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20 of the biggest Church announcements from 2022

It’s hard to believe this year is coming to a close. Some of us can barely remember what happened last week, let alone 11 months ago! So let’s take a walk down memory lane together and look back at some of the big changes and announcements from the Church and First Presidency in 2022.

New Church pamphlet highlights common ground for Muslims and Latter-day Saints

This new booklet was written with collaboration from respected Muslim leaders to help foster understanding and respect.

All Latter-day Saint missionaries are moved out of Ukraine

Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, many missionaries are being reassigned to other missions in Europe.

New Latter-day Saint employees of Church universities and other CES institutions now required to hold temple recommend

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

Elder Christofferson dedicates The Gambia for missionary work

Only 23 Church members live in The Gambia, 11 of whom were baptized within the past week. Elder Christofferson testified that God is anxious to bless the whole country.

All foreign Latter-day Saint volunteers are moved out of Russia

Church spokesperson Sam Penrod confirmed that the Church currently has no foreign full-time volunteers in Russia.

All Church historic sites are now fully open with normal operations

Nearly two years after the Church’s historic sites were closed due to COVID-19, all sites are now once again fully open to the public.

COVID-19 vaccinations no longer required for missionaries to enter Provo MTC, masks optional

New missionaries no longer need a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Provo MTC. Masks are also optional for missionaries training at the facility.

Face masks, capacity limits to be eliminated as temples gradually return to normal operations

“Now that more people are immunized, we are pleased to announce that temples throughout the world will gradually return to more normal operations.”

Church announces 2 new missions + 1 new area in Europe

The Church just announced new area leadership assignments. With this came the news of the creation of two missions and a new area—all on European soil.

‘Saints,’ vol. 3 is released

‘Boldly, Nobly, and Independent’ tells the story of the Latter-day Saints from 1893 to 1955—a time of unprecedented change in the Church and the wider world.

Church announces adjustments for temple ordinance appointments

As temples around the world continue to return to full operation, leaders of the Church announced another important step forward.

Changes announced to tithes and offerings donations; some categories discontinued

For anyone who submits tithing and fast offering donations online, some of the donation categories and options may look a little different now.

Meet the new Primary General Presidency

The previous Primary presidency was just called in April 2021. Read their bios and meet the newest member of the presidency.

Meet the new Relief Society General Presidency

During the April 2022 general conference, a new Relief Society General Presidency was called: President Camille N. Johnson, Sister J. Anette Dennis, and Sister Kristin M. Yee. Learn more about these leaders here:

President Nelson announces 17 temples at April general conference

President Russell M. Nelson announced 17 temples during the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2022 general conference.

Church announces changes to tithing settlement

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes to the end-of-year gathering of local leaders and members about tithing.

Elder Uchtdorf announces a new version of ‘For the Strength of Youth’

The new guide, “For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices,” is based on gospel principles, agency and inspiration.

President Nelson announces 18 new temples at October general conference

President Nelson has now announced 118 new temples since he became President of the Church in 2018.

Church ASL Board of Education forms to champion Deaf youth and young adults

The new board includes representatives from the Deaf community and various Church departments.

Married members serving in YSA wards should be considered for release, new notice states

A new official Church notice reads, “Except for stake presidents and bishops, all married members called to YSA positions should be considered for release.”

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