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LDS Teen Killed in Parkland Shooting Remembered One Year Later

LDS Teen Killed in Parkland Shooting Remembered One Year Later

On February 14, 2018, Alaina Petty died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the horrific shooting that left 17 dead and 17 injured. She was only fourteen. One year later, the Latter-day Saint teen is remembered by her family, friends, and community for her vibrant determination and community service. “She was our youngest child…just a sweetheart, friends with everyone, inclusive. …

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New Stake Center Near St. George Temple Destroyed By Fire

New Stake Center Near St. George Temple Destroyed By Fire

UPDATE: The St. George East Stake Presidency released the following updated to the cause of the fire, stating law officials in the area say, “We are treating it as a crime right now.” Reports also state the fire began outside on the exterior of the building, away from any source of electricity or heat. K-9 officers also sniffed the area …

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LDS Children Lose Parents, Sibling in Tragic Accident, Community Rallies

LDS Children Lose Parents, Sibling in Tragic Accident, Community Rallies

For the Johanson family, the Christmas holiday was especially spirit-filled. Adam and Elizabeth Johanson had traveled with their four children to Las Vegas to celebrate the season and important gospel milestones. During the trip, they baptized their eight-year-old daughter Jane as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was especially poignant as the baptism took …

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Elder Christofferson Joins Historic Discussion on Watergate Scandal

Elder Christofferson Joins Historic Discussion on Watergate Scandal

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined renowned journalist and author Bob Woodward for an exclusive interview about the Watergate scandal of the 1970s. Hosted by Deseret News at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the event focused on how the lessons of honesty, integrity, and trust in public life and featured …

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Returned Missionaries: This Awesome App Needs Your Help!

Returned Missionaries: This Awesome App Needs Your Help!

An inspired new app now makes sharing and learning about any Latter-day Saint mission in the world easier than ever before. Lifey, founded by Alex Balinski and launched in August 2018, is a video sharing platform where anyone can submit short (60 second or less) clips via their mobile device on a variety of topics for the public to view. On …

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Video Shows New View of Rome Italy Temple

Video Shows New View of Rome Italy Temple

In a video on social media, a local woman shared a new video of the Rome Italy Temple, which opens later this month for a public open house.   The public is invited to tour the Rome Italy Temple in a free public open house from Monday, January 28, 2019, to Saturday, February 16, 2019, excluding Sundays. The temple, the …

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Giving Machines Surpass $1 Million in Donations

Giving Machines Surpass $1 Million in Donations

A symbol of charitable giving, the “Giving Machines” set up by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in conjunction with charities and non-profit organizations worldwide have reached a new record. In a statement originally published by the Church’s newsroom, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff announced donations had surpassed $1 million dollars across the five machines located in Utah, Arizona, New …

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Giving Machines Make Charitable Giving This Christmas Season Easy

Giving Machines Make Charitable Giving This Christmas Season Easy

In 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attempted to transform the traditional vending machine into a symbol of charitable giving. Instead of purchasing a candy bar or snack for yourself, these machines featured everything from socks and eyeglasses to goats and chickens. Passersby simply swiped their cards to purchase essential items for those in need. All donations …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 11 November 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.    A Bright Spot in Portugal …

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