Caribbean

By  Emily Abel
July 03, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Editor's note: "This week from the pulpit" highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
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January 13, 2020 07:00 PM MST
The Caribbean Area Presidency released a statement asking Latter-day Saints to come together in faith following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, January 7.
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January 07, 2020 05:34 PM MST
Following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday, civilians of Puerto Rico were jolted awake by an even greater earthquake measuring 6.4 on Tuesday morning.
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September 03, 2019 12:34 PM MDT
The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been dedicated by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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August 06, 2019 12:59 PM MDT
The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is complete, and the public is invited to visit the sacred edifice to experience its beauty and receive information on how Latter-day Saints and the community are blessed by having the temple. The Church’s first temple in Haiti is located at Route de Freres Delmas 10, Port‐au‐Prince.
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January 16, 2019 04:52 PM MST
An artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released January 12, 2019.
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November 14, 2018 06:21 PM MST
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for the open house, youth devotional and dedication for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.
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September 05, 2018 02:20 PM MDT
“I can hardly wait to jump out of bed every morning to see what will happen in this gathering process,” President Russell M. Nelson said about the joy he finds inviting others to Christ. While visiting the Dominican Republic, President Nelson shared with the missionaries how he came to be in that country.
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July 17, 2018 03:06 PM MDT
“If you save me, I will serve you," Williamson Sintyl prayed as he struggled to stay alive while buried underneath the rubble that was his father's orphanage. It was 2010, and a 7.0 magnitude earthquake had just devasted Haiti. But little did Sintyl know that this horrific experience would help lead him to the gospel.
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February 16, 2018 02:27 PM MST
Three dozen missionaries are now back in Puerto Rico, with more to arrive from the MTC soon. They continue to serve and help after the devastation of Hurricane Maria and are having great success in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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By  LDS Living
December 08, 2017 03:29 PM MST
The Church has recently announced missionaries will soon return to Puerto Rico nearly three months after the island was crippled by two consecutive hurricanes.
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October 29, 2017 10:20 PM MDT
With the groundbreaking of the second LDS temple in the Caribbean, the Church now has 182 temples around the world open, announced, or in construction.
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October 17, 2017 05:04 PM MDT
Slate Magazine had quite a lot to say about Mitt Romney, his work rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the possibility of him helping to rebuild Puerto Rico after natural and financial disasters. "The island needs an adviser to navigate Washington, Wall Street, and an uncertain future. He’s perfect," slate.com writes.
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By  LDS Living
October 12, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
“The hurricane was so tough,” San Juan Puerto Rico Stake President Wilfred Rosa told Church News. “We still have people struggling just to find food and water. We wait in long lines to get supplies. And, for most people, there’s still no [running] water or power."
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October 11, 2017 05:19 PM MDT
What touching experiences shared by this sister missionary.
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September 27, 2017 12:09 PM MDT
"It was honestly one of the hardest things to hear in my life," Sister Paget said, talking about learning she was going home. "There were lots of tears. I was almost a little bit hysterical. 'I cannot go home yet.' But one of my former companions said, 'You know, it's not often you can know an apostle looked at your name and felt the Lord was pleased with your efforts on your mission and felt it wasn't necessary for you to go to another mission for two months."
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By  LDS Living
July 13, 2017 10:15 PM MDT
With 182 temples around the world, it's exciting to see construction begin on Haiti's first temple.
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June 23, 2017 02:30 PM MDT
Last Sunday, the Church created Cuba's first district, despite no full-time missionaries currently serving on the Caribbean island.
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January 19, 2017 03:53 PM MST
"What brings hope is that once the priesthood is there, once the Lord has his hand blessing the people, it won't take long for good things to happen," Jorge Mena says about the Church in Cuba.
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September 17, 2016 01:47 PM MDT
Prior to the general women's session of the 186th Semiannual General Conference, Sister Neill F. Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, and Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, helped bring comfort to Church members in Louisiana, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
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February 26, 2016 01:50 PM MST
A new Dominican Republic program teaches youth how to live productive, safe, and happy lives, and it drew much of it's inspiration from "For the Strength of Youth."
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April 01, 2015 04:01 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made a special visit to the Church's Caribbean Area that included meetings with local leaders and many other members in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
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June 20, 2014 01:40 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles created the Church's second branch in Cuba on Sunday, June 15, during a branch conference attended by almost 100 people.
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May 29, 2014 04:00 AM MDT
For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic, serving the Lord is second nature. Here are just five of the many amazing things that set Dominican Saints apart and inspire us all.
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October 18, 2013 02:11 PM MDT
Mormonnewsroom.org shares stories of what Church leaders and members around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.
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March 05, 2013 03:55 PM MST
Even as members in Haiti labor to build a promising future for their faith and families, they remain grateful for the Church’s humble beginnings—and the pivotal, historic role of a prophet in their island nation. It was three decades ago that President Thomas S. Monson—then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve—visited Haiti and dedicated the land for the preaching of the restored gospel. Since that time, the Haitian members and their neighbors have endured staggering economic struggles and, three years ago, a devastating earthquake.
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January 03, 2012 04:12 PM MST
A day of service, two devotionals, two clinics and dodging a swarm of killer bees were all part of BYU baseball's trip to the Dominican Republic in November. Cheered on by crowds of locals and Church missionaries, the BYU team won all four games against Dominican club teams run by the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals on the tour permitted by the NCAA.
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February 17, 2011 03:51 PM MST
At age 18, Reyes lost both of her legs when a car lost control and hit her as she stood in front of her house. Because the DR doesn’t have accessibility laws to help those with mobility impairments, it was difficult for her to get around in a wheelchair. Then she discovered Innovación Ortopédica, a prosthetic clinic that partners with Latter-day Saint Charities.
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January 28, 2011 02:42 PM MST
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January 28, 2011 02:41 PM MST
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January 14, 2011 03:26 PM MST
The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 shattered and changed millions of lives, but the relief efforts and outpouring of support by organizations and individuals worldwide offered hope. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been working diligently since the disaster to provide aid to the people of Haiti through its humanitarian aid program. In January of 2010, Bishop H. David Burton, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who oversees the Church’s humanitarian program said, “Our hearts ache for the people of Haiti and our prayers are with them as we witness the unimaginable suffering they are experiencing. We are grateful for the many generous donations that enable the Church to provide extensive relief in Haiti, as well as other parts of the world.”
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January 13, 2011 04:43 PM MST
Haiti's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in January 2010 and a deadly cholera outbreak last month has kept the Caribbean island country a central focal point for LDS Church humanitarian-relief efforts for a year. Similar to providing ongoing humanitarian assistance in other disaster areas such as Samoa and Indonesia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is committed to aiding Haiti and its people with long-term assistance.
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January 12, 2011 05:05 AM MST
Sadly, reconstruction efforts in Haiti have inched forward at a painfully sluggish pace due in large part to a nearly nonexistent government. That, compounded by a cholera outbreak that has killed 3,600 people and hospitalized 50,000 since mid-October, has paralyzed the country.
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