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Today The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently referred to by the media or friends of other faiths as "The Mormon Church") has over 15 million members in over 160 nations worldwide. Over 140 of its beautiful temples adorn sites in North, South, and Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and numerous islands of the sea. Its relief and humanitarian efforts have helped bless the lives of millions around the world, regardless of faith, as it follows the example of its Living Head, Jesus Christ. Sadly, The Church of Jesus Christ is still greatly misunderstood, and many myths and falsehoods still exist. We hope that this site may prove informational to those who visit hoping to find information about Latter-day Saints (nicknamed "Mormons"), either on a given topic in Mormonism or simply about Mormons in general. Articles cover topics about such things as basic Mormon beliefs, Mormon doctrine, Mormon history and leadership, temple work, family life, Mormon literature, controversial topics, and Church organizations and humanitarian efforts. And take a look at the new Qwirky Wiki section — Mormons are surprisingly fun.

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Featured Article

Baptism by Immersion describes baptism in which the entire body is put under water and then brought back up. As a symbol of death and resurrection it is one of the contraversial aspects of the LDS faith when compared to other Christian denominations. In the Church, unless every part of the body (including hair) goes under water the baptism is not valid, and must be done again.


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Featured Temple

LDS Nauvoo Illinois Temple, © 2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

In the closing session of the April 1999 General Conference, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, gave the following announcement, “I feel impressed to announce that among all of the temples we are constructing, we plan to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple.” The news was received with joy and tears by members and even those not of the LDS faith. (More about the Nauvoo Temple.)


Featured Scripture

2 Nephi 25:26 - And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

Featured Individual

Dale G. Renlund: Mormon Apostle

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Dale G. Renlund was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 3, 2015. His call was a milestone for the Church: 100 apostles have now served since the Church was organized in 1830. Renlund was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy at the time of his call to the apostleship. He had previously served as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.

Renlund earned his MD degree from the University of Utah and further medical and research training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a professor of medicine at the University of Utah, and from 1991 to 2009 he was the Medical Director of the Utah Transplantation Affiliated Hospitals (UTAH) Cardiac Transplant Program. He became the director of the Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program at Intermountain Health Center in Salt Lake City in 2000.

He was born on November 13, 1952, in Salt Lake City. His Swedish parents, Mats Ake Renlund and Mariana Andersson, immigrated to the United States so they could marry in an LDS temple. Later while Renlund was in his teens, he lived in Sweden with his family while his father served as a building missionary for the Church. He returned again to Sweden to serve as a full-time missionary (1972–1974). He has also served as a Sunday School president, bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Renlund and his wife, Ruth Lybbert (a daughter of former General Authority Merlin Lybbert), are the parents of one daughter. Ruth Renlund survived ovarian cancer after the birth of their daughter. She was an attorney and partner in the Salt Lake law firm Dewsnup, King, and Olsen. She also set aside her career when her husband was assigned to serve in the presidency of the Africa Southeast Area.

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MormonWiki is sponsored by the More Good Foundation. The wiki serves as a tool through which positive LDS content can be developed in a collaborative manner, in order to provide sound and true information about Mormons and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes nicknamed the "Mormon Church"). This website is not an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but has been mounted by sincere adherents to the LDS Church and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no intent to cover controversial subjects except to explain the stance of Mormonism and the Church of Jesus Christ regarding these subjects. (Read more...)

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