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Waterlogged North Carolinians pleading for prayers that Florence 'will speed up and move on'Latter-day Saints in many Tar Heel State communities anxiously await continued flooding in coming days. Financial contributions and coordinated volunteer service will alleviate suffering.
Hurricane Florence damaged the road connecting Harkers Island to the North Carolina mainland, as seen on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
Church releases statement on missionary safety in typhoon-impacted regions of the PhilippinesChurch buildings in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut are being utilized as shelters. The Church is securing food, water and other basic relief supplies.
A satellite image with land graphic borders shows the width and trajectory of Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.
Hurricane Florence floods, devastates 20 Latter-day Saint families' homesNo initial reports of injuries to members as local priesthood and Relief Society leaders make initial assessments even as massive storm rages in the Carolinas.
In this photo released by the City of New Bern, N.C., a bear statue floats in flood waters on South Front street in New Bern, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.
Sister Aburto and Sister Harkness offer comfort, provide aid to volcano survivors in GuatemalaDuring a visit to Guatemala on Aug. 29, Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Lisa L. Harkness, met with survivors of the devastating Fuego Volcano eruption that occurred on June 3.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, gives a hug to a Church member who is living in temporary housing following a volcano eruption in Guatemala, Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
An unmistakeable impression: What led President Nelson to visit with missionaries in the Dominican RepublicChurch president counsels young elders and sisters serving in the Caribbean Area to help one another learn English and Spanish. Find joy participating in the gathering of Israel.
President Russell M. Nelson greets missionaries at a Sept. 1, 2018, missionary meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
President Nelson promises Puerto Rican Saints that 'better days are ahead' after last year's deadly hurricaneLatter-day Saints on the Caribbean island are uplifted by the Church president's promise of better days and relish listening to his testimony in Spanish.
President Nelson will visit Puerto Rico this weekend. Here's a look at the Church's relief efforts post hurricanesWith President Nelson’s pending presence in Puerto Rico, the Church News looks back on hurricane-relief coverage on the island and the stories of Church leaders, members and missionaries weathering the storm and the after-effects.
Sisters Mary Ruff from Middle, Utah, and Erin Bianucci from Layton, Utah, talk with Luci Morales in Puerto Rico on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
President Nelson visits Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria battered the islandChurch president, along with Elder Dale G. Renlud, to spend weekend in the Caribbean offering counsel and hope to members and missionaries.
Audona Agosto stirs a boiling pot of food on a makeshift stove in what is left of her home, as Hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico continue on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.
Check out this list of every Church temple on Google My MapsHave you ever wanted to scroll through a list of all the temples around the world and click to see where they are on a map? Check out this list of every Church temple on Google MyMaps.
A snapshot of the alphabetical list of temples on Google MyMaps.
100 percent faith — The unexpected blessings that come from holy ground in MontanaPrayer, hard work and fasting make this 5,000-acre stretch of farmland on the edge of Montana’s fertile Golden Triangle undeniably sacred.
Farmer Bill Summer harvests durum wheat on Aug. 14, 2018, on the Church-owned Geraldine Montana Crops welfare farm.
The ins and outs of LDS Charities and what it provides across the globeFor more than 30 years, LDS Charities has worked across the globe to assist and partner with governmental ministries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations.
In front of a tent donated by LDS Charities following Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake, Surmarha Lauteles takes her turn tending one of the dozen babies staying outside an LDS meetinghouse in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince on Jan., 27, 2010.
Panama City Panama: 'May this House provide a spirit of peace to all'Following is the text of the prayer President Thomas S. Monson gave in dedicating the Panama City Panama Temple on Aug. 10, 2008.
Prayer dedicating temple in Panama asked for Heavenly Father's "glorious light" to shine upon it.
How friendship has been growing between the Church and Colombian government since the '60'sChurch recognized for its efforts to champion religious freedom in South American nation.
From left, Elder Enrique Falabella and his wife, Sister Ruth Falabella, with Lorena Rios, Colombia's Coordinator of Religious Affairs.
FairMormon conference sheds light on impact women have had on the Church, why it needs to be talked aboutAnnual conference is an extension of the independent organization's commitment to address charges leveled at the Church's doctrines, practices and leaders.
FairMormon president Scott Gordon and presenter Taunalyn Rutherford answer audience questions following Rutherford's Aug. 1, 2018, presentation about Latter-day Saint women in India.
Learn about the smartphone apps that could help relieve anxiety, depressionSmartphones aren’t all bad — with the right apps, they can help monitor not only physical health, but also mental wellness, reported BYU Magazine.
BYU Magazine recently reported on how certain  smartphone apps can help people manage their mental health.
New 2019 mutual theme for youth in the Church emphasizes love, obedienceThe Church has announced that the Mutual theme for 2019 is “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The Church has announced that the Mutual theme for 2019 is “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The drive behind why Brazilian Saints traveled by bus and by boat for decades to attend the templeWith a single temple in Brazil in 1978, Saints in the massive South American nation made great sacrifices in time, travel and money — often in cross-country caravans of member-chartered buses — to do temple work for themselves and their ancest
Edivaldo Brito carries his son, Helã, 3, while leaving for church with family members, including his niece, Lais Brito, 4, left, and daughter, Rebeca Brito, 6, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Mexico City education fair supports Church commitment to 'intelligence and wisdom'Annual Church-sponsored education fair in sprawling capital city helping Latter-day Saints realize their educational goals — and spiritual possibilities facilitated via learning.
The 2018 Church-sponsored Education Fair in Mexico City offered about 1,000 people a rare opportunity to network with schools and employers gathered under one roof.
