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California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

The question of which of your possessions you would save at a moment’s notice is a hypothetical that frequently arises in social settings. But for the members of the Church in the Redding California Stake this past week, the question became all too real as a wildfire, dubbed the “Carr Fire” tore through their community destroying at least 20 homes …

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Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Latter-day Saint volunteers are helping with relief efforts in Central America following Sunday’s eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano, located 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City. All missionaries are safe, but hundreds of people were evacuated as ash was dispersed over a nine-mile radius. More than 60 people were killed, with additional people missing. Two members of the Church are among …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the devastating fires in Southern California: The impact of the fires in southern California on local communities has been severe and devastating. Two Church buildings in the area are being used as a temporary community centers, and we are in touch with relief …

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LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

According to a press release from Mormon Newsroom, LDS missionaries removed from Puerto Rico after September’s devastating hurricane season will be returning. The statement reads: In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, missionaries in Puerto Rico and most surrounding islands were temporarily assigned to other missions. Some of those missionaries will soon return to the Puerto Rico San Juan …

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Mormons Quadruple Donations After Natural Disasters

Mormons Quadruple Donations After Natural Disasters

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In response to the generous help given following a series of recent unprecedented catastrophes, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his gratitude. “In the midst of this suffering, people throughout the world have rallied to come to the aid of their …

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Mormon Leaders Offer Hope to Fire Survivors in Northern California

Mormon Leaders Offer Hope to Fire Survivors in Northern California

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “We do love you. We do pray for you. And we’re so grateful to those of you who are caring for each other,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told fire survivors in Santa Rosa, California. Elder Rasband and other Church …

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Mormon Leaders Visit Fire Evacuees in Northern California

Mormon Leaders Visit Fire Evacuees in Northern California

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were in Northern California over the weekend to comfort those recently impacted by the deadliest wildfires in California state history. Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy and Elder Paul H. Watkins, an Area Seventy, traveled to the Napa Valley Saturday, October 14, to visit with local Church leaders and residents. They …

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LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

LDS Church Release Update on Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief

News Release from Mormon Newsroom  Latter-day Saint leaders recently traveled to Puerto Rico to offer hope and comfort residents of the island following two recent hurricanes that struck the Caribbean. Elder Walter F. González, Caribbean Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, as well as Elder Julio C. Acosta, an Area Seventy, visited Puerto …

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Latter-day Saints Provide Famine Relief in Africa, Middle East

Latter-day Saints Provide Famine Relief in Africa, Middle East

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Mormons are providing an additional $11 million in assistance for victims of famine in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East. The humanitarian effort was recently approved by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide assistance to troubled parts of the world experiencing drought, civil conflict, disease and other …

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LDS Church Releases Statement After Mexico Earthquake

News Release from Mormon Newsroom September 19, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. MDT The Church issued the following statement in English and Spanish on the Mexico City earthquake: We are heartbroken to see the destruction and suffering that is occurring as a result of another serious earthquake in Mexico. At this time, it’s difficult to understand fully the impact, including to …

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