Newsroom features stories from its 80 international Newsroom websites as well as from those in the United States to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are doing to better serve their communities throughout the world.
Philippines: Church Helps More Than 1,500 Survivors of Cebu Fire
Latter-day Saint Charities and local members of the Church packed sleeping bags, noodles, canned goods, powdered milk and rice for more than 1,500 survivors in Cebu, Philippines. A June blaze consumed 500 homes, causing people to seek shelter at the Cebu International Convention Center.
Cambodia: “Project Hats” for Newborns in Cambodia
Sister Bev Armstrong accompanied her husband, Dr. Robert Armstrong, as he visited the health clinics in the outlying provinces of Cambodia. They are medical missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During their stops, Sister Armstrong noticed newborns wearing knit hats to retain their body heat, even in the hot weather.
Colombia: National Day of Religious Freedom Celebrated by the Country’s President
Mexico: Young Latter-day Saints in Cuautla, Morelos, Serve Their Community
Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined forces with community and organization leaders to clean up the river that runs through Cuautla, Morelos.
Philippines: Latter-day Saints and Community Groups Are Earth’s Caretakers
More than 150 Helping Hands volunteers joined by other organizations participated in planting 7,000 mangroves seedlings along muddy river shorelines during the National Day of Service.
Japan: Order of the Sacred Treasure Given to Latter-day Saint
Dr. Ryoushou Nakamura, a former leader of the Church in Japan, was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by His Excellency the Emperor of Japan. The award was presented posthumously for meritorious service over his 27-year career as a heart surgeon, hospital administrator in Kumamoto and Miyazaki and his service to the citizens of Japan.
Guatemala: Missionaries Paint Colorful Joy, Peace and Harmony Mural
Latter-day Saint missionaries recently painted an outside mural designed by artist Diana Sofía Zea, muralist of the Municipal Directorate for Women. Zea explained that “the mural represents the women of the area who express the importance of the family in aspects of life such as joy, peace and harmony.”
Indonesia: Latter-day Saint Youth Gain Greater Gospel Insights
Youth in the Church of Jesus Christ are given the opportunity during their time off from school to come together in a conference where they have fun, perform service and learn more about what they believe. Such was the case in Indonesia recently.