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Kyiv Ukraine Temple Receives Construction Award

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) has received first place for the best religious building constructed in Ukraine in 2010.

U.S. Senate Recognizes Church’s 75th Anniversary of Welfare Program

This month the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Welfare Program. Aside from noting the program’s historic anniversary, the resolution congratulated, “the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the significant contribution that its Welfare Program has had on United States citizens and many people throughout the world; and commend[ed] the many efforts made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, through its Welfare Program, to serve others regardless of religious affiliation.” The full text of the resolution can be read here.

Music and Inspiration Highlight Mormon Latino Devotional

Spanish-speaking members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enjoyed this year’s annual Latino devotional, “En la Luz de Su Amor” (“In the Light of His Love”). Elder Claudio D. Zivic of the Seventy, a native of Argentina, and Elder Gary B. Doxey, of the Seventy, shared uplifting messages associated with the conference’s theme, and a large choir provided beautiful music sung entirely in Spanish.

Catholic Community Services Honors Salt Lake Humanitarians

Welfare Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was honored 10 November 2011 along with other community leaders by Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS). The Deseret News reported on the event.

Football Star Will Hopoate Gives Up Millions for Missionary Service

Turning down million-dollar contract offers for two years of nonprofit service might seem silly to some. But that’s just what 19-year-old Australian rugby star Will Hopoate did in May when he chose to become a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) instead of accepting a lucrative offer to keep playing rugby.

CNN: Diversity Reflected in Church's Congregations

Eric Marrapodi, co-editor of CNN’s Belief Blog, has penned an insightful piece that highlights the growing diversity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

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