On August 9, the Church released a letter outlining how Church members can better "take an active role within their communities to minister to those who have thoughts of suicide or who are grieving a loss." The letter includes resources to help Latter-day Saints understand Church teachings about suicide, how to recognize warning signs, and how to help someone in crisis.
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The special event featured Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Lesa. The event originated from the Missionary Training Center in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and was broadcast to Church members throughout Asia in eight languages.
Global faith leader Elder Jeffrey R. Holland calls for more spiritual and emotional support for world’s disenfranchised and downhearted.
“More needs to be done to increase awareness of, access to and confidence in trusted resources by Latter-day Saints and seekers of truth,” said Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In an effort to thank all who participated in the Church’s 2017 Light the World campaign, the Relief Society general presidency — Sister Jean B. Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister Reyna I. Aburto — have released a video sharing what was accomplished with donations.
The Church has announced that the 2019 Mutual theme for the youth is, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). A letter with this announcement was sent from the Young Men and Young Women General Presidencies to local leaders on Aug 1.
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Sunday afternoon to a man who has launched a hunger strike to protest church policies regarding interviews with children and youth.