Young Champion of the Earth
Eritai, a BYU–Hawaii alum from Kiribati, is using hydroponics to alleviate malnutrition and disease in his home country, and the United Nations recognized him for his effort with the Young Champion of the Earth award.
Eritai, a BYU–Hawaii alum from Kiribati, is using hydroponics to alleviate malnutrition and disease in his home country, and the United Nations recognized him for his effort with the Young Champion of the Earth award.
Education programs in the Philippines are helping children rise out of the dumps. Thousands of children in the Philippines spend their childhood sifting through mountains of garbage seeking income selling recyclables.
Orphanage organizations are working to stop human trafficking. They find and protect children, provide health care, and open doors to a better life.
LDSBC is a community of students who succeed at a high level, empowered by the Spirit and expanded opportunities.
A scholarship at LDSBC enabled Ruby Berntsen to gain the education needed to enact the changes she hopes to see in herself.
An LDSBC returned missionary scholarship helped Cuauhtil Lozada start a new life and recognize his true potential.
Ethiopian orphan Ephrem Smith finds love and a sense of belonging at BYU–Hawaii, being surrounded by people with similar hopes, values, passions, and dreams.
Paper records dating back to the early 1800s are disintegrating at an alarming rate due to poor storage conditions, heat and humidity and frequent handling.
See many of the sacred sites of the Restoration through the eyes of children.
Quick explanations of important charitable tools in video format.
Each year, the General Missionary Fund assists more than 22,000 missionaries from 120 countries with a portion of their mission expenses. Jacqueline Dizon from the Philippines is one of those missionaries.
At age 24, Fernando Ramirez put his goal to become a pilot on hold for two years to serve a full-time mission for the Church. Donations to the general missionary fund, make it possible for Elder Ramirez and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord.
A mission call to the United States was the last thing Sister Antunes expected. Now she’s sharing her infectious testimony in Park City, Utah. Donations to the general missionary fund make it possible for Sister Antunes and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord in the mission field.
Last year, nearly 24,000 missionaries were trained at the 14 international MTCs, which provide training to native speakers in 18 languages and second language training in nine languages. An equal number were trained in the Provo, Utah MTC, where missionaries come from 155 countries and learn 55 languages. Here are a few of their expressions of gratitude.
THIRD IN A SERIES: Sister Marina Andrade needed help from donations to the General Missionary Fund. She also needed an answer to prayer when forced to return home to Brazil in a wheelchair.
Mormon missionaries recently trained at the new Mexico Missionary Training Center (MTC) will put their newly-acquired Spanish skills to use as they head to assigned missions in the United States and around the world.
SECOND IN A SERIES: Every year, the General Missionary Fund assists more than 22,000 missionaries from 120 countries with a portion of their mission expenses. Nicole Alvine from Cameroon was educated in France and then decided to serve a mission.
An injury in a traffic accident slowed Sister Batista down, but couldn’t stop her from sharing her irrepressible testimony. Donations to the general missionary fund make it possible for Sister Batista and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord in the mission field.
A prompting received by a sister missionary at General Conference leads to a referral. She spent weeks trying to contact the referral with no success. Imagine her when she meets a stranger from Australia, whom is the very person she has been trying to contact.
Sister Back feels very honored and fortunate to serve her mission on Temple Square. One of 222 sisters there, she feels she is walking on sacred grounds every day. From Finland, Sister Back gained a desire to serve a mission when she saw the gospel change the life of a friend.
Because of generous donations to the General Missionary Fund, nearly 24,000 need-based missionaries have received training in one of the 14 international missionary training centers (MTCs). An equal number were trained in the Provo MTC, where missionaries come from 155 countries and learn in 55 languages.
Nelson, a BYU–Hawaii I-WORK student from Tahiti who works at the Polynesian Cultural Center, says he found the two loves of his life in Laie: his passion for art and graphic design and his wife, Rahei.