From rock artists to ministers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's biggest fans might just surprise youA look at how the Church's musical ambassadors touch individuals and bring communities together.
Rock singer and voice actor Jess Harnell sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the June 20 sound check at California's Walt Disney Concert Hall. An eclectic group of guests sang with the choir during sound checks throughout the 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
New 'Huki' canoe show afloat at Polynesian Cultural CenterThe Church-affiliated Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, has retired its "Rainbows" canoe pageant after 18 years and launched Huki, which means "pull" in Hawaiian. The storyline ranges from Maui fishing up islands to the start of the PCC.
The people celebrate after the legendary demigod Maui pulls up the islands and their connection to the ocean in the Polynesian Cultural Center's new Huki canoe celebration.
Elder Christofferson speaks at Second annual International Forum on Law and Religion held in PhilippinesLegal scholars and experts spoke at the forum held in Manila on June 14.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson talks at the second annual International Forum on Law and Religion in Manila, Philippines, on June 14.
Who the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings to when they're not looking at the conductorMormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square conclude 2018 tour with spirited sold-out concert in Seattle.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir wrapped up its 2018 tour with a concert July 2 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
West Africa celebrates a 'miracle of growth' 30 years after the creation of their first stakeThe milestone celebration of the 100th stake in the West Africa area couldn't have come at a better time.
Youth and young adults in the Tamale District of Ghana perform a cultural dance in celebration of the 100th stake and 30th anniversary of the first stake in the West Africa area.
The 'elbow knock' and other surprising things the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does on tourThe answer to that — and a bunch of other questions about the iconic choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
Bruce Bunderson gives David Belt a fist bump as he walks on stage for a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018.
Happy Canada Day: Choir, orchestra celebrate holiday weekend in VancouverTour stop in British Columbia comes at a perfect moment for Canadian members of Salt Lake City-based Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed June 30, 2018, at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.
How becoming Mexican trucking experts helped these four BYU students fight human traffickingA group of students from BYU became experts of the Mexican trucking industry to help find a way to combat human trafficking in the country.
Truckers Against Trafficking deputy director Kylla Lanier attends a press conference in Mexico discussing the organization's partner in the country, Guardianes del Asfalto. Students from BYU did research for the group to learn more about Mexico's trucking industry.
Church receives first ever Good Neighbor Award given to a religious organizationThe Church recently received a Good Neighbor Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the first religious organization to ever be singled out for this honor, according to LDS Public Affairs.
From left: Duane Zobrist, Founding Director of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Al Zapanta, President and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Elder Gordon Smith, Area Seventy and former Oregon Senator; Troy Dow, member of the LDS Public Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. and legal counsel to the Walt Disney Corp.; and Stuart Dye, former Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. The Church recently received a Good Neighbor Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce — the first religious organization to ever be singled out for this honor.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir honors victims of Sonoma County wildfiresA concert June 27 by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Rohnert Park marked the fifth and final concert in California. Sonoma State University’s 1,400-seat Weill Hall is both an indoor and an outdoor venue.
Neil Gruwell eats a cookie with his father Paul Gruwell while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square concert at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, California, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
'Ministering is in their blood': How the Philippines is answering the prophet's call to serveThe little things make big differences, teaches Elder D. Todd Christofferson during recent tour of the LDS-rich Philippines.
Young Filipinos gather to listen to counsel from Elder D. Todd Christofferson and other visiting General Authorities.
Houston Astros thank Mormon Helping Hands for service during Hurricane HarveyThe baseball World Series champion Houston Astros show sincere public appreciation during a home game to Mormon Helping Hands and other volunteers in the community.
Young athlete Luke Nelson from Bridge City, Texas, at Minute Maid Park in Houston on June 18,
'Crucial role' of Church history in Missouri highlighted in $380 million Gateway Arch renovationThe new Museum at the Gateway Arch will re-open to the public on July 3 and features multiple new exhibits about topics like the St. Louis riverfront, the Mexican-American War and the various groups that traveled west, including Mormon pioneers.
A copy of the 1840 Nauvoo Book of Mormon, featured in the Manifest Destiny section of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum, is pictured. The museum re-opens to the public on July 3.
Elder Hallstrom, Mormon Tabernacle Choir hold special sacrament service in San FranciscoSeek the "reverent life," challenges Elder Donald L. Hallstrom during sacrament meeting for Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Volunteers form an "umbrella brigade" to provide shade to members of the Orchestra at Temple Square during rehearsal in Berkeley, California. The performers took a break from touring on June 24, 2018, for Sabbath services.
'Angels are walking these hallways': The ins and outs of the Brazil MTCThe Brazil Missionary Training Center — established in 1977 as one of the Church's first two international MTCs — trains missionaries from 40 different countries.
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on preparations and planning at the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Guest conductor says he checks in with his musicians by asking 'What would the Mormon Tabernacle Choir do?'Tuesday's Costa Mesa performance kicks off seven-stop tour for Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square kicked off their 2018 tour on June 19, 2018, at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California.
Church members discuss commonalities with Muslims at Ramadan dinner Church members in Marsden Park, Australia, met with Muslims on June 9 at an interfaith symposium to discuss shared beliefs and practices.
Panel of religious leaders at the interfaith symposium in Marsden Park, Australia, on June 9.
Live on the Pacific Coast, 'America's Choir' is back on the roadIconic choir and Orchestra at Temple Square look to deliver hope, lift spirits during 2018 Classic Coast Tour.
Elder Quentin L. Cook: Hand of the Lord is evident during difficult time in BrazilIn Brazil, members and leaders are striving hard to build their faith, said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Cook, with his wife, Sister Mary Cook, traveled to Brazil May 25 through May 29.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shakes hands with a young boy during a stake conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.