News Releases

Interfaith Celebration at Jewish Synagogue

News Release — 7 OCTOBER 2015

The event, held at Beit Emanuel Progressive Jewish Synagogue, included members of numerous faiths, including Jews, Mormons, Catholics, Anglicans, Dutch Reformed, Hindus, Muslims and several Hare Krishna.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Three Named to the
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

News Release — 4 OCTOBER 2015

Three Church leaders — Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund — were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday.

Faith...Friends...Fun at YSA Convention in South Africa!

Photo Essay — 24 SEPTEMBER 2015

350 LDS Young Single Adults (YSA) converged in South Africa for the convention of a life-time, enjoying team-building, game drives, obstacle courses and more.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Richard G. Scott: The Mind of a Scientist, the Soul of an Apostle of God 

Additional Resource

Elder Richard G. Scott spent his life in the pursuit of truth. He had the mind of a scientist but the soul of an apostle of God. He bore testimony that while scientific truths are relative, God’s truths are absolute and will ultimately bring joy to those who follow them.

From Australia Mormon Newsroom

Elder Richard G. Scott Dies at Age 86

News Release — 22 SEPTEMBER 2015

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday at 1:45 MDT from causes incident to age, while surrounded by his family at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 86.

Temple Celebration in Johannesburg, South Africa!

Featured Story — 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Johannesburg LDS Temple, special guests from throughout the area enjoyed an Open House and Luncheon held on the grounds surrounding the beautiful temple.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Publishes New Edition of Portuguese Bible

News Release — 16 SEPTEMBER 2015

After five years in the making, the Church released a new edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese that is now available online ( and the Gospel Library mobile application. Printed copies of the Portuguese Bible will be available in March 2016.

New LDS Congregation Created in Gauteng

News Release — 12 SEPTEMBER 2015

Sunday, September 6th, members of two congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered together in Bedfordview for the anxiously awaited announcement of the creation of a third unit of the Church in their area. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

News Release — 26 AUGUST 2015

At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify Church doctrine, values, and standards.

Stopping Hunger in Africa One Meal at a Time

Featured Story — 20 AUGUST 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have partnered with “Stop Hunger Now – South Africa” (SHN) in an effort of addressing the problems of hunger and malnutrition that are all too evident in South Africa, and throughout the African continent.