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Not only has the Church helped serve and shelter evacuees of the #NorthernCaliforniaFire--it has also provided comfort. This past weekend, Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy and Elder Paul H. Watkins of the Area Seventy visited those affected by the fires. They visited people who have lost homes and surveyed damaged areas. These are the deadliest wildfires in California state history.
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These are photos of the new #Meridian Idaho Temple. The public open house begins October 21, 2017. There are more than 100 paintings inside the temple, including 10 original pieces of art. Two original murals reflect the Idaho mountains and wilderness. This is the fifth temple in #Idaho. Check the link in our bio to read more about the temple open house and design.
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Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy of the Church greeted the missionaries of the Santa Rosa California Mission. The missionaries have been assisting the evacuees that have been displaced by the devastating #NorthernCaliforniaFires.
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This is one of the many areas affected by the #NorthernCaliforniaFires. Many Latter-day Saints in Santa Rosa, California, have provided evacuees with shelter, food and cleaning supplies. The fires have destroyed more than 5,000 structures and knocked out power to homes and businesses in the Bay Area of northern California. More than 30 people have died. Thousands of people remain evacuated. Check our link in bio for more information.
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Mormon youth were encouraged to submit their questions for the Face to Face broadcast hosted by the Church. The questions were answered by musical artists Lexi Walker, Madilyn Paige, Nicole Luz and Patch Crowe. #Repost @ldsyouth ・・・ “God trusts us. He knows that we know how to make good decisions. We know how to honor him. Deep down in our hearts we all know how to do it.” —Patch “There’s only one like that matters, one view that counts: God’s.” —Lexi “My real worth doesn’t come from what the world thinks about me, it comes from what God thinks about me.” —Madylin “I believe the Book of Mormon is a book where the Lord shows that He is a God of chances; that you will have one, two, three, as many chances as you need because He wants us to return to His side always.” —Nicole • Did you miss the #LDSfacetoface yesterday? Watch it on LDSyouth Facebook or lds.org
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Award-winning actress, singer and dancer @suttonlenore and acclaimed British actor @bonhughbon will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year’s #Christmas concerts by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square will also join the choir for the popular holiday performances December 14, 15 and 16, 2017, in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
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Tens of millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Niger, Kenya, Uganda and DR Congo are facing famine due to prolonged drought and civil conflict. LDS Charities is partnering with 11 global relief organizations to help. Check the link in our bio to learn more. #Charity
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“With the courage of a jet pilot, the tenacity of a champion athlete, the humility and devotion of a disciple of the Lord, Elder Hales has completed his life’s mission in a most exemplary way. He has passed the tests of mortality and returned home with highest honors.” - President Russell M. Nelson These were some of the words shared at the funeral of Elder Robert D. Hales Friday. To read more about the talks and the service, go to the link in our bio. #ElderHales
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Latter-day Saint leaders recently traveled to #PuertoRico to offer hope and comfort residents of the island following two recent hurricanes that struck the Caribbean. They also met with government officers to coordinate procedures to ship relief supplies to the Caribbean island. The "Yellow Angels," or also known as the Mormon Helping Hands volunteers, assembled food kits and organized food and water distribution.
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Funeral services for Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. There will be no public viewing, but expressions of sympathy can be posted on the Elder Robert D. Hales Facebook page or emailed to condolences@ldschurch.org. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Church’s General Missionary Fund give.lds.org/hales. #ElderHales
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Monday: To all of those affected by the horrific events in Las Vegas, we offer our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers. We pray for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones and for those who are seeking to recover from the physical and emotional wounds they are suffering. May God bless them with the peace and comfort only He can provide in such tragic and heartbreaking moments. #PrayForLasVegas
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Elder Robert D. Hales died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the hospital at age 85 from causes incident to age. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his passing. Check our link in bio to read more. #ElderHales
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