News Releases

Villagers and LDS Charities Improve Local Medical Care 

Traditional leaders from villages in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, combined efforts with LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide improved maternity and general health care for denizens in their local communities.

Elder Robert D. Hales Dies at Age 85

Elder Robert D. Hales died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the hospital at age 85 from causes incident to age. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his passing.

Church Preserves Precious Records of African Nation

Years of civil war and a deadly outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever virus, Ebola, left Sierra Leone devastated and its infrastructure broken. A year after the declared end of the deadly scourge, dysfunction spills over into virtually every aspect of life in this poverty-stricken West African country, including the record preservation of a population.

Elder Anthony Kaku Meets Kumasi Mayor

Elder Anthony M.  Kaku, Area Seventy (a senior leader) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other Church representatives, met with Honorable Osei Assibey Antwi, the Mayor of Kumasi, on September 16, 2017 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.

Latter-day Saints Provide Famine Relief in Africa, Middle East

Latter-day Saints are providing an additional $11 million in assistance for victims of famine in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East. The humanitarian effort was recently approved by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide assistance to troubled parts of the world experiencing drought, civil conflict, disease and other challenges. 

Working Together to Reduce Suicide and Depression

The gift of life is filled with possibility. Each of God’s children has limitless potential and adds to the beauty and diversity of His creations. Death is a natural part of life, but untimely deaths can tear a hole in our families and in our hearts. When someone we love takes their own life, the tragedy can feel overwhelming.

Penyi Health Centre Helped by LDS Charities

People living near the community of Penyi, in the Volta Region of Ghana, will receive better medical care thanks to equipment donated by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Hosts the 187th Semiannual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session, the first of six sessions of general conference, was held Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Women, young women and girls ages 8 and older are invited to attend in person or to watch a live broadcast online or in local meetinghouses.

LDS Charities Rebuilds Refugee Center 

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provided building materials and construction expertise to rebuild a fire-ravaged community center at the Krisan Refugee Camp in Ghana recently.

Accra Mayor Presents Award to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Honorable Mohamed Adjei Sowah, mayor of Accra, presented a Plaque of Commendation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to recognize ‘Efforts at ensuring a clean, beautiful and manicured surrounding’ at the Church’s temple complex.