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Music and the Spoken Word: What a story from Mother Teresa's life teaches about the true spirit of Christmas This season of special holidays is all about giving. Young children are often most excited about what they might receive, but over time, we discover that real joy comes from giving.
FILE - In this 1978, file photo, Mother Teresa, head of the Missionaries of Charity order, cradles an armless baby girl at her order's orphanage in what was then known as Calcutta, India, in 1978. Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint, giving the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church's highest honors just two decades after her death. The Vatican said Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, that Francis approved a decree attributing a miracle to Mother Teresa's intercession during an audience with the head of the Vatican's saint-making office on Thursday, his 79th birthday.  (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)
Bonner family launches #LightTheWorld effort in California In a musical presentation, the Bonner Family helped launch “Light the World” efforts in part of the Orange County California area.
The Bonner family performs during a special music presentation held in Newport Beach, California, on Nov. 18.
This week on social: What President Nelson, Church leaders suggest for getting the most out of Christmas this year Leaders of the Church are anticipating Christmas this season, encouraging Latter-day Saints to look outside themselves and to serve their fellow men.
President Russell M. Nelson shared a story about a girl named Lydia Terry, who is suffering from a rare form of brain cancer, on Facebook. He also encouraged Latter-day Saints to accept the four gifts of the Savior this Christmas season. Those four gifts are an unlimited capacity to love, the ability to forgive, repentance and the promise of life everlasting.
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.
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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.
How the Watergate scandal taught Elder Christofferson to always follow his conscience Jesus Christ offers divine illumination in determining right from wrong.
U. S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica, left, talks with his law clerk Todd Christofferson during the court's lunch recess Friday, August 3, 1974 in Washington. Earlier Friday Sirica sentenced former White House counsel John W. Dean III to prison for his part in the Watergate cover-up. The dome of the U. S. Capitol is in the background. (AP Photo/William Smith)
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.