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First Presidency 2018 Christmas Message

Accra Rehabilitation Center Receives Support During Light The World Launch

It was all joy and bliss when Missionaries and some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints went out in their numbers for the Light The World launch on Saturday December 1, 2018 in Accra.

The event which took place at the Accra Rehabilitation Center, a Government institution which provides skills training for Persons With Disabilities, pulled individuals from the various Disability Unions, hawkers and head porters. Participants were uplifted with choral performances by the Bountiful and Joyful Soul Chorale groups. Missionaries from the Ghana Accra West Mission and Ghana Accra Mission also performed a play exhibiting the importance of service and the Light The World campaign as a whole.

Service Project Conducted Ahead of Light The World Launch 

Missionaries from the Accra Ghana Mission and Young Single Adults of the Christiansborg stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Saturday November 24, 2018 joined hands to conduct a service project at the Accra Rehabilitation Center in Accra.

The service project which lasted for two hours, is in preparation towards the Light The World Campaign launch.  Light The World, a campaign spearheaded by the Church; is an invitation to approach the Christmas season with a renewed focus on service and giving our time, love, and resources as Jesus gave. This year the initiative is structured around the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day.

Service Emphasized in 2018 ‘Light the World’ Initiative 

A global Christmas initiative launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages people around the world to serve others during the holiday season.

Elder Andersen Presides at the Groundbreaking of Abidjan Cȏte d’Ivoire Temple

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presided at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Abidjan Cȏte d’Ivoire Temple on Thursday.

Ofankor Health Center Receives Laboratory Equipment

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through its humanitarian department LDS Charities, has donated new laboratory equipment to the Ofdankor Health Center in Accra. The equipment which are designed to analyze blood samples and assist in the diagnosis of illnesses, included a fully automated Hematology Analyzer, Olympus Microscope and High-Speed Centrifuge. Other items donated to the hospital were countertops, cupboards and refrigerators.

President Nelson Dedicates Concepción Chile Temple

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrapped up his South America ministry tour in Chile.

President Russell M. Nelson's 2018 South America Ministry and Temple Dedication Tour

President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson are visiting Latter-day Saints in five countries in nine days October 19–28, 2018. President Nelson has previously ministered in these countries numerous times.

Why Is Newsroom Still MormonNewsroom.org?

Newsroom, like other Church channels, is following the counsel of Church leadership regarding the direction and timing of changes to MormonNewsroom.org.

President Nelson Stresses Importance of Jesus Christ in Church Name: “It Is His Church”

Nearly two months after his brief statement about the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson spoke at length on the importance of the Church’s full name.