In the News
Scott Taylor

On the Deseret News staff since September 1984, Scott Taylor has been managing editor, opinion editor, sports editor, Olympic sports editor and an assistant city editor as well as a reporter/writer covering events and issues for the News, Sports, Olympics, Church News, Faith/Ethics, City and Utah County departments/sections. From 2011 to 2014, he took a leave of absence to serve as a Church mission president in Phoenix. A BYU graduate and Pulliam Fellow/intern at the Arizona Republic, he has reported from five continents with coverage from high school sports to five Olympic Games and from local city government and law enforcement agencies to relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has received numerous local, state, regional and national journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.

Following its Nov. 12 dedication, the house of the Lord in Okinawa will become Japan’s fourth operating temple.

On a day of 3 temple dedications, the Apostle dedicates the new house of the Lord in an area where his family lived in the 1980s and 1990s.

Melinda and Perry Turnbull’s life story — including a conversion and a return home — represents the Church’s local growth from 2,000 members to nearly 40,000 in just four decades.

A look at the 3 dedications — in Brasília, Bentonville and Moses Lake — and revisiting past double-dedication days.

The sites are for the Lagos Nigeria and Benin City Nigeria temples; the rendering shows updated dates for the renovated Kona Hawaii Temple.

Church releases statement acknowledging appreciation from the Holland family and the Apostle’s desire to return to active ministering.

The house of the Lord is the first of the pioneer-era temples to be completed after President Nelson called for restoration efforts that began in 2019.

The site is set for the house of the Lord in Lethbridge, Alberta; Austin Texas Temple now has an exterior rendering.

Rather than a session for a specific sector, the October 2023 Saturday evening session will be for all members and friends.

BYU coach wanted players to learn from the life of Krešimir Ćosić, who not only starred in basketball but also helped the Church in his homeland and was an ambassador to the U.S.

“Selections from the General Handbook” available in multiple languages where the full handbook isn’t available.

More than 375 young single adults met with Elder and Sister Gong in a devotional prior to Aug. 26 tour of the new house of the Lord.

The temple will close next year for a renovation expected to take about three years.

All four houses of the Lord were announced by President Nelson — La Paz in 2021 and the other three just five months ago in April 2023 general conference.

Apostle welcomes participants to opening events for what will be the Church’s 185th dedicated house of the Lord.

Updates range from using time wisely to communicating with friends and interacting with the opposite gender and children.

The house of the Lord comes 100 years after missionaries first taught in the Rio Grande Valley.

Participants included Latter-day Saints from the Seminary & Institute programs in the southern region of Portugal.

At a Provo MTC devotional, he speaks of repentance requiring the Redeemer, a sincere heart and real intent, and a connection with ordinances, covenants and the Holy Ghost.

See 29 photos — inside and out — of the new house of the Lord in Sacramento Valley’s Yuba City.

That growth is representative of the Church’s rapid increase in temples worldwide.

One doesn’t need 10 temples, three hours or a car to replicate and appreciate these little analogies.

The temple was closed for two months for repairs inside and out following the May 24 Typhoon Mawar.

Elder Holland is currently hospitalized for observation and treatment of ongoing health complications.

Elder Papa Fe’iloaki, 22, died shortly after being admitted with a fever and pneumonia.

For the first house of the Lord in Brazil’s interior, its mid-20th century Brazilian modernism style complements that of the national capital, which was built in 1960.

Saturday, July 29, marked the last day of temple ordinance work and worship at the 30-year-old house of the Lord.

Following its August open-house period, the temple will be dedicated by Elder Cook on Sept. 17, becoming the Church’s 182nd dedicated temple.

The cemetery lies just six blocks northeast of the St. George Utah Temple, where Elder and Sister Holland were married 60 years ago.

The two are among the 50 new houses of the Lord announced by President Nelson over the past 16 months.