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Maria has tried to raise her son as she was raised, teaching him to trust in the Lord at all times.
What are your favourite Christmas memories and traditions? Local LDS members share some of theirs.
To #LightTheWorld, Sister Baddoo and her family worked together to make cookies for their neighbours.
As part of #LightTheWorld, Ntinda Ward made 100 food packs to share with villagers who were in need.
When something bad, frustrating or painful happens in your life, consider that it may be the exact thing you need to progress or move forward
The Criddle family moved to Djibouti recently. Their concern has been finding a way to help their children feel the Spirit and gain a testimony without all of the programs provided in established units of the church
'I felt completely at peace, as if I had come home'
An institute student wasn't going to be able to attend the meeting with Elder Rasband, but fasted for the opportunity to do so
How could Lungelo honour the Sabbath day when his soccer team played on Sundays?  
“I was hoping to find someone to rent the house but Heavenly Father gave me so much more.'
This baby boy needed surgery and a stoma, but then he was given a priesthood blessing
These members decided to follow Nephi's example. A brother was blessed as he prepared for a mission, and a sister was led back into activity in the church
A sister tells how the talks in General Conference answered her questions
She felt she couldn't afford to pay tithing, but she put the Lord's promise to the test
A picture of Jesus in a shop in Ladysmith, South Africa attracted the missionaries
The lost wallet brought about the opportunity for one of God's children to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ
This sister wanted to attend Church but had to work on Sundays
'...regardless of the pattern whereby this blessing is received....'  
Calvin wanted to join the club, but he would have to bribe his way in
“I’ve always loved the talks from Elder Bednar. He is one of the Church leaders who inspires me the most.”
Is one good deed a day for a year possible?
By following the promptings of the Holy Ghost, this young mother kept her children safe
Andy and his fiancé planned a temple wedding and decided not to pay lobola
He realised that his wife's ancestors are also his family
Sometimes it is tempting to stop paying tithing when our financial circumstances worsen  
Protestant minister searches for a church that teaches tithing  
Not only did this missionary finance his own mission, he also built a new home for his family
His luggage was lost but all he wanted was a Book of Mormon
'Homeless and without hope, I finally reached out to God in prayer. I found peace and a pathway to success and happiness.'
Members share how they were brought back to church
Following Divine guidance brings great blessings
Persistence and the guidance of the Holy Ghost have led Mfundo from a humble township home to Harvard University
Despite having his life savings stolen, John would not be deterred from serving a mission
 I took a stand. The net result? My volleyball future was in jeopardy
These men walked 520 km to attend stake conference (and then back) twice a year
The Lord kept me safe as I did His work
If there is someone out there who might be postponing reading the Book of Mormon or attending church, this is the time to do so
The power of a priesthood blessing brought Victoria Ekong's daughter back from the edge of death
Larry shares how General Conference helped him with a problem he was struggling with
I loved horseback riding more than anything, but did I love it more than church?
A former stake and mission president shares what he has learned from General Conference
The Lord opened the windows of heaven and poured out blessings on her when she paid her tithing
Wise lessons from a mother passed on to future generations
'When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God' (Mosiah 2:17)
Two students and a missionary share the tender mercies and blessings they received while facing challenges during their Pathway studies
Like King Mosiah, they have four children on mission at the same time
It took only one phone call to help a young woman come to church
The ward members loved them back to church
After being injured, Joe had to learn to forgive the driver who had knocked him down and falsely accused him
The Lord answers our prayers when we have faith
There was no record of her son's previous ordination, nor of his baptism
When I had pleurisy my friend brought the LDS missionaries to pray for me
In order to keep the Sabbath day holy, he would rather resign from his job
Glenn Holmes learned that the Lord would support him as he honoured the Sabbath Day
Greg learned the importance of agency while surfing
Swazi members tell of their conversions
How long could Bishop Tyson wait to choose a new counsellor?
'Find the church that is called by the Saviour's name.'  
