Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 11, 2016
11 MARCH 2016 - POSTED BYDavid Porter
MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share 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.
Vietnam: Church Leaders Meet With Senior Vietnam Government Officials
A Church apostle and a member of the Seventy recently met with senior Vietnam government officials as well as Latter-day Saint leaders and members.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Church’s Presidency of the Seventy visited Vietnam in late February.
Uganda: Free Dental Work by Latter-day Saint Doctors
Two dentists and three hygienists, all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spent a week in Uganda filling cavities, extracting and cleaning teeth, teaching good oral hygiene and instructing dentists and dental students on best practices.
California dentist Dr. Phil Openshaw (center) had served as a Mormon missionary in South Africa and said he got an idea to provide this type of assistance while serving his mission; he had noticed there was a great need for dental help. He felt impressed that, one day, he might make a contribution when he had the opportunity.
Read more about Dr. Openshaw’s work on the Uganda Mormon Newsroom website and learn how many trips he has made to the African nation to provide dental care.
Uruguay: Apostle Tutors Visitors About the Gospel
Church apostle, Elder David A. Bednar explained the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to people visiting a Mormon meeting recently in Maldonado, Uruguay.
He also instructed the Latter-day Saints on strengthening their families and aligning their lives with the will of God.
Malaysia: Mormons Celebrate Chinese New Year Honoring Family
Family was the focus of this year’s celebration of the Chinese New Year in Malaysia for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Fireworks, food and family fun highlighted the celebration. Visiting ancestral burial sites is part of the holiday tradition as ancestors are remembered, honored and revered.
Thailand: Latter-day Saints Participate in Competitive Cooking and Cleaning
Members of the Church 18 to 35 years old in Bangkok participated in a competitive cooking contest as well as a service project this month.
Each group of about four to six people cooked with spices, fish and rice over charcoal. They also converged on a local beach to clean it, even in the rain.
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