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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.
True love, real love, is always selfless and centered on others.
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.
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 Gary E. Stevenson reflects on his time in Rome, Italy, giving temple open house 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.
Students attending the 15th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture chat prior to the lecture on Feb. 7, 2019 on the BYU Provo, Utah campus.
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 Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Church to close Argentina Missionary Training Center in July 2019 Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
The Argentina Missionary Training Center, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Church leaders announced Friday, Feb. 8, that they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
Photo courtesy of Provo MTC.
Church donates funds raised by Light the World giving machines in New York, Arizona, and Utah Several humanitarian organizations receive funds raised during the 2018 "Light the World" charitable campaign sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Recipients of donations from a giving machine in Gilbert, Arizona. From

left to right, the recipients include Dave Richins, president and CEO of the United Food Bank; Mike Hughes, president and CEO of A New Leaf; Katie Pompay, executive director of Helen’s Hope Chest; and Tom Kertis, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
'I just want to be a 100-year-old missionary': Nellie Leighton continues to serve 20 years after she was shot in the Family History Library As her 100th birthday approaches, Sister Nellie Leighton is determined to serve the Lord as a senior missionary on Temple Square.
Nellie Leighton, 99, right, is hugged by fellow missionary Raelene Tondro at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  Leighton will celebrate her 100th birthday in February.
Connecting the dots: How 1 Latter-day Saint convert became the mission president of the elder who taught him Friendship that began with missionary discussions decades ago is again renewed through missionary service.
Marshall Islands/Kiribati Mission President John Larkin, left, was recently reunited with one of the missionaries who taught him the gospel decades earlier, Elder Laddie Stewart. Elder Stewart and his wife, Sister Lori Stewart, have been assigned as senior missionaries to President Larkin's mission.
Learn about the woman who inspired the original KFC and why she had a BYU building named after her Businessman "Pete" Harman and Colonel Sanders are well known for starting the KFC franchise. But Harman's aunt, Caroline Hemenway Harman, has just as remarkable of a story — though most haven't heard it.
Jonathan Hokanson of Medford, Oregon, speaks to Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, at the rededication for the Caroline Hemenway Harman Building at BYU in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
It's Elder Rasband's 68th birthday today — here are 7 memorable quotes from his ministry To commemorate Elder Rasband's birthday, here's 7 memorable quotes from his general conference addresses throughout the years.
Image quote based on a message from Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
How can you keep the sacramental covenant to always remember Christ? Here are Elder Soares' tips At a BYU devotional, Elder Soares shared ways that Latter-day Saints can better keep their covenants and always remember Jesus Christ.
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Rosana Soares take their seats prior to his speaking at a devotional at BYU in Provo on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
4 principles to help Latter-day Saints make righteous choices, according to Elder Cook Speaking at a Utah Valley Institute devotional, Elder Quentin L. Cook offered four principles for making correct spiritual choices and cited Alma's counsel to his sons and teaching of repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shakes hands with staff, faculty and students after a Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, devotional at the Utah Valley Institute on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem, Utah.
President Oaks' advice to young married couples in Chicago on how to tackle faith-threatening questions President Dallin H. Oaks shared advice with young married couples on ways they can strengthen their family and their faith.
President Dallin H. Oaks answers questions fielded by audience members during Feb. 2, 2019, devotional for young married couples in Chicago.
Courage in adversity: The story of a blind wood carver who survived as a POW during WWII In telling me about his life, Fritz E. Bollbach, a blind wood carver, gave me a glimpse of courage in adversity and hope during trials.
Fritz E. Bollbach gave former Church News editor Gerry Avant a glimpse of courage in adversity and hope during trials.
New mission leaders called to serve in Argentina, Nigeria, Korea 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.
Music and the Spoken Word: Do you simply 'look' at people, or do you 'see' them? Here's why this distinction matters We might think we can easily discern a person’s intelligence, moral character and abilities. But are our eyes deceiving us?
The spiny leaf insect is one example of how our eyes can deceive us and why we should not judge something — or someone — by appearances.