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May 24, 2019

First Line News Articles for Friday, May 24 2019

LDS News

President Nelson thanks Tongan king for religious liberty in meeting at oceanside royal palace

The royal family and nobles here are Free Wesleyan Christians and 62 percent of the population has membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so when King Tupou VI welcomed President Russell M. Nelson to the royal palace, religious liberty was a key topic.

BYU counselors see increased demand for suicide prevention training

BYU students and faculty have been talking about the importance of mental health and looking for ways to help those in need since the suicide of a BYU student on campus last December.

After meeting Tongan king and queen in royal palace, President Nelson is welcomed ‘home’ by Latter-day Saints

In this land of deep spirituality — where 60 percent of the population claim Church membership — more than 10,000 Latter-day Saints welcomed President Russell M. Nelson “home” on Thursday evening.

U.S. agriculture secretary tours Welfare Square, praises how Utah, LDS Church care for the needy

After seeing the food production facilities at Welfare Square — a tour that included samples of cheddar cheese and chocolate milk — the U.S. secretary of agriculture said his agency could benefit from studying how Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help those in need.

Watch: Church donates to New Zealand mosques affected by shooting

A new Church News video highlights donations The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made to New Zealand mosques two months after the Christchurch attack.

M. Russell Ballard visits church members in New Delhi

cting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints M. Russell Ballard visited members of the church in India this past weekend.