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From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

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.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Gay

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that same-sex attraction is a sensitive issue that requires kindness, compassion and understanding. The website mormonandgay.lds.org reinforces the reality that, in the words of one Mormon scripture, God “loveth his children” (1 Nephi 11:17), and seeks to help everyone better understand same-sex attraction from a gospel perspective.

From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

Africa Southeast Area 50th Stake Created

The Africa Southeast Area is showing great growth.

Nearly 1600 members met on 4 December 2016 at the Hall of Commerce in Harare to hear counsel from ASEA President, Elder Kevin Hamilton, and to learn about the reorganization of their stake. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Christofferson Offers Prayer in U.S. Senate

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered the morning prayer in the United States Senate. Customarily every Senate session begins with prayer, dating back to the Senate’s beginnings in the late 1700s. Usually the Senate chaplain offers the prayer, but Congress often invites guest chaplains from various faiths to pray.​

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Launches 'Light the World' Christmas Initiative

A Christmas initiative to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SELF RELIANCE PROGRAM CHANGING LIVES IN KENYA

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages its members to be self-reliant. This is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. It does this by providing the self-reliance program which helps members understand their level of self-reliance and create a plan for improvement. The program has three groups which take place once a week for 12 weeks.

Kenya and Tanzania Greet New Mission President

President S. Ephraim Msane and his wife, Nomthandazo Salvatoris Mpanza Msane began their tenure as Mission President of the Kenya Nairobi Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 1, 2016.  President and Sister Msane are from South Africa.