Promised temple is coming, visiting apostle Dieter Uchtdorf tells Russia’s Mormons, but the process ‘will be slow’

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


When LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson declared April 1that the Utah-based faith planned to build a temple at a yet-to-be-determined location in Russia, thousands of Mormons gathered in the massive Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City collectively gasped. Was it delight or astonishment?


After all, Mormon missionaries there are forbidden by law to proselytize or even to wear their iconic black name tags. The number of missions has been trimmed from seven to six and permissible preaching drastically reduced to church chapels only.

Weeks after the announcement, though, LDS apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf was in Moscow, urging about 700 Russian Mormons “to prepare their hearts for a new temple,” according to a news release on the church’s newsroom website.

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