Each of us has the opportunity through sincere prayer to know the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the reality of His restored Church here on earth. As a Stake Presidency, we humbly share our testimony that God lives and that He is our Heavenly Father. He knows us individually and specifically, that His Son Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the World, that He has restored His Church on the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that we have a modern-day Prophet on the earth today. In following the Savior’s teachings and example, we can find comfort and peace in our personal lives and within the walls of our own home.
First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples. Church leaders express gratitude and emphasize caution, safety and wisdom in the phased reopening process.
Prophet Introduces a New Proclamation to the World
During the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.
Titled “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World,” this document outlines core Latter-day Saint beliefs.
Temple Recommends & Temple and Family History Work
The First Presidency has counseled our youth and adult members to continue to maintain a current temple recommend "even if temple worship is not possible." To support this, bishoprics and stake presidencies have been temporarily authorized to perform temple recommend interviews either face to face or by way of a video call.
If you need to renew your recommend, please reach out to your Ward’s Executive Secretary to set up a time with a member of your Bishopric. After your interview with a member of the Bishopric a member of the Stake Presidency will coordinate a time for either a face to face interview or a video call.
Elder David A Bednar recently shared the following that during this season of suspended operations it can help members with ready access to temples appreciate those Latter-day Saints who ride on buses or boats for days to reach the temple. Some faithful members may only visit a temple once or twice in their lives. “We would not choose this present set of circumstances,” he said. “But given that they are upon us, it will help us have eyes to see things we have never seen before and ears to hear things that we have never heard before. Our appreciation should be greatly increased…For people who live very fast-paced and hectic lives, this is a marvelous opportunity to learn more about family history research, indexing, and how to prepare many, many names for the day when the temple doors will open again,” he said. “So this is a chance to increase our understanding of family history work — and to do more of that sacred work.”
Gatherings of Church Members Temporarily Suspended Worldwide.