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California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

The question of which of your possessions you would save at a moment’s notice is a hypothetical that frequently arises in social settings. But for the members of the Church in the Redding California Stake this past week, the question became all too real as a wildfire, dubbed the “Carr Fire” tore through their community destroying at least 20 homes …

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10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About Mormons

10 Things Most Americans Don't Know About Mormons

Mormonism. Just the word often evokes strong emotions. But often, it also carries a lot of misconceptions. As a Mormon who lived in the “Buckle” of the Bible Belt, I had a lot of people admit: “I don’t know anything about Mormons.” So here are 10 things most Americans don’t know about Mormons! 1st. There Is No Such Thing As …

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Elder Rasband Throws Ceremonial Pitch in Los Angeles

Elder Rasband Throws Ceremonial Pitch in Los Angeles

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels major league baseball game Friday night, July 27, 2018. Elder Rasband and his wife, Melanie, gathered with three generations of family beneath the “Angels Wall of Fame” …

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LDS Birth Mom’s Emotional Video Message to Son Goes Viral

LDS Birth Mom's Emotional Video Message to Son Goes Viral

An emotional video LDS birth mom Hannah Mongie shot in 2016 is going viral again.   The video is a nine-minute message to her son, Taggart, made in the last hour she spent with him before she officially gave him to his new adoptive parents, Brad and Emily Marsh. “This is for you Tagg,” Mongie says through tears. “I made …

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Why Did the Church Limit Their Scripture Cover Colors?

Why Did the Church Limit Their Scripture Cover Colors?

In 2013, a new edition of the standard works (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price) was released by the Church. The new editions featured: Improved font and typeface for clearer reading Corrections in the study aids Formatting standardization Small spelling and grammar changes For many, one unwelcome change was the reduction in colors the …

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The Church’s Official Rule on Firearms in Meetinghouses

The Church's Official Rule on Firearms in Meetinghouses

In the wake of the recent tragedy where one ward member entered an LDS meetinghouse and murdered another, many members have asked questions about the Church’s policy on firearms. The official handbook of the Church states: Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world. The carrying of lethal weapons, …

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Gunman Kills 1, Injures Another During LDS Sacrament Meeting

Gunman Kills 1, Injuries Another During LDS Sacrament Meeting

The Fallon Third Ward in Fallon, Nevada experienced a tragedy Sunday when a 48-year-old male, and member of the congregation, entered the chapel and shot a man at close range. The man,  Charles “Bert” E. Miller died; another male was shot in the leg. Miller was 61-years-old and had served for a number of years as the gunman’s home teacher. “We …

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BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

In a powerful and life-impacting family history product, students at the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy are working alongside the United States Army to locate families of missing servicemen so their remains can be brought home. The students have been assigned 65 cases and have solved 48 of them so far. After the students come up with the …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 1 July 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and LDSChurchTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. 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) …

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