News Releases

228 Young Single Adults Meet in Canberra for Annual Convention

News Release — 3 FEBRUARY 2016

A young single adult convention recently held in Canberra attracted over two hundred members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Attendees came from locations from around Australia and New Zealand to attend the five-day event held at the Australian Institute of Sports. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Virtuous Cycle of Dialogue

Commentary — 3 FEBRUARY 2016

Helping those who don’t belong to a church understand religion and its motives is more likely to come about if people of faith not only know and explain their beliefs, but also engage in a “virtuous cycle of dialogue and the hard work of forging real understanding and enduring agreements."

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Mormon Families Across South Pacific Make Plans for 2016

Blog Post — 2 FEBRUARY 2016

Last night many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific gathered in their homes to make plans for 2016.

RootsTech Sessions to Be Live Streamed Worldwide

News Release — 31 JANUARY 2016

RootsTech is the largest family history event in the world and is the perfect place to learn how to discover, preserve, and share your family stories, history, and connections across the generations.

New Stake Presidency in the Brisbane Australia North Stake

News Release — 28 JANUARY 2016

A new stake presidency has begun serving in the Brisbane Australia North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Youth Conference Draws Hundreds of Young Latter-day Saints

Blog Post — 28 JANUARY 2016

A youth conference held in Adelaide last month drew 300 Latter-day Saint youth aged fourteen to eighteen from South Australia, Victoria, and the Northern Territory. 

Face to Face for Young Single Adults with Elder Jeffery R. Holland

Blog Post — 28 JANUARY 2016

Young single adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited to participate in a worldwide, live Face to Face online event with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at noon on 9 March 2016 Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 

New Asia Area Presidency Begins Service in Hong Kong

News Release — 27 JANUARY 2016

As the new year began, Elders Randy D. Funk, Chi Hong (Sam) Wong, and Siu Hong Pon became the new Asia Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong. 

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Latter-day Saint Apostle Shows Love to People of Samoa

News Release — 26 JANUARY 2016

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited American Samoa and Samoa last weekend.

Many “Firsts” for LDS Charities in Timor-Leste

News Release — 25 JANUARY 2016

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, just completed its first humanitarian project in the country of Timor-Leste. Humanitarian missionaries, Douglas and Lucinda Johnson, became the first representatives of the Church to maintain a presence in Timor-Leste when they were sent there from the Church’s Asia Area office in Hong Kong on August 8, 2015.