News Releases

Church Growth in Africa is Brisk and Accelerating

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in poised for explosive growth in Africa with ten percent annual growth rates in some West African countries. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 12, 2017

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

‘Light the World’ Initiative Encourages Year-Round Service

Millions of people around the world participated in the “Light the World” initiative during the Christmas season. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the online initiative November 25 on mormon.org to invite people around the world to follow Jesus Christ’s example by serving others.

Religious and Community Leaders Join with Salvos to Serve Christmas Lunch

Religious leaders and volunteers from the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network and the Sunshine Salvation Army served a festive lunch on Christmas day to approximately 80 disadvantaged people in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. 

 Interfaith Community Gathers to Celebrate the 'Messiah'
 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Sydney Chamber Choir and Orchestra once again enchanted the community, community leaders and friends of various faiths with performances of excerpts from Handel’s timeless oratorio - Messiah.    Performances were held at Parramatta Town Hall, Baulkham Hills and Blair Athol.  

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.

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen Reflects on the Life and Impact of Coach LaVell Edwards

Legendary American football coach, LaVell Edwards, died at age 86 last week. Edwards was the head football coach at Brigham Young University from 1972 to 2000. 

Latter-day Saints Lift the Homeless in Perth

Members and friends of the Joondalup and Ocean Reef congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Perth joined with the Perth “Street Friends” on 22nd December to sing Christmas carols, share a dinner, and enjoy the spirit of the season.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Bruce D. Porter Is Laid to Rest

Fireworks Viewed from the Brisbane Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brisbane Temple served as a perfect backdrop for the New Years Eve Fireworks in Brisbane Australia.