At midnight Buyisile needed help, and the Lord told her what to do
While modelling as the Saviour for a painting, Phillip Miner became ill and received a priesthood blessing that changed the course of his life
Did the Lord arrange for Mike from South Africa to meet a less-active brother from Russia on a plane to Madagascar?
As we draw closer to God, the enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ will come into our lives
Even when she didn't have enough money for her expenses, Verlene paid her tithing, and was blessed with miracles
'My mission president taught me that sometimes we have to ask God what He would have us do, instead of us telling Him what we want Him to do for us'
How the faith of John Wilson preserved him in times of hardship
'How do you do this missionary mom thing?'
A story on the Africa Southeast Area website made a difference in the life of this mother and her son
This young man is now a missionary, sharing his testimony with others
The hand of the Lord led them through their trials
Having a strong testimony, some members will make great sacrifices to attend church
Despite many trials, this missionary found joy in sharing the gospel
His brother set the table, knowing there was no food, then he and his mother prayed
The Lord had a plan for this severely injured man
The Spirit said to me, “Stop. Pick up those copies of the Book of Mormon!”
The missionaries arrived just at the moment they were needed
Honouring the priesthood is much more important to Fred Antwi than the honours of the world
We drove into a deep pothole in the road, but nothing seemed to be wrong with the car
The Lord's hand was evident in helping us through everything that went wrong before my son could be ordained
Christmas traditions in Mauritius
Christmas traditions in South Africa
Christmas traditions in the Republic of Congo
Christmas traditions in the DRC
Christmas traditions in Uganda
Christmas traditions in Madagascar
Christmas traditions in Ethiopia
Did Gladys still 'sing the song of redeeming love' after twenty six years?
Christmas traditions in Zimbabwe
Christmas traditions in Burundi
Christmas traditions in Namibia
Spencer W Kimball: 'He watches over us. But it is usually through another person that He meets our needs.'
She thought her daughter would be deaf, but the Lord Jesus Christ had other plans in mind
When life handed Wendy a bowl of lemons, she made lemonade
The Lord answered many of Sister Lillian's prayers long before she joined the LDS Church
Serving a mission in gratitude to the Lord 
My mother spoke almost no English, so she asked random strangers in London how she could get to the LDS temple
After losing his parents, Tatenda found the gospel. Now they can be an eternal family
Father and son were miraculously reunited in the temple
Christopher Chishinji was locked out of his family home because he chose to belong to the Church.
Elder Mdletshe struggled to accept a mission call, fearing he would lose his opportunity to attend university.
What was the Lord's will for me?
Being diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour tested the faith of a young Mozambican woman.
Gregorio Tchicanda dreamed he would be given a blue book that contained the restored gospel
Tito Momen knew the Church was true, but being baptized was illegal in his country.  
Philibert Rasolo didn't know why he built such a large home, but after his baptism, he found the answer.
Greg Burgoyne decided to pay his tithing even though he knew it would take a miracle for him to finish medical school.
Brother Mamo prayed for help finding a place to live.  
Four couples were married the day before they and their families were baptized.  
Ben needed new school shoes, but where were we going to get the money for them?
The Mbaki family was desperate to find the key to their new home.  
A soccer player's friends bring him back to church activity  
Lovemore Katandika trusted in the Lord to help him find a job that didn't require Sunday work.  
Every exam day, Duduzile became so ill that she had to be taken home.  
Sister Marumo was comforted when her young daughter suddenly passed away.  
Before he was born, Sandile's mother dedicated his life to the Lord.  
One young girl brought generations of her family to the gospel.  
Sister Pamela Obaro was afraid to speak in Church. A gospel story
A family picture of health A gospel story  
The Alexandra Branch Choir follows the example of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  
The Jadwong family finds the right time to attend the temple.  
President and Sister Uchtdorf are touched by African Saints who bring light into a completely dark chapel.  
Lost and alone at the bus station  
A little fly, a mighty miracle A gospel story
Johnny faced a difficult dilemma. If he served a mission, he would lose his hard-won scholarship