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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 30 August pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Canada: Mormon Women Give More Than 10,000 Hours of Service

Canada 10K hours Kyungsook Gug

Canadian women, members of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, committed in March of last year to try to be more like Jesus Christ and serve others.

Canada 10K hours service Amy Johnston

Their goal was to give 10,000 hours of service in their communities to help people in need and to show the strength of the Church’s women's organization.

Go to the Canada Mormon Newsroom website to see where and how the women gave more than 10,000 hours of service.

Uganda: Ugandan Mormon Helping Hands Render Community Service

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Mormon Helping Hands volunteers from across Uganda, Africa, participated in a day of service recently.

Uganda project

Latter-day Saints in many communities completed a number of projects on the annual Mormon Helping Hands Day, including scrubbing floors, washing windows, planting grass, working in the flower gardens and cheering up patients at a local children’s hospital. In other areas, school grounds were improved.

Go to the Uganda Mormon Newsroom website for many more photos of the Mormon Helping Hands efforts.

United Kingdom: Community Park Is Rejuvenated by Mormon Helping Hands

UK Sydney Park

Sidney Park in the community of Grimsby, an eastern seaport in the UK, was given new life this summer as Latter-day Saints worked for two Saturdays. Benches were wire-brushed and painted, litter was picked up, picnic tables were wire-brushed and painted, gardens were hoed and planted and a beautiful old bridge that spans the large pond in the park was repainted.

UK Sydney Helping Hands

The park was scheduled for demolition, but local residents worked to save Sidney Park, and Mormon Helping Hands joined in the preservation campaign. Local media covered the service rendered by the Latter-day Saints and remarked how inspiring it was to see so many people working together.

The United United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom website has photos and more information about what was accomplished.

Dominican Republic: Heart-Monitoring Equipment Donated by the Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been helping low-income people in need of health care in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic Heart Equipment

The Church recently donated a transesophageal transducer to the Heart Care Dominicana Foundation. The medical equipment complements the Acuson Cypress Plus echocardiogram the Church donated last year.

Read more about how important this donation is on the Dominican Republic Mormon Newsroom website.

Bulgaria: Spiritual Renewal Received and Service Given by Bulgarian Mormon Youth
During the summer months, youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recreate, study and look for ways to employ the teachings of Jesus Christ in their lives and give service.

Bulgaria Youth

In Bulgaria, Mormon youth participated in a Church conference that included classes on increasing one’s understanding of the scriptures, obeying God’s commandments and applying this spiritual knowledge in today’s world.

See the Bulgaria Mormon Newsroom website to read about the service they performed in the area in which they stayed for nearly a week.

Pacific: Storms Don’t Dampen Fijian Smiles
More than 500 youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were undaunted by storms recently as they met for an annual youth conference.

Fiji Youth conference

The 14-to-17-year-olds from Fiji participated in service projects, educational workshops and cultural presentations, in addition to enjoying food and games and making new friends.

Look on the Pacific Mormon Newsroom website for the conference theme and the purposes of this annual gathering.

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