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2 Church volunteers in Russia to be deported After being arrested and detained for a week by local authorities in Russia, two young Latter-day Saint volunteers will be deported following a decision from the Novorossiysk's Primorsky Disctrict Court.
Novorossiysk, Russia
How some in the genealogy industry are reacting to RootsTech's expansion to London When David Nicholson and Hannah Morden-Nicholson first learned that RootsTech was coming to London, the husband-wife co-founders of LivingDNA, based just outside of England's capital city, were more than thrilled.
Fred Graham looks at Genealogy WallCharts displays during RootsTech at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
Russian police detain 2 Latter-day Saint volunteers Russian police officers arrested two Latter-day Saint volunteers in a church meetinghouse on Friday, as reported by the Deseret News. They are currently detained in Novorossiysk, a city 930 miles south of Moscow.
Novorossiysk, Russia
LDS Charities was involved in over 2,800 projects during 2018. Here's a look at their worldwide impact Assisted by 1,900 partners, LDS Charities participated in 2,885 projects in 141 countries last year, according to the organizations 2018 annual report.
A young man in Ghana is fitted with a wheelchair with help from an LDS Charities technician.
'Miracles can happen': Saroo Brierley shares story of finding his family and never giving up hope at RootsTech Saroo Brierley, whose life was the inspiration for the 2016 Oscar-winning film "Lion," was a keynote speaker at RootsTech in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 1, 2019. He described his life as "a story of hope" and said that "miracles can happen."
Saroo Brierley gives a keynote address at the RootsTech conference at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 1, 2019. Brierley lost contact with his family as a young child in India and was raised by an adoptive family in Australia, before later reconnecting with his biological family.
Missionaries save lives of 4 men in island nation of Kiribati Two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints saved the lives of four men after their car crashed into a lake in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, Newsroom reported on Feb. 21.
Elder Ulas, a missionary with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rescues a driver and three other passengers who were trapped in a submerged car after crashing.
The serendipitous moment that taught me the true value of the gospel of Jesus Christ That’s what I know now that I didn’t know before I visited the “friendly Islands.” I started my trip looking for a road map of Nuka'lofa and I found something far greater — a road map for life.
Members in Nuku'alofa Tonga prepare for a baptism in November 2007.
Four Latter-day Saint missionaries injured in serious car accident in New Caledonia Four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a serious car accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the island of New Caledonia.
Four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in a serious car accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the island of New Caledonia. The Church has 65,000 missionaries from numerous countries, as portrayed by some flags displayed at the missionary training center in Lima, Peru.
Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call, text home weekly, First Presidency announces The First Presidency has announced that full-time missionaries can now call or text home on a weekly basis.
The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday, Feb. 15, that missionaries worldwide are now authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day by text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chats, in addition to letters and emails.
Here's why the Church has decided to close 4 international MTCs While missionary training centers in Spain, Chile and the Dominican Republic were recently closed, a higher percentage of new missionaries will be trained in international MTCs compared to the Provo MTC.
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on a lesson at the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Church to close Argentina Missionary Training Center in July 2019 Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
The Argentina Missionary Training Center, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Church leaders announced Friday, Feb. 8, that they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
Photo courtesy of Provo MTC.
Unleashing the power of families: How the 'Come, Follow Me' curriculum has 'fundamentally' shifted the gospel experience for members around the world A month into the new year, new Church schedule and new home-centered curriculum, families from around the world share how the changes have affected their Church and family study experiences, especially with small children.
Families using the new home-centered, Church-supported curriculum are beginning to witness the power promised by President Nelson when he announced it during the October 2018 general conference.
This new tool helps prospective missionaries plan the best time to serve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new tool to help prospective missionaries consider the best time frame for their missionary service.
The new prospective missionary tool available at lds.org helps those planning to serve a full-time mission plan when they would leave and return.
Hong Kong China Temple to close July 8 for renovations The Hong Kong China Temple will close for extensive renovations effective July 8, the First Presidency has announced.
The exterior of the Hong Kong China Temple, as shown during the month marking the 20th anniversary of the temple's dedication.
Brazilian missionary dies after collapsing during a soccer game in Portugal A Latter-day Saint missionary serving in Portugal died Monday, Jan. 28, after collapsing during a soccer game with other missionaries.
Since October, LDS Charities has donated $1 million to American Red Cross for typhoon relief. Here's who it has helped In a news release on Jan. 24, Newsroom announced that LDS Charities joined the American Red Cross to aid with typhoon recovery efforts in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Area leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints join with the Red Cross to discuss Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts with the media in Saipan, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. From left to right: Valrick Welch, Saipan Ward bishop; Diego Sablan of the Barrigada Guam Stake Presidency; Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita, Asia North Area presidency; and Elder Bill Davis, an Area Seventy.
A sacred purpose: How the Church is helping save newborn lives in Brazil Church's commitment to neonatal health anchors ongoing welfare effort in vast South American nation.
Instructor demonstrates neonatal care techniques to Guajajara midwives at October, 2018, training seminar in northern Brazil that was co-sponsored by the Church
Learn everything you need to know about the symbolism of the statues in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center From keys to a bag of money to an eagle, there are all kinds of symbols found on the 12 ancient apostles statues by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Bertel Thorvaldsen's statue of Peter, one of the 12 apostles, holds keys at the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The 12 apostles statues were carved out of Carrara marble between 1829 and 1848. Replicas of the statues are now on display in the Rome Temple Visitors' Center in Italy.
A look at how the Christus and 12 Apostle statues went from Copenhagen to the Rome Italy Temple grounds A monumental effort has gone into bringing these classic statues to the visitors' center in Italy.
Replicas of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Christus and 12 apostle statues are on display in the Rome Temple Visitors' Center in Rome, Italy, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.