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Church announces major changes for young adult missionary recommendation process Major changes to the Church’s missionary programs announced Nov. 16 will further expand service opportunities for worthy young adults who desire to serve a mission.
Changes to the Church’s missionary programs announced Nov. 16, 2018, will further expand service opportunities for worthy young adults who desire to serve a mission.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) A 24-year old full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Abidjan died Thursday, Nov. 8, of a sudden illness.
The exterior rendering of the Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Temple, which was released in October 2018. A 24-year-old full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Abidjan died Thursday, Nov. 8, of a sudden illness.
Paradise Camp Fire hits Latter-day Saint families hard, destroys Church meetinghouses Church members are grieving due to the Camp Fire in Paradise that has devastated the area and destroyed two meetinghouses.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints burns during Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.. on Thursday, November 8, 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.
We finally know what happened to Latter-day Saints in Mexico during Hurricane Willa (and it's good news) Damage to member homes and Church buildings was limited to minor flooding with no reported injuries to members and missionaries.
The sun sets, as Hurricane Willa makes landfall, in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
What British Latter-day Saints are doing to commemorate the 100th anniversary since World War I ended Multi-stake devotional on historic Nov. 11 Remembrance Day will honor sacrifices of United Kingdom citizens during World War I.
The Cenotaph memorial in Westminster, England, will again be the site of the Nov. 11 National Remembrance Service. This year service commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and will include representatives from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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.
Church reports status of missionaries in the path of Hurricane Willa Local priesthood and Relief Society are working to gather assessments from Latter-day Saints living in storm-impacted communities.
A family stands near their damaged home and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, in Escuinapa, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Willa. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
See all the talk summaries and photo galleries from October 2018 general conference Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are gathering in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, to participate in the 188th Semiannual General Conference.
Attendees line up for the Saturday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
New cannery in Northern Utah blesses people around the world A new cannery located in a small town in Northern Utah is up and running and ready to assist in addressing welfare needs of people around the world after its dedication on May 18.
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated a new state-of-the-art cannery in Harrisville, Utah, on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Interfaith forum shows increasing global influence of Church and its leaders Religious freedom lifts economies while building better citizens, declares Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Sister Sharon Eubank and Elder D. Todd Christofferson converse on Sept. 27, 2018, at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both addressed faith leaders gathered for the global event.
'Hearts of gold': How the rising generation has strengthened the Church in Cambodia Despite having been in the country only 24 years, the Church has grown remarkably fast — and it doesn’t seem likely to slow down anytime soon.
Visitors to Angkor Wat walk near the Siem Reap River in Cambodia on April 28, 2018. Angkor Wat is a 12th century temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.
Security measures you'll need to be aware of before attending general conference this year Those planning to attend the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should take note of significant new changes to security procedures.
Conferencegoers line up before the Saturday morning session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Waterlogged North Carolinians pleading for prayers that Florence 'will speed up and move on' Latter-day Saints in many Tar Heel State communities anxiously await continued flooding in coming days. Financial contributions and coordinated volunteer service will alleviate suffering.
Hurricane Florence damaged the road connecting Harkers Island to the North Carolina mainland, as seen on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
Church releases statement on missionary safety in typhoon-impacted regions of the Philippines Church buildings in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut are being utilized as shelters. The Church is securing food, water and other basic relief supplies.
A satellite image with land graphic borders shows the width and trajectory of Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.
Hurricane Florence floods, devastates 20 Latter-day Saint families' homes No initial reports of injuries to members as local priesthood and Relief Society leaders make initial assessments even as massive storm rages in the Carolinas.
In this photo released by the City of New Bern, N.C., a bear statue floats in flood waters on South Front street in New Bern, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.
Sister Aburto and Sister Harkness offer comfort, provide aid to volcano survivors in Guatemala During a visit to Guatemala on Aug. 29, Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Lisa L. Harkness, met with survivors of the devastating Fuego Volcano eruption that occurred on June 3.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, gives a hug to a Church member who is living in temporary housing following a volcano eruption in Guatemala, Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
An unmistakeable impression: What led President Nelson to visit with missionaries in the Dominican Republic Church president counsels young elders and sisters serving in the Caribbean Area to help one another learn English and Spanish. Find joy participating in the gathering of Israel.
President Russell M. Nelson greets missionaries at a Sept. 1, 2018, missionary meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
President Nelson promises Puerto Rican Saints that 'better days are ahead' after last year's deadly hurricane Latter-day Saints on the Caribbean island are uplifted by the Church president's promise of better days and relish listening to his testimony in Spanish.
President Nelson will visit Puerto Rico this weekend. Here's a look at the Church's relief efforts post hurricanes With President Nelson’s pending presence in Puerto Rico, the Church News looks back on hurricane-relief coverage on the island and the stories of Church leaders, members and missionaries weathering the storm and the after-effects.
Sisters Mary Ruff from Middle, Utah, and Erin Bianucci from Layton, Utah, talk with Luci Morales in Puerto Rico on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
President Nelson visits Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria battered the island Church president, along with Elder Dale G. Renlud, to spend weekend in the Caribbean offering counsel and hope to members and missionaries.
Audona Agosto stirs a boiling pot of food on a makeshift stove in what is left of her home, as Hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico continue on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.
Check out this list of every Church temple on Google My Maps Have you ever wanted to scroll through a list of all the temples around the world and click to see where they are on a map? Check out this list of every Church temple on Google MyMaps.
A snapshot of the alphabetical list of temples on Google MyMaps.
100 percent faith — The unexpected blessings that come from holy ground in Montana Prayer, hard work and fasting make this 5,000-acre stretch of farmland on the edge of Montana’s fertile Golden Triangle undeniably sacred.
Farmer Bill Summer harvests durum wheat on Aug. 14, 2018, on the Church-owned Geraldine Montana Crops welfare farm.
The ins and outs of LDS Charities and what it provides across the globe For more than 30 years, LDS Charities has worked across the globe to assist and partner with governmental ministries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations.
In front of a tent donated by LDS Charities following Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake, Surmarha Lauteles takes her turn tending one of the dozen babies staying outside an LDS meetinghouse in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince on Jan., 27, 2010.
Panama City Panama: 'May this House provide a spirit of peace to all' Following is the text of the prayer President Thomas S. Monson gave in dedicating the Panama City Panama Temple on Aug. 10, 2008.
Prayer dedicating temple in Panama asked for Heavenly Father's "glorious light" to shine upon it.
How friendship has been growing between the Church and Colombian government since the '60's Church recognized for its efforts to champion religious freedom in South American nation.
From left, Elder Enrique Falabella and his wife, Sister Ruth Falabella, with Lorena Rios, Colombia's Coordinator of Religious Affairs.
FairMormon conference sheds light on impact women have had on the Church, why it needs to be talked about Annual conference is an extension of the independent organization's commitment to address charges leveled at the Church's doctrines, practices and leaders.
FairMormon president Scott Gordon and presenter Taunalyn Rutherford answer audience questions following Rutherford's Aug. 1, 2018, presentation about Latter-day Saint women in India.
Learn about the smartphone apps that could help relieve anxiety, depression Smartphones aren’t all bad — with the right apps, they can help monitor not only physical health, but also mental wellness, reported BYU Magazine.
BYU Magazine recently reported on how certain  smartphone apps can help people manage their mental health.
New 2019 mutual theme for youth in the Church emphasizes love, obedience The Church has announced that the Mutual theme for 2019 is “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The Church has announced that the Mutual theme for 2019 is “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The drive behind why Brazilian Saints traveled by bus and by boat for decades to attend the temple With a single temple in Brazil in 1978, Saints in the massive South American nation made great sacrifices in time, travel and money — often in cross-country caravans of member-chartered buses — to do temple work for themselves and their ancest
Edivaldo Brito carries his son, Helã, 3, while leaving for church with family members, including his niece, Lais Brito, 4, left, and daughter, Rebeca Brito, 6, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Mexico City education fair supports Church commitment to 'intelligence and wisdom' Annual Church-sponsored education fair in sprawling capital city helping Latter-day Saints realize their educational goals — and spiritual possibilities facilitated via learning.
The 2018 Church-sponsored Education Fair in Mexico City offered about 1,000 people a rare opportunity to network with schools and employers gathered under one roof.
From rock artists to ministers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's biggest fans might just surprise you A look at how the Church's musical ambassadors touch individuals and bring communities together.
Rock singer and voice actor Jess Harnell sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the June 20 sound check at California's Walt Disney Concert Hall. An eclectic group of guests sang with the choir during sound checks throughout the 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
New 'Huki' canoe show afloat at Polynesian Cultural Center The Church-affiliated Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, has retired its "Rainbows" canoe pageant after 18 years and launched Huki, which means "pull" in Hawaiian. The storyline ranges from Maui fishing up islands to the start of the PCC.
The people celebrate after the legendary demigod Maui pulls up the islands and their connection to the ocean in the Polynesian Cultural Center's new Huki canoe celebration.