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Church to close Argentina Missionary Training Center in July 2019 Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
The Argentina Missionary Training Center, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Church leaders announced Friday, Feb. 8, that they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
Photo courtesy of Provo MTC.
The Book of Mormon is 'filled with miracles,' says Elder Stevenson at Joseph Smith Memorial Devotional The power of the Book of Mormon comes with the mighty change of heart in the people who read it, said Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson speaks at the Joseph Smith Memorial Devotional, sponsored by the Logan, Utah, institute on Jan. 27, 2019.
What I know now that I didn't know before Camp Fire “There is a fire on the east side of Paradise …,” wrote Bishop Rob Harrison in a text message to members of his ward on the morning of Nov. 8. “Grab your Important documents and your go bag.”
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over destroyed homes with his wife Wendy Nelson in Paradise, California on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019,  two months after the Camp Fire destroyed 1,400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
'A fulness of joy': President Nelson shares message of eternal life at his daughter's funeral When a parent bids farewell to a child, something dies within that parent’s heart, said President Russell M. Nelson, speaking at funeral services for his “righteous and joyful” daughter on Saturday, Jan. 19.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hugs members of his family at the Cottonwood Heights Utah Brighton Stake Center after President Nelson spoke at his daughter Wendy Nelson Maxfield's funeral on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
President Nelson brings words of comfort in a season of sorrow to California fire victims President Russell M. Nelson offered words of comfort, peace and hope to members of the Chico California Stake following the wildfire that devastated Paradise two months ago.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over a destroyed chapel with his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, in Paradise, California, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, two months after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 18,000 homes and businesses.
Hope in Paradise: What Latter-day Saint victims of devastating California fire are doing to move forward President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are expected to speak Sunday during a special conference held for members of the Chico California Stake.
Jeremy and Brynn Chatfield and their children McKell, Aylee and DeLynn survey their destroyed home in Paradise, California, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, two months after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 18,000 homes and businesses.
Daughter of President Nelson dies after courageous battle with cancer Wendy Nelson Maxfield — the daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.
Norman A. Maxfield and Wendy Nelson Maxfield. Sister Maxfield, daughter of Church President Russell M. Nelson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
What President Hinckley taught me in an interview where he asked — and answered — all the questions As my family drove returned from a short trip to Southern Utah this weekend, I viewed signage for one of the Church’s historic sites — Cove Fort. Instantly, my mind returned to a time that I learned one of the most important lessons of my care
President Gordon B. and Marjorie Hinckley laugh during media interview Mar 13th, 2003.
'A joy and a delight': An Apostle's perspective on studying the gospel at home Nearly three months after President Russell M. Nelson announced a “new balance and connection between gospel instruction in the home and in the Church” during general conference on Oct. 6, Latter-day Saints are preparing to implement the chang
Alexis Allen eats dinner with her children at home in Renton, Wash., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
Jewish and Latter-day Saint leaders build bridges between faiths, find common ground on doctrine in New York Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke in New York City on Dec. 18 about the common ground that exists between Latter-day Saint and Jewish communities.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik; Robert Abrams, the former New York attorney general; and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles participate in meeting sponsored by the New York Latter-day Saint Professional Association on Dec. 18.
Latter-day Saint sister missionaries can now wear dress pants The First Presidency has updated the missionary dress and grooming guidelines for sister missionaries worldwide.
Sister missionaries smile after meeting with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
Here's a quick timeline of when young men have been ordained to the priesthood over the years Ages for ordaining young men to priesthood offices are not “doctrinally mandated” and have varied throughout Church history, according to materials released by the Church. Following is a historical list of ages for priesthood ordination.
The First Presidency announced changes Dec. 14 to the timeline children and youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will complete Primary, move from one class or quorum to the next and attend the temple for the first time. The changes, effective January 2019, also impact when young men may be ordained to priesthood offices.
First Presidency announces changes for Primary progression, young men priesthood ordination and youth temple recommends The First Presidency has announced changes that will unify when children move from the Primary program into youth programs, when they attend the temple for the first time and when some boys are ordained to the priesthood.
The First Presidency announced changes Dec. 14 to the timeline children and youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will complete Primary, move from one class or quorum to the next and attend the temple for the first time. The changes, effective January 2019, also impact when young men may be ordained to priesthood offices.
Elder Soares visits Central America during first solo trip as an Apostle On his first travel assignment as an Apostle without another member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Ulisses Soares visited Guatemala and Panama on Nov. 2-11.
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Rosana Fernandez Soares, addresses missionaries in Guatemala.
At Christmas devotional, President Nelson addresses 4 gifts from the Savior True followers of Jesus Christ have the privilege of experiencing unspeakable joy forever, said President Russell M. Nelson on Dec. 2.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies after collapsing at South Africa MTC A young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Monday after collapsing at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Elder Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died Monday, Nov. 26, after collapsing while exercising at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
'Enormous faith': How African Latter-day Saints are standing out in the Church Here are the highlights from Elder Neil L. Andersen's visit to the Church’s Africa Southeast Area this November.
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, center with Sister Kathy Andersen; Elder S. Mark Palmer, a General Authority Seventy, and Sister Jacqueline W. Palmer, left; and Elder Jospeh W. Sitati, a General Authority Seventy, and Sister Gladys N. Sitati stand together after a member meeting in Zimbabwe on Nov. 18. 2018.
The 'powerful witness of the Savior' that Elder Cook gave Church members in Europe Elder Cook encouraged the Latter-day Saints in the Church’s Europe and Europe East areas to follow the counsel of the prophet.
Elder Quentin L. Cook addresses members in the Church's Europe East Area.
How President Nelson taught me that the Church needs my voice as a Latter-day Saint woman As I observed a recent interview with President Russell M. Nelson and Journalist Sergio Rubin, the question that meant the most to me was the one President Nelson elected not to answer.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets with area youth prior to a devotional in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
From acorn to oak tree: How Elder Melvin J. Ballard's prophecy about the Church in South America continues to be fulfilled On July 4, 1926, as Elder Melvin J. Ballard spoke about the future of the Church in South America. “The work of the Lord will grow slowly for a time here just as an oak grows slowly from an acorn." Today there are 4 million members in South America.
Sister missionaries smile after meeting with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.