Presiding at the creation of the Senahu Guatemala Stake was a historic highlight of Elder Renlund’s recent travels across Central America. He and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, visited five nations—Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras—and met with thousands of members and missionaries.
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Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Ruth Lybbert Renlund, spoke at an international religious freedom symposium in Costa Rica, June 9, 2017. They presented their comments together from his perspective as an apostle and doctor of cardiology and heart transplantation and her background as a civil litigation attorney.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband began his recent trip to Africa by traveling to the construction site of the Durban South Africa Temple. As he stood on the deep red soil outside the future temple, the Apostle envisioned the gospel’s unlimited and divinely guided potential across the vast African continent.
“We are concerned about children all over the world, and we can't do that alone,” said Sister Jones, who accepted the award on behalf of the Church for its efforts to protect children and assist victims of child abuse. The Primary represents more than 1 million children worldwide.
The LDS Church has published an updated edition of the triple combination of the scriptures in French. This update includes a minor wording change in the sacrament prayer on the bread to better reflect the intended meaning of the prayer as found in the English scriptures.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added two more buildings to the missionary training center (MTC) in the Philippines. One building will be for training and one for residence halls, bringing the total to five buildings. This expansion doubles the capacity from 140 to 280 missionaries.
The LDS Church will return $150,000 of tithing paid by a man who pleaded guilty to taking nearly $25 million from 5,400 victims.