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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 19

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Kenya: Mormons Learn to Strengthen Families
Senior missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began teaching a weekly class to four different Kenyan Mormon congregations about how to strengthen families and build lasting memories.

African familyAn African Latter-day Saint family

Throughout the course of the class, parents used the Church’s family home evening program as a guide to draw their families together and to teach their children. Latter-day Saints were told that if they would hold regular family home evenings, they would see more happiness, more faith in the hearts of their youth, more strength to combat and overcome negative influences, and more obedience from their children.

Visit the Kenya Mormon Newsroom website to learn more about strengthening families.

Pacific: Mormon Women Celebrate Anniversary of Relief Society
Latter-day Saint women in more than 170 countries are meeting together in March to celebrate the anniversary of the Church’s Relief Society organization, one of the oldest and largest women’s service organizations in the world.

Relief Society New CaledoniaMembers of the Church's Relief Society in New Caledonia

Mormon women embrace their heritage as disciples of Jesus Christ. Relief Society creates a sisterhood for women in the Church and provides opportunities for rendering service to those in need.

Read more on the Pacific Mormon Newsroom website.

United Kingdom: FamilySearch a Big Attraction In London
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ FamilySearch program attracted a lot of interest recently in London.

Who do you think you are 1Genealogical exhibition in London’s famous Olympia Exhibition Hall

During a genealogical exhibition in London’s famous Olympia Exhibition Hall, Latter-day Saints showed visitors how FamilySearch.org works. At times, due to its popularity, the FamilySearch exhibit generated a three-hour wait for assistance.

Go to the United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom website for more on family history and the digitizing of records.

New Zealand: Genealogists Are Happy About Joint Venture
FamilySearch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with Archives New Zealand to digitize and index more than a million images of probate records from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

The past is coming alive for genealogical researchers and historians, according to Archives New Zealand chief genealogist, Greg Goulding. It’s a “goldmine of information.”

Read what other genealogists are saying about this joint venture and the success it is producing on the Pacific Mormon Newsroom website.

 
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