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April 1, 2020

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, April 1 2020

LDS News

What online training and a virtual MTC means for missionaries and their instructors

In these days of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and stay-at-home mandates, much of the Church’s missionary training experience remains the same.

Church members eagerly anticipate April 2020 general conference

Many BYU students and Church members dealing with restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak are discussing what changes might occur at the annual General Conference, coming up the first weekend of April.

200 years later, the story of the Restoration is the story of overcoming adversity

A wildly contagious flu with no vaccine in sight. Missionaries called home. Temples closed. General conference altered. Members asked to practice social distancing and preventive hygiene. A government edict to shut down all meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Returning Latter-day Saint missionaries reconcile early returns, adjustments to life

Saige Cooper was angry when she received a text message from her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission president.

How to watch or listen to the 190th Annual General Conference this weekend

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a number of changes to the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The venue has changed. There will be no spectators. But the five sessions will go on as scheduled April 4–5, 2020.

Strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits southern Idaho

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has struck southern Idaho, with shaking felt across the region, officials and residents say. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

First Presidency announces additional options for missionaries amid COVID-19

With tens of thousands of missionaries being released or returning to their home countries for reassignment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have made additional adjustments and options for missionary service. They include temporary releases and reassignments when conditions allow or the delay of one’s missionary service.

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