President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Monday with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as he reached the midway point of his nine-day Pacific ministry visits to seven countries.
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President Russell M. Nelson is currently in the midst of a ministry tour of the Pacific, accompanied by his wife, Wendy, as well as by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan. Partway through the tour, here is a brief summary of the personalized messages he has shared with the saints in each of his stops so far.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the death of a young missionary on Sunday. Elder Andrew Carr, 19, from Fort Worth, Texas was serving in Mexico City when he passed away Saturday morning.
For the third year in a row, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing a grant to the nine national refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Representatives of Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian organization of the Church, were on the East Coast this week to hold discussions and deliver a $4 million grant, which includes $1.2 million in cash and $2.8 million in commodities.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will participate in a ministry tour of the church’s Pacific Area beginning on May 16. Here is a schedule of where he will visit and the events he will be participating in.
The Equality Act now before Congress is not balanced and does not meet the standard of fairness for all. While providing extremely broad protections for LGBT rights, the Equality Act provides no protections for religious freedom. It would instead repeal long-standing religious rights under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, threaten religious employment standards, devastate religious education, and defund numerous religious charities.
President Nelson called the transcontinental railroad "a gargantuan accomplishment" that proved that diverse people could transform and unite a nation. Originally segregated and mistrusting, some 15,000 Chinese, thousands more Irish and 4,000 Latter-day Saints eventually came to work well together. Each group was made up of refugees and outcasts who ultimately were responsible for uniting east and west.