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.
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During the process of translating the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery “went into the woods to pray and inquire of the Lord respecting baptism for the remission of sins”. In response, the Lord sent John the Baptist to confer upon them the Aaronic Priesthood.
Religious LDS culture has historically struggled to find a place for matters of mental health and depression as it dovetails with our mortal experience and our theology. As a result, many members may be unsure of how we as a people stand with respect to issues of depression, anxiety, and other common mental health issues.
It’s Saturday night and you need a picture for your Sunday lesson. You go to LDS.org and search for an image, but you can’t find what you have in mind. Sound frustrating? Or maybe even familiar?
At a special conference in Nuku’alofa on Sunday 19 February, Elder Renlund spoke about a meeting with Latter-day Saint leaders and Her Royal Majesty, Queen Nanasipau’u, and other members of the Tongan Royal Family, which took place on Friday 17 February.
From the time I was a small child the address of 15 Wadham Road was as well known as my own address. Our father would recount the experience he had in that upstairs bedroom in the year 1933 and referred to it as a “pivotal” moment in his life.