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Powerful Haka Performed to Honor BYU-Hawaii Graduates

Powerful Haka Performed to Honor BYU-Hawaii Graduates

For students, commencement day is often one of immense celebration and joy. Recent New Zealand graduates from BYU-Hawaii got to witness a special tradition of honor as a haka was performed on their behalf. The original video capturing the moment was posted on social media and has over 44,000 views. You can watch it below.   BYU-Hawaii is a private …

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Elizabeth Smart and Amanda Berry Sit Down for Emotional Interview

Elizabeth Smart and Amanda Berry Sit Down for Emotional Interview

When Elizabeth Smart was fourteen, a man abducted her at knifepoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City. She spent nine months of horror being raped, physically assaulted and threatened before she was rescued. Today, Elizabeth is an activist, author, and contributor for ABC News. When Amanda Berry was sixteen, she accepted a ride from a man that drove her …

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LDS Bishop & His 2 Children Perish in Tragic Plane Accident

LDS Bishop & His 2 Children Perish in Tragic Plane Accident

Yesterday, the tragic news broke that Randall “Randy” Wells and his two children, 8-year-old Asher and 3-year-old Sara, had perished when their single-engine aircraft crashed in southern Utah. Wells, who piloted the plane, and his children were returning from a wedding in Phoenix, Arizona, but never arrived home. About two dozen of Wells’ congregation (he was the bishop of the …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of February 20

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. Paris Temple Open House Tickets Update: Beginning Monday, February 27, 2017, free reservations will be made available for the open house of the …

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Watch This LDS Chapel in Cambodia Being Built From Start to Finish

Watch This LDS Chapel in Cambodia Being Built From Start to Finish

Sometimes we forget the struggle and sacrifice of LDS members around the world to build meetinghouses. This video by Elder Robert VanBrocklin, who served as Public Affairs Missionary in Cambodia,  was created to honor the members of the Kampong Cham District in Cambodia. You can see the entire process of building the chapel. Watch the video below!

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This Single Mom Dressed Up Like a Dad for Her Son’s School Event

This Single Utah Mom Dressed Up Like a Dad for Her Son's School Event

Whitney Kittrell, a single mother living in Utah, served her son in an unusual way and now the story, originally posted on Facebook, is going viral. When her son came home with an announcement that his kindergarten would be hosting a “dads and doughnuts” event, she wrote on Facebook that “her heart kinda sank.” When she asked her son if …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of February 6, 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. Barranquilla Colombia Temple Progress Update: Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple on the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Temple Facts: Once …

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Tune in Live for Family Discovery Day 2017!

Tune in Live for Family Discovery Day 2017!

Every year, the largest family history conference in the world, RootsTech, takes place in Salt Lake City. One of the highlights of the conference is Family Discovery Day. Held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, Family Discovery Day is organized to help LDS members find joy in family history and celebrate their heritage. Luckily, you don’t have to attend in person …

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LIVE: LDS Apostles Discuss BYU Pathway Program Going Worldwide

LIVE: LDS Apostles Discuss BYU Pathway Program Going Worldwide

The BYU Pathway program, originally partnered with BYU-Idaho, is designed to help students gain low-cost educational opportunities that combines online courses with local gatherings. Today, in a live conference, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf announced the program is now going worlwide through the Church’s system of private universities. Current BYU-Idaho president Clark Gilbert will be leaving his post to help bring …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of January 30, 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. Summer Dedication Slated for Tucson Arizona Temple Update: An open house for the Tucson Arizona Temple will be held on Saturday, June 3, …

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