News Releases

Quick Facts: LDS Church Temples in Africa

Africa is poised to see an unprecedented pace of temple construction as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints witnesses a new phase of growth on the continent.

Church announces Nairobi, Kenya as home of Africa’s next newest temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced plans to build a temple in Nairobi, Kenya, pushing up the number of temples either planned, operating or under construction in Africa to eight.

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session is the first of six sessions of general conference.

This Easter, a Focus on Principles of Peace from the Prince of Peace

For the fourth consecutive Easter season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging Mormons and others around the world to share hopeful messages about Jesus Christ. This year’s focus comes from the Bible’s teaching that Christ is the Prince of Peace.

“And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

LDS Charities Providing Mobility to the Kenyan Disabled

For 1 percent of the world's population, mobility isn't as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. An estimated 45 million people need but don't have access to a wheelchair. LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which is built on the principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability. Its efforts are designed to give individuals and communities the tools they need to improve their own circumstances in permanent and meaningful ways. LDS Charities carries out community projects which include food, clean water, Emergency Response, Immunization, Maternal and newborn care, Vision care, Wheelchairs and others.

Sister Bingham meets with Church members, local leaders in Uganda 

Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has visited with Church members in Kampala, Uganda at the start of a week-long trip that would also familiarise her with the work that the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is doing in the country.

Sister Bingham of the General Primary presidency to visit Africa Southeast Area with UNICEF

Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be visiting the Africa Southeast Area at the invitation of the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a UN programme for humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers around the world.

President and Sister Nelson Discuss Leadership, Marriage at Worldwide Devotional

A Mormon apostle is counting on the young adults of the Church to prepare to lead the worldwide church. President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, spoke on leadership, love and marriage Sunday, January 8, 2017, at a worldwide devotional broadcast for young adults.

Two Mormon Apostles to Attend 2017 US Presidential Inauguration

The First Presidency has assigned Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the U.S. presidential inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

Senior Missionaries Serving People of Kenya and Tanzania

Senior Missionaries from the United States and Canada are serving in many different callings in the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania.  Eight couples are now scattered in different cities all doing various assignments to help members and non-members alike learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Recently called mission president Ephraim Msane and his wife Nomthi have come from South Africa to direct the missionary work in both Kenya and Tanzania.  He is the leader of over 90 missionaries.