Ogden Utah Temple to Undergo Renovation
The nearly 40-year-old Ogden Utah Temple will undergo a major 18- to 24-month renovation. The core design of the temple interior will remain the same, but the exterior will feature a new design, with new stone and glass. The building will be remodeled to meet seismic requirements, will feature the latest technology, and will include more energy-efficient equipment. An underground parking structure also will be added.
Honor Bee Charm Created
The Honor Bee charm is now available to young women who go beyond the regular Personal Progress requirements. To receive the charm, a young woman may reread the Book of Mormon and complete 40 additional hours of service after receiving her Young Womanhood Recognition medallion. This service must include helping another young woman complete her Personal Progress goals. The small honeybee charm is worn on the same necklace with the medallion.
Exhibit Features Latin American Saints
The Church History Museum is featuring an exhibit called “Mi Vida, Mi Historia: Stories of Faith and Inspiration from Latin American Saints.” The bilingual exhibit highlights spiritual experiences from the lives of 24 members. Their photos are hung throughout the exhibit, and interactive audiovisual kiosks allow visitors further insight into their lives. The film, kiosk, and photo exhibit are available online at lds.org/museum. Click on Exhibits and Galleries, then on Current Exhibits.
Family History Classes Now Online
The Family History Library has made eight family history research classes available online at familysearch.org (click on Free Online Classes). The classes are made up of multiple lessons in video or pdf formats that teach specifics of family history research in countries such as England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and the United States. Seven classes are available in English and one in Spanish. Additional languages will be added in the future.