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Monticello Temple to be Expanded
The LDS Church plans to remodel and expand the Monticello, Utah Temple starting next March, just three years after it was dedicated. The first of the new "smaller" Temples dedicated, the Monticello temple has proved too small for the demands of its temple district.

First Stake in Kenya
The first stake in the African nation of Kenya was created last month by Elder Robert C. Oaks and Elder Steven E. Snow of the Africa Southeast Area Presidency. Organized from the Kenya Nairobi District in the Kenya Nairobi Mission, the new Nairobi Kenya Stake includes five wards and two branches.

LDS Assistance Helps AIDS Retreat
Volunteers from churches including the American Baptists, Methodists, Unitarians, Presbyterians and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined together at Camp Pinecliff to participate in an AIDS retreat. A group of 78 gathered at the camp near Coalville last weekend to take part in activities for both sufferers and their families. The Interfaith Volunteer Care Program is 10 years old and is run 100 percent on volunteer labor.

In the Wake of National Tragedy, President Willes Proclaims: 'God Answers Prayers!'
As many still wrestle with the question of how a loving God could allow the committing of recent atrocities, Honolulu Hawaii mission President Mark J. Willes offered words of wisdom and comfort at a BYU-Hawaii devotional last week.

Jeffrey D. Keith at Oct. 9 devotional
A professor of geology at Brigham Young University will be the speaker at a university devotional on Tuesday (Oct. 9) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

BYU hosts Hispanic family history conference Oct. 10-13
The Center For Family History and Genealogy and the Department of History at Brigham Young University have organized a conference, "Jornadas in Genealogy and History: Families Crossing Frontiers," Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 10-13).

Ray, Janette Beckham at BYU Women lecture Oct. 13
BYU Women will host a lecture themed "Friends to All Nations" on Saturday (Oct. 13) at 2 p.m. Ray and Janette Beckham, members of the Olympic coordinating committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the featured speakers, according to DeAnn Gardner, BYU Women president.

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