Cricket is a passionate sport in Nepal – it is the national sport. Young people grow up with it, hoping they can someday be selected for the championship teams. But for some, the ability to play the sport is taken away through a spinal cord injury or other illness. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through a donation of roughrider wheelchairs, made it possible for wheelchair users to play.
LDS Charities helps with program.
“There are no arms as empty as the arms of a mother whose baby has just died”. These were the words of Dr. Richard Bell, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a neonatologist from America. He was in New Delhi, along with Dr. Robert Clark and David Denton for the 7th Annual NRT “Training the Trainers” held in January, 2015. The training provides life-saving techniques to help babies breathe during the first minute of birth.
Babies sent home in warmth
The evenings can be cold in New Delhi during the winter and newborn babies need to stay warm. The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Delhi joined together to help 2,100 new little ones stay warm when they go home with their mothers. On January 24, 2015, district (more than one congregation) members gathered to assemble 2,100 newborn kits that consisted of warm blankets, warm shirts, hats, booties, nappies, towels and more.
Since 1915, the family home evening program, established by Church leadership, has encouraged Latter-day Saint parents to build and strengthen family relationships. Today, “family home evenings” are generally held weekly on Monday nights. Full Story »
Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often asked whether the Church is becoming more “mainstream” over time. If the term “mainstream” means that Latter-day Saints are increasingly viewed as a contributing, relevant and significant part of society,then, of course, the answer is “yes.” Full Story »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a series of videos to provide an introduction to the Church, its members, and its various programs and organizations. This type of introductory information has often been requested by members of the media and public as they have become more familiar with the Church in recent years. Full Story »