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Urdaneta Philippines Temple construction to begin in 2019. Here's a quick look at the Church's growth in the country The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday, Nov. 19, the dates for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.
Rendering of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.
The First Presidency have new accounts on Instagram. See their posts here Following a trend to make the leaders of the Church visible across all social media platforms, the First Presidency joined the ranks of Instagram this month, meaning all 15 Apostles now have accounts on the photo-based social media platform.
Screenshot of President Nelson's first Instagram post.
Open house and dedication dates announced for Haiti temple The open house dates for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple were announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Nov. 14.
A rendering of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.
Elder Bowen shares 3 attributes that will help you be your best self Elder Shayne M. Bowen spoke to students at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13. In his address, Elder Bowen urged students to become their “best” selves by developing and personifying three key attributes.
Elder Shayne M. Bowen speaks to students on the BYU Provo campus at a devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
How one couple found strength in each other, even as the husband left the Church After nine years of marriage and four daughters, the oldest of whom was preparing for baptism, Brandon and Rebecca faced a challenge they had never expected.
Screenshot of Mormon Channel video that features the story of Brandon and Rebecca. The couple shared their experiences about when Brandon lost his faith in the Church and how they worked through it.
New dedication dates for Rome Italy Temple are announced The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Nov. 7 that the dates of dedication for the Rome Italy Temple have been amended.
The Rome Italy LDS Temple nears completion in Rome, Italy on April 15, 2018.
Church leader talks with EU officials in Brussels on protecting religious freedom In a recent roundtable discussion at the European Parliament in Brussels, Francesco Di Lillo, director of the European Union Office of the Church, spoke to EU officials regarding the Church’s commitment to religious freedom.
Ms. Mairead McGuinness, First Vice President of the European Parliament. European Union 2018.
Making life choices? These 3 steps can help you sort out your priorities and make inspired decisions Elder Teixeira spoke to students on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah on Nov. 6 about three lessons and principles that can help individuals find joy and fulfillment in their lives, make inspired decisions and set wise priorities.
Elder José A. Teixeira, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, delivers the devotional address in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Happy 78th birthday to everyone's favorite 'German Shepherd' Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, turns 78 years old today. Here are 13 memorable quotes from this year and photos from over the years.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf at Utah Valley University.
NCAA representatives visit BYU, Temple Square and meet with Church leaders about LGBT student athletes On Friday, Nov. 2, leaders from the NCAA Common Ground executive committee met with Church leaders at Temple Square regarding issues of religious freedom and sexual orientation on university and college campuses across the U.S.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, general president of the Church’s Relief Society, shares some of the background of the women’s organization to members of the Common Ground Executive Committee, during a tour of Temple Square, Nov. 2.
This man waited 25 years to receive the priesthood. Here's how he changed a community Harry Bailey was one of the only African American members of the Church in Safford, Arizona. Here's how his example of faith and patience shaped the lives of an entire community.
From left: Eldon Smith, who baptized Harry Bailey Jr. in 1953, and Harry with Irval Mortensen.
This week on social: A Stradivarius violin, 'backsliding' and discovering your God-given talents Church leaders on social media this week reminded their followers that the Lord has provided the blessings of repentance and the scriptures to help navigate the highs and lows they face everyday.
A post from the Instagram account of Elder Rasband indicated the importance of developing individual talents.
Hill Cumorah pageant to take a final bow in 2020 — here's what to expect from other productions In a statement release on Saturday, Oct. 27, the Church announced that major changes will be made to some of its seven pageant productions held throughout the U.S. and England.
Cast members fill the stage and the grassy area in front while singing "I know He lives!" during the finale of the Mesa Easter Pageant.
Church makes official statement condemning violence following Pittsburgh shooting Following the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an official statement expressing solidarity with those affected.
A Pittsburgh Police officer walks past the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and stars in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue.
American Red Cross recognizes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for $1.5 million donation In a joint press-conference on Friday, Oct. 26, the American Red Cross recognized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its first-ever Mission Leader.
Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, speaks to the audience during a press conference in Murray, Utah, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, as the Church donates $1.5 million to the American Red Cross for the purchase of 10 new Emergency Response Vehicles.
From the Vault: The 2 great principles of the gospel, according to Elder Marion D. Hanks On Sunday Oct. 4, 1992, Elder Hanks addressed the congregation of the Church over the pulpit at general conference and spoke of the nature of a God who is loves His children and is with them in in all things.
Marion D. Hanks speaks during the Sunday morning session of general conference on Sunday, Oct. 4, 1992.
Kristin Chenoweth to join The Tabernacle Choir in their 2018 annual Christmas concert — here's how to get tickets This year, one of Broadway’s most well-known performers, Kristin Chenoweth, will appear as the featured guest and narrator of the annual Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square.
Kristin Chenoweth will be this year's featured guest artist and narrator at The Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas concert.
These new picture quotes from October 2018 general conference are perfect for your phone, tablet Did you know that lds.org has downloadable picture quotes designed for use as wallpapers and backgrounds on tablets and phones?
Downloadable picture quote from general conference available on lds.org.
This week on social: 15 posts from leaders of the Church during general conference weekend 15 Church leaders' social media accounts posted at least once over the weekend, sharing further details relating to their talks or confirming again their role as special witnesses of Jesus Christ.
Screen shot of Elder Gerrit W. Gong's Twitter post from Oct. 10.
See photos from the historic women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference Marking a historic moment in general conference history, the women’s session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference was held in the Saturday evening spot of conference weekend on Oct. 6.
Gabriela Gonzalez, left, and Kamilah Baltrons are reunited before the start of the general women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Oct. 6, 2018. Gonzalez and Baltrons became friends while Gonzalez was serving a mission in Oakland, California.