News Release

Latter-day Saints Around the World: April 16, 2024

New health center benefits farming community in Ghana, young single adults assemble emergency hygiene kits in Canada and incubator equipment is donated in El Salvador

Newsroom features stories from its dozens of websites around the world to show what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are doing to serve their communities. Today, we feature news from Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, Korea and the Philippines. 

Ghana: New Health Center Built to Better Care for Villagers

With the help of the Church of Jesus Christ, the farming village of Nwinsa has a new health center. On March 28, 2024, a celebration was held for the donation of a nurse’s quarters building and the refurbishment of another medical building, as well as medical equipment and supplies.

“You have demonstrated love to your neighbor and faith in God through the provision of this facility to this deprived community,” said the Hon. Kofi Amankwa-Manu, a member of parliament and deputy minister for defense in Ghana. “Generations yet unborn shall come to know, see and hear of your good works.”

Read more about the donation on the Africa Newsroom.

Korea: Rice, Wheelchairs Help Those in Need

Congregations in Seoul, located in Nokbeon-dong, donated rice and wheelchairs to the Korea Lou Gehrig Federation.

“My heart is full. I know that there are three doctors in the world — there are doctors who treat people’s illnesses, there are doctors who treat people, and there are doctors who heal the world, and I know that the service of the [the Church of Jesus Christ] plays a role in changing and healing the world,” said Seo Jae-gyun, president of the Korea Lou Gehrig Federation.

Learn more about how the donation is benefiting those in need on the Korea Newsroom.

Philippines: New Supplies to Benefit Students’ Learning

Important learning items such as printers, tablet computers and smart TVs, among other items, were donated to the Peñafrancia Elementary School in Antipolo City by the Church.

The students performed a folk dance for guests to express their appreciation.

Canada: Hygiene Kits Assembled for Displaced Individuals

Several hundred young single adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came together on February 10, 2024, during a two-day conference to assemble 1,000 emergency hygiene kits for the Salvation Army.

Participants of the 2024 Alberta Young Single Adult Conference create children’s Valentine’s Day cards for CASA Mental Health as part of a JustServe activity in Edmonton, Alberta, on February 10, 2024.© 2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Among the items in the kits, which will help those who are displaced during emergency responses, were shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products.

Read more about the service opportunity on the Canada Newsroom.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Flood Victims Blessed with Necessary Items

Thanks to funding from the Church, approximately 600 households impacted by flooding in Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, received some help. Kits including corn flour, sleeping mats, clothing, vegetable oil, beans, rice, kitchen utensils and other food and non-food items were distributed to the homeowners.

“We are all sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Therefore, we cannot remain indifferent to this suffering. The members of this community are our brothers and sisters,” said Elder Willy Binene, an Area Seventy of the Church.

Flood damage in Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo, in December 2023.2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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El Salvador: Modern Incubator Equipment Donated to El Salvador Hospital

On March 21, 2024, the National Hospital of Cojutepeque in El Salvador received a donation of five stationary incubators, three transport incubators and three thermal cribs from the Church of Jesus Christ.

“Jesus Christ healed and healed many, and these actions of love became miracles, like El Salvador. With this new equipment, the little ones will be blessed with better attention and care, and, without a doubt, there will be miracles in the lives of many newborns,” said Carlos Ayala, an ecclesiastical leader.

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