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Philippines Area Presidency

Leaders called seventies — another New Testament office — assist the Twelve Apostles and serve in various locations throughout the world. There are currently eight quorums of the Seventy. Each quorum may have up to 70 members. Some seventies are assigned to headquarters administrative functions, but most live and work within a specific geographic region of the Church. Three members of the Area Seventy help lead the Church in the Philippines.

 
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FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Obliterate Single-Day Participant Record, Helping Millions Identify Their Ancestry

FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for the most indexing and arbitration volunteers participating in a single day.

 
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FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Obliterate Single-Day Participant Record, Helping Millions Identify Their Ancestry

FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Obliterate Single-Day Participant Record, Helping Millions Identify Their Ancestry

FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for the most indexing and arbitration volunteers participating in a single day.

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Joint Digitization Project for Borongan Diocese

Joint Digitization Project for Borongan Diocese

The Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints represented by Manolito "Manny" Baul, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan through its Archbishop, Most Rev. Crispin B. Varquez, DD entered into a joint agreement to microfilm and digitize records. 

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Pockets of Peace

Pockets of Peace

They are as newsworthy as the Bangsamoro framework agreement, but unlikely to make headline news. That’s because the participants are no political stalwarts but ordinary Mindanao folks. And even if they are given the hype, the skeptics will be there thinking that the goal of these undertakings is simply impossible.

 

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Bacolod Stakes, SM Feature Family History Exhibit

Bacolod Stakes, SM Feature Family History Exhibit

For Madame Josefa A. Puentevella, wife of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, the invitation to speak during the opening ceremony of the Family History Exhibit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought back fond memories of visiting the Church’s Family History Center. She recalled how she visited the center several years ago to search for ancestors’ names in preparation for a family reunion.

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Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  In the Philippines, Mormon Helping Hands volunteers recently marked their calendars yellow on April 26 as they held a National Day Service.

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