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Month: March 2018

Dear New Apostles

Dear New Apostles

Although this collection of quotes directly refers to the experience of being a new apostle, we all can learn from them as we discover new callings in our own lives.  Dear New Apostles, You have just been called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ. Perhaps it was a complete surprise, like it was for […]

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Rome Italy Temple dedication dates announced

Mormon Newsroom has announced the open house and dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: The public is invited to tour the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy. Church leaders announced the Rome Italy Temple will be open for […]

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Two Missionary Training Centers to Close

Two Missionary Training Centers to Close

Mormon Newsroom released a statement yesterday that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will close 2 of its 15 missionary training centers (MTCs) in January of 2019. The closures are due to a reorganization of resources according to need, and no changes to the surrounding missions were announced. The Spain MTC is next […]

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General Conference quotes on education and lifelong learning

Looking for great LDS quotes and inspiring memes about education and lifelong learning? Look no further— “He who invades the domain of knowledge must approach it as Moses came to the burning bush; he stands on holy ground; he would acquire things sacred. We must come to this quest of truth—in all regions of human […]

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Church Video: ‘LDS Couple Missionaries serving in the Pacific’ + counsel from leaders

  I express gratitude for our senior missionaries. They are young in spirit, wise, and willing to work. … These dear members are willing to serve and strengthen the lives of others. Even if these seniors don’t know the local language, their accomplishments are great and their spirit of sacrifice is precious. —President Russell M. […]

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Boston North Stake to hold ‘snow make-up days’ for missed meetings

When severe winter storms hit the East Coast, it’s not uncommon for wards in the Boston North Stake to be forced to cancel Sunday Meetings. Members usually end up missing Church once or twice each year due to weather, but this winter wards have needed to cancel Church a record 5 times. Stake leaders have […]

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Just for Converts: President Hinckley presiding alone

If you have joined the Church in the past few years, you probably have learned about Gordon B. Hinckley and his teachings while he was President of the Church, but you may know very little about the 14 years he served as a counselor to 3 different Church presidents.  In 1981 President Hinckley had been […]

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3 inspiring Church Facebook posts about Jesus Christ

Here are 3 inspiring recent Facebook posts about Jesus Christ from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and you don’t even have to login to Facebook to see them. They’re embedded right here. You might also enjoy: 3 Tweets from President Nelson about you and God Every day we see reports […]

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The most important part of “There is a place for you here”

The most important part of “There is a place for you here”

President Russell M. Nelson reached out to all during his first broadcast as President of the Church, saying, “whatever your concerns, whatever your challenges, there is a place for you in this, the Lord’s Church.” Other apostles have reassured and invited all members to “come, join with us,” as did Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in […]

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3 tweets from President Nelson about you and God

Here are 3 powerful, touching, and inspiring recent tweets from President Russell M. Nelson. Now you don’t have to go over to Twitter if you don’t want to go there. These are the 3 wisest and most uplifting March tweets you could find even if you read every single one of the average 500 million […]

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Just for Converts: President Nelson is a convert too

Some converts are the first in their family to ever join the Church, and some are like President Nelson, whose parents were inactive members of the Church. If you’re a convert with inactive Church members in your family, you’ll really appreciate President Nelson’s perspectives on this. When President Russell M. Nelson was called as the […]

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Just for Converts: Never ignore or postpone a prompting

The “Just for Converts” series focuses on LDS quotes and stories that are well-loved, but don’t get shared a lot online because longtime members have already them enjoyed them many, many times, and folks tend to share new or novel posts more. As a new convert, you have felt the still small voice as you […]

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Magnify your calling, but don’t set it on fire

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are familiar with the expression “magnify your calling,” but we don’t always fully understand what that means. Here’s some clarification from Church leaders on the topic— Magnification in our world is so useful. It allows us to continue reading books, directions, medications, and menus long […]

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Inactive members, ‘do not contact’ requests, and persistence

This post is the first of the series “Roads back to the straight and narrow” that focus on the different ways inactive or less active members come back to the fold, and the things active members can sometimes do to help. Let’s gain wisdom from a few stories and quotes from general conference on one […]

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Focusing on Jesus Christ instead of ‘the problem’

  President Howard W. Hunter shared a profound truth that focusing on having a better relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can work better than focusing on a specific issue such as Church inactivity— While I was serving as a stake president in the Los Angeles area, my counselors and I asked our bishops […]

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