News Releases


Beira, Mozambique is Recovering from Cyclone Idai with Help from Church Humanitarian and Others

The night of Thursday, March 14, 2019 dramatically changed the lives of people in central Mozambique, parts of Malawi and parts of Zimbabwe. Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira, Mozambique about 10:00 pm. With it came 190 kph (120mph) winds, driving rain, flooding and destruction. Over ninety percent of the structures in Beira...

The Church is Growing Rapidly in Mozambique

While Public Affairs Councils were waiting in the lobby of the Beira Stake Center for a training session to begin, two missionaries from the Mozambique, Maputo Mission,  Elder Rees from Kaysville, Utah and Elder Van Orden from Blackfoot Idaho, were preparing eight baptismal candidates for a baptismal service which was about...

We Don’t Have to be Alike to Love Each Other, Prophet Tells NAACP Convention

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reminded those assembled for the 110th annual national convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Sunday in Detroit that differences need not undermine society’s shared humanity.


Church Leaders Receive Information on New Global Children and Youth Initiative

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)A notice has been sent to leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints providing information on the implementation of a new global children and youth initiative.

Gospel Literacy Program Launched in Sierra Leone to Strengthen Families

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)A pilot program designed to improve literacy while teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ has been launched in Sierra Leone.

Africa Southeast Area to be Divided into Two Areas

In a letter to General Authorities, General Officiers, Area Seventies and Stake Presidents in Africa, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the division of the Africa Southeast Area.

Acclaimed Guest Artists to Perform for President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)Guest artists for President Russell M. Nelson’s 95th birthday celebration, scheduled for early September, have been announced. The birthday celebration will share insights into the life and service of President Nelson.

Day to Day Church Humanitarian Efforts in Durban South Africa

Elder Rick Perry and his wife Sister Lori Perry serve as fulltime missionaries in Durban, South Africa. They belong to a corps of senior couples, serving throughout the world, as Welfare Missionaries. Their service involves assessing humanitarian needs in the communities and countries, in which they are assigned and overseeing...

Durban South Africa Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced