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More Options for Missionaries to Communicate with Families

Effective immediately, full-time missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls, and video chat in addition to letters and emails. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

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How the Church is Reaching Millennials, Gen Z, Children

From the Church's Newsroom series "2018 Year in Review": According to the Pew Research Center, young adults worldwide are less religious by a number of measures. The same can be said, according to Barna, of the generation behind them, commonly known as Generation Z or...

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Report on the Growth of the Church

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a report about the growth and status of the Church. The report contains worldwide statistics about the following: Church membership, number of congregations and number of languages...

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States with the Highest Percentage of Church Members

Ever wonder which states have the highest percentage of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? In a post on LDS Church Growth, researcher Matt Martinich lists the U. S. states with the highest percentages. Here are the top 10, as of 2016: Utah:...

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Apostles Use Instagram to Share Savior’s Message

President Russell M. Nelson, along with his counselors in the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, can use Instagram to share the light of Jesus Christ and personal experiences that have taught them about the principles of the gospel....

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2018 First Presidency Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites Church members, their families, and friends to participate in the First Presidency’s annual Christmas devotional on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The devotional will include messages from...

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Church to Discontinue Some Pageants and Modify Others

On October 27, the Church announced that, while “local celebrations of culture and history may be appropriate” to celebrate and spread the gospel message, “larger productions, such as pageants, are discouraged.” The statement said that plans were underway "to...

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Stake-Based Institute Options

Priesthood leaders are encouraged to make institute accessible to all young single adults (YSAs). Stake presidents have the option of creating stake-based institutes for YSAs who don't have access to existing campus institute programs. Since their implementation in...

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Church Announces Broadcast Event Dates for 2019

The schedule of Churchwide event broadcasts for 2019 has been announced. The events listed below were announced to stake and ward leaders in a notice dated September 7, 2018, so they would be aware of these dates as they plan local events for the year 2019. Churchwide...

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RootsTech Goes to London

This week, FamilySearch announced that the RootsTech​ conference is expanding to international borders. RootsTech London will take place October 24-26, 2019, at the ExCeL London Convention Centre. The RootsTech London convention will not replace the annual conference...

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