News Releases

Elder Ian S. Ardern Talks About Tonga Humanitarian Efforts on BBC Radio 

From Australia Newsroom Elder Ian S. Ardern, Pacfic Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talked on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 23 January about the recent volvanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga, and how the Church is helping. 

Sending Love to Tonga 

From New Zealand Newsroom Children from congregations in the Mt Roskill Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in south Auckland created drawings, letters and cards expressing their love and good wishes for Tonga over the last few days.

Tongan Emergency Updates 

From New Zealand Newsroom A volcano in the Kingdom of Tonga on 15 January triggered tsunami waves, flooding, and rocks and ash to fall from the sky. Communication is very limited. Regular updates will be published on Pacific Newsroom.

Tongan Saints on Tongatapu Rush Aid to Outer Islands

From New Zealand Newsroom Church members from congregations on the main island of Tongatapu were asked to donate whatever they could to help families in the Ha’apai area, which was heavily damaged in the tsunami on 15 January.

Serving Others on Christmas Day

From Australia Newsroom 40 degree heat (Celsius) and mandatory masks could not stop members and missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from serving their community on Christmas Day 2021.

Temples Continue to Operate during Pandemic

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) After a brief closure at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began resuming operations in May 2020. Since that time, ordinances are being provided in temples as local conditions and government health and safety guidelines allow. We continue to operate temples in...

Melbourne Couple Share Experiences as Mission Leaders in Ethiopia

From Australia Newsroom "Ethiopia’s national capital and largest city, Addis Ababa, hosts a new mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that recently opened in summer 2020," wrote The Church News' editor Sarah Jane Weaver this week.

Community Rallies to ‘Light The World With Love’ for Tahiti Families

From New Zealand Newsroom

Apostle to Speak to Members and Friends of the Church in Asia and Pacific Region

From New Zealand Newsroom Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, will share messages of faith and encouragement via a virtual devotional on January 9, 2022.

Thinking Outside the Box to Spread Christmas Cheer in Brisbane

From Australia Newsroom Christmas is a time for family and friends, however, the last couple of years have proved difficult with restrictions that have changed the way we celebrate and spread cheer during the Christmas season.