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Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 1, 2019

Newsroom features stories from its 80 international Newsroom websites as well as from those in the United States to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world are doing to better to serve their communities

Philippines: Apostle Counsels Couples on Marriage
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was in the Philippines recently for several reasons. One of the assignments he had was to speak to married couples in a nationwide broadcast.


During his speech, Elder Holland counseled the couples to take care of each other. He said a wife needs to be appreciated and a husband needs to be accepted.


Read more about Elder Holland’s counsel and the other things he did on the Philippines Newsroom website.

Yemen: LDS Charities Providing Food and Water to People in Yemen
The people of Yemen have been disrupted by a civil war for nearly four years. The prolonged conflict has led to the collapse of life-sustaining systems such as running water and access to food and medical care.


Over the past 18 months, the efforts of LDS Charities in Yemen have blessed the lives of nearly 350,000 people. The Church’s humanitarian approach has been multifaceted, focusing on increasing access to clean water, feeding the hungry and providing medical equipment and supplies.


Go to the Newsroom website to see how LDS Charities helped.

Peru: Catholic School Receives Donation from Latter-day Saints
Elder Enrique R. Falabella, president of the South America Northwest Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a recent ceremony where the worldwide Christian faith provided classrooms.

The donation was made to the Center for Integral Human Studies and Development (CEDHI) in New Arequipa. The school prepares students for careers in business, cosmetology, computer science, welding, gas installation and culinary arts, as well as short courses in human, family and community education. The Church also donated towards a children's play area.

The Peru Newsroom website in Spanish has additional information on the school and the donation.

Panama: The Church Donates Water for World Youth Day
The strong relationship of trust built between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church has resulted in Latter-day Saints helping with World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.


The Church delivered thousands of bottles of water for the event for people attending the annual five-day gathering.


Read more about the partnership between the two churches on the Panama Newsroom website in Spanish.

Guatemala: “Notebooks With Heart” Starts Delivery of School Supplies
Notebooks, pencils and other basic school supplies were collected by Notebooks With Heart, a campaign in Guatemala organized to assist public school children in rural areas. The Church partnered with Emisoras Unidas and other organizations to deliver donations to more than 100,000 students.


This is the eleventh year Notebooks With Heart has provided such materials. Their continued efforts allow children with limited resources to engage in education aimed at preparing them for future opportunities.


Go to the Guatemala Newsroom website in Spanish for additional details.

Peru: Helping Hands and Others Join Forces to Clean Local Beach
Volunteers from the Helping Hands program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others gathered on Agua Dulce de Chorrillos Beach in Lima, Peru, for a day of service.

Donning the iconic yellow vests, over a hundred volunteers spent hours gathering garbage along the shore. This collaborative act of service was a part of an ongoing effort by Helping Hands to support local communities in maintaining the coastline’s safety and cleanliness.

For more information and pictures of the beach, go to the Peru Newsroom website in Spanish.

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