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Harry Reid, Notable Latter-day Saint Politician, Dies at 82

Harry Reid, Notable Latter-day Saint Politician, Dies at 82

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a notable Latter-day Saint politician who served in public office for over 30 years, died on Tuesday. “I am heartbroken to announce the passing of my husband, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,” Landra Reid, his wife of 62 years, announced in a statement. “He died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by our family, following …

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Temple News & Updates | Week Of December 19

Temple News & Updates | Week Of December 19

Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week. Bangkok Thailand Temple The Bangkok Thailand Temple nears completion as paneling on the exterior of the temple is finished. The temple is expected to be finished in early 2023. …

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Missionary from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Passes Away

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. Church spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement: It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of a young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission. Elder Tshiama Anaclet Tshiama, age …

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Giving Machines Bring in Nearly $4 Million for Charity

Giving Machines Bring in Nearly $4 Million for Charity

The Giving Machines, which stocks items for local and worldwide charities, have brought in over $3.7 million dollars so far in 2021. Located in 10 cities across the United States, these machines are a popular Light the World tradition and are managed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As of December 21, 2021, some of the items …

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Church Responds to Super Typhoon Destruction in the Philippines

Church Responds to Super Typhoon Destruction in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), which hit Central Visayas and Mindanao on December 16-17 left a trail of destruction to infrastructure and property as it crossed the Philippines. According to official government reports, at least a few hundred people are confirmed dead while more than 300,000 are currently in evacuation centers. Flooding was also experienced in many areas in Mindanao …

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OP-ED: BYU Forum Speaker Chose Caesar Over Christ

OP-ED: BYU Forum Speaker Chose Caesar Over Christ

Author and influencer Connor Boyack wrote the following editorial after Rev. Dr. William Barber II called for a moral march on Washington at a recent forum at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It was only a few months ago that social media erupted in fury over Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s BYU speech in which he insisted that the institution …

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Two Men Arrested in Connection to Shooting of Alabama Missionary

Two Men Arrested in Connection to Shooting of Alabama Missionary

Two men have been arrested after the nearly-fatal shooting of a Latter-day Saint missionary in Alabama. On December 3, Elder Michael Fauber, 18, of Dayton, Ohio, was shot multiple times at a church gymnasium during a game of basketball. The attack was unprovoked and the assailant fled. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, with help from the United States Marshal’s Service, …

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See the Demolished North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square

See the Demolished North Visitors' Center on Temple Square

Construction continues at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Salt Lake Temple has been closed for renovation since December 2019, which includes major changes to the existing visitor centers. The demolition of the North Visitors’ Center, which was first announced in June 2021, is on track for completion by January 2022. Debris, such as concrete and steel, is carefully …

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Temple News & Updates | Week Of December 5

Temple News & Updates | Week Of December 5

Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week. Rendering and Location Released For The Querétaro Mexico Temple The official rendering for the Querétaro Mexico Temple has been released. It was also announced that the temple will be …

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Parents of Missionary Shot in Alabama Provide Update

On the evening of December 3, 2021, Elder Micahel Fauber began talking to a young man who had entered the cultural hall where a basketball game was being held. Elder Fauber testified to the man about things he believe to be true—Jesus Christ and the witness of Christ in the Book of Mormon. Seconds later, the unidentified young man, who …

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