Sery, an I-WORK student from the Ivory Coast, was abandoned and forced into child labor at a young age. He found his way to BYU-Hawaii, and his experience there inspired and empowered him to return to his country and help children who are suffering the same circumstances that he endured.
Andy was a well-known tennis player in China with a lot going for him. Deep inside he always had questions about faith.
RJ, a BYU-Hawaii I-WORK student from the Philippines, went from imitating artwork from Church magazines to studying art in Paris and New York thanks to scholarships and internships.
Battsey, a BYU-Hawaii student from Mongolia who is studying accounting, took English courses online before coming to campus. She is now an online mentor for students back home and an I-WORK student.”
Kazu, a BYU-Hawaii student from Japan, struggled to learn English as a high school student. His desire to attend BYU–Hawaii motivated him to study hard, and he finished in the top of his class. Now he is enjoying opportunities he didn’t imagine were possible.
Raife, a BYU–Hawaii student from Australia, strives to stretch himself and achieve his potential through opportunities to develop communication, relationship-building, and leadership skills.
Polly Mak had a dream about education and religion. Her odyssey took her from Hong Kong to Laie, Hawaii where donors helped her take her dream to reality.
At his inauguration, President John S. Tanner spoke powerfully on the inspired mission and purpose of BYU-Hawaii.
Jone, a BYU–Hawaii student from Fiji, speaks of how the Lord took care of his family after his father passed away. He has learned peace building and made friends from around the world at BYU–Hawaii.
Yoko, a BYU-Hawaii student from Hong Kong, says her faith left her homeless but not hopeless. It took her 10 years to become a student. She says she learns and grows so she can better give and serve.
Meet Siniteke Fotu, an I-WORK student from Tonga. As the oldest of 11 children, Teke has been the example for her younger siblings by finishing high school, serving a full-time mission, and attending college. Her father is a humble farmer, but she is able to attend BYU-Hawaii thanks to support from generous donors. After graduating she plans to return home and work in government.”
Nanako, a student from Japan student prays to know about Heavenly Father's plan for her future. She finds her answer at BYU-Hawaii.
Uli, a BYU-Hawaii art student and sculptor from Tonga, says his school experience and Church callings in Laie helped him develop leadership skills that will bless him and his family.
Going to BYU-Hawaii from Fiji was one of the most unique blessings that Kalavati had ever experienced.
Ruby hopes to use her BYU-Hawaii education to make a small difference in the lives of people back home in Tonga.
After he obtains his degree in music at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Denzil Kumar hopes to return to Fiji to teach music to others like him, who want to work in the field of music.
Celebrate Christmas this year with BYU-Hawaii and their choir singing "Angels We Have Heard On High."
Raife Cambell's mission launched him into new patterns of life and learning, and launched a desire for additional education. This led him to BYU Hawaii, where he built upon the tools he had gained serving the Lord. He also met his wife. He credits donors with blessing his life. Discover how you can become a blessing in the lives of students like Raife.
Carrie, from New Zealand, is an I-WORK student at BYU-Hawaii who works at the Polynesian Cultural Center. She is grateful and wants to share what she has learned with her family at home.
Jin Hua Ho, a Chinese convert reaps blessings from his Church membership. He discovers that doors open to family relationships, a mission, and most recently an educational opportunity at BYU-Hawaii—made possible by generous donors.
After making his way from the Korean orphanage where he spent most of his childhood, Ji found new faith, and then a fresh start at BYU-Hawaii.
Thailand student gets donor-funded I-WORK financial aid to help fund a culturally-fulfilling and educationally-rewarding experience at BYU-Hawaii.
A special type of charitable gift called a planned gift can pass along tax benefits and values to your heirs.
Ashley Smith got a clear vision of what she was going to do in her life at BYU-Idaho. Her scholarship helped turn her illustration training into a creative and viable business.
