Latter-day Saints safe following explosion in Beirut; area presidency issues statement "We pray that God will bless the injured and pour out peace and comfort on all who are mourning in Lebanon and around the world at this time," said the Church’s Middle East/Africa North Area Presidency.
10 Latter-day Saint pioneers whose influence spans the decades and the globe In celebration of Pioneer Day, the Church News compiled 10 less-known pioneer stories from around the world. You may not recognize their names, but you or someone you know has likely benefited from their sacrifices.
First Presidency approves missionary attire exceptions, including blue shirts, no ties The Church’s area presidencies can use these exceptions — wearing white or blue dress shirts and with or without ties — in adjusting missionary attire to specific locations.
Deseret News: From ‘that dreadful day’ to resuming in-person worship: How Latter-day Saints weathered the past 2.5 months Through interviews, reporting over nearly four months and press accounts, the Deseret News has compiled a picture of the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Beehive Clothing facilities worldwide will produce 200,000 gowns, 1.5 million masks in COVID-19 relief project The six Church-owned Beehive Clothing plants have been producing medical-grade gowns and face masks instead of sacred clothing since mid-April.
First Presidency announces some meetings, activities to resume as world continues to respond to COVID-19 In a letter addressed to Latter-day Saints, plans were outlined permitting “some meetings and activities to be resumed on a limited basis using a careful, phased approach.”
First Presidency encourages reverent art of the Savior in meetinghouses As part of President Nelson's ongoing effort to place the Savior at the center of His Church, the First Presidency has asked local leaders to ensure meetinghouse foyers and entries are reverent.
Church donates $5.5M to COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States The Church continues support for humanitarian partners during the ongoing pandemic — including a $5.5 million cash donation to five different charitable organizations in the United States.
First Presidency announces additional options for missionaries amid COVID-19 The First Presidency announced additional options for the thousands of missionaries returning home due to COVID-19 concerns, as well as those in online training or with call in hand.
Shortened length of service for missionaries returning to the U.S. and Canada among updated adjustments from Church leaders Church leaders announced additional adjustments to missionary work on March 26, including a specific shortening of length of service for full-time missionaries returning from international assignments to the U.S. and Canada.
How COVID-19 is affecting the Church’s missionary force of 67,000 — no missionary has tested positive Adjustments to missionary work due to the coronavirus pandemic has directly affected nearly half of the Church's missionary force, but no missionary has posted positive for COVID-19.
Utah Area presidency asks families to not congregate at airports as unprecedented numbers of missionaries return home As large numbers of missionaries return home due to the global health crises, the Utah Area presidency asks members and missionaries to follow self-isolation instructions with greater care.
Coronavirus update: All 10 MTCs are closing, nonnative missionaries to return from Mexico, Vietnam and India Missionary training centers are temporarily closing and more nonnative missionaries are returning to their home countries, as the Church updated its adjustments for missionary service on Monday, March 23.