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From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Announces BYU–Pathway Worldwide, a Global Higher-Education Organization

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of a global higher-education organization, BYU–Pathway Worldwide (BYU–PW). The institution will have responsibility for all online certificate and degree programs offered by the Church Educational System (CES).

Latter-day Saints Learn to Become Self-Reliant 
 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are learning that becoming self-reliant will change their lives. 

LDS Charities Provides Vision Surgery Training and Equipment in Sierra Leone

As part of its Vision Care Signature Program, LDS Charities —the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—recently provided vital surgical equipment to Connaught Hospital in Freetown, dramatically improving the medical infrastructure of Sierra Leone. 

LDS Charities and ICCES Partnership Assists Young Ghanaians

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has partnered with Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills (ICCES) to train youth for employment in their chosen trades. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at US Presidential Inauguration

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Friday, January 20, 2017. 

Latter-day Saint Leaders Meet Ghana President-Elect

Elder Marcus B. Nash, First Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency—a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa, and Elder Vern P. Stanfill, Second Counselor in the Area Presidency, presented President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a letter from the Church’s First Presidency congratulating him on his recent election. 

Latter-day Saint Women Serve Children in Need

“We are going to do something extraordinary” stated Emma Smith in 1842, newly named president of Relief Society, the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

LDS Charities Provides Relief to Buduburam Refugee Camp

Health care given to people living in the Buduburam Refugee Camp of the Greater Accra Region, improved dramatically due to equipment donations made by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

“Light the World” Theme of Ghana Interfaith Christmas Festival

African melodies and traditions highlighted the Christmas Choral Festival Saturday evening, at the Christiansborg meeting hall in Accra, Ghana. Embracing the theme “Light the World,” musicians and speakers from varied circumstances, ethnicities and religious backgrounds united in a global effort to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people of all faiths to serve others during the Christmas season.