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Strength of Church in Brazil Celebrated as Curitiba Temple Opens Doors to Public

News Story — 8 May 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had its beginnings in this country in a small German community called Joinville. The handful of early members in the congregation couldn’t have imagined that nearly three-quarters of a century later a Latter-day Saint temple would be constructed less than 100 miles away in the city of Curitiba.

Mormon Students Approach Lifelong Learning

News Story — 7 May 2008

Adam Ruri, the newly elected student body president at Brigham Young University, tried to keep a straight face as he poured a jug of water onto the head of the eighth-grade volunteer standing in front of his peers. 

Church Responds to Myanmar Disaster

News Story — 7 May 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today extended its sympathy to the citizens of Myanmar following the recent devastating cyclone, and announced a package of humanitarian aid.

Polygamy Then and Now

Commentary — 5 May 2008

Mormon Women Reach Out to Serve in Their Communities and Around the World

News Story — 2 May 2008

On any given day, Carol Pia can be seen with a special loom making dozens of hats for the homeless. Jean Bentley organized medical relief for a Senegalese village thousands of miles away, and Carmen Pingree created vital resources to help those with autism in her community.

Nondenominational Chapel Dedicated at Veterans Affairs Hospital Chapel

News Story — 30 April 2008

Elder Lance B. Wickman, a senior church leader from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated a new nondenominational Veterans Affairs hospital chapel in Salt Lake City. 

Mormon Youth Put Careers and Education on Hold to Serve as Missionaries

News Story — 30 April 2008

Geghetsik Avetisyan had never tasted a root beer float, flown on an airplane, eaten pork or even seen a dishwasher before leaving her homeland in Yerevan, Armenia, to serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact, she had never been outside her own city except for a brief trip to Russia. Now she is getting a crash course in American culture at her assignment in Chicago, Illinois.

The Osmonds to Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day Concert

News Story — 29 April 2008

The entire Osmond family, including the Osmond Brothers, Donny, Marie and Jimmy, will be featured as guest artists for this year’s Pioneer Day Concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

President Monson Announces Two New Temples in Arizona

News Story — 28 April 2008

Plans to build two new temples in Gila Valley and Gilbert, Arizona, were announced today by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This will bring the total number of temples to 139 already in operation or in the planning and construction phases.

Church Works With Governments to Strengthen Families

News Story — 25 April 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and government officials in the Philippines are joining together to provide resources to help strengthen families and communities.

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