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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites |14 May 2013

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.

Hungary: Mothers' Thoughts on Motherhood
Mothers tundiA young Mormon mother finds joy in taking care of her daughter.

Five Latter-day Saint Hungarian women have penned some thoughts regarding their role as mothers. Váczy Reka said every mother is a superhero, able to simultaneously juggle being a taxi driver, cook, doctor, mediator, sports instructor, clown and pastor.

Mothers Etus croppedThis Hungarian mother enjoys the closeness she has with her children.

Klinger Aniko wrote that the role of a mother involves a partnership with God and His Son Jesus Christ. She describes motherhood as "unspeakable love," and said that through her four children, she has learned that "love is limitless."

Mothers AnikoA Latter-day Saint mother and her family in Hungary had fun making a snowman

Read more about these mothers’ thoughts on the Hungary Mormon Newsroom website.

Bolivia: Blood Donations Receive Latter-day Saint Boost
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while attending regional religious meetings in La Paz and other Bolivian cities, also took time out to donate blood.

Bolivia Blood donation1Latter-day Saints attended religious meetings in Bolivia and then participated in a blood donation campaign

The blood donation campaign was organized in cooperation between the Blood Bank, the Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports and the Church.

Bolivia Blood donation3A young Mormon girl watches as her father is screened to give blood

Local Church leaders encouraged members to participate in the campaign “A Drop of Life.”

Go to the Bolivia Mormon Newsroom website to read more about the campaign.

Brazil: Church Partners with Brazil Blood Bank
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has entered into a partnership with BioClinica and the Blood Bank in Brazil in preparation for an upcoming project this summer.

Brazil  Blood BankBlood Bank technician processes the blood donations

The Project Helping Hands Saves Lives will be held on Saturday, 27 July, in Jundiai in the state of São Paulo.

Go to the Brazil Mormon Newsroom website for more information about the event.

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