News Releases

'Find New Ways to Invite Others to General Conference'

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, First Counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is no stranger to TV studios and cameras. 

Latter-day Saints in the South Pacific Look Forward to Worldwide Conference

Every first Sunday in April and October since 1848, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ have organised a conference designed to inform, inspire, and uplift members and guests of the Church.

Visiting Chinese Basketball Players Coach Fiji Children

Members of the Chinese national under 18 women's basketball team took time out of their South Pacific tour this week to give some tips to children from the Latter-day Saints' Fiji primary school.

Adelaide Couple Focus on Giving Children Good Start in Life 

Glenn and Jan Smith, of Adelaide, Australia, both nearly 60 years old, are starting a new family. Before beginning their adventure as foster parents, they raised six of their own children. Their commitment to family and to giving children a good start in life is firm.

British Family Carries Faith and Values to New Life in Auckland

Like many other immigrants, Keith and Lindsay Chapman left much behind when they moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2012.

VIDEO: Young Kiwi Talks About Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Hands

In a TED X talk released this week, Hamilton researcher, Mahonri Owen, explains his work to develop a brain-controlled prosthetic hand. 

VIDEO: New Zealand Herald Features Paora Winitana's Focus on Youth and Leadership

This week the New Zealand Herald posted a video about Hawke's Bay Latter-day Saint Paora Winitana and his work with young people, encouraging standards, excellence and leadership.

French Polynesia High Commissioner Hosts Latter-day Saint Leaders

Elder O. Vincent Haleck, president of the Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, travelled from Auckland, New Zealand and visited French Polynesia High Commissioner Rene Bidel at his office in Papeete on Friday.

Young Latter-day Saints Encouraged to Stand Up, Be Heard

Nearly 150 young Aucklanders, age 18-30, attended a devotional Sunday night focused on preserving religious freedoms and positively impacting the future of their country and society.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Religion in US Worth $1.2 Trillion to Economy

A new study commissioned by Faith Counts reports the total economic contribution of religion in America to be nearly $1.2 trillion, equal to the world’s 15th largest economy.