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|Wed, 07-21-2004 - 11:52am|
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U.N. Food Official Lauds Humanitarian Program
SALT LAKE CITY — James T. Morris, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, toured the Church's Humanitarian aid facilities in Salt Lake City. "The most impressive thing is (Church members) living out their faith and commitment," Morris said.
Morris said he was also impressed by the Church's once-a-month fast day. Church members skip two meals and then donate what they would have spent on food to the needy. "If we all made a little sacrifice, there would be no hungry people," he said.
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Current News: The Daily Camera
Center Helps People Research Their Ancestors
LOUISVILLE, COLORADO — Like thousands of others around the world, a Church-operated family history center in Colorado helps people identify their ancestors. "We owe such a debt to the (Latter-day Saints) for making this available to us freely," patron Bill Lord said.
Current News: Various news outlets
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrates 75 Years on the Air
SALT LAKE CITY — The latest milestones in the rich history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir came last weekend. The choir and Orchestra at Temple Square commemorated the 75th anniversary of the "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcasts.
Current News: MSNBC News -Additional story
Membership Growing in Latin America
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA — Today, the majority of members live outside the United States. The Church has grown particularly fast in areas of Latin American.
Current News: Deseret News -Additional story
Golfer Forfeits Shot at Title by Not Playing on Sunday
JEREMY RANCH, UTAH — Todd Miller forfeited his chance to play in the Men's State Amateur finals at the Jeremy Golf & Country Club because he refuses to play golf on the Sabbath.
Doubleday to Publish Book of Mormon in New Edition — News Release
SALT LAKE CITY — The first commercial edition of the Book of Mormon by a major trade publisher will be available in bookstores on November 16 this year after its publication by Doubleday in New York.
Current News: The Democrat and Chroncile -Additional story
Faith, Hustle Make Pageant Click
MANCHESTER, NEW YORK — The annual Hill Cumorah outdoor pageant, one of the oldest and largest in the country, brings together close to 700 volunteer actors for performances that draw thousands.
First Presidency Issues Statement on Marriage — News Release
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today. This is a statement of principle in anticipation of the expected debate over same-gender marriage. It is not an endorsement of any specific amendment.
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints favors a constitutional amendment preserving marriage as the lawful union of a man and a woman."
Current News: The Accra Daily Mail
Fresh Water for Ghana
ACCRA, GHANA — ACCRA, Ghana — At a prison 90 miles from Accra, Ghana, the Church, through LDS Charities, recently provided much-needed fresh-water boreholes.
Current News: San Mateo County Times
Young Latter-day Saints Spread the Faith
FREMONT, CALIF. — Raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tyler Westover has been preparing for most of his 19 years to share his faith with the world.