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From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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.

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

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.

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

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.

Zimbabwe - LDS Charities and Govera Primary School

Govera school in Domboshava, Goromonzi District, 43 km outside Harare, Zimbabwe, is an elementary school whose roof was blown off in a tornado two years ago, in 2014.  LDS Charities, the Humanitarian department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, decided to do something about it when they learned students had been meeting in condemned classrooms and often outside just under the trees.  The school had been built by the little community using bricks from the old block, and supplementing the construction with bricks they had made or purchased.  This new block stood unfinished for over a year as Mrs. Chonzi, Headmistress, kept pursuing options to get funds for the roof. It was a long time coming for the school’s Headmistress, Mrs. Chonzi, to find help.  She had never given up, when she approached LDS Charities in Harare for assistance.

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. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Gay

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that same-sex attraction is a sensitive issue that requires kindness, compassion and understanding. The website mormonandgay.lds.org reinforces the reality that, in the words of one Mormon scripture, God “loveth his children” (1 Nephi 11:17), and seeks to help everyone better understand same-sex attraction from a gospel perspective.

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

Africa Southeast Area 50th Stake Created

The Africa Southeast Area is showing great growth.

Nearly 1600 members met on 4 December 2016 at the Hall of Commerce in Harare to hear counsel from ASEA President, Elder Kevin Hamilton, and to learn about the reorganization of their stake. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Christofferson Offers Prayer in U.S. Senate

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered the morning prayer in the United States Senate. Customarily every Senate session begins with prayer, dating back to the Senate’s beginnings in the late 1700s. Usually the Senate chaplain offers the prayer, but Congress often invites guest chaplains from various faiths to pray.​

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Launches 'Light the World' Christmas Initiative

A Christmas initiative to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.