The most important factor that helps people move to a better life is education. But education is such a struggle In West Africa. It is very expensive. Eighty percent of the population cannot afford higher education. Today, BYU-Idaho is breaking down those barriers with a new online program called Pathway. Watch this video about Adeola's experience as a student in the Pathway program.
What happens when the parents of five children both realize their education is insufficient? Can they drop everything and go back to school?
President Clark shares how BYU-Idaho prepares students to become disciple leaders in their homes, at church, and throughout the world. He invites you to join in blessing the lives of students.
May is a natural leader. Her work ethic and values landed her a key job at a prestigious digital media company.
Ever wonder what happened to the money you gave to BYU-Idaho? We think it was money well spent, but don't take our word for it. Watch and see.
In addition to the obvious educational and career benefits Pathway can provide, perhaps the most valuable aspect of this program for participants is the spiritual nourishment that comes through regular gospel study and the association of fellow students.
Humanitarian outreach by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is benefiting many people throughout the country through dozens of non-profit organizations in Utah and surrounding states.
After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Santiago, Chile, LDS Charities helped citizens find water, food, and shelter.
When Jamie Hansen arrived at the vineyard on Christmas Day, he found something totally unexpected... the fields were full of Church members from the Madera Spanish Ward pruning the vines. They had given up their Christmas to serve the Savior on His holy day.
Millions of Syrian refugees have been impacted by the Syrian civil war that broke out in 2011. Watch and listen to Nadia’s story; A 12 year old Syrian refugee child who, while fleeing Syria, was shot in the back and paralyzed.
Naima spent her entire childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya. Now she has a Master’s in Social Work and is making a difference in the lives of families, helping and lifting others as she was helped and lifted.
Clean Water in Guatemala
Elder Holland talks about the universal joy of motherhood and birth, and the blessings to both provided by neonatal resuscitation training.
Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed the role of the Church’s global humanitarian outreach efforts at a meeting at the United Nations in New York City on 27 February 2014. The gathering was part of the Focus on Faith series of the Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) Relations and Advocacy Section of the U.N.’s Department of Public Information (DPI).
LDS Charities provides hygiene training and clean water wells for hundreds of sites in impoverished Sierra Leone.
Ten years ago on 9/11, most of us were focused on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. But Liz Howell was focused on the Pentagon, 228 miles away in Washington, D.C. That's where her husband, Brady, had just landed his dream job in national security following graduate school. Liz tells about her tragic loss and her touching recovery.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are working with other religious groups and charity organizations to assist victims of a tornado that tore up to a two-mile-wide by 17-mile-long swath of destruction through the city of Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May. The tornado claimed 24 lives and injured nearly 400 others.
The Widow’s Mite
Joshua Brown, a Church member in the New York area made a video to document the relief efforts and to encourage more volunteers to help.
Civil strife in Syria has brought about 200,000 people to live in camps. When asked what they needed, they had one request.
Forty years ago, Glenn Orr built the Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park and horse stables that attract thousands of visitors each year from Oklahoma and beyond. But when a powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May, the Orr Family Farm was decimated. Amid the chaos and cleanup, family member Shelby Orr is leaving for 18 months of service as a Mormon missionary.
Several months after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, relief efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continue in some of the hardest hit areas of the country. Disaster response has now turned to relief efforts as volunteers are learning to build homes for residents still without shelter.
Emergency Response is a key component of the overall LDS Charities mission. This unique infographic video shows the annual impact of the life-saving efforts of the LDS Church.
Riqui traveled eight-kilometers twice each day in a broken wheelchair. See how a brand-new rugged wheelchair donated through LDS Charities changed his life.
More than 200 Mormon missionaries serving in the Philippines Tacloban Mission were displaced by the 8 November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan. All of those missionaries, apart from some who have concluded their mission service, are now filling new assignments in one of 11 other missions in the islands.
