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Chapter 65: The Church of Jesus Christ Today

“Chapter 65: The Church of Jesus Christ Today,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 236–37

“Chapter 65,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 236–37

Chapter 65

The Church of Jesus Christ Today

moving west
Joseph Smith and brethren

Many years have passed since the Church was started in Fayette, New York. The Church has grown much bigger in those years. In 1830 it was started with only six members.

missionaries greeting various cultures

Since 1830, missionaries have gone throughout the world to teach the gospel. People have listened to the missionaries and joined the Church. Today millions of Church members live all over the world. They speak many languages. Although the members live in different places, the Church is the same. The people are happy to be members of the Church.

modern prophets speaking at conference

Living prophets continue to lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They receive revelation from Jesus.

family gardening together

As Church members follow the prophets, they become better, happier people. They have stronger homes and families. They share the gospel with others. They help their neighbors and others in need.

family dressed in white

Members of the Church also follow the prophets by going to the temple. The Church has built temples all over the world. Members go to the temple to learn how to become more like Jesus. They receive sacred ordinances and make covenants with God. The temple is the only place where members can be married for time and eternity. We are blessed in many ways by being members of the Lord’s Church. We should be grateful for these blessings. We can show our gratitude by obeying God’s commandments and serving others.