News Releases

Thousands of Filipinos Attend All-Virtual RootsTech Connect 2021

More than 1 million family history enthusiasts participated in RootsTech Connect 2021, many for the very first time, making this the largest gathering in the event’s 10-year history. Participants from over 235 countries and territories registered for the world’s largest family history celebration, last February 25–27, 2021. In...

Faithful and True: Pioneers in the Philippines (Series)

In 1961, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally recognized by the Philippine Government. It was 1966 when Elder Gordon B. Hinckley sent two missionaries to Cebu City. After opening the work in the islands, the missionaries found their way to the home of Ruben and Angelica San Gabriel.

First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Faithful and True: Pioneers in the Philippines (Series)

Full-time missionaries began working in the Philippines in 1961. When the Manila Philippines Temple was dedicated in 1984, 23 years later, the Church had grown from a handful of Filipino members to more than 75,000 Latter-day Saints, 15 stakes, and numerous districts, wards, and branches. Today the growth of the Church continues...

Latter-day Saint Charities Commits US$20 Million in Support of UNICEF’s Global COVID-19 Response

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Latter-day Saint Charities announced today a $20 million grant to support UNICEF’s global work with the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and the vaccines arm of the ACT Accelerator called the COVAX Facility.

Latter-day Saint Leaders Invite Children to Learn About Jesus Christ and Make a Difference in the World in Friend to Friend Broadcast  

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) “We have been reminded that each of us is a beloved child of God. Please remember that fact,” said Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the first Friend to Friend event for members of the global faith’s Primary program that premiered on Saturday, February 20.

A Return to Your Roots: Dr. Astrid Tuminez for RootsTech Connect 2021

More than just a decorated professional, Dr. Tuminez is a woman with a colorful life story and connection to her family. Her one-on-one interview with Janella Renner is just a taste of what is to come in RootsTech Connect, the world’s largest celebration of families, where she is a keynote speaker. Dr. Tuminez will be speaking...

Six Area Devotionals from Apostles Will Reach Young Adults on Every Continent

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Beginning in the last week of February 2021, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold six Apostle-led area devotionals for Latter-day Saints ages 18 to 30.

Upcoming Friend to Friend Broadcast Invites Children to Follow Jesus Christ and Serve Others with Virtual Activities and Singalongs

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are extending a special invitation to Primary children ages 3–11, parents and leaders to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast, a worldwide event that premieres on February 20, 2021, to encourage children to follow Jesus Christ and serve others as He did.

Latter-day Saints Share Testimonies for National Bible Week 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared their testimonies of the Holy Bible as part of the celebration of the National Bible Week.