News Releases

Latter-day Saints Experience Unprecedented Growth in Africa

Membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to grow at an unprecedented rate throughout West Africa. Elder Terence M. Vinson, President of the Africa West Area said, “The reason why the Church is growing so quickly here in Africa is due to a spirituality amongst the people. You cannot help but love the people of West Africa, their hearts are pure and they are open to spiritual things.”   

Spirit of Christmas Glows through Lights on Temple Square

Even though people in West Africa may never experience winter scenes with the glow of Christmas lights, they can enjoy the beauty of this Christmas season through pictures and video.

How Will You #LIGHTtheWORLD This Year?

“If Christians in Ghana ‘Light the World’, then I, as a Muslim, will benefit also,” said Honorable Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Information and Spokesperson for the Presidency in Ghana. He was speaking to a group of government, religious, media and traditional leaders at an event sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Accra, Ghana.

‘Light the World’ Christmas Initiative Encourages Christlike Service

Latter-day Saints and their friends around the world are encouraging the public to participate in service opportunities during the Christmas season to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. The “Light the World” Christmas initiative will reach worldwide audiences beginning Friday, November 24, 2017, and will run through Christmas Day, December 25.

LDS Charities Provides Washroom Facility at ABUSCO

Boys at Abuakwa State College (ABUSCO) in Kibi, Eastern Region of Ghana have a new shower facility thanks to a donation from LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Queen Mother Thanks Latter-day Saints

Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, Eastern Region Queen Mother’s Association President, welcomed leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to World Diabetes Day 2017 at Keybi Community Center in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

2017 CHRISTMAS INITIATIVE ‘Light the World’ to Launch November 24

Since a new star first appeared above Bethlehem, Christmas has been a season of light, reminding us that Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Sanitation Facilities Welcomed by Apataim Community

“Your donation of material and expertise has allowed us to help ourselves,” said Samuel Assiem Yankey, liaison between Apataim Community and LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about the new sanitation facilities recently constructed.  

Improved Survival for Ghana Mothers and Newborns

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, partnered with Ghana Health Service to teach essential, yet simple skills to reduce maternal mortality and improve infant survival in the Greater Accra region.

Young Adults Choose Service on Saturday

Young adults from the Christiansborg area of Accra joined forces with LDS Charities Saturday, October 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ meeting house, to prepare materials and training aids for doctors and midwives in Ghana.