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5 things to remember when considering a senior mission For prospective senior missionaries — both married and single — missionary service is something many have been looking forward to for years.
A Church-service missionary helps another woman with her family history.
See 31 #followtheprophet reactions on Twitter, Instagram about President Nelson's messages last weekend Many took to social media during and after two devotionals with President Russell M. Nelson to share what they learned from the prophet’s visit. The hashtag #followtheprophet offers a glimpse of the responses.
A view from high above Safeco Field's home plate of the Sept. 15, 2018, member devotional held in Seattle, Washington. Speakers included President Russell M. Nelson; his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson; and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
'You are not spiritually tone deaf': 3 ways to help recognize, follow inspiration BYU President Kevin J Worthen shares three points of how a person can increase his or her ability to receive and recognize revelation.
BYU President Kevin J Worthen speaks during the first campus devotional of the Fall 2018 semester, held in the Marriott Center on Sept. 11.
Meet the new counselor in the LDS Church's Primary general presidency The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on April 1 the calling of Sister Cristina B. Franco, a new counselor in the Primary general presidency. Learn about her life and testimony.
National university rankings are out — how did BYU fare this year? The U.S. News and World Report released their annual "Best Colleges" report. See what categories Brigham Young University made the top ten.
Brigham Young University campus during sunrise. 
The 160th temple opens its doors in Chile. See what it looks like Church and community members will be able to tour the Concepcion Chile Temple during a public open house from Sept. 15 to Oct. 13 prior to the dedication on Oct. 28.
The Concepción Chile Temple.
Why the Angel Moroni statue stopped traffic and other interesting facts about the London temple on its 60th anniversary Ten years after Angel Moroni was placed on top of the the London England Temple and 60 years after its dedication on Sept. 7, 1958, the London England Temple continues to bless members of the Church living in the United Kingdom.
London England Temple
Find out who will be speaking at BYU devotionals this fall Each semester, students at Church-owned schools gather nearly every week to hear an inspiring message from Church leaders, experts and faculty.
Those in attendance listen as Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks during BYU Education Week in Provo on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
Sister Aburto and Sister Harkness offer comfort, provide aid to volcano survivors in Guatemala During a visit to Guatemala on Aug. 29, Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Lisa L. Harkness, met with survivors of the devastating Fuego Volcano eruption that occurred on June 3.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, gives a hug to a Church member who is living in temporary housing following a volcano eruption in Guatemala, Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
6 reasons why Church members today should read 'Saints' Steven C. Harper, Church historian and a writer of the Church’s new history “Saints,” asks the question, “Why do Church members today need ‘Saints’?”
The first volume in the new history of the Church series, titled "The Standard of Truth," will be available on Sept. 4, 2018, in 14 languages digitally and in print in English. Print editions in other languages will follow before the end of the year.
Primary turns 140 years old this August. What has changed? The Primary organization celebrates its 140th year this August. Hear what the Primary general presidency has to say about the past and future of the children's organization.
Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enjoys a tender moment with a few of the Primary Choir children.
'Enticement' goes both ways, Primary general president says at BYU Education Week Speaking to thousands of people gathered in the Marriott Center on the University’s campus on Aug 21, Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president, said to use "enticements" as a catalyst for spiritual growth.
Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sits with her husband, Robert B. Jones, before speaking during BYU Education Week in Provo on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
'How is your heart?' Elder Brent H. Nielson encourages grads to assess and improve Speaking to the 2095 graduates and their supporters in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus, Elder Brent H. Nielson reminded listeners that no matter their current situation, their future is very bright.
Professor Alex Woods celebrates his wife Aubrey's master degree with their sons George and John during Brigham Young University summer commencement in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
'To see it in action is incredible' — community influencers from around the world visit Welfare Square While journalists from around the world gathered in Salt Lake City for the Inter American Press Association General Assembly conference held Oct. 27-30, family members and friends of the journalists met at Welfare Square for a tour on Oct. 27.
Meant to be an informative experience for community influencers from Central and South America, a gathering held on Oct. 27 walked guests through some of the welfare facilities of the Church. Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Sharon Eubank from the Relief Society general presidency lead the tour.
60 years after dedication, New Zealand temple closes for renovations. See what it will look like when it's finished After serving Church members in the Pacific for six decades, the Hamilton New Zealand Temple has closed for an extensive, three-year renovation.
Rendering of Hamilton New Zealand Temple and auxiliary buildings as they will appear after renovation.
Japanese youth meet Face to Face with an Apostle in their own language Youth in Japan received a special gift from Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the first regional Face to Face broadcast in their country on Aug. 15 — the apostle spoke entirely in Japanese.
Youth in Japan listen during a Face to Face event with Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, on Aug. 14.