LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, has released its annual report for 2018, which shows that the Church and its more than 1,900 partners assisted with 2,885 projects in 141 countries last year.
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Four missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a serious car accident this past Saturday, February 16, in a collision that killed one of the three passengers in the other vehicle.
More than $2.3 million was raised through “giving machines” that were part of the Church’s Light the World initiative, which encouraged the public to serve others during the Christmas season. Primary General President Joy D. Jones was in Manhattan Tuesday, February 12, 2019, to visit the offices of CARE, WaterAid America and UNICEF USA and deliver the funds that were raised by the effort.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught Church members to do this by making their homes centers of learning and spirituality. Acknowledging that this will look a little different for everyone, he invited them to “pray each day intentionally” about how to do this. Such a cause, President Nelson said, “is that of Almighty God.”
Calling teen suicide a “crisis reaching all around the world,” the apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told educators that “we must all face this issue. As members of [the Church], we must commit to do everything we can to reshape the thinking that suicide is an answer, a response worth considering.”
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will close its missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019. Plans for future use of the facilities will be determined in coordination with local leaders." Read the rest of the official statement on this closure here.
Volunteer opportunities available January 31 and February 1 at the Salt Palace, find out how you can help!