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From South Africa Mormon Newsroom

Elder Sitati delivers a key address on religious freedom in Rwanda

Elder Joseph Sitati, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Africa Southeast Area Presidency, has delivered a key address on religious freeom in the Rwandan captital Kigali.

Public Affairs at the African Religious Liberty Congress and Festival

Rwanda, the beautiful country of a thousand hills was the location for a three-day Religious Liberty event, beginning September 13-15, 2018. The stunning Kigali Convention Centre was the venue for a public forum of 500 participants of religious leaders, government officials, African scholars, human rights organizations and NGOs. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was represented by speaker, Elder Joseph Sitati, General Authority Seventy, representing the area presidency Africa South East Area.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

First Volume of ‘Saints’ Now Available 

For only the third time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new set of multivolume books about its history.  

Formula for Strengthening Families

West Stake’s Conference was more than wonderful, including a choir and eleven speakers. The theme soon developed as Strengthening Families.

Kayole Community Government Office Cleaned by Helping Hands

The Office Compound of the chief assigned to the community, Ms. Faith Sweetie, instructed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who volunteered for community service on August 18, 2018. The 80 volunteers worked to clear trash and burn litter piles, slashed the overgrown and painted white a row of rocks that designate the car park. They also replaced glass in two windows.

Kenya’s Largest Hospital Receives a Helping Hand

Over 200 members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived on foot around 10:15 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, to serve as Jesus Christ would. A preparatory meeting gathered volunteers at Upper Hill Chapel from both East and West Stakes. President George Munene conducted the opening with song and prayer.

Helping Hands in Chyulu’s Hidden Paradise

The Chyulu District with its 10 branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests in the verdant rolling volcano hills of Makeuni County, Southeastern Kenya. Over 300 members of the Church, known as Helping Hands participated with other community members and local government with various service projects, August 17 and 18, 2018.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Name of the Church

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

Mormon Helping Hands Clean Mombasa City Park

Members of Changamwe, Bamburi and Mombasa Branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under the direction of the District President Jarvy Msafiri, provided volunteer work cleaning the Mombasa City Park. The project was organized the by the Public Affairs Director, Jack Oriecho and his assistants for a Mormon Helping Hands event on August 11, 2018.

Eldoret District Empowers its Members to Serve as Christ Did

Four branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eldoret came together to serve the community. The Eldoret, Sosiani, Langas and Huruma Branches cleaned the grounds and some of the internal walls, doors and floors of the Huruma Hospital on August 4, 2018.