News Releases

Southeast Africa Area Presidency with Wives and Elder Kevin R. Duncan Opens Temple Doors for Visitors

Durban South Africa Temple Opens Doors to the Public

Prayers are Answered for Light the World in Johannesburg

Opinion Leaders, Area Authorities, and guests were invited to participate in daily acts of service during the 25 days leading up to Christmas, at the Light the World event held in Johannesburg.

Eight New Missions to Open in July 2020

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of eight new missions. With these additions, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be 407 missions worldwide.

Leaders Outline Church’s New Children and Youth Program

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Details of the new global children and youth initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were outlined Sunday in a live Face to Face broadcast originating at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Directors of Temporal Affairs announced for the Africa Central Area and the Africa South Area

Africa Southeast Area President, S. Mark Palmer, announced Brother Steven Maynes as Director of Temporal Affairs for the new Africa Central Area and announced Brother Marius von Mollendorff as Director of Temporal Affairs for the new Africa South Area. 

President Nelson’s Global Ministry to Continue in Southeast Asia

From Hong Kong Newsroom These global faith leaders will visit four countries in seven days, with trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia, from November 15 to November 22, 2019.

October 2019 General Conference News and Announcements

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. Below is a summary of news and announcements from the October 2019 proceedings


General Conference Leadership Sessions Begin

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) President Nelson announced a change in the Church’s policy related to witnesses who participate in baptisms in local congregations and in temple work.

The Africa Southeast Area Contributes Over 10,000 Hours of Service on All-Africa Helping Hands Day

Early in 2019 Area Presidencies in the Africa West Area and the Africa Southeast Area decided to jointly designate August 17, 2019 “All-Africa Helping Hands Day”. Helping Hands Projects are encouraged to be conducted throughout the year, but August 17 was to be a special Helping Hands Day.