News Releases

'Light the World' Christmas Video Available in Pacific Languages

The 'Light the World' Christmas initiative video is now available in Tongan, Samoan, Kiribati, French and Fijian.

Donated Water Tanks Help Solve Water Shortages in Fijian Village

Daily water shortages were common in Nagadoa village located on the western side of the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. One local leader commented that there were times when the village could be without water for the entire day.

94 Year Old Quietly Serves While Doing Family History

Despite the frustrations and sadness associated with working with family history records (like trying to read handwriting from early records that is indecipherable and transcribing death records of babies and young children), Ina Hearns is quick to remind others that “you might not exist without your ancestors.”

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees.

New Zealanders Look Forward to a Bright Christmas in Temple Grounds

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders from Hamilton and further afield are expected to visit the grounds of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temple to view the lights in the days leading up to Christmas.

Latter-day Saints #LightTheWorld Across the South Pacific

Latter-day Saints throughout the world are inviting everyone to share the light of Jesus Christ with others this Christmas.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Christ's Birth Celebrated at First Presidency's Christmas Devotional

“One word best describes the feelings we experience at Christmastime. That word is love,” said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

US President Visits Welfare Square

“We’re really proud of you. What you do is like nobody else.” Those were the words of U.S. President Donald J. Trump in his first visit to Salt Lake City since becoming president nearly a year ago.

Church Leaders Answer Questions from Youth in Tonga

Elder Juan A. Uceda, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Seventy and President of the Church’s Pacific Area, recently spoke at a devotional to Latter-day Saint youth and young single adults in Tonga.

Latter-day Saint Choir to Perform with Auckland Symphony Orchestra

A choir made up of Latter-day Saints from across the city will perform during the Auckland Symphony Orchestra's annual Christmas concert at Auckland Town Hall this Friday, 8 December.