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From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Messages of Christ's Birth Shared at First Presidency's Christmas Devotional

“Our hope is to capture the true spirit of Christmas for ourselves and for those we love,” said President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Releases Historical Background of Doctrine and Covenants

In 2017, Latter-day Saint adults and youth will study the Doctrine and Covenants as part of the Church’s Sunday School curriculum. Stories behind sections of the Doctrine and Covenants have been released by the Church as a resource for the study of a book that Mormons regard as scripture. “Revelations in Context,” a series of narratives written by the Church History Department, includes insights behind the revelations, mostly given to Church founder Joseph Smith.

Rugby League Player Will Hopoate Invites Others to ’Light the World’

Rugby League player Will Hopoate and his wife Jimicina extend an invitation to all to "Light the World" this Christmas season.

Church Launches 'Light the World' Christmas Initiative

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

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Olympic Champion Valerie Adams Invites Others to View 'Light the World' Video

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams talks about the new "Light the World" Christmas initiative in this video.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

VIDEO: Former NFL Quarterback and Olympic Gold Medallist Invite Others to ‘Light the World’

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—who played for the Houston Oilers in the National Football League in the late 1970’s and 1980’s—teamed up with dual Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams recently to talk about the “Light the World” Christmas initiative.

Latter-day Saint Women Give the Gift of Dignity to Women in Hardship Conditions

Women in the Como ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in suburban Perth hosted a community “Packing Party” on November 18th to benefit Share the Dignity, an organisation which helps women living in crisis situations.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Book of Mormon to Come to Life in New Church Video Series

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will produce a video library of scenes from the Book of Mormon, similar to the New Testament video library project that began in 2011 and finished in 2016. The first videos from this multi-year Book of Mormon videos project are scheduled to be released in 2018.

Cr Cynthia Watson Reflects on Her Election to the Boroondara City Council 

Cynthia Watson, a member of the Fairfield Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was recently elected Councillor to the Boroondara City Council in eastern suburban Melbourne. She represents the Maranoa Ward, one of ten wards that comprise Boroondara City, which has a population of 175,000.

Will and Jimicina Hopoate Look Forward to Christmas

Elder Robert J. Dudfield, an Australian leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met with rugby league star Will Hopoate and his wife Jimicina last night to talk about the Church’s upcoming Christmas initiative “Light the World.”