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Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 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

Pacific: Fresh Coat of Paint on Methodist Church Brings Community Closer Together
A young member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lives in the Fijian village of Kuku noticed the neighborhood Methodist church building needed a paint job. Alipate Ravatunawa Vosaki also wanted an activity that promoted an interfaith relationship.


Both of his goals were completed successfully. People were assigned to different crews at different times and everyone had the opportunity to serve. Within a week they had successfully scraped off the old paint and applied a beautiful new finish to the Methodist house of worship.


Read more about it on the Pacific Newsroom website.

Philippines: Interfaith Volunteers Gather for World Interfaith Harmony Week
More than 100 young adults, 18 years old and older, from various religious faiths gathered to participate in an interfaith youth peace camp during World Harmony Week in a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse.


President Erwin Brilliantes, a counselor in the Antipolo stake presidency told the young people, “May we be sincere in the knowledge and truth, in our thoughts and desires, as we strive to make a better world for our children and for every one of us. May we be forgiving to those who have wronged us and free our hearts of anger and live happy lives.”


Go to the Philippines Newsroom website to learn more about what the young adults did.

Dominican Republic: Latter-day Saints Clean Area Around Prison
Members of the Church worked together to beautify the area around the Puerto Plata prison.


In the spirit of love and at the request of the center's management, Latter-day Saints responded to the call to help improve the space where inmates visit with family and friends and receive food.


Visit the Dominican Republic Newsroom website in Spanish to read more.

USA: Latter-day Saints in California Complete Suit Delivery
Thousands of people lost everything during last year’s Camp Fire in California. Residents in the city of Paradise escaped the wildfires with just the clothes they were wearing. Their homes and everything inside were turned to ashes.


Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded by helping to provide clothing for them through donations from Men’s Wearhouse and JoS. A. Bank coordinated by the local nonprofit organization Working Wardrobes.


Read more about the community efforts on the Newsroom website.

Dominican Republic: Church Working to Reduce Infant Mortality
During the last 13 years LDS Charities has been contributing to reduce infant mortality in the Dominican Republic.


This has been accomplished through training 7,000 professionals on neonatal resuscitation and newborn care and, more recently, with emergency care for the mother of the newborn. The Church’s donation is approximately $600,000.


The Dominican Republic Newsroom website in Spanish has additional details.

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