A young woman receives a set of prosthetic legs that enable her to walk again after being struck by a vehicle over 10 years ago
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is continuing its long-standing partnership with international humanitarian organizations to tend to the dire needs of refugees entering Europe. Support is underway to provide food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies and other life-sustaining necessities.
By digging wells and boreholes in drought-stricken countries of Africa, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps provide health and happiness to entire villages.
Improving Access to Vision Care
Zack’s Shack fundraising effort has now blessed 332 lives with mobility worldwide.
President Thomas S. Monson teaches: “No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man. Service to others is akin to duty, the fulfillment of which brings true joy.”
To bless the lives of others requires us to achieve a level of self-reliance. Sometimes, however, the very act of sacrificing and serving others can strengthen our capacity to provide for ourselves and others.
Just as Esther showed her faith by standing up for the Jews, we show our faith by following the example Jesus Christ set by loving and lifting one another. (Esther 1-4)
Whether in your neighborhood or across the globe. It is for people like you - givers like you - that we share this modern twist on the age-old story of The Widow’s Mite. We hope you enjoy this short film and accept with it our heartfelt appreciation.
Donor advised funds are a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. Even those who give modest charitable donations may involve and teach their family life-long habits and values.
The president of Deseret Trust Company invites you to learn about their donor advised fund. It’s a personal approach to charitable giving that allows you to involve children and grandchildren in the decision-making process. In 90 seconds, David G. Moore will explain how you can use this fund to teach family values and build the kingdom.
This Mother’s Day we add our tribute to the women who follow prophetic counsel to learn all they can. Who better to educate than mothers whose knowledge and understanding influences generations.
First they made each other happy. Now they’re engineering ways to make others happy.
The new engineering building at Brigham Young University is not just a building. It’s a promise to every child with a dream of doing something to make the world better, that there will be a place to help those dreams come true.
BYU student engineers build human-powered drill for clean water in developing nations. In addition to numerous health benefits, supplying a means for clean water will save villagers hours each day.
Petr Ruda of Czech Republic speaks of his experiences at Brigham Young University
The hardworking farmer LeRoy Smith and his wife LaVell knew how to raise more than just healthy crops. They raised charitable children. Learn how their legacy of giving has passed from one generation to another.
Kay Davenport is a spunky and feisty senior. Her schedule is jam-packed with plans to help and serve others. Rarely will you find her at home. In 2013 Kay was interviewed by her grandson. “What do you want your grandchildren, and now your great grandchildren to know about you?” Her response is insightful.
Don & Shirley Oscarson have fond memories of both attending and giving to Brigham Young University. In this film they were given an open mic and asked to “interview each other.” The result was a wonderful glimpse into the lives of two people who have kindled that spark of generosity.
Watch some stories of people who have found joy in giving—Philanthropists large and small. Listen to their experiences and discover how they feel that giving is part of the Great Plan of Happiness.
Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley have a legacy of generosity to Brigham Young University. Their commitment to BYU and the Church has led to an enriched landscape on campus. Watch them speak about BYU and read more about their story.
Though it began as a science fair project involving a shiny Brazilian beetle, Lauren Richey’s research may advance the pursuit of ultra-fast computers that manipulate light rather than electricity.
Former teacher at BYU honored at annual dinner.
BYU students have an impressive track record for garnering awards in the area of film making as in other areas. This reputation for quality work, along with the experience gained by the students before graduation, helps immensely when they seek employment in the film industry.
Wes Mashburn talks about planned giving and the new tax laws.
BYU students whose character and scholarship exemplify the spirit of BYU tell how their education was enhanced and accelerated because of the goodness of others.
Nick Bishop's mentored research at BYU has helped prepare him for an MD/PhD program at the University of Colorado.
Thanks to her, children are more likely to be reading books.
Students have built a car that needs only one gallon of fuel to travel roughly the distance from Utah to Michigan, which just happens to be the place they competed this month at the SAE Supermileage Competition.
