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Former leaders in Okinawa lost their fathers in World War II and now rejoice that a temple — the Okinawa Japan Temple — will grace their land.

The Church of Jesus Christ and Water for People are working on completing water systems in Gicumbi District, Rwanda.

The Relief Society is involved in a global effort to improve the health and development of children under five and their mothers.

Scheduled to start July 1, 2024, the 36 new missions will be in seven U.S. states and 20 other countries.

The Church and the Kiribati government recently partnered to help some of the outer islands get clean drinking water.

A statement says the Church is devoting significant financial resources for critical needs.

The temple begins its open-house phrase, beginning with Monday’s media briefing and tours.

Recent donations from the Church include new school desks in Guatemala, access to clean drinking water in Colombia and cooking kits for soup kitchens in Peru.

FamilySearch participated in the ICA Congress in the United Arab Emirates where representatives announced a new initiative to digitize Ottoman Empire family histories.

Recent donations from the Church of Jesus Christ in Brazil have helped thousands of members and non-members.

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and the Church’s Mexico Area presidency invited others to reflect on lessons from their ancestors and do family history work.

Also, a policy adjustment now allows prospective missionaries to submit applications 150 days before availability date.

An event in Santiago let organizations and volunteers know how to get started using JustServe in Chile — the 14th country to have the free community service platform.

The Africa West Area presidency visited the Nigerian National Mosque and a Nigerian stake president was named an Eminent Ambassador of Peace.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the Akosombo Dam spillage flood.

The Mou Tham family, featured in President Monson’s 2011 conference address, recently returned to the Hamilton temple to celebrate the 50th anniversary of being sealed there.

FamilySearch has announced that Lynne M. Jackson, a descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott, will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2024.

Nearly 4,000 visitors gained new insights about themselves and their families by stopping at a FamilySearch booth at the international Frankfurt Book Fair.

The gathering the night before the temple dedication draws leaders from Cambodia to Indonesia to Pakistan, who are charged to help their members be “recommended to the Lord.”

The Church of Jesus Christ is working with CARE to support thousands of families in poultry production.

Missionaries are safe and accounted for after one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit Mexico.

A new video highlighted how the Church’s large donation has helped feed vulnerable people in nine countries.

Elder Rasband paid special tribute to the roles of the last 3 Church presidents in the coming of the Bangkok Thailand Temple.

Temple dedication brings focus on missionary work and conversion in the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as the future generations of Thai Latter-day Saints.

“Our love of God and our discipleship of Jesus Christ will be a sure guide,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said.

Seven foreign dignitaries meet with Church leaders and visit Church sites in September and October.

The Oct. 18 update came after attacks in southern Israel moved students from Jerusalem to Greece.

Members of the Church took part in community service projects to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the gospel in Nicaragua.

The Church’s Middle East/Africa North Area presidency responds to latest deadly quake in Herat province.

“Our first mission is to help people come to Jesus Christ,” says mission president.