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See and download the most recent General Authority chart for October 2018 Recent changes to the Church leadership are reflected in a new chart of the General Authorities and general officers dated October 2018 available to download.
A chart of the General Authorities and general auxiliary leaders of the Church as of October 2018.
How one bishop's idea to plant tomatoes blessed a rural Utah community On a September Saturday morning, Bishop Rodney J. Ward stood in the small community center kitchen and cranked a juicer, filling a pan with tomato juice. Red stains striped his shirt.
Youth and leaders in the Howell Ward gather tomatoes as part of a harvest and canning project in Plain City, Utah, on Sept. 5, 2018.
This week on social: Church leaders share thoughts on divine differences and extra measures of faith Following messages from the previous week about general conference, the social media accounts of leaders of the Church posted thoughts and lessons about things they have learned from their families or from recent experiences.
In an Oct. 18 Instagram post directed to young adults contemplating dating and marriage, Elder David A. Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, expressed his gratitude for his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, and for their “divinely designed differences and perspectives." Such differences "help us to learn from each other,” the post read.
Kristin Chenoweth to join The Tabernacle Choir in their 2018 annual Christmas concert — here's how to get tickets This year, one of Broadway’s most well-known performers, Kristin Chenoweth, will appear as the featured guest and narrator of the annual Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square.
Kristin Chenoweth will be this year's featured guest artist and narrator at The Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas concert.
From the Vault: Sister Elaine S. Dalton's 'Arise and Shine Forth' Modesty has to do with more than dress and appearance, said Sister Elaine S. Dalton during her 2004 BYU Women’s Conference address. It is also includes actions, speech, thoughts, desires and a condition of the heart.
 Elaine Dalton, General President of the Young Women's organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.
September 23, 2008. Mike Terry, Deseret News.
These new picture quotes from October 2018 general conference are perfect for your phone, tablet Did you know that lds.org has downloadable picture quotes designed for use as wallpapers and backgrounds on tablets and phones?
Elder Funk shares 4 ways busy college students can lighten their burdens To the many students who are laboring with all their might with school, work and Church callings, Elder Randy D. Funk, General Authority Seventy, reminded them of the Savior’s words found in Matthew 11:28-30.
A scene from the Church's Bible videos depicts the Savior.
Are you participating in President Nelson's social media challenge? During the general women's session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson extended an invitation to participate in a 10-day fast from social media.
President Russell M. Nelson speaks about changes during the Saturday morning session of 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
BYU MOA displays unique collection of illustrations by a Jesuit priest. See the art here Student-developed exhibition at BYU's Museum of Art invites viewers to personally engage with the scriptures and the life of the Savior.
The 1647 engraving "The Nativity of Christ" is one of seven highly detailed images on display of the BYU-MOA exhibition "Meditate on the Lord."
Music and the Spoken Word: Let love rule the day We can love people even if we do not love their choices. After all, isn’t it more important — though perhaps more challenging — to love a person than to love words or actions?
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins, left, and actress-singer Mary Martin, dressed in her Peter Pan oufit, fly through the air during a rehearsal for a television program in 1955.  (AP Photo)
Download a short summary of each October 2018 general conference talk As a service to our readers, the Church News has created a downloadable PDF summarizing every talk in the historic October 2018 General Conference:
 Conferencegoers gather for the Saturday morning session during the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
This week on social: 15 posts from leaders of the Church during general conference weekend 15 Church leaders' social media accounts posted at least once over the weekend, sharing further details relating to their talks or confirming again their role as special witnesses of Jesus Christ.
Screen shot of Elder Gerrit W. Gong's Twitter post from Oct. 10.
Storm-savvy Area Seventy in Florida staggered by Hurricane Michael's destructive force Several Latter-day Saint home lost to the historic storm. More feared destroyed as damage assessments continue across hurricane's path.
Carol Ralph walks through downed trees blocking her heavily damaged neighborhood just after Hurricane Michael passed through in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Church releases statement on safety of missionaries near Hurricane Michael Missionaries in vulnerable areas evacuated prior to Michael's arrival. At least one member home has been lost to the storm.
The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.  The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle.  (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
How living the Word of Wisdom helped WWII veteran twin brothers reach their 100th birthdays Before they celebrated their 100th birthdays with friends and family last week, twin brothers and World War II veterans Boyd and Ralph Henderson shared lessons learned over a lifetime of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Boyd Henderson, left, and Ralph Henderson, wearing their military uniforms at the 99th birthday celebration in Provo, Utah September 2017.
Why Latter-day Saint women are participating in the social media fast and what they hope to gain from it During his October 2018 general women’s session address, President Russell M. Nelson issued four challenges to the women of the Church, one of which included taking a 10-day fast from social media.