Frederick Axelgard dreamed of studying abroad and pursuing an international internship to further his educational goals. He had no idea he would also find his wife in his travels. BYU scholarships made it all possible.
BYU civil engineering students develop a water quality model for a reservoir in Mexico.
Jasmine always dreamed of attending BYU. But she found that her quest to strengthen families changed academia from just something she did to something that became a part of her.
A teenage dream of broadcast journalism turned into a reality for a hard-working BYU student from Missouri.
Can a BYU dancer change lives in the struggling economy of her native country?
Michelle Call was inspired to give by other donors who gave even when they didn’t have much to give. As an undergraduate food science student at BYU, she heard a story about Jon Huntsman, Sr., who, donated money to those in need long before he became wealthy. Call realized then that giving is not about how much money you have; it’s about cultivating a giving heart.
BYU mechanical engineering students participate in a sustainable capstone project benefitting many Mozambicans.
"How do you thank someone you've never met for making your dreams come true?" Alyssa Jacques was able to overcome the limitations of her world and realize her dreams with the help of generous donors, enabling her to attend Brigham Young University.
Every year thousands of high school graduates burst with excitement at the prospects of attending Brigham Young University. For most, it’s a dream come true. For some, there’s a moment of dread. They worry about paying for their higher education. So often, it’s the goodness of others — those who are farther down the road — who reinvest in the next generation.
Four students express their feelings about the spiritual environment at BYU and how the gospel enhances their critical thinking about education.
When Brian arrived at BYU every penny mattered to him. See how he reacted one day when He was walking across campus and was bombarded by requests from volunteers to participate in BYU’s Choose to Give campaign for students.
The Y gave Emilie the spiritual basis she needed to serve a mission, get a job, and start a family.
Amy and Charles Wood traveled to Peru as part of an engineering project team. There they identified the need for a simple cart. Their design uses a single sheet of plywood and four bolts.
The Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University is a community of family history scholars–faculty, students, and volunteers–working and learning together to fulfill our mission.
BYU helped Rachel Buck to gain talents and abilities that she will use to make the world a better place.
Undergraduate research at BYU opens doors usually reserved for graduate students.
Long life of faith and philanthropy recognized at annual dinner.
Miles Batty's grade point and time in the mile run are nearly identical. Find out what this record holder dreams of accomplishing after his racing days are over.
A talented BYU student develops a profitable business in her major field long before she graduates.
Every year thousands of high school graduates burst with excitement at the prospects of attending Brigham Young University. They worry about paying for their higher education. So often, it’s the goodness of others - those who are farther down the road - who reinvest in the next generation.
Recent animation grad Lauren Taylor will add to the well-stocked BYU Center for Animation trophy case after winning first place in the animation category last weekend for Estefan at the 34th College Television Awards.
PCC performers celebrate 50 years at the Days of '47 annual parade in 2012.
Megan Boone's donor-funded scholarship helped pay for a one-year program at LDS Business College that helped snag a full-time job in a weak economy.
A top U.S. recruiting firm recently partnered with three of America’s best schools to provide better candidates for their Fortune 500 clients—like American Express, Wells Fargo, and AT&T. The three schools they selected? Cornell, Harvard, and LDS Business College. Why is everyone paying so much attention to the BC? Watch the video to find out.
When Olivia was injured, her dream of becoming a ballerina was over. With prayer and the help of a scholarship, she was able to find a new path.
Magen Boone's scholarship helped pay for a one-year program at LDS Business College that snagged an internship and then a full-time job in a weak economy.
Student finds future through LDSBC
LDS Business College can accelerate the dreams of students in an environment cultivated for learning.
Brooklyn faced the challenge and found the hand of the Lord in her life.
Daniel Carter was lost, but found himself along with renewed confidence at LDSBC.
Lorri failed several job interviews but soon found the reason--and her purpose in life--following a personal revelation to go back to school.
Adrienne Lauaki came from New Zealand to find her dreams fulfilled at LDSBC.