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Mormon missionaries, members safe and well after major Italian earthquake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:58pm

LDS Church officials in Europe invited all to pray for those suffering after a powerful earthquake rocked a swath of mountains 100 miles from Rome, killing at least 38 people.

West Jordan woman dies on LDS youth river rafting trip

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 8:35pm

A West Jordan woman died in a river rafting accident during a youth conference, the LDS Church confirmed on Saturday.

LDS missionary from Utah embraces unique culture of Rio

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Aug 14th - 9:53pm

Elder Muir, one of eight LDS missionaries from Utah in Rio, has embraced the unique culture of the city and its people.

July tour of Utah's LDS temples accomplished via bicycle

Eric Butler, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 10:34pm

Dalin Earls was inspired by a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples in Indonesia to visit all the Utah temples of his LDS faith. But it was done with a twist — the 1,200-mile voyage was made by Earls on his bike.

Cab driver hands out copies of Book of Mormon to Rio visitors

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 9:48am

Manoel Bezerra calls himself the cab driving missionary. His customers are sure to get to their destination and get a Book of Mormon. His favorite destination — the site of the future Rio de Janiero LDS temple.

Partial closure set for Draper LDS Temple repairs

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 5:09pm

A condensation problem with windows in the Draper Temple is one of the items on a repair list for a 10-week partial closure that will begin on Sept. 1. The temple will be closed Mondays through Thursdays and be open on Fridays and Saturdays.

LDS temple in Philadelphia to open for public tours

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:45pm

The first LDS temple in Pennsylvania will be open for public tours during its open house from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9.

LDS Church donates $3M to World Food Programme to help refugees

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:47pm

On July 17, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presented a check of $3 million to the executive director of the World Food Programme. This money will be used specifically to provide food to refugees in Cameroon, Chad and Syria.

Utah man creates religious-themed paintings, video game art

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:02pm

Howard Lyon is a bit of chameleon when it comes to art. You can find him making digital images or large-scale oil paintings, and his subjects vary from fantasy to more religious characters. Regardless, he hopes to achieve beauty.

‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

15 LDS volunteers transferred from Turkey

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:45pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transferred 15 of its volunteers from Turkey to Germany, where they will serve Turkish speakers in Berlin, according to the LDS Church.

LDS leader Per G. Malm dies at 67  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:17pm

Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning at his home in Göteborg, Sweden following a battle with cancer.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's summer tour wows Europe

Candice Madsen and Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:18am

Berlin. Frankfurt. Vienna. Nuremberg. Zurich. Brussels. Rotterdam. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir played to sold out crowds in historic concert halls across Europe this summer.

Elder Ballard discusses pioneer heritage in Utah

Dave McCann  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40pm

As people across the state celebrate Pioneer Day, KSL-TV’s Dave McCann sat down with Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to discuss pioneer heritage in Utah.

Missionaries in Russia will now be known as 'volunteers' due to new law

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 9:32pm

A change is coming to the designation for missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are serving in Russia. The elders and sisters serving in the country will now be known as volunteers, not as missionaries.

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.