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From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Christofferson Prays at National Prayer Service

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at US Presidential Inauguration

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Friday, January 20, 2017. 

From Uganda Mormon Newsroom

New Stake Created in Uganda.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a new administrative unit known as a stake in Kampala. The new stake, akin to a Diocese in other faiths, has been created by splitting the Kampala Uganda Stake.

New president of the Accra, Ghana mission shares insights on missionary work

Trevor T. Keyes, who was recently called to preside over the Accra, Ghana mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has expressed appreciation for the chance to advance the message of the restoration.

From Para to Dakar: Mormon bike rider makes history, conquers Dakar Rally

Joey Evans, a South African dirt bike racer and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was told that he would never walk and that his future as a biker was over.

But this January, Joey made history by becoming the first South African paraplegic bike rider to complete the 2017 Dakar Rally, the world’s most gruelling off-road racing event. The rally represents the pinnacle of every racer’s success, from start to finish.

Update-New Mission President for Cape Town Named

Thabo Lebethoa, currently the President for the Soweto, South Africa Stake, has been called as mission president for the Cape Town, South Africa mission.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

‘Light the World’ Initiative Encourages Year-Round Service

Millions of people around the world participated in the “Light the World” initiative during the Christmas season. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the online initiative November 25 on mormon.org to invite people around the world to follow Jesus Christ’s example by serving others.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President and Sister Nelson Discuss Leadership, Marriage at Worldwide Devotional

A Mormon apostle is counting on the young adults of the Church to prepare to lead the worldwide church. President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, spoke on leadership, love and marriage Sunday, January 8, 2017, at a worldwide devotional broadcast for young adults.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Two Mormon Apostles to Attend 2017 US Presidential Inauguration

The First Presidency has assigned Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the U.S. presidential inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

Soweto Born, Thabo Lebethoa, to become Cape Town Mission President

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has announced new mission presidents who will begin their assignments this July.