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2023 Temple Leadership Assignments

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 56 couples to serve as temple presidents and matrons. Most couples will begin their service in September of 2023.

Through 192 Years, Church Growth Continues

Growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — as measured by numbers of members, dedicated temples, congregations and stakes — continues 193 years after the faith’s founding.

Historians, Scholars and Editors Share Their Stories While Finishing the Epic Joseph Smith Papers Project

Some members of the Joseph Smith Papers staff have contributed many years to the project. If asked, "I would do it again in a heartbeat. No regrets," says Sharalyn Howcroft, lead project archivist.

Serving Others Together Brings These 3 Families Closer to Jesus Christ

The Arkells, Martineaus and Tibbetts share what it is like serving others by using the app JustServe. “God has given us wonderful blessings in our lives, and we can show Him our gratitude when we serve,” said Wendy Tibbitts, one of the mothers.

A Latter-day First: Church Has 4 Nonagenarian Apostles, Including Entire First Presidency

It is only the seventh time in the Church’s 193-year history that two or more of the senior leaders — presidents of the Church, counselors in the First Presidency or members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — have been 90 years old or older at the same time.

Serving in London Helped Elder Alan T. Phillips to Love and Learn From All of God’s Children

The newly called General Authority Seventy shares how focusing on the Savior has helped him show love and feel loved. “[Elder Phillips] really focuses on and cares about people,” Sister Lindsey Phillips, Elder Phillips wife.

Faith and Family Influenced ‘American Idol’ Winner Iam Tongi

After recently winning “American Idol” Season 21, Latter-day Saint Iam Tongi has over a million followers among Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — platforms where he has posted about his faith.

Current First Presidency, Quorum of Twelve Apostles Are 6th-Longest Tenured in Church History

On June 1, 2023, the current members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will have served together for 1,889 days — or five years, two months and two days. That’s the sixth-longest tenure for a quorum to serve together since 1835.

New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in May 2023

Following is a list of newly created stakes and stake presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world.

‘God Is in the Details’: Missionary in Africa Finds Cousin’s Baseball Shirt

A shirt from an Idaho Deseret Industries store traveled to Ghana. Elder Elder Brayden, who recognized the shirt while serving a mission in Ghana, said it was no coincidence. “[God] truly does care about me all the time,” he said.