Albania’s First Lady, Odeta Nishani, met with Church leaders Elder Patrick Kearon, first counselor in the Europe Area Presidency, and Tirana Albania Stake President Medlir Mema of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday 19 September 2014, in the Church meeting house in Durrës. They exchanged ideas on humanitarian efforts in Albania. They also discussed the importance of families and moral values in society and the benefits of strengthening interfaith relationships.
Two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited with the faithful in seven European countries September 6 through 14, 2014. Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder David A. Bednar participated in gatherings and conferences with women, young single adults, missionaries, congregational leaders, and the general membership to educate and edify.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriet, visited Western Europe in June to celebrate several milestones of the Church.
In God's plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women. Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices. All service in the Church has equal merit in the eyes of God. We express profound gratitude for the millions of Latter-day Saint women and men who willingly and effectively serve God and His children.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as Mormons) can be found at every level of society — in business and agriculture, education and the sciences, political parties and government, the entertainment industry and news media.
The concept of a united family that lives and progresses forever is at the core of Latter-day Saint doctrine. Within families led by a father and a mother, children develop virtues such as love, trust, loyalty, cooperation and service.
Temples are not regular places of Sunday worship for members of the Church. They are quite different from the thousands of regular chapels or meetinghouses all over the world that are used for Sunday services.
The Church’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to elect politicians. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in matters of party politics. This applies in all of the many nations in which it is established.