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The First Presidency Urges More Action to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

The First Presidency Urges More Action to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following message on Thursday, August 12, 2021, to Church members around the world: Dear Brothers and Sisters: We find ourselves fighting a war against the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants, an unrelenting pandemic. We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these …

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How the Church is Bringing COVID-19 Relief to India

How the Church is Bringing COVID-19 Relief to India

Together with other countries and organizations coming forth to help India overcome its current COVID-19 wave, the Indian Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined hands with several of its global humanitarian partners and local governments to provide pandemic relief to the country. Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other medical equipment worth a combined US$4.15 million, …

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Utah Area Presidency Updates COVID-19 Safety Measures

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The Utah Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message with Church leaders in Utah on April 8, 2021. Returning to Church Meetings and Activities in the Utah Area We are deeply grateful for the leadership of stake presidents, bishops and others in the Utah Area who throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have developed …

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How Missionaries Are Comforting Californians During COVID-19

How Missionaries Are Comforting Californians During COVID-19

It has been said that to transform atomized individuals into a strong society, people must build something together by engaging in projects that promote the common good.   This has been happening for much of the past year in the Bay Area of California. Take, for example, the food bank Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. It has fed some 500,000 …

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Church of Jesus Christ Joins UNICEF to Fight COVID

Church of Jesus Christ Joins UNICEF to Fight COVID

Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced today a $20 million grant to support UNICEF’s global work with the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and the vaccines arm of the ACT Accelerator called the COVAX Facility. This grant complements the Church’s $3 million donation in 2020 to facilitate UNICEF’s urgent COVID-19 response, …

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Utah Area Provides New Recommendations for Primary During Pandemic

Utah Area Provides New Recommendations for Primary During Pandemic

The Utah Area Presidency shared the following message with Church leaders in Utah on February 12, 2021. The letter offers recommendations for Primary leaders, parents, and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dear Brethren, In consultation with the Primary General Presidency of the Church, we have become increasingly concerned about our children who have been unable to attend Primary for almost …

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Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement on January 8, 2021: Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife experienced mild cases of COVID-19 during the holiday break. They were both at home, away from other Church leaders, and were able to completely recover before returning to full activity. Elder Soares is the third …

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Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Renlund Diagnosed with COVID-19

Eric Hawkins, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on December 5, 2020: Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund have tested positive for COVID-19, despite carefully following recommended public health practices. Their condition is being carefully monitored, but gratefully, Elder Renlund currently has just mild symptoms and Sister Renlund …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Share Message of Thanks

Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Resuming Duties Soon

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and quarantining at home, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife have recovered. On social media, the Gongs shared the following message: We are very moved and grateful for the many well-wishes and prayers we have received from you from around the world. Thank you for your faith on our behalf. Our doctors indicate we …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

On October 8, 2020, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following update on Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week. He said: Elder and Sister Gong continue to experience very mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are recovering at home. They are grateful for the many prayers and expressions of concern and …

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