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‘That’s My Story’

News Release — 4 AUGUST 2015

Queensland teenagers are questioning their parents and grandparents — in a good way — as they take part in a state-wide initiative to video and share stories from their heritage for National Family History Month (August).

Bringing Wheelchairs to People of Papua New Guinea

News Release — 3 AUGUST 2015

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has brought over 7,000 wheelchairs and other mobility aids to Papua New Guinea over the last 12 years.

It’s All About Growth for Members of New Mormon Stake 

News Release — 30 JULY 2015

Members of the recently created Gosford Australia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent a day pulling weeds and planting trees and bushes recently in their community. A stake is a group of Latter-day Saint congregations in a geographical area.

Brigham Young University Academic Explores Interfaith Relations in ABC Radio Interview 

News Release — 29 JULY 2015

ABC Radio’s “Sunday Nights” program recently featured an interview with Brigham Young University scholar, Dr Fred E. Woods and ABC presenter, Noel Debien.

Latter-day Saint Collects 200 Blankets for Sydney’s Homeless

News Release — 24 JULY 2015

Motivated by a New Year's resolution to do something for others in need, Maribelle Pokoina has collected 200 blankets for homeless people in Sydney since the first of the year.

Week-long Worldwide Genealogical Event to be Held Online

News Release — 23 JULY 2015

FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical organization, announced recently it will host a worldwide indexing event from 7-14 August.

Church Leader Writes about Preparing for the Sabbath Day 

News Release — 21 JULY 2015

Neill F. Marriott of the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently wrote about how individuals can prepare each week for the Sabbath. 

Many Faiths Come Together for Church Choir

News Release — 20 JULY 2015

According to the Southern Star News, The 'Voices of Brisbane' choir is a new, 120 voice community concert choir.  It is based at Eight Miles Plains with singers from across Brisbane.”

Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

News Release — 17 JULY 2015

Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Latter-day Saints Break Ground For New Gold Coast Church Building

News Release — 16 JULY 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground recently for a new building for the faith's Coomera stake. The new church building will be on the corner of Reserve Road and Jessica Drive in Upper Coomera, Gold Coast, Australia.