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Latter-day Saints Recognized by National Children’s Alliance

The National Children's Alliance presented the National Philanthropy Leadership Award to Sister Joy D. Jones, general president of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Paris France Temple Is Dedicated

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Paris France Temple on Sunday, May 21, 2017. It’s the first temple in France and the 156th temple in the world.

Water Wells Build Self - Reliance Among Orang Asli in Remote Jungle Villages of Malaysia

Access to water is a basic necessity of life, and the provision of wells is being done by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In eastern peninsular Malaysia, villagers were recently assisted in their efforts to become more self reliant.  They received materials to install wells to provide daily water and to pump that water to their humble homes. Joy and appreciation were evident in the expressions on the faces of these indigenous people as they showed visitors their new wells!

Raja Renno, 2017 Malaysian Community Service Award Recipient 

Since 2013, LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has donated hundreds of wheelchairs to needy recipients in Malaysia.  Raja Renno was named the Chairman of the Wheelchair District Service Project for Rotary District 3300.  For his ongoing and significant devotion of time, talents and energy, he was the recipient of a Community Service Award on April 26th in Kuala Lumpur.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

New Mormon Relief Society President Speaks at the UN

Sister Jean B. Bingham, the new general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the United Nations in New York City Thursday on the Church’s humanitarian efforts.

10th Annual Asia Area Womens’ Conference in Hong Kong Attended by Women from Malaysia

Women from the Kuala Lumpur District of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints eagerly anticipated the first weekend of March, as they joined hundreds of sisters from all over Asia.  They gathered in Hong Kong for the 10th Annual Associated Sisters in Asia (A.S.I.A.) Womens’ Conference. “Sisters” is a term used to address women of this faith.

 One of the Oldest Organizations for Women Celebrates 175 Years!

On March 17, 1842 when Sister Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was called to be the President of the newly organized Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she said to the 18 women assembled that “we are involved in something extraordinary.”  Truly, this organization has proven to be quite extraordinary.  Relief Society sisters worldwide engage in good works to “provide support for the temporal and spiritual needs of all women in the Church, as well as others who are in need.”*

Sports Day Promotes Friendshipping For Youth Age 12 - 18 in Kuala Lumpur

An oft-quoted scripture believed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(the “Mormons”) promotes service to one’s fellowman.* The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mormon

youth aged 12 - 18 recently put that principle into practice by hosting a Sports Day with and for

special guests. About 30 refugee students came by bus to join the 30 or so LDS youth in a

public park to play outdoor relay races and games together. After several hours of fun,

friendshipping and food, the refugees returned to their camp and compact quarters.

Enthusiasm reigned as randomly chosen teams participated in relay games on the grass in the

shade, running with hats on their heads or with their hands on their knees. Encouraging calls

and cheers erupted as victory was secured for the fastest team or for the funniest stunt.

Changing teams helped the youth to interact with the visitors as they went on to play dodgeball

and other activities.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session is the first of six sessions of general conference.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

‘Honour and Remember’ on Relief Society 175th Anniversary

175 years ago today, Joseph Smith, the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized the Relief Society.