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Mormon missionaries safe amid coup attempt in Turkey, LDS Church says

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 8:35pm

An LDS Church spokesman said Friday night that its missionaries in Turkey are safe, but that church headquarters does not know if any of its 400 members in the country are caught up in protests and violence.

Meet the Mormons again: New films to hit Legacy Theater Saturday

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 6:51pm

In the film, “Meet the Mormons,” audiences gained insight into the lives of six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Saturday, three additional stories will be introduced in new films at Legacy Theater on Temple Square.

New app makes Personal Progress easier for LDS girls

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 3:08pm

A brand new app may help young women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints complete Personal Progress.

FamilySearch calls for 72K participants in 72-hour Worldwide Indexing Event

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 10th - 2:03pm

Tens of thousands of people around the world will join together online July 15 to 17 “to save the world’s records by making them searchable to the public,” according to FamilySearch.

Mormon missionaries to stay in Russia despite new law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 9th - 9:07pm

Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country's new anti-terrorism law, which will put greater restrictions on religious work starting later this month.

Santaquin woman paints LDS temples in non-traditional way

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 4th - 9:40am

Jolynn Forman’s journey with art has started and stopped again and again, but these days, she’s committed to seeing her unique LDS temple paintings throughout the state.

Stolen camp gear returned to West Point Boy Scout troop

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:15pm

A Davis County Boy Scout troop found reason to celebrate Thursday, as a good Samaritan returned some of the camping equipment stolen from a trailer in a church parking lot earlier this week.

Mormon missionary killed in taxi accident in Venezuela

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 10:39pm

A 24-year-old Venezuelan serving as an LDS missionary and two other passengers died Wednesday afternoon in Venezuela after the taxi they were traveling was involved in a traffic accident.

‘Hang on and hope,’ Elder Holland says in viral video about depression

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 7:01pm

A video sharing Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s experience with depression has been viewed 1 million times since it was posted Monday.

Young mother of 2 dies on pioneer trek in Oklahoma

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 6:16pm

Meaghan Blair, a 29-year-old mother of two young children, was serving as a supervisor for teenagers on a Mormon youth pioneer trek in Oklahoma when she died Monday after experiencing health problems near the end of a seven-mile first-day hike.

Manti Miracle Pageant celebrates 50 years

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jun 18th - 10:11am

It's show time in Sanpete County as the Mormon Miracle Pageant marks its 50th season this year.

Arkansas group hopes for burial of 1857 Utah attack remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 7th - 5:58pm

U.S. Sen. John Boozman has introduced an amendment that would lead to the burial of human skull traced back to the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

LDS family, refugee family bond in touching video

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 5th - 4:40pm

After leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally encouraged LDS women to help refugees, LDS Charities began publishing videos “that show how some members are already reaching out to refugees."

Terrorist attack, resulting miracles built strength, LDS missionary says

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 10:31pm

Little more than two months after Sister Fanny Clain was injured in the terrorist attack at the Brussels Airport, she's ready to begin an LDS mission in Ohio. She said experience, and the miracles that followed, can only make her a better missionary.

Women married to men with porn addictions find help on blog, forum

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 9:39am

Women who are married to men recovering from a pornography addiction can find help at the Hope & Healing blog and forum.

Video: LDS missionary who came home early shares his story

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:22pm

Jake Green was called to serve a mission in South Carolina, but after he left he felt overwhelmed and filled with doubt. He shared his story in a Mormon Channel video.

Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 22nd - 10:33pm

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon.

1st stake in Czech Republic established; missionaries allowed to wear sunglasses

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 22nd - 3:15pm

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now wear sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently created the Czech Republic’s first stake, according to the LDS Church.

LDS leaders OK slacks for Mormon women on missions where Zika virus is a threat

Tad Walch  |  Posted  May 20th - 10:54pm

The LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced Friday several initiatives to protect Mormon missionaries from mosquito-borne illnesses, including wearing clothes that cover their entire arms and legs to prevent bites.

LDS Church condemns sexual assault; BYU student response council announced

Tad Walch  |  Posted  May 19th - 11:27pm

LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault, expressing a zero tolerance standard for assault at Brigham Young University and in the church, and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday evening.