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Vandals Set Hymnals and Pulpit On Fire in Washington LDS Chapel

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark County deputies are trying to figure out who broke through the windows of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Vancouver and set hymnals and the pulpit on fire. A group of basketball players in the church gym smelled smoke before 7 a.m. and ran to the chapel. “Opened the back doors of the …

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Teens Cause Over $20,000 Worth of Damage to LDS Chapel in Oregon

Teens Cause Over $200,000 Worth of Damage to LDS Chapel in Oregon

Patrons of an LDS church building in Oregon are baffled by the severe vandalism left behind earlier this week. “It really shakes you up, you don’t expect it, it comes as a surprise,” said Reed Curtis, ward clerk at the vandalized building for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members were taken by surprise Monday morning when …

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Missionary Injured in Brussels Released From Hospital

SALT LAKE CITY — An LDS missionary injured in the Belgium terrorist attacks last month was reunited with friends and loved ones in southern Utah Wednesday. Family members say Joseph Dresden “Dres” Empey, 20, was released from the Burn Unit at the University of Utah Hospital earlier in the day. Photos shared with KSL News show the emotional welcome-home event. …

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‘Utah’s Castles’ – Beautiful Drone Footage of all 16 Utah Temples

Drone footage of Utah temples is nothing new. However, this new collection made by brothers Jordan and Logan McGee, is stunning to watch. In an interview with Fox News, Jordan revealed the two spent a month traveling up and down the state to capture the footage with a drone. The brothers run Snap Back Media House, a media production company dedicated …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of March 27

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks Visits Injured LDS Missionary in Hospital

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Visits Injured LDS Missionary in Hospital

UPDATE: KSL has shared these pictures of Mason and Joseph together in the hospital.   Jeanette Bennett, a media personality and editor, is close friends with Chad and Kymberly Wells, the parents of Elder Mason Wells. Mason was injured seriously in the airport bombings in Brussels over a week ago. Mason, along with his companion Joseph Empey, are back in …

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Injured LDS Missionaries Return to United States + OTHER UPDATES

First Injured LDS Missionary Returns to United States + OTHER UPDATES

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. Two of the four missionaries badly injured in the Brussels bombings last week are back in the United States and will be released from missionary service, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said today. The pair — Elder Mason Wells and Elder Joseph Empey, both from Utah — have returned to the United …

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Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site Vandalized

Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site Vandalized

According to a local news report and blog post from the county sheriff, the Meridian Idaho Temple construction site has been vandalized with racist and anti-religious symbols. The vandals broke in over the weekend, likely between Friday evening and noon Saturday, and used black spray paint to cover the walls. They also took tubes of construction adhesive and emptied them …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of March 20

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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Sister Fanny Clain, Injured in Brussels Attack, Speaks Out

Sister Fanny Clain, Injured in Brussels Attack, Speaks Out

The young, French LDS sister missionary on her way to the United States Tuesday morning was at the checkout desk at the Brussels airport when the first of two bombs exploded nearby, she told European news outlets Thursday. “There was just an enormous noise, like the end of the world in a second,”Sister Fanny Clain told France TV Pluzz, “and …

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