Here are just a few stories that Mormon Newsroom recently featured of Latter-day Saints doing incredible things around the world, from donating wheelchairs to 19 hospitals to royalty visiting Temple Square. See the full list of stories here.
Pacific, Samoa: Latter-day Saint Volunteers Prevent Samoan School Closing
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped save a Samoan school from closing when they asked LDS Charities to assist in renovating restrooms.
The restrooms were unusable, and the Samoa Ministry of Health said the school would have to close unless the bathroom facilities were brought up to the required standards.
Read on the Pacific Mormon Newsroom website how the work of Latter-day Saints with LDS Charities saved the school.
Kazakhstan: Disabled Man Saved From His Crumbling Home
Mormons in the Astana congregation of the Church (Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan) learned from a local blogger that a 55-year-old man was living in deplorable conditions. His home was unlivable due to flooding, and he was living in a doghouse.
The Latter-day Saints went to work clearing the area to build a new home for Hasan Temirbaev, a survivor of having one of his lungs removed. The project not only included cleaning the area where his house once stood but also building him a new home and furnishing it as well.
Go to the Kazakhstan Mormon Newsroom website (Russian) for more on Hasan’s story.
Cambodia: Cambodian Artist Featured in International Art Competition
Latter-day Saint Sopheap Nhem from Cambodia is a featured artist in the 10th International Art Competition sponsored by the Church History Museum. The museum, in addition to displaying artifacts from Mormon pioneers and other historical items, features art by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sopheap Nhem’s has titled her work “Early Morning with the Savior,” following the museum’s theme “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.” The artwork for the competition came from 944 submissions from over 40 countries; a five-member jury chose the featured selections.
Read more about the painting on the Cambodia Mormon Newsroom website.