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Music and the Spoken Word: A legend about George Washington that shouldn't be forgotten George Washington was deeply respected for his unique combination of ability and humility.
Sunrise burns through the low lying haze surrounding the Washington Monument early Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
6 anniversaries in the Church during 2019 that might surprise you On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the Carthage Jail and shot Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
Statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith outside Carthage Jail. Photo by Becky Carodon Smith
President Ballard shares where to find the answers to life's questions While the education of one's mind regarding things of the world is very important, of greater importance is the education of one's spirit and the things of eternity, President M. Russell Ballard told students gathered at the Salt Lake Institute on Sunday, Feb. 10.
President M. Russell Ballard speaks to University of Utah students gathered in the Salt Lake Institute during a devotional on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
5 stories that give a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put on President Nelson's devotional to 65,000 Here are the anecdotes of five Latter-day Saints prior to the Feb. 10 Phoenix devotional featuring President Russell M. Nelson and his first counselor, President Dallin H. Oaks at the State Farm Stadium.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during a devotional at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
Video: President Nelson reveals the most important thing he’s learned in 94 years of living Watch this video highlighting President Nelson's recent op-ed article that was published in the Arizona Republic.
Church members react on Instagram to President Nelson's inspiring address at State Farm Stadium President Russell M. Nelson spoke to a crowd of 65,000 in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday night at the State Farm Stadium. Inviting members of the Church to help “gather Israel on both sides of the veil, the devotional was the largest congregation to lis
Church members wait for President Russell M. Nelson to speak during a special devotional at the State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
From a TV interview to a Q&A with young adults, here are highlights from President Nelson's weekend in Arizona In addition to the large-scale devotional before about 65,000 people at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 10, President and Sister Nelson also enjoyed several small-group settings.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, greet family members at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
President Nelson speaks to 65,000 Latter-day Saints at NFL stadium on what it really means to gather Israel President Russell M. Nelson gave four examples to a crowd of 65,000 in Phoenix, Arizona of what gathering Israel looks like and how they can participate in it.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints waves to attendees after speaking at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Nelson is accompanied by his wife Wendy and President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor, and his wife Kristen.
President Ballard, Elder Gerard pray at opening of 2019 Utah legislative session A pair of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered invocations on the opening day of Utah's 2019 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 28.
President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, third from the left, is joined by Utah's speaker of the House of Representatives Brad Wilson, third from right, and by four former House speakers — Robert H. Garff, left; Greg Hughes, second from left; David Clark, second from right; and Marty Stephens, right. President Ballard offered the invocation in the House on the opening day of the 2019 legislative session, Jan. 28, 2019.
President Nelson authors Arizona Republic op-ed, invites all to come to Christ Faith in God is, and has always been, the preeminent force for good in this world, writes President Russell M. Nelson in an op-ed article that was published Feb. 10 in The Arizona Republic.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Wendy Nelson pause with Lillianna Mower after a meeting in Chico, California on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019,  two months after the Camp Fire destroyed 1,400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
Music and the Spoken Word: What it takes to build a real relationship We become our best and truest selves only when we stop focusing on ourselves and start loving others.
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New mission leaders called to serve in Rome, Nicaragua, India, Uganda and other areas around the world The following 16 new mission presidents and companions have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
The Provo Missionary Training Center in Provo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. New renovations have been made to accommodate 2200 Elders and Sisters.
Elder Rasband calls teen suicide 'a crisis reaching all around the world,' shares message of hope in Christ There is no template for teens at risk for suicide, said Elder Ronald A. Rasband. “A greater understanding of Jesus Christ will help those who are spiraling down,” said Elder Rasband, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses Church Educational System employees, missionaries and their spouses during "An Evening with a General Authority" devotional, which was broadcast from the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Feb. 8, 2019.
Groundbreaking date announced for Praia Cabo Verde Temple The Church recently announced that the groundbreaking Praia Cabo Verde Temple will be held on May 4, according to a Feb. 8 Newsroom release.
Artist rendering of the Praia Cabo Verde Temple.
This Week on Social: Elder Stevenson recalls sacred moment with Jesuit priest in Rome temple sealing room On social media this week, Church leaders shared advice to young married couples, suggested ways to build connections between differing religions and shared how to view recent curriculum changes with "great clarity."
Elder Stevenson reflects on his time in Rome, Italy giving temple tours to leaders of varying faiths.
Dating in ambiguity: 1 scholar's advice for single adults Speaking at the 15th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture at BYU, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of Denver shared advice on how to handle dating with the goal of marriage in a dating culture ruled by ambiguity.
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Here's why the Church has decided to close 4 international MTCs While missionary training centers in Spain, Chile and the Dominican Republic were recently closed, a higher percentage of new missionaries will be trained in international MTCs compared to the Provo MTC.
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on a lesson at the Missionary Training Center in São Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, May 24, 2018.