News Releases

World Aids Awareness Day Noted in South Africa

Apostle Touches Lives and Hearts in Africa

Elder Christofferson promotes Freedom of Religion in Recent African Visit

During a recent visit to Africa, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, visited with Advocate Reginald S. Willis. Willis, who practices law in South Africa as an Advocate (barrister) and member of the Johannesburg bar.  Although his area of practice includes all areas of South African law, his special interests are religious liberty, pro-life, family and the persecuted Christian church.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Launches 'Light the World' Christmas Initiative

A Christmas initiative to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

ASEA Unveils #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas Initiative 

“Every day leading up to Christmas, we will focus on a different Christlike behavior and provide suggestions for ways we can emulate His example,” said the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a statement. 

2016 CHRISTMAS INITIATIVE 'Light the World' to launch November 25


A global effort to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others during the Christmas season is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The “Light the World” Christmas initiative will reach worldwide audiences from Friday, November 25, through January 1.A global effort to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others during the Christmas season is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The “Light the World” Christmas initiative will reach worldwide audiences from Friday, November 25, through January 1.

New Stake Presidency called in the Pretoria Stake 

The Pretoria Stake has had a change in its presidency 

Helping Babies Breathe in Swaziland

A great partnership LDS Charities has with the Swaziland Nazarene Health Institute. 

Many babies die in Africa each year because of breathing difficulties at birth.  

The Helping Babies Breathe training led by LDS Charities will save many babies lives and prepare health care professionals to train others.

A Sea of Yellow Vests Throughout Africa

The signature Mormon Helping Hands yellow vests adorn members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving their own communities.

The World Report Oct 2016