In January 2012, William Ansah-Arthur, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa, passed away in the hospital a few days after having suddenly fallen ill. Soon after his passing, women of his congregation’s Relief Society (the Relief Society is the Church’s organization for women) visited Yvonne Ansah-Arthur, William’s wife, and their four young children to check on them and offer service. They were pleasantly surprised to find the family was well prepared; their fridge, shelves and store room were full of food and supplies.
The Accra Ghana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marked its 10th anniversary on January 11, 2014. Church members throughout the country attended special meetings in their respective areas to celebrate the historic occasion and share their great appreciation for the temple.
Recording Oral Histories: A Race Against Time
Genealogy experts are experiencing a race against time in Sub-Saharan Africa; an area that spans 36 countries. There is an urgency to collect oral interviews of African genealogy because family historians are aging and some are dying before those histories can be recorded.
Did you know that 40 percent of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live in Latin America? Or that the Church has more than 29,000 congregations worldwide? Or that Mormons are guided by basic tenets, such as a belief in Jesus Christ and a focus on family?
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Full Story »
Members have been in Ghana since 1978. In the 1950s the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, a companion scripture to the Bible, along with various pamphlets about the Church found their way to Ghana. Full Story »
Since it was first published in English in 1830, The Book of Mormon has been fully translated into 82 language, and printed copies have totaled more than 150 million. It has been described as the "keystone" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Read More »
Digital technologies have progressively made family history work easier and more accessible. A new version of FamilySearch.org, which launched Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 makes family history research more interactive and conveniently collaborative, with added social media, photo and story elements that create a more personal family history experience for each user.Read More »
Joseph Smith was the founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and five associates formally organized the Church at Fayette, New York, on 6 April 1830. He presided over the Church until 27 June 1844, when he was martyred. Under his leadership, Church membership grew from six to over 26,000.Read More »