Mexico

By  Emily Abel
November 16, 2021 09:44 AM MST
Last Friday, 70 missionaries were at a zone conference when two armed men burst into the church and robbed them. Now, fellow Latter-day Saints are reaching out to help.
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November 16, 2021 09:29 AM MST
The 2021 Luz de las Naciones, or Light of the Nations, cultural celebration will air on Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. MST. Here’s how you can watch it:
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October 08, 2020 06:09 PM MDT
As President Russell M. Nelson began the first session of the recent 190th Semiannual General Conference, he noted, “General conference last April was viewed by more people than any preceding it, and we have every expectation that will happen again.”
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June 30, 2018 02:18 PM MDT
President Hinckley had been speaking several minutes. He paused and explained that there was another person from the other side of the veil he had not mentioned. In a strong voice filled with emotion and joy, President Hinckley exclaimed, “Welcome, Father Lehi! Oh, how your heart must rejoice!”
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June 11, 2018 09:09 AM MDT
“What bravery! They died with their boots on,” remarked one of the Zapatista executioners [1]. He was reflecting almost respectfully on the surreal way that Mormon leaders Rafael Monroy and Vicente Morales had stood to receive the fusillade that pierced their bodies on the evening of 17 July 1915. The terror of facing an execution squad notwithstanding, no cowering, no begging, and no hysterics marred their calm and stalwart resolution to not repudiate their faith. The Zapatista commander had given them that option. The men responded by affirming their religious convictions, emphasizing that the only arms they possessed were not the clandestine military weapons they were accused of hiding in the Monroy family store but rather their sacred texts—the Bible and the Book of Mormon—which Monroy carried with him nearly all the time. Monroy was president of the San Marcos Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Vincente Morales, Monroy’s employee, was also his first counselor.
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February 23, 2018 03:57 PM MST
On Wednesday, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to Jojutla, Mexico to visit survivors of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on September 19th, 2017. He spoke to them in Spanish, listening to their stories and offering words of love, comfort, and encouragement.
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September 21, 2017 12:40 AM MDT
The Church issued the following update in English and Spanish, announcing the safety of all missionaries and mentioning planned cleanup.
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September 20, 2017 12:11 AM MDT
The Church issued the following statement in English and Spanish following the Mexico City earthquake, the second earthquake over a 7.0 magnitude to hit Mexico in the last two weeks:
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By  LDS Living
September 19, 2017 09:12 PM MDT
All missionaries at the Mexico MTC are safe after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings and killing dozens.
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September 08, 2017 12:51 PM MDT
After Mexico was hit by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike the country, with a magnitude of 8.2 that killed dozens of people and devastated cities, the Church released the following statement:
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July 10, 2017 05:15 PM MDT
Mitt Romney, along with dignitaries from Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S., toured the Tucson Arizona Temple before the open house beginning on June 3.
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February 27, 2017 03:32 PM MST
President Nelson met with the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla, His Eminence Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, and Mexican legislators in Mexico this month to discuss the work needed to defend the family.
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January 17, 2017 06:31 PM MST
The Church recently appointed Alfonso Urrea Gutiérrez as the new mission president for the México City North Mission.
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December 30, 2016 12:00 PM MST
When Elder Neil L. Andersen became what is believed to be the first apostle to visit a remote region of Mexico, he asked the members there to follow this simple counsel: "Do the things that invite the Savior into your life.”
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October 10, 2016 03:12 PM MDT
Whether your ancestors traveled across the plains with the pioneers or simply made their way to a church meetinghouse for the first time, most members of the Church have pioneer stories in their heritage at one point or another.
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September 21, 2016 06:30 PM MDT
Learn more about this faithful family and how they have found a way to support their three sons while they serve their missions.
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June 08, 2016 06:00 PM MDT
It's funny how the simple and often seemingly inconsequential things really can make all of the difference in changing someone's life for the better.
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May 17, 2016 01:10 PM MDT
From Washington DC to Bolivia to Australia, learn more about the new mission presidents that have been called by the First Presidency.
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April 15, 2016 06:14 PM MDT
There are members of the Church all over the world--they come from all walks of life and all have unique experiences and traditions that they bring into the Church. According to the Church's most recent statistical report, as of 2015, there are 15,634,199 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worshipping in 30,016 congregations and 150 temples.
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December 29, 2015 05:09 PM MST
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently spent a few days in Tijuana to dedicate Mexico’s 13th temple. But his activities there stretched beyond temple duties.
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December 14, 2015 01:57 PM MST
On Sunday, December 13, President Uchtdorf dedicated the 13th temple in Mexico and the 149th temple worldwide, the Tijuana Mexico Temple.
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Fun
November 30, 2015 06:50 PM MST
MR says: What a fun and historic event that our Church leaders could be a part of as they shared their love for the sisters in Mexico in Spanish!
