News Releases

Kisumu Branch breaks ground for the First chapel in the Kisumu District

Kisumu District members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and invited guests join hands to break ground for a new chapel in the Kibuye area of Kisumu town in Kenya.

President Nelson’s Global Ministry to Continue in Southeast Asia

From Hong Kong NewsroomThese global faith leaders will visit four countries in seven days, with trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia, from November 15 to November 22, 2019.

October 2019 General Conference News and Announcements

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. Below is a summary of news and announcements from the October 2019 proceedings


General Conference Leadership Sessions Begin

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)President Nelson announced a change in the Church’s policy related to witnesses who participate in baptisms in local congregations and in temple work.

Nairobi Stakes celebrate World Cleanup Day

On Saturday, the 21st of September, 2019, Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the  Nairobi East and West Stakes participated in World Cleanup Day by cleaning  Uhuru Park. They responded to Presidents George K. Munene and Jadmire Ndivo by turning up on time and in large numbers ready to work. 

Elder Joseph W. Sitati presides over the Eldoret District Conference

Elder Joseph W. Sitati presides over the Eldoret District Conference

Elder Joseph W. Sitati Hosts Three Govenors in Eldoret, Kenya

On the 13 Sept 2019, Elder Joseph W. Sitati accompanied by his wife Gladys N. Sitati, Elder Dunstan Chadambuka from Zimbabwe, President Khumbulani Mdletshe currently serving as the Kenya Nairobi Mission President covering Kenya and Tanzania, and President Dominic Kogo the former Eldoret District President hosted the Governor...

The Africa Southeast Area Contributes Over 10,000 Hours of Service on All-Africa Helping Hands Day

From South Africa NewsroomEarly in 2019 Area Presidencies in the Africa West Area and the Africa Southeast Area decided to jointly designate August 17, 2019 “All-Africa Helping Hands Day”. Helping Hands Projects are encouraged to be conducted throughout the year, but August 17 was to be a special Helping Hands Day.

Statement on the Word of Wisdom

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)The Word of Wisdom is a law of health for the physical and spiritual benefit of God's children. It includes instruction about what foods are good for us and those substances to avoid. Over time, Church leaders have provided additional instruction on those things that are encouraged or forbidden by the Word of Wisdom, and have...

Church Thanks Mali Government for Formal Recognition

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)