An enthusiastic and ardent congregation, consisting of mostly refugees, meets Sunday afternoons for worship in Swahili. While some congregation members go to Sunday morning English-speaking services, many do not understand enough English, so evangelist Jean Bangerere founded African Fellowship. The Fellowship is celebrating its second anniversary in November and includes a kids' program and choir that meets several times a week after school. "It's growing, by God's glory," says Bangerere.
A 13-foot-6, 608-pound, gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni was placed atop the Meridian, Idaho Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple Wednesday. It's a sign that exterior construction on the temple is largely complete.
A week before the public open house, the Boise Hare Krishna Temple consecrated the Krishna Cultural Center, a 10,000-square foot addition to the temple. It features a new performance hall, meditation garden, greenhouse, a statue of Krishna in a fountain, and library that is open to visitors of all faiths.
Oralia Lorenzana speaks about her deep connection with the Virgin of Guadalupe, patroness of all the Americas. St. John's Cathedral in Boise observes one of the most important feast days, particularly among Mexican and Mexican-American Catholics.
According to believers, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared in 1531 in the hills above Mexico City to a poor man, Juan Diego. She appeared with dark skin, speaking not Spanish but Nahuatl, the indigenous language, and appeared to a working man, not a high church official. As proof of her appearance, the Virgin made roses bloom in December. Diego gathered the flowers in his cloak, or tilma, and brought them to the bishop. When he unwrapped them, an image of the Virgin remained on the tilma. The Virgin is always portrayed with roses.
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
President Donald Trump defended himself against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. "No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice waded through the Boise River, true to his word, after fans sold out Taco Bell Arena for the Jan. 13, 2018, game against San Diego State. (Video courtesy of Boise State)
Trooper Daniel Brennan with the Idaho State Police explains how motorists driving too fast on long stretches Simco Road, east of Boise, might be unable to negotiate curves engineered for lower speeds. Two recent accidents on the remote road connecting I-84 and Highway 167 in Elmore County, took the lives of two drivers and injured others.
Ben Driebergen, who attended Capital High School in Boise, was recently named the winner of the 35th season of "Survivor" on CBS. He spent 39 days on a remote Tahitian island eating snails, coconuts and hermit crabs to become a finalist. Driebergen served in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Alligators at The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, had a chance to thaw out and sun themselves after temperatures rose above freezing on January 9. The American alligators survived the freeze by staying in the water with their snouts sticking out. The park wrote in a blog post on Saturday that the cold-blooded gators could endure temperatures by slowing their metabolism in a hibernation-like process called brumation.