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Timeline: You Won't Believe All That's Happened Since Last General Conference


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!

April 2, 2015


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President Obama meets with LDS Church leaders, including President Henry B. Eyring, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder L. Tom Perry, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson, in Salt Lake City.

April 4, 2015

After two years of no new temple announcements, President Thomas S. Monson announces three new temples to be built: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Bangkok, Thailand; and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

April 25, 2015

Ground is broken for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, which is expected to take two years to complete and is the first temple to be built in Wyoming.

April 25, 2015

Following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal, LDS Charities distributes immediate relief. The Church made a formal statement and Church leaders toured the country a month after the disaster.

April 29, 2015

The First Presidency announces donating online as "an alternate method to contribute to the Church, similar to giving the donation to your bishop or branch president.”

May 18, 2015

President Uchtdorf dedicates the Cordoba Argentina Temple as the second temple in Argentina, following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple.

May 30, 2015


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Elder Perry passes away in his home after an aggressive form of cancer spread to his lungs.

June 2015

The LDS Church moves missionaries out of Burundi as anti-government protests lead troops to fire bullets and teargas.

June 7, 2015

The Payson Utah Temple is dedicated by Henry B. Eyring as the 15th temple in Utah.

June 15, 2015

In a leadership training video, bishoprics are instructed to adjust how they plan sacrament meetings by incorporating insight from their ward councils.

June 9, 2015

Elder Christofferson announces the launch of a nationwide indexing effort to help with 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records released by FamilySearch.

June 21, 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ second temple in Peru, the Trujillo Peru Temple, is dedicated by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

June 26, 2015

The Church makes an official statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to allow same-sex marriage.

July 1, 2015

My Plan, an online course designed to help missionaries develop post-mission goals, is announced by the Church in the July 2015 Ensign magazine.

July 3, 2015


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Boyd K. Packer dies at home from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.

July 15, 2015

Russell M. Nelson is officially set apart as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, succeeding the late President Boyd K. Packer.

August 1, 2015

The Young Men and Young Women General Presidencies announce in a letter the new mutual theme for 2016: "Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ."

August 4, 2015

Church Historian and member of the Quorum of the Seventy, Steven R. Snow, announces a new volume of The Joseph Smith Papers Project featuring the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon and pictures of Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone.

August 2015

The theme for Primary sharing time in 2016 is announced as “I Know the Scriptures Are True.”

August 7, 2015

The First Presidency announces the closure of the Jordan River Utah Temple for extensive renovations from February 15, 2016, through the latter part of 2017.

August 8, 2015

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy breaks ground for a new temple in Cedar City.

August 18, 2015


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The LDS Church  adds women to three major Church leadership committees.

August 20, 2015

The First Presidency announces that the Frankfurt Germany Temple will close beginning Monday, September 7, 2015 through July 2017 for extensive renovations.

August 23, 2015

President Henry B. Eyring dedicates the Indianapolis Indiana Temple — the first temple in the Hoosier State and the 148th worldwide.

August 25, 2015

Construction for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple goes forward even after vandals damaged the construction site on August 23.

August 26, 2015

After reevaluating their relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, the Church decides to move forward with the Scouting Program and remain a chartering organization.

September 2015

The Church makes online tithing donations available to all wards and branches in the United States.

September 1, 2015


In honor of National Addiction Recovery Month, the Mormon Channel releases a powerful and raw video series focusing on the struggles and triumphs of those working to overcome addiction.

September 8, 2015

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Church History Library launches a new exhibit titled “Jesus the Christ.”

September 13, 2015

After closing its doors for a 19-month remodel, the Mexico City Mexico Temple is rededicated by President Henry B. Eyring.

September 15, 2015

The First Presidency announces the publication of a new LDS edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese, available immediately online and to be distributed worldwide in the spring of 2016.

September 19, 2015

President Russell M. Nelson dedicates the Church's newly developed land and visitor's center at the spot in former Harmony, Pennsylvania where the priesthood was restored.

September 22, 2015


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Elder Richard G. Scott dies from causes incident to age while surrounded by his family at his home in Salt Lake City.

September 23, 2015

The Church celebrates the first official reading of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” by President Hinckley on September 23, 1995.

September 30, 2015

After a year-long renovation, the Church History museum reopens with the launch of the new exhibit, “The Heavens Are Opened.”


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