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Why the Oakland temple is a popular spot for quinceaneras photoshoots (and a whole lot more) The Oakland California Temple draws people from all walks of life to its grounds. And while it provides a beautiful backdrop for a variety of photoshoots, there is a spirit there that draws the people.
With the Oakland California Temple as a backdrop photographers take Quinceañeras photos on the grounds  on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: Service can help heal one another's wounds When the body cannot readily respond to our best healing efforts, there is a balm that can provide peace of mind and hope of heart.
Annette Ferran with some of the coats they received as donations for their November service project.
How hundreds of Latter-day Saint youth brought relief to an Iowa community devastated by floods Elder Dale G. Renlund gave a morning devotional before 800 youth and leaders from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota before they commenced a day of serving those affected by devastating floods in the area.
Elder Dale G. Renlund greets youth and leaders who came to serve the Iowa flood victims on June 10, 2019.
Here's how you can read the first 8 chapters of volume 2 of Saints With the first chapter being made available June 20, 2019, the Church will serialize the first eight chapters of volume 2 of "Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days" leading up to the print release in February 2020.
Chapters of Volume 2 of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, subtitled “No Unhallowed Hand,” will be made available monthly beginning June 20, 2019, leading up to it's full release in February 2020.
How Latter-day Saint Charities and UNHCR have been bringing relief and comfort to refugees for nearly 30 years Honoring World Refugee Day, a new video highlights how the work of UNHCR and Latter-day Saint Charities has been impacting the lives of refugees, volunteers and communities around the world for almost three decades.
Sister Jean B. Bingham sits outside on Temple Square with Asifa Nadir, left, and Nadira Nadir, right, while being filmed by Lucian Perkins from USA for UNHCR on May 16, 2019. Sister Bingham has known the Nadir family, refugees from Afghanistan for nearly 15 years.
'It is up to us': Elder Kearon speaks at BYU on how to avoid the erosion of religious freedom During BYU's Religious Freedom Annual Review, Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy challenged those attending to enlist young people in the defense of religious liberty.
Elder Patrick Kearon, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorums of the Seventy, gives the keynote address at the Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
BYU athletic director, Young Women general board member says to 'discover, grow and become' in LDSBC address Sister Liz Darger, Senior Associate Athletic Director at BYU and Young Women general board member, shared how to 'discover, grow and become' in a devotional address for LDSBC students at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on Tuesday, June 18.
Sister Liz Darger, BYU Associate Athletic Director and member of the Young Women general board, speaks at a LDS Business College Devotional in the Assembly Hall at Temple Square on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
BYU runner claims first place in 10,000-meter NCAA Outdoor National Championship Returned missionary claims NCAA men's 10,000-meter title — one of track and field's most prestigious events.
2019 NACC Outdoor National Championships in Austin, TX.


Photos by Nate Edwards • BYU Photo
Church announces open house, dedication dates for Durban South Africa Temple The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a public open house for the Durban South Africa Temple in 2020.
A rendering of the Durban South Africa Temple.
Take a look at these milestone, centenarian and death notices of these Church members Notices of members celebrating 70 years of marriage or more, and the death notices of members who have served in a general Church capacity.
Flowers adorn the grounds of The Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 19, 2019. Church officials announced renovations and changes to it and the grounds.
President Oaks asks God to 'blunt the powers of evil' while rededicating Oakland temple. Here's the full prayer See what President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, said during the rededicatory prayer for the Oakland California Temple on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
The Oakland California Temple on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
How an 'unmistakable' answer about the gospel changed this General Authority's life Elder James R. Rasband, sustained in April 2019 general conference as a new General Authority Seventy, learned that when faced with hard things that he can persist and trust the Lord and joy will come.
Sister Mary Rasband and Elder James R. Rasband pose for photos at the Church office building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Bay Area's 'beacon' is back as President Oaks rededicates Oakland California Temple President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, joined by Bay Area native Elder David A. Bednar, rededicated the Oakland California Temple on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Latter-day Saints enter the Oakland California Temple to hear President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, rededicate the building on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
In honor of Father's Day, here are 4 conference addresses about fatherhood and what it really means to be a dad These four general conference addresses from Elder Christofferson, Elder Perry, Sister Burton and Larry M. Gibson talk about the role fathers can play in their families' lives.
A father and daughter in the Tierra del Fuego Argentina Stake listen in the congregation during a meeting to create the new stake on June 2, 2019.
Why the advice about children from this Church leader in the 1970s is still relevant today LaVern Watts Parmley spent her life serving Primary children in the Church. In the early 1970s, she shared some sage wisdom about children with the Church News. Here's why her advice still applies to parents and children today.
Chan Pui Pui (Dorene), 5, left; Chan Pui Shan, 9, (Irene), standing, and Chan Pui Sai, 7, (Pauline), daughters of brother and Sister Chan Yuk, Hong Kong, visit with Sister LaVern Parmley.
3,000 youth welcome President Oaks, Elder Bednar to devotional prior to Oakland temple dedication A youth devotional featuring President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles drew 3,000 youth to the grounds of the Oakland California Temple.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, speaks to youth during a devotional at the Interstake Center on the Oakland California Temple grounds on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Today is Elder Bednar's 67th birthday. Here's a look at what he's been up to for the past year Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles turns 67 years old today. He was born on June 15, 1952 in Oakland, California and has served as an Apostle since October 7, 2007.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stands with Sister Susan A. Bednar in front of the Christus and apostle statues in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center in Rome in mid-January, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: Fathers don't have to be perfect to be good examples for their children Good fathers make a big difference in the lives of their children — bigger, in fact, than they might realize.
Nathan Miles, 3, gets new goggles from his dad, Todd Miles, as he gets ready to swim at the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center swimming pool in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 31, 2019. When Nathan was 2, his grandmother, Chris Miles, found him in her pool, hidden by the pool’s overhanging edge, floating facedown. She pulled the boy out and began CPR. Between her efforts and those of first responders, Nathan was revived.
This Week on Social: Elder Bednar posts advice on finding the ‘perfect companion’ Here's a look at what General Authorities such as President Nelson, President Oaks, Elder Bednar, Elder Uchtdorf and Sister Jones shared this week on social media.
Elder David A. Bednar shares advice on finding an eternal companion on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.