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Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites September 22, 2017

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

Pacific: Church Shares Food to Relieve Hunger in Tahiti
A Mormon apostle and other Church leaders met with local Catholic leaders to donate food and show support to relieve hunger in Tahiti.

                                         

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presented to French Polynesian Catholic leaders a $9,000 donation from the Church for individuals and families suffering through difficult times. The donation was made possible by the contributions of Latter-day Saints and others in French Polynesia and around the world to the Church’s humanitarian fund.

                                                

Read more about Elder Stevenson’s visit on the Pacific Mormon Newsroom website.

DR Congo: Church Relief Society Leader Brings Spiritual Lift to Women
A member of the Relief Society general presidency shared basic principles of Church leadership with local Latter-day Saint leaders in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

                                              

Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, taught the importance of counseling with and listening to members of the Church as a way to work through challenges and trials.

                                            

Go to the DR Congo Mormon Newsroom website (French) to read what Sister Aburto said about solving our own problems.

Australia: “Faith Matters Week” Strengthens Youth Religious Commitment
Youth from various religions came together to build bridges of understanding and respect in Adelaide in an event called “Faith Matters Week.”

                                          

“Just spending time with each other helps break down a few barriers,” said one young woman. Another participant explained, “I quickly learned how much I have in common with young people from other religions.” Faith Matters Week was hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

                                        

Go to the Australia Mormon Newsroom website to understand more about the event and the youth involved.

Canada: Festival Celebrates Unity in the Community
Latter-day Saints and other Burlington, Ontario, faiths celebrated community unity at the recent One Burlington Festival. The event encouraged nurturing an understanding of different cultures and beliefs through the festival’s exhibits, food, singing, dancing, games and comradery.

                                      

The exhibits were the highlight of the festival, providing an opportunity for participants to meet people who practice different faiths.

                                    

Go to the Canada Mormon Newsroom website to read more about the festival.

Honduras: Goal to Plant 50,000 Trees Gets Underway
Mormons in several Honduran cities began attacking the goal to plant 50,000 trees nationwide.

                                  

Latter-day Saint families, wearing their yellow Mormon Helping Hands shirts, came together one morning to plant and water trees.

                                

The Honduras Mormon Newsroom website (Spanish) has more on the story.

Philippines: Church Donates to Foundation Decimated by Fire
LDS Charities donated sewing machines, computers, racks, cabinets, chairs and many other materials and equipment to the KILUS Foundation after a fire this year destroyed much of what the foundation uses to help others.

                              

The foundation is a means for women to earn a living. Their tagline is “Transforming Trash into Cash,” and their goal is not only to empower women by providing opportunities to earn extra income but also to promote a clean, sustainable environment by using recyclable materials in producing high-quality bags, accessories and ornaments.

                            

Read more about the donation on the Philippines Mormon Newsroom website.

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