's funeral service for Elder L. Tom Perry, which will be held at 11:00am MDT in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
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June 05, 2015 01:12 PM MDT
Screenshot of safety.lds.org
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May 29, 2015 03:00 PM MDT
LDS Media Talk reported today that the Church's online media library now includes nine languages in addition to English. Previously, the resources were only available in five languages.
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May 29, 2015 01:42 PM MDT
Photo from LDS Church News archives
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May 28, 2015 07:35 PM MDT
On May 15th, the Sapporo Japan Temple received its angel Moroni statue. Check out these amazing photos--and don't miss the video of the event.
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May 27, 2015 02:00 PM MDT
Ever wonder how a prospective missionary gets assigned to his or her mission? Today, Elder Dallin H. Oaks shared a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
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May 25, 2015 07:26 PM MDT
The following email was recently sent to Latter-day Saints who use the Leader and Clerk Resources section of LDS.org in their calling (members of ward and stake councils):
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May 24, 2015 11:40 PM MDT
Many families in the United States will travel to cemeteries across the country this Memorial Day weekend to remember their ancestors, including war veterans and other loved ones. For many people, it’s a tradition to decorate the graves of loved ones with flowers and hold family gatherings. FamilySearch is making it easier to help descendants of military veterans find the records of their ancestors at no cost, including those who fought in the Civil War and the War of 1812.
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May 21, 2015 11:01 PM MDT
Photo from Mormon Newsroom
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May 21, 2015 02:52 PM MDT
President Sackley, President of the New Delhi, India mission; Elder Valentine, senior missionary in Nepal; and Elder Funk, Asia Area Presidency visited Nepal along with Elder and Sister Valentine, the senior missionary couple who was stationed there when the quake struck. The photos of their trip tell the story:
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May 21, 2015 01:44 PM MDT
The following is information from LDS Philanthropies, the charitable-giving arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These are worthy causes you may want to consider donating to.
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May 20, 2015 04:12 PM MDT
Hands, just like service, come in all sizes. The Friend magazine incorporates both into its new “Give Us a Hand” campaign.
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May 17, 2015 07:25 PM MDT
The Church’s second temple in Argentina was dedicated on Sunday, May 17, 2015. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the services and gave the dedicatory prayer. Joining him was Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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May 13, 2015 06:09 PM MDT
In a live, worldwide event, youth asked Elder David A. Bednar questions that ranged in topics from member missionary work to pride and doubt. Youth were able to submit questions before the event and also during the event on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #LDSface2face.
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