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President Eyring Offers Support in the Caribbean After Hurricane Irma

President Eyring Offers Support in the Caribbean After Hurricane Irma

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited with government officials and ministered to local Mormons and residents in the Caribbean Friday, September 15, 2017, in the wake of destructive Hurricane Irma, which battered the islands a week ago. Some of you have …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquake in English & Spanish

LDS Church Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquake in English & Spanish

The Church issued the following statement in English and Spanish on the Mexico earthquake, which occurred Thursday, September 7, 2017. The death toll has risen to 90 and thousands more are now homeless. With the rest of the world, we are deeply concerned about the many natural disasters that have occurred around the globe in recent weeks. Last night’s earthquake …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

LDS Church Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement on Hurricane Irma: As this serious hurricane has approached the Caribbean and continues in its path west and north, we have taken important steps to prepare. Members and missionaries have been given instruction on seeking shelter, gathering food and water and preparing for the days ahead. As …

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UPDATE: Houston Texas Temple Suffers Significant Damage

UPDATE: Houston Texas Temple Suffers "Significant Damage"

A new release from Mormon Newsroom states the Houston Texas Temple has sustained “significant damage” from floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The full statement reads: Further assessments have been made at the Houston Texas Temple, where flooding has caused significant damage. In the temple basement water rose from nearly a foot deep to waist deep in some areas. The …

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Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sierra Leone has come to the aid of some 500 people impacted by a recent mudslide that has killed 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. With the help of LDS Charities (the Church’s humanitarian arm), local Mormons and community leaders have delivered mattresses, food, water …

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Mormons in Tennessee Assemble Kits for Wildfire Victims

Mormons in Tennessee Assemble Kits for Wildfire Victims

Led by Hailey Harrison, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and community members in Knoxville, Tennessee worked hard this week to assemble hygiene kits for their fellow residents displaced by the savage wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which have left seven dead and plagued Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for more than a week. …

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LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

News Release by Mormon Newsroom | Featured Image by Associated Press Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch are gathering food, water and other emergency supplies which will be transported this week by helicopter to rural and remote communities in North Canterbury hit hard by Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Two people lost their lives when the …

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