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November 30, 2015 04:55 PM MST
MR says: "Every inch of the 151-foot-tall Tijuana temple exudes craftsmanship," Tatiana Sanchez from the LA Times writes. Later on, in discussing the exponential growth of the Church, she adds, "Catholicism and mainline Protestant denominations have seen declines in membership in recent years. Mormonism has seen uninterrupted growth since its founding in New York in 1830." Read more below.
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November 26, 2015 01:33 PM MST
MR says: Every Thanksgiving, Builders Without Borders of Utah puts the thanks back in the holiday by traveling to Tijuana to perform service that has changed the lives of thousands.
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November 10, 2015 07:38 PM MST
The 13th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico opens for public tours starting Friday, November 13, 2015, and running through Saturday, November 28.
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October 08, 2015 01:43 PM MDT
MR says: While the first country on this list probably won't surprise you, many of the others just might. Find out which 11 countries have the most Mormons in the world.
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September 09, 2015 12:56 PM MDT
Mission president of the Mexico Oaxaca Mission, Lynn R. Madsen, was shot in the calves Monday during an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Juchitan de Zaragoza.
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August 11, 2015 02:39 PM MDT
MR says: See inside this beautifully remodeled temple and learn how you and your friends can tour the temple before its rededication in September.
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March 13, 2015 03:51 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, celebration and dedication dates for the Mexico City Mexico and Tijuana Mexico Temples.
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December 09, 2013 05:03 PM MST
More than 20,000 guests have visited The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Mexico City Temple Visitors’ Center since it reopened to the public on 23 November 2013. The visitors’ center was first opened in November 1983 and was closed for nearly two years during the remodeling and expansion. The center is more than 19,000 square feet, the third largest temple visitors’ center out of more than a dozen such facilities in the Church, after Temple Square in Salt Lake City and a visitors’ center in Washington, D.C. Visitors’ centers exist not only to acquaint people with the Church but also to help them understand its beliefs. The Church operates visitors’ centers throughout the world, usually located near a temple or Church historic site.
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October 18, 2013 02:11 PM MDT
Mormonnewsroom.org shares stories of what Church leaders and members around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.
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August 08, 2013 12:48 PM MDT
Mormon missionaries recently trained at the new Mexico Missionary Training Center (MTC) will put their newly-acquired Spanish skills to use as they head to assigned missions in the United States and around the world.
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June 27, 2013 01:02 PM MDT
The first group of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived Wednesday to officially launch the church's new Missionary Training Center facility in Mexico City. LDS officials said the inaugural group at the new MTC facility consists of some 100 new missionaries. Previously, the church had an MTC near its Mexico City Temple at which some 125 missionaries at a time — most of them from Mexico and Central America — were trained. The new facility has been created on the 90-acre site of the church-owned Benemerito de las Americas School, which graduated its final class earlier this month before making the transition to an MTC to help accommodate the surge of young missionaries that will report for training this summer. It will eventually accommodate about 1,000 missionaries at a time, with many of those missionaries coming from North America.
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August 27, 2012 12:14 PM MDT
Breaking ground, whether for a new crop of corn or a new temple, is an act of faith. And on Saturday, Aug. 18, some 2,000 Latter-day Saints gathered in East Tijuana to dedicate the site of a new temple and turn the soil again with hope.Elder Benjamin De Hoyos of the Seventy and first counselor in the Mexico Area Presidency, presided at the gathering with second counselor, Elder Jose L. Alonso, also of the Seventy, directing. Meanwhile, like the pioneers of old, the LDS faithful stood or sat in the dusty desert sun, fanning themselves as they listened to testimonies, counsel and expressions of gratitude. Colorful umbrellas, to ward away the rays, sprouted here and there like wildflowers.
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September 08, 2011 03:59 PM MDT
In the mirror of a humble room in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Laura Cardenas posted a note with her wish list, little objectives that would motivate her to be better. There the list stared back at her each day, posted on the mirror with tape, handwritten and without mistakes, its title: “Short term and long term goals.” Laura listed the dreams of a 19-year-old woman: “Make it on the swim team. Work really hard to pay for school … To paint the house in September. Get new chairs for the dining room. Get new shoes. Read Plato. Be nice and kind to others people.”
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July 19, 2011 01:45 PM MDT
In Job 38:31, the Lord tells Job He bound the Pleiades together. Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, is a constellation of seven stars that are so far away their light needs 350 years to reach the Earth, according to astronomers.
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February 13, 2011 09:37 PM MST
A small group of Latino Utah residents wants the president of Mexico to suspend the visas of Mormon missionaries until the LDS Church takes a stronger stand on the immigration issue. Raúl López-Vargas says he has collected about 100 signatures on a petition that he plans to deliver to the Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City on Monday. He is calling for Mexican President Felipe Calderón to sit down with the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ask them to take a concrete position on immigration.
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February 11, 2011 03:21 PM MST
A letter to Mexican president Felipe Calderon requesting that visas for Mormon missionaries to Mexico be temporarily suspended looks set to rachet up further Utah's fiery rhetoric on immigration.
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