New Temple Announced in Utah
President Thomas S. Monson announced in January a new temple to be built in Payson, Utah, USA. The temple will help meet the needs of growing membership in the area and ease usage of the Provo Temple, one of the busiest in the Church. The new Payson Utah Temple will be the 15th in Utah. It brings the total number of temples already in operation or in the planning and construction phases to 152.
For more information and updates on temples go to www.lds.org/temples.
Philadelphia YSAs Serve on Holiday
About 70 Latter-day Saint young adults from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, USA, sorted and packaged donations for a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in January. They also wrote cards to put into baskets being delivered to area senior citizens. The service was part of the 15th annual Philadelphia King Day of Service event. More than 70,000 volunteers of varying ages and backgrounds completed 1,100 service projects.
Family History a Missionary Success
More than 185 people filled the Charleston South Carolina Stake Center in October 2009, eager to learn more about family history. The stake’s 12th annual family history workshop included 30 classes on topics from finding Civil War records to scrapbooking. About 70 percent of participants were not Church members. Many traveled more than 200 miles (320 km) to attend. Missionaries in attendance ran out of CDs, copies of the Book of Mormon, and other Church materials.