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Temple News & Updates | Week of 10 September

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   Progress in Chile Crews are making significant progress inside and outside of the Concepción Chile Temple. Stone cladding is nearing completion on the west side exterior …

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WATCH: Mormon Helping Hands after Hurricane Harvey

WATCH: Mormon Helping Hands after Hurricane Harvey

LDS member Kimber Crandall made a short film highlighting the service rendered by volunteers after Hurricane Harvey flooded parts of Texas. Of the film, Crandall said: Even more impressive than Harvey’s historic rainfall totals is the heart of Houstonians – who have come out in huge numbers over the past week to help those who flooded clean out their homes. …

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Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Faith is a key ingredient that can and does help many in the world rebound from refugee status and contribute to society, a Mormon apostle said at Windsor Castle September 9, 2017. “People can live without a lot of things,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland told a few dozen faith leaders, academics and government leaders at the Second …

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LDS Church Creates 100th Stake in Philippines

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created the 100th stake (diocese) as a result of significant membership expansion and growth. The Philippines becomes only the fifth country in the world to have 100 or more stakes. The stake was created by Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, at a …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquake in English & Spanish

LDS Church Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquake in English & Spanish

The Church issued the following statement in English and Spanish on the Mexico earthquake, which occurred Thursday, September 7, 2017. The death toll has risen to 90 and thousands more are now homeless. With the rest of the world, we are deeply concerned about the many natural disasters that have occurred around the globe in recent weeks. Last night’s earthquake …

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Evie Clair’s Dad Dies of Cancer Thursday

Evie Clair's Dad Dies of Cancer Tuesday

In April 2016, Amos Abplanalp was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Over the last year and a half, his courageous fight has gained national attention thanks to his daughter, Evie. Evie is a contestant on ABC’s hit reality show, America’s Got Talent. She’s made it to the finals and dedicated each of her performances to her father. Days after her …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement on Hurricane Irma: As this serious hurricane has approached the Caribbean and continues in its path west and north, we have taken important steps to prepare. Members and missionaries have been given instruction on seeking shelter, gathering food and water and preparing for the days ahead. As …

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President Uchtdorf Visits Texas in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

President Uchtdorf Visits Texas in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to Houston, Texas, Sunday, September 3, 2017, to meet with members and tour areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. President Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency; Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric; and Elder J. Devn …

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LDS First Presidency Releases Statement on Service & Hurricane Harvey

LDS First Presidency Releases Statement on Service & Hurricane Harvey

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In response to an outpouring from people who want to know how to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following letter: Dear Brothers and Sisters: The still-unfolding disaster caused by the torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey has caught the attention of …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 27 August 2017

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Progress in South Africa Crews are making significant progress on the Durban South Africa Temple. Plastering is underway at the electrical housing; waterproofing, subsoil-drain work, and …

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