News Releases

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 NewsroomThese 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

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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.

Statement on the Word of Wisdom

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)The Word of Wisdom is a law of health for the physical and spiritual benefit of God's children. It includes instruction about what foods are good for us and those substances to avoid. Over time, Church leaders have provided additional instruction on those things that are encouraged or forbidden by the Word of Wisdom, and have...

Church Thanks Mali Government for Formal Recognition

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Nelson and Elder Cook Conclude Latin America Ministry in Sao Paulo, Brazil

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrapped up his nine-day Latin America ministry in São Paulo, Brazil. Around 35,000 people lined up Sunday to hear the prophet speak at a devotional.

President Russell M. Nelson's 2019 Latin America Ministry

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is visiting Latter-day Saints and others in Latin America from August 24, 2019, to September 2, 2019. He and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are ministering in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil.