No new temples announced at LDS general conference, update on 182 current temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has 157 operating temples with 12 under construction, 13 previously announced and 11 announced to undergo extensive renovation. While the LDS Church typically announces new temples during general conference, no new temples were announced during the 187th Semiannual General Conference. In April General Conference, President Monson […]

5 ways to enhance temple worship from home

Temple worship is essential for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the temple, faithful members learn more about the plan of salvation, make sacred covenants and draw closer to God. But at certain times — like during the summer — when schedules are particularly packed and weeks go by quickly, it […]

20 facts that show just how unique LDS temples are

Temples are especially significant to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are considered houses of God where Church members make sacred covenants with Heavenly Father and learn more about the mission of Jesus Christ. These ordinances are central to the meaning and purpose of every temple. But though all temples share this important […]

Mormons in Manhattan

It’s the city that never sleeps. The economic and cultural capital of America. The top tourist destination in the country. And it’s full of Mormons. But New York City wasn’t always that way. In 1837, Parley P. Pratt spent six months preaching there with little result. He reflected, “Of all the places in which the […]

5 FamilySearch hacks to help you find temple names faster

At RootsTech 2015, Elder Neil L. Andersen expanded his previous challenge — which was for Church members to “prepare as many names for the temple as you perform baptisms in the temple”—to include teaching others to do the same. With this extra focus on temples and family history, many Church members wonder what they can do […]

10 ideas for Mutual activities in Utah Valley

Coming up with activities week after week for your church youth group can be exhausting. If the feeling’s “mutual,” check out these 10 ideas for church group activities that will have young men and young women logging off Facebook and and logging on to real, lasting connections. 1. The Garden of UV Journey through moments […]