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What Elder Uchtdorf, Joshua Bell and a Stradivarius violin can teach you about listening to the Spirit Mistakes are synonymous with being mortal — but don't ever give up, counsels apostle during BYU devotional.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sits on the stand with his wife Harriet R. Uchtdorf during a devotional on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
What Elder Christofferson took away from the Watergate trials and how it applies today Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles clearly remembers the day he heard the Watergate tapes along with Judge John Sirica, the U.S. district judge who presided over the trials.
Bob Woodward, Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate story in 1973 and current associate editor at the Post, speaks to Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during "Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today" at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Ask: Did you finish the Book of Mormon before the end of the year? In the general women's session of October 2018 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson issued the invitation to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year.
Sister Carolyne Dwomoh holds an Italian Book of Mormon while finding in Rome, Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
First look: Elder Bednar, Elder Rasband tour the Rome Italy Temple with journalists and political dignitaries The doors to the Rome Italy Temple were opened on Monday, Jan. 14, to welcome the first wave of visitors and media from around the world.
The Rome Italy Temple is reflected in the window of the Rome Temple Visitor's Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Sister Oaks shares the 1 question single adults should be asking to live life to the fullest Speaking at the Holladay Region Mid-Single Adult Fireside, Sister Kristin Oaks addressed the needs of single adults ages 31-45 and encouraged them to trust the Lord and "keep moving and living and rejoicing."
Sister Kristin Oaks greets a members before a Holladay Region Mid-Single Adult Fireside on Jan. 13, 2019.
Learn everything you need to know about the symbolism of the statues in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center Keys. A bag of money. An eagle. And numerous instruments representing a martyr’s death. Those are some of the symbols found on the 12 ancient apostles statues by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Bertel Thorvaldsen's statue of Peter, one of the 12 apostles, holds keys at the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The 12 apostles statues were carved out of Carrara marble between 1829 and 1848. Replicas of the statues are now on display in the Rome Temple visitors' center in Italy.
Stunning new photos of the Rome Italy Temple capture the interior for the first time The Church has posted interior and exterior photos of the Rome Italy Temple.
The interior of the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Treading water? Here's Elder and Sister Renlund's survival guide on how to get back in the boat Speaking in a worldwide devotional for young adults of the Church on Sunday, Jan. 13, Elder and Sister Renlund shared a parable to teach the importance of questions led by faith rather than doubts.
Screencapture of image shared during worldwide devotional to illustrate the parable shared by Elder and Sister Renlund on January 13.
What it was like finishing President Hinckley's Book of Mormon challenge at Joseph Smith's birthplace Elder Russell M. Ballard and I walked and talked near the granite shaft at Sharon, Vermont, near Joseph Smith's birthplace. It was Dec. 23, 2005, the 200th anniversary of the Prophet's birth.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, left, and Elder M. Russell Ballard speak to members of the media during a press conference at the birthplace of Joseph Smith in near Sharon, Vermont Thursday, December 22, 2005.  President Hinckley and Elder Ballard will deliver a speech from the visitors center on the grounds on Friday to mark the 200th anniversary.  Photo by  Jason Olson
Hope in Paradise: What Latter-day Saint victims of devastating California fire are doing to move forward President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are expected to speak Sunday during a special conference held for members of the Chico California Stake.
Jeremy and Brynne Chatfield and their children McKell, Aylee and DeLynn survey their destroyed home in Paradise, CA on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 two months after Campfire destroyed 1400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
Daughter of President Nelson dies after courageous battle with cancer Wendy Nelson Maxfield — the daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.
Music and the Spoken Word: Our past doesn't always determine our future — and that's a good thing Life is all about growth. Our physical growth is most obvious, but we also grow in other ways that are more meaningful.
Man comforting his sad mourning friend embracing her in a park
'More than just medicine': How this yearlong Young Women's project brought hope to kids with cancer After 1,000 hours of work by 200 members spanning almost an entire year, the Young Women of the Spring Texas Stake deliver their gifts to cancer kids at Texas Children’s Hospital
This child cancer patient just finished her latest round of radiation therapy prior to getting her yarn wig, with Savannah Morris
Read up on these 15 major Church announcements since President Nelson's call as prophet 1 year ago As we approach the year mark of President Nelson becoming prophet of the Church, we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the Church's biggest announcements made this past year.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, left to right, leave the rostrum at the end of the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
This week on social: An Apostle's answer to finding unity and happiness, looking at life through a 'telescope' After a full week into 2019, General Authorities of the Church have emphasized the need for greater unity among saints, why it's important to cultivate joy and how to increase our perspective and understanding.
In a Jan. 7 Instagram post, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reminded us about President Russell M. Nelson's plea for all of God's children to "come unto the Savior and have enduring joy."
How BYU's Heather Olmstead inspired her volleyball team's run to the NCAA Final Four Heather Olmstead turns challenges of coaching volleyball at a Church-owned school into opportunities inside the lines and beyond.
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BYU Head Coach Heather Olmstead celebrates during a timeout in the 3rd set. The #4 BYU Women's Volleyball team defeated #5 Texas 3-0 in the Regional Final of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships.

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#4 BYU defeats #5 Texas 3-0

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Elder Christofferson to talk about Watergate with legendary journalist Bob Woodward at Washington D.C. On Monday, Jan. 14, the Deseret News is hosting an event in Washington D.C. featuring Bob Woodward and Elder. D. Todd Christofferson entitled "Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today."
District Judge John J. Sirica (left) talks with his law clerk Todd Christofferson on Aug. 3, 1974, in Washington. Sirica’s subpoena for presidential tapes started President Richard Nixon’s final downfall in the Watergate scandal.
Fortaleza Brazil Temple open house, dedication dates announced Open house and dedication dates for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple has been announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Rendering of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple.
See highlights from President Nelson's ministry in 2018 with these 61 unique photos President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as prophet of the Church on Jan. 14, 2018. Here's a timeline of his ministry through photos of him over the past year.
LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson, center, is announced as the 17th president of LDS Church Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.