We learned yesterday that the LDS church that I was blessed in, baptised, attended 3 weddings of my siblings in and many other life building experiences in, burned to the ground. Its a very sad thing for me.
I also feel so bad for my sister. Her daughter is getting married next week, the 13th, and was scheduled to have her wedding at this chapel.
As I reflect on the sad feelings that I have about the event, it made me realize how much I take for granted the special events we have in our lives that change who we are as people. Being blessed and given a name, no I don't remember that, of course, but that started my life as a member of the LDS faith. Being baptised, definitely remember that, I wish I could have that experience again and again. Going through the Temple, AWESOME!
But in each of these experiences the church building I was in and the beauty around me escaped me at the time. We are really blessed in our faith to have such beautiful buildings to worship in and be able to have those special events in our life that help us make those choices to live our gospel to the fullest.
LOGANDALE, Nev. -- A fire official says federal investigators are joining the probe of a pre-dawn blaze Wednesday that destroyed an LDS Church stake center in a small Nevada farming town northeast of Las Vegas.Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says there's no immediate indication of foul play in the 4 a.m. fire that engulfed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Logandale.But he said the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating because it's a church fire.Allison said firefighters from Clark County, North Las Vegas and Mesquite were able to save an office building and church records, but the chapel was a total loss.No injuries are reported.Allison said the church is the first and oldest Mormon congregation in the Moapa Valley town about 55 miles from Las Vegas. The building, at 3245 Moapa Valley Blvd., was dedicated in 1951.