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Quick Facts: LDS Church Temples in Africa

Africa is poised to see an unprecedented pace of temple construction as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints witnesses a new phase of growth on the continent.

President Monson Announces Five New Temples

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build five new temples, located in Brasília, Brazil; the greater Manila, Philippines, area; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah. 

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session is the first of six sessions of general conference.

This Easter, a Focus on Principles of Peace from the Prince of Peace

For the fourth consecutive Easter season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging Mormons and others around the world to share hopeful messages about Jesus Christ. This year’s focus comes from the Bible’s teaching that Christ is the Prince of Peace.

“And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

Sweeping the Earth as With a Flood with Social Media in Africa

“To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood,” was the theme of recent firesides (inspirational meetings) held at eight stakes and six districts in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. Elder and Sister Davis, volunteer missionaries serving in public affairs, and living in Harare, Zimbabwe, presented the firesides and taught that if used for good, all types of Social Media can help to accomplish the Lord’s work on earth. The fireside was based on a talk given at Brigham Young University Education Week in August 2014 by Elder David A. Bednar.

I Can See!  I Can See!

LDS Charities, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, recently teamed with the University of Zimbabwe Ophthalmology department to perform cataract surgeries by final year Ophthalmology students at St. Michael’s Hospital located in the “bush” area of Mhondoro, 100 km south of Harare.  "I can see!  I can see!" was the resulting cry.

Choosing Good News

In a world awash with information, the good as well as the bad help us see “things as they really are” and as they can be. We are not helpless creatures before the forces of negativity. We are actors. We shape society by the information we choose to accentuate.

Sister Bingham meets with Church members, local leaders in Uganda 

Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has visited with Church members in Kampala, Uganda at the start of a week-long trip that would also familiarise her with the work that the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is doing in the country.

Sister Bingham of the General Primary presidency to visit Africa Southeast Area with UNICEF

Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be visiting the Africa Southeast Area at the invitation of the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a UN programme for humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers around the world.