Author: John Huntinghouse

Church Announces Missions Changes Removing 19 Missions and Creating 5 New Missions

From the Mormon Newsroom: “The Mormon Newsroom reported in October that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would adjust the number of its 421 missions to better fit the needs of each region of the world. Today, the Church announces boundary realignments for 19 missions, as well as the creation of five new missions. With the changes, there will be 407 missions. The following five missions will open in July 2018: Brazil Rio de Janeiro South Cote d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro Nigeria Ibadan Philippines Cabanatuan Zimbabwe Bulawayo And the Church will realign the boundaries for the following 19 missions...

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*BREAKING* Church Announces Major Changes Concerning Youth Participation for Baptisms for the Dead

From LDS.org: “We are grateful for the increase in temple history work being completed by the faithful youth of the Church,” the First Presidency wrote in a letter to be read in sacrament meetings Sunday. “In unprecedented numbers, young women and young men throughout the world are researching, finding, and bringing family names to the temple to perform baptisms and confirmations. . . . We are confident that these changes will bless the lives of youth and children throughout the Chruch.” Effective January 1, 2018: • Under the direction of the temple presidency, young women (ages 12-18) with a limited-use temple recommend...

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Church Announces New Pajama Policy For Those Attending LDS General Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah – The church announced this morning that they were implementing a new pajama policy for those who are attending general conference. “We felt that it wasn’t fair for those who are attending General Conference to have to dress up while all of their friends and families sat comfortably in their pajamas at home.” An attendee during the morning session of conference remarked, “Before the morning session, it was always hard scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and seeing all of my friends relaxing in their pajamas while I was wearing a suit and tie. But now...

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LDS Church’s Easter Campaign #PrinceofPeace, Focuses On Eight Core Principles That Lead Members Closer to Christ

Photo credit: Brent Borup The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will launch their Easter campaign “Prince of Peace” starting March 31st. Individuals will be able to visit the official campaign’s website on Mormon.org to watch the powerful 2 1/2 minute Easter video of Christ being the ultimate example of peace. The Eight core principles that will be highlighted during Holy week (April 9th to April 16th) are: Faith Compassion Forgiveness Repentance Gratitude God’s word Prayer Hope The video will be available in 33 languages. During Holy week, various videos highlighting individuals encompassing these character traits will be...

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Oakland California and Washington D.C. Temples to Close for Renovation

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of two temples for extensive renovation. The Oakland California Temple will close in February 2018, while the Washington D.C. Temple is scheduled to close in March 2018. After decades of service, the mechanical systems of both temples will be upgraded and their finishes and furnishings will be refreshed. Following the completion of the Oakland California Temple renovation in 2019 and the Washington D.C. Temple renovation in 2020, the temples will be rededicated. Public open house and rededication information will be provided as the...

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