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Animated, kid-friendly video puts Book of Mormon story about Christ's birth in a whole new light A Book of Mormon story about the birth of Christ is portrayed in a new animated video by the Church.
In a new video produced by the Church, Samuel the Lamanite, a prophet in the Book of Mormon, prophesies of Christ's birth.
Elder Soares visits Central America during first solo trip as an Apostle On his first travel assignment as an Apostle without another member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Ulisses Soares visited Guatemala and Panama on Nov. 2-11.
Married devotional Guatemala
Full-time Peruvian missionary dies from illness while serving in Bolivia A full-time missionary from Peru serving in Bolivia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, following a brief illness.
Flags are displayed at the missionary training center  in Lima, Peru on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
First Presidency releases 2018 Christmas message The First Presidency message: Our Savior, Jesus Christ, offers to us four incomparable gifts — the capacity to love others, the ability to forgive, the blessing of repentance, and the promise of life everlasting.
Thousands take in the colors as the lights are turned on at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
Fun vs. joy: Elder Bednar speaks at BYU about finding true happiness Enduring, eternal joy comes through the Redeemer, Jesus Christ and His gospel, Elder David A. Bednar told BYU students during a campus devotional on Dec. 4.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Susan share a laugh as they attend the campus devotional in the Marriortt Center at BYU in Provo on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
First Presidency releases statement in memory of President George H.W. Bush The First Presidency honored President George H.W. Bush in a statement on Dec. 1, 2018.
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)
Elder Gary E. Stevenson: 'Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room' Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve invites listeners to 'consider the condition' of their spiritual hearts, during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional on Dec. 2.
Elder Terence M. Vinson's 'A gift from Father: Accepted or Rejected' "Whether in Sydney, Salt Lake or Sierra Leone; whether in Nuku'alofa, Newfoundland or Nigeria, our Savior's birth inspires people to do good things," Elder Terence M. Vinson said during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional.
Sister Sharon Eubank: 'Silent Night, Love's Pure Light' Jesus Christ is Love's pure light, testified Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, during the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional on Dec. 2.
Music and the Spoken Word: The true meaning of Christmas What does Christmas mean to you? One couple learned something about the meaning of Christmas several years ago when, the day after Christmas, their infant son passed away.
A young couple whose baby died at Christmastime would hang a stocking for him.
Giving machines #LightTheWorld in Arizona this Christmas season The Giving Machines opened in Gilbert on Nov. 29, one of only five places in the world. Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief General Presidency, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. Donations will benefit those in need.
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels cuts the ribbon for the opening of the Giving Machines, accompanied by Sister Reyna Aburto and leaders of local nonprofits that will benefit from donations made here.
Elder Holland joins ambassador of Paraguay to switch on Christmas lights in D.C. The transformative power of the light of Christ to change lives and encourage peace was the focus of the Festival of Lights opening at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center on Nov. 27 and 28.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, right, and His Excellency German Rojas, the ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, switch on 650,000 lights that brilliantly illuminated the grounds of the Washington D.C. Temple.
These are the new visitors' center directors called by the First Presidency Six new visitors' center directors and their wives have been called by The First Presidency. With the exception of the Cooks, who have already begun serving, the couples will begin their service early next year.
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center.
Elder Holland meets prime minister Theresa May, Archbishop of Canterbury during unprecedented trip to England Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said his visit with Prime Minister Theresa May, members of Parliament and leaders of other faiths symbolized an improving image for the Church in the United Kingdom.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shows British Prime Minister Theresa May a bound copy of her family history records, including photographs of census and marriage records, as David Rutley, a member of Parliament, and Yvonne Kerr, wife of Stephen Kerr, a member of Parliament, look on at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
What historians, scholars and Church members are saying about the Joseph Smith Papers on its 10th anniversary Here's a look at how the award-winning Joseph Smith Papers project has given scholars and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greater access to original sources for Joseph Smith's life and his teachings.
Shannon Kelly Jorgensen is a lead editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. She was photographed in her office while working on a forthcoming volume of the Joseph Smith Papers.
What's next for Latter-day Saints affected by Paradise Camp Fire? Here's what we know so far Spiritual support from neighboring Church members and beyond continues to life the spirits of those impacted by historic blaze.
A firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Video: 'Eat your vitamin pills. Get your rest,' says President Nelson on the future of the Church Watch the new Church News video on President Russell M. Nelson and his calling as a prophet of God here.