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Members of the Church in San Juan, Puerto Rico, have reached out to help other hurricane-affected communities. Adults and young people provided food and basic necessities on the International Day of Service. Residents of Loíza delivered food, hygiene items, diapers, batteries, flashlights and water filters. In the community in Los Cedros of the municipality of Carolina, Mormons pruned trees and collected debris to help clear the road for vehicles to travel.
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It was a busy weekend for members in #CedarCityUtah. President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the temple on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was joined by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and others. On Saturday, a cultural celebration presented the history of the Church in Cedar City.
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Let the lights of Temple Square get you into the Christmas spirit. #MerryChristmas #tistheseason
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees.
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Church leaders give President Donald J. Trump a tour of Welfare Square in #SaltLakeCity Monday, December 4, 2017. Referring to the Church, President Trump said, “This is very exciting for me. The job you’ve done is beyond anything you could think of. Taking care of people the way you take care of people and the respect that you have all over the world.”
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From sharing personal experiences to describing the birth of Jesus Christ, the annual Christmas Devotional held by the Church was uplifting to all. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church said, "We feel a tenderness that causes us to reach out to others in kindness and compassion. Christmas inspires us to love better.” How will you reach out this holiday season? Check the link in our bio for more devotional highlights.
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To get into the #Christmas spirit, here are photos of the lights illuminating Temple Square in Salt Lake City. #LightTheWorld
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A new Mormon chapel was dedicated a few weeks ago in downtown Chicago. To celebrate, many religions in the area came together for an interfaith musical event. During the gathering, local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sang with other faiths, including a choir of Baha'is. #Interfaith
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The Church is encouraging everyone to serve others during its #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas initiative. More than 90 events to feed the hungry in the United States and Canada, ranging from large collections to individual acts of service, are scheduled. The campaign will also support 28 local service events globally. Projects will include making Christmas packages for orphanages in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus and food, clothing and cleaning supply drives in Florida, Nova Scotia and other locations. Go to the link in our bio o to see all the activities happening around the world. #Repost @mormonorg ・・・ Today, reach beyond your comfort zone, and look for ways to help someone else. Share how you’ve served or how others have served you. #LightTheWorld
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To be grateful is to pause, think and ponder on the goodness of our existence. For people of faith, stopping our busyness to consider our blessings (no matter how small) is more than a nice idea — it’s a transformative process in which our souls are drawn upward in love to God, who then points us outward to lift others. Whether it’s Mormons reaching out to hurricane victims this fall, Southern Baptists rallying to help a Muslim neighbor whose business was robbed and damaged, or Christian congregations teaching kids in the community that "we’re all God’s children, and we all should look out for one another," people of faith around the globe show their gratitude to God by immersing themselves into their local communities. There is much to be grateful--both this Thanksgiving and every day of the year. Click the link in our bio to read more about the global gift of gratitude. #HappyThanksgiving
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Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder M. Russell Ballard answered a wide variety of questions at an #LDSface2face broadcast Sunday. Questions from Brazil and New York asked how Latter-day Saints can show love to those who disagree with Church teachings on same-sex attraction. “We have to be cautious and willing to listen. We have to be willing to talk to one another about this issue,” Elder Ballard said. He continued by saying those who are gay “are God’s children. He loves them. There’s a place for them [in the Church] and for all of our Father’s children, regardless of what their circumstances may be. The Church is a place of refuge, to come and find peace and answers to life’s questions.” Follow the link in our bio to read more of his and Elder Oaks’s answers to hard questions.
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Many members of the @ldschurch gathered in #Idaho today for the dedication of the Meridian Idaho Temple. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the temple, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke at the dedication ceremony. On Saturday, 6,000 local youth participated in a cultural celebration honoring Idaho and Church history. Check the link in our bio to read more about the new temple.
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