LDS Church announces Jordan River Utah Temple open house and rededication dates

The First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the open house and rededication dates for the Jordan River Utah Temple on Thursday morning. Starting on Saturday, March 17, the temple will open its doors for the open house. The open house will run through Saturday, April 28, 2018, except for March […]

Temple timeline: President Monson announces 5 new temples; progress report on 182 worldwide temples

President Monson announced five new temples in the Sunday morning session of general conference: Brasília, Brazil; Greater Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah. The announcement comes after a milestone year with the dedication of the 150th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Provo City Center Temple. The LDS Church has […]

LDS Church releases update on temples under constructions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released updates on 11 temples currently under construction on Tuesday afternoon. Three of the temples are in the United States while only one of the temples is located in Utah. There are currently 155 operating temples around the world. Recently, the Church announced the groundbreaking for the Rio […]

How I Biked to Every LDS Temple in Utah

Dalin Earls is not a cyclist. He simply wanted to see every LDS Temple in Utah. To add in an element of adventure — and to understand how a physical feat builds spiritual strength — he used a bicycle as his mode of transportation. Fifteen days, 17 temples and 1,174 miles later, he completed his […]

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 […]

D.C. brothers’ shuttle brings thousands to the temple

For D.C.-area Latter-day Saints, a weeknight trip to the temple requires careful planning. In the midst of rush hour, a 10-mile drive to the temple can take anywhere from a half an hour to an hour and a half. A minor accident on the beltway can lead to standstill traffic and make it impossible for […]

3 other LDS temples built from existing structures

When the Provo City Center Temple is dedicated on March 20, it will become the 150th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide. It will be the 16th temple in Utah and second in Provo. And it will be the Church’s fourth temple constructed from an existing structure. The Provo City Center Temple was built from […]

Top 10 LDS stories on UtahValley360 in 2015

As we come to the end of 2015, we are taking a look back at all the things we’ve reported on for the LDS Church this year. We’ve covered a lot – from temple open houses to humor stories — and we’e learned a lot too. Here are 10 of the most-visited LDS stories on UtahValley360 […]

Top 10 states with the most Mormons

If you’re like most people, you’d probably guess that Utah has a higher percentage of LDS people than any other state. And you’d be right. But members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live all over the world and across the United States. Here are the top 10 states with the highest populations […]

LDS youth build Nauvoo Temple replica during trek (with timelapse)

More than 340 youth and 75 adults in the Cedar Hills Utah West Stake spent the first day of their pioneer trek building a 16-foot-by-24-foot replica of the Nauvoo Temple out of wood, muslin and dense foam. In the trek kickoff meeting on Thursday, June 11, stake leaders surprised the youth with the announcement that they would unite […]

Local artist prepares special window for Mt. Timp temple

When the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple reopened this week, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who visited may have noticed a new piece of glass installed on the west side of the building near the entrance with the phrase “Holiness to the Lord, the House of the Lord” carved into it. All temples […]

Spanish Fork woman writing LDS Payson Temple history book

Writing a book can be quite a feat, especially when you are relying on experiences of individuals in the community to complete your project. But, that is exactly what one Spanish Fork woman is doing after being asked by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to write a history book about the Payson Utah […]

Building momentum: FamilySearch in ’14 (and what to expect in 2015)

More missionaries are serving in the mission field today than ever before — 88,000, which would have accounted for the entire Church membership in 1869. Twenty-six temples have been announced or are under construction today — the same number as the total temples in the world at the end of 1983. In like manner, family history work has […]

LDS Church announces Payson Temple dedication

The Payson Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicated on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Prior to the temple dedication, the Payson Temple will be open to the public for free from Friday, April 24, through Saturday, May 23, 2015. It will be open every day except for Sundays. Also, the […]

5 misconceptions about LDS tithing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a global faith that receives funds and other donations from a variety of donors. The Church uses these charitable donations to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to care for the poor, and to strengthen members’ faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. But the details of exactly […]

How to prepare family names for the temple in 5 easy steps

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are finishers. Mormons are a fully invested bunch, serving full–time missions, paying a full tithe and striving for the full and abundant life. But there’s one aspect of gospel living many Church members are doing only halfway. “Temple and family history work is one work divided into two […]

Mormon myths: 4 popular stories that are too good to be true

Extra, extra! Did you hear that the Church is opening China for missionary work? Or that today’s youth were generals in the war in heaven? If you did, you shouldn’t believe it. These “Mormon myths” have existed in the Church since its organization. Former Church President Harold B. Lee addressed the issue in 1973. “It […]

Breaking down temple construction phases

The Payson Temple received its Angel Moroni statue on Thursday and remains one of 15 temples that are currently under construction. The Payson Temple construction is expected to be completed in 2015. Right now, there are 141 temples in operation around the world, and 29 more will be completed in the coming years, with 15 […]