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Markers

January

February

  • February 21, 2021 - Friend to Friend for Children
  • February 25–27, 2021 - RootsTech Connect: Family Discovery Day

March

  • March 17, 2021 - Youth Music Festival
  • March 26 and 27, 2021 - Handel’s Messiah

April

  • April 3–4, 2021 - General Conference
  • April 29–30, 2021 = BYU Women’s Conference

191st General Conference

As April 2021 general conference comes to a close, members around the world have been edified and uplifted by the words of Church leaders. Here are 6 announcements that happened during this spring's general conference. [1]

In the Sunday afternoon session, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct 20 new temples. According to Newsroom, “this is the second-highest number of temples announced at one time in the history of the Church. At the April 1998 general conference, former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) announced plans to construct as many as 32 new temples, though he did not list specific locations.” See the locations announced by President Nelson here.

  • A New Primary General Presidency

In the Saturday afternoon session, a new Primary General Presidency was called. Sister Camille N. Johnson will now serve as Primary General President with Sister Susan H. Porter as First Counselor and Sister Amy Wright as Second Counselor. Find their bios here.

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  • New Members of the Presidency of the Seventy Announced

Effective August 1, 2021, Elders Robert C. Gay and Terence M. Vinson will be released from the Presidency of the Seventy. Elders Paul V. Johnson and S. Mark Palmer were sustained as new members of the Presidency of the Seventy during the Saturday afternoon session.

  • 8 General Authority Seventies Called

Eight new General Authority Seventies received calls during the Saturday afternoon session: Elder Sean Douglas, Elder Michael A. Dunn, Elder Clark G. Gilbert, Elder Patricio M. Giuffra, Elder Alfred Kyungu, Elder Alvin F. Meredith III, Elder Carlos G. Revillo Jr., Elder Vaiangina Sikahema. Read short bios about each new General Authority Seventy.

  • 77 New Area Seventies

Elder D. Todd Christofferson read the names of 77 new Area Seventies during the Thursday general conference leadership meeting. Short bios of each new Area Seventy are available here. President Dallin H. Oaks called for a sustaining vote of the new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session.

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  • The 2020 Statistical Report

Like many aspects of last year, the statistical report is a bit different from previous years as numbers reflect decreases in new converts and full-time missionaries. Membership increased by just under 100,000, putting total Church membership at 16,663,663. See the full statistical report.

20 New Temples Announced April 2021

A resilient, far-reaching moment of Latter-day Saint history was made on Easter Sunday with President Russell M. Nelson’s announcement of 20 future temples — the most locations announced in a single day since April 1998.

At the conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s session of the 191st Annual General Conference, the Church president set forth plans to build temples in:


LDS # Title Country Status Announce Date Dedication Date Stakes/ Districts Web Link Map Notes
001 pix Oslo Norway Temple Norway Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
002 pix Brussels Belgium Temple Belgium Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
003 pix Vienna Austria Temple Austria Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
004 pix Kumasi Ghana Temple Ghana Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
005 pix Beira Mozambique Temple Mozambique Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
006 pix Cape Town South Africa Temple South Africa Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
007 pix Singapore Temple Singapore Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
008 pix Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple Brazil Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
009 pix Cali Colombia Temple Colombia Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
010 pix Queretaro Mexico Temple Mexico Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
011 pix Torreon Mexico Temple Mexico Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
012 pix Helena Montana Temple Montana Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
013 pix Casper Wyoming Temple Wyoming Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
014 pix Grand Junction Colorado Temple Colorado Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
015 pix Farmington New Mexico Temple New Mexico Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
016 pix Burley Idaho Temple Idaho Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
017 pix Eugene Oregon Temple Oregon Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
018 pix Elko Nevada Temple Nevada Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
019 pix Yorba Linda California Temple California Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map
020 pix Smithfield Utah Temple Utah Announced 04 Apr 2021 / web map


May

  • 01-May-2021 : New Temple announced for Ephraim Utah Temple- 27th temple proposed for Utah made in special Manti region press conference.
  • May 2, 2021 = Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults
  • 18-May-2021 : Two missionaries in Texas die in car crash - Elders Luke Carter of Springville Utah and Eli Fowler of Pueblo West Colorado, die in a two-vehicle accident north of Dallas-Fort Worth during a heavy rainstorm. The driver of the other vehicle is hospitalized in serious condition. [2]
  • 24-May-2021 : Church to discontinue time-only temple marriages - The discontinuance was addressed in a Monday, May 24, letter from the First Presidency to General Authorities; General Officers; Area Seventies; stake, mission, district and temple presidents; and bishops and branch presidents.[3]
  • 24-May-2021 : 3 of 10 Church MTC's to resume in-person learning in June - In a phased and cautious approach that adds on-site training to its online teaching, the Provo, Ghana and New Zealand MTCs look to invite a small number of missionaries to train on location beginning in late June. [4]

June

June 13, 2021 Face to Face for Single Adults

July

July 22 and 23, 2021 Music for a Summer Evening (Pioneer Day Commemoration)

August

September

September 12, 2021 Face to Face for Young Adults


October

October 2–3, 2021 General Conference

November

November 14, 2021 Face to Face for Youth

December

December 5, 2021 First Presidency Christmas Devotional


Church Unit Updates

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New Stakes

  1. (#3465) Nampula Mozambique Stake 31-Jan-2021
  2. (#3466) Herriman Utah Anthem Stake - January 31st, 2021
  3. (#3467) Salem Utah Woodland Hills Stake - January 31st, 2021
  4. (#3468) Lake Point Utah Stake - February 7th, 2021
  5. (#3469) Orem Utah YSA 4th Stake - March 14th, 2021
  6. (#3469b) Imus Philippines Stake - March 21st, 2021
  7. (#3470) North Pole Alaska Stake - March 28th, 2021
  8. (#3471) Gettysburg Pennsylvania Stake - March 28th, 2021
  9. (#3472) Almada Portugal Stake - March 28th, 2021
  10. (#3473) Fishers Indiana Stake - April 11th, 2021
  11. (#3474) Abura Ghana Stake - April 18th, 2021
  12. (#3475) Kharkiv Ukraine Stake - April 25th, 2021
  13. (#3476) Bindura Zimbabwe Stake - April 28th, 2021
  14. (#3477) Jyvaskylä Finland Stake - May 16th, 2021
  15. (#3478) Farmington Hills Michigan Stake - May 23rd, 2021
  16. (#3479) Marikina Philippines East Stake - May 23rd, 2021
  17. (#3480) Cauayan Philippines Stake - May 30th, 2021
  18. (#3481) Assomada Cape Verde Stake - June 6th, 2021
  19. (#3482) Palhoca Brazil Stake - June 6th, 2021
  20. (#3483) Heber City Utah Old Mill Stake - June 6th, 2021
  21. (#3484) Hyrum Utah West Stake - June 6th, 2021
  22. (#3484b) Cococodji Benin Stake - June 20th, 2021

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New Districts

  1. Great Salt Lake Utah (Correctional Facility) - 1/3
  2. Matadi DR Congo - January 10th, 2021
  3. Lesser Antilles North - January 24th, 2021

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Units Discontinued in 2021

  1. Pocatello Idaho YSA 2nd Stake - (March 2021)
  2. San Diego California Stake - 20 June 2021

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References

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