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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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How Steve Young & Sports Illustrated Helped Revitalize Kirtland

How Steve Young & Sports Illustrated Helped Revitalize Kirtland

Featured Image | Mickey Pfleger, Getty Images Kirtland. To this day, the signs welcoming you to the town still say, “A City of Faith and Beauty.” Kirtland, Ohio holds a special place in the history of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is where the first temple in this dispensation was built and where many glorious truths …

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Utah Politicians Honor K9 Rescue Team Who Found Annie Schmidt

Jon Schmidt, Utah Politicians Honor K9 Rescue Team Who Found Annie Schmidt

Thank you to the Anderegg family for providing the information for this article on the Remembering Annie Schmidt Facebook page. In late 2016, thousands of family, friends, and fans mourned the loss of Annie Schmidt, daughter of Jon Schmidt, a member of the popular musical act The Piano Guys. Annie indicated she was going hiking on October 16, 2016, near her …

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Mutual Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Bring LDS Dating App to Android

Mutual Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Bring LDS Dating App to Android

Since April 2016, Cooper Boice and his team have enjoyed the success of their LDS-themed dating app, Mutual. With tens of thousands of users and “thousands more each month” signing up, the app was designed to simplify the way single Mormons meet and date. It has similarities to other dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, but a few key …

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Ecstatic Man Reacts to Having Lunch With Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Ecstatic Man Reacts to Having Lunch With Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Thanks to ilovethebookofmormon.org for alerting us to this story! Maddie, an LDS member of the popular country trio Firefly, and her friend Nate recently had lunch with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Maddie took this epic video of Nate reacting to the meeting. If you’re looking to brighten up your day, you’ll definitely want to watch the full video below. No …

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Non-Member Comforts Crying LDS Missionary at SLC Airport

Non-Member Comforts Crying LDS Missionary at SLC Airport

Thanks to LDS S.M.I.L.E. for alerting us to this story. A young LDS sister missionary struggling and scared at the start of her mission received support from an unlikely source: a non-member named Brianna. Brianna, founder of Everyday Battles (a website “dedicated to advocating health through strength & conditioning, sustainable habits, imperfect motherhood and unedited transparency”), saw Sister Emmalee Austin crying …

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The Piano Guys Release Statement About Performing at Trump’s Inauguration

The Piano Guys Release Statement About Performing at Trump's Inaugration

The Piano Guys, a popular LDS music group with over one billion video views to date, have shared why they accepted the invitation to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration later this month. The statement comes at a time when Church members are already hotly contesting the announcement that another LDS performing group, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be performing as …

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New Sneak Peek of the Paris France Temple

New Sneak Peek at the Paris France Temple

In November 2016, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rejoiced as the open house and dedication dates for the Paris France Temple were officially announced. Now, as the temple nears completion, new photos of the temple are being shared online. Take a look at these from ldschurchtemples.com!                 The …

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LDS Artist James C. Christensen Dies of Cancer

LDS Artist James C. Christensen Dies of Cancer

Featured Image by Jaren Wilkey, BYU & James C. Christensen Despite a vast repertoire of fantastical images, members of The Church of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will likely be most familiar with James C. Christensen’s portrayal of the widow’s mite. As many mourn Christensen’s death, which occurred on Sunday, January 8, 2017, it is worth taking a closer …

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