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Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

Church to Convert Grain Reserve Into Important Finished Goods

“In the next several years we anticipate increasing food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds annually,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In explaining the increase in food contributions, Bishop Caussé continued, “The Church recently decided it may be more helpful for the families and community agencies …

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The Church Creates More “Helpful & Hopeful” Website for Addressing Pornography

The Church Creates More "Helpful & Hopeful" Website for Addressing Pornography

An updated website from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers a more helpful and hopeful approach for Latter-day Saints seeking protection, help and healing from pornography use. The web address has also changed. Addressingpornography.lds.org has replaced overcomingpornography.org. “We are mortals; we all make mistakes. But God wants us to become more like His Beloved Son,” President Russell M. Nelson …

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Latter-day Saints in North Carolina Serve Neighbors Following Hurricane Florence

Latter-day Saints in North Carolina Serve Neighbors Following Hurricane Florence

Latter-day Saint volunteers from more than 30 congregations in North Carolina came together over the weekend to help clean up neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Florence, which hit the southeastern United States in mid-September. Many homes in the region are still inundated by floodwaters from record-breaking swollen rivers. “We’re trying to wait for the water to go down enough,” said Barbara Brooks, …

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“Choose to Stay” Video from Church Tackles Subject of Suicide

"Choose to Stay" Video from Church Tackles Subject of Suicide

If you are considering suicide please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK [8255]). “I tried to smile and hide my darkness. I remember waking up on my 17th birthday wanting to end my life.”   In many cases, suicide prevention is a painful, long-term process. A young man talks about his struggle with depression and the persistent feelings of …

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New Information Released on Church’s Upcoming Youth Program

New Information Released on Church's Upcoming Youth Program

New information has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on plans announced in May for new worldwide resources for girls and boys, young women, and young men. The initiative for Latter-day Saint youth, ages 8 to 18, will replace all existing youth activity programs beginning in January 2020, including the Church’s relationship with all Scouting …

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Cleanup Efforts Underway in Asia Following Typhoon Mangkhut

Cleanup Efforts Underway in Asia Following Typhoon Mangkhut

Damage assessments are underway in the Philippines and Hong Kong following Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the category 5 storm that hit Asia over the weekend. The typhoon, known as Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines, packed destructive winds and torrential rain as it cut across northern Luzon. Dozens of people lost their lives after heavy rains triggered landslides. Thirty-eight Latter-day Saint chapels …

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President Nelson Shares Life Lessons in Pacific Northwest

President Nelson Shares Life Lessons in Pacific Northwest

“We are living in the most crucial era in the history of the world,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “As a Church we need to be doing what the Savior wishes us to do. And as a people we need to be looking and acting like true followers of Jesus Christ.” …

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Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes the Philippines, Church Responds

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes the Philippines, Church Responds

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding Typhoon Mangkhut: Church leaders have been in contact with mission, stake and district leaders in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, urging them to take all necessary precautions to prepare those in their care for the storm. Many Church buildings in the path of the typhoon are …

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Latter-day Saints Ready to Provide Disaster Relief on East Coast

Latter-day Saints Ready to Provide Disaster Relief on East Coast

As Hurricane Florence reaches landfall on the East Coast of the United States, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ready to aid those in need. In partnership with local relief organizations, LDS Charities responds to emergencies around the world by providing short-term, life-sustaining resources such as food, water, shelter and clothing, in addition …

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Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on Hurricane Florence: “Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Florence are taking necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm prepares to make landfall. Missionaries serving in coastal areas are being moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Mission presidents are instructing missionaries on safety protocols as well as …

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