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While visiting Southeast Africa, Elder Stevenson visits genocide memorial, presents Church donation Elder Gary E. Stevenson traveled to Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Madagascar — conducting priesthood leadership conferences, speaking to members and missionaries, participating in youth devotionals and visiting government officials.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson addresses members in Madagascar in the Church’s Africa Southeast Area Feb. 14 through Feb. 25.
LDS.org, Mormon.org, other Church sites and social channels make changes to reflect full name of Church The First Presidency announced changes to the names of LDS.org, Mormon.org and other Church communication channels.
Original painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890) is located in the King’s Oratory, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.
LDS Charities was involved in over 2,800 projects during 2018. Here's a look at their worldwide impact Assisted by 1,900 partners, LDS Charities participated in 2,885 projects in 141 countries last year, according to the organizations 2018 annual report.
A young man in Ghana is fitted with a wheelchair with help from an LDS Charities technician.
Elder Cook surprises missionaries with news they can call home more often, asks youth to be a light to others Mexico is a great center of strength for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Elder Quentin L. Cook after returning from 10 days in the North American nation on Feb. 17.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gathers with other Church leaders at the Church’s Mexico Missionary Training Center. The mural in the background is from Benemérito de las Americas, formerly the Church’s high school, that was converted into an MTC in 2013.
The serendipitous moment that taught me the true value of the gospel of Jesus Christ That’s what I know now that I didn’t know before I visited the “friendly Islands.” I started my trip looking for a road map of Nuka'lofa and I found something far greater — a road map for life.
Members in Nuku'alofa Tonga prepare for a baptism in November 2007.
Four Latter-day Saint missionaries injured in serious car accident in New Caledonia Four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a serious car accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the island of New Caledonia.
Four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in a serious car accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the island of New Caledonia. The Church has 65,000 missionaries from numerous countries, as portrayed by some flags displayed at the missionary training center in Lima, Peru.
Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call, text home weekly, First Presidency announces The First Presidency has announced that full-time missionaries can now call or text home on a weekly basis.
The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday, Feb. 15, that missionaries worldwide are now authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day by text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chats, in addition to letters and emails.
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. President Nelson wrote about the visit in an op-ed published Feb. 10 in The Arizona Republic. Life with God is far better than one with him, he wrote in the op-ed, titled “Healing Hearts.”
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.
The Book of Mormon is 'filled with miracles,' says Elder Stevenson at Joseph Smith Memorial Devotional The power of the Book of Mormon comes with the mighty change of heart in the people who read it, said Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson speaks at the Joseph Smith Memorial Devotional, sponsored by the Logan, Utah, institute on Jan. 27, 2019.
What I know now that I didn't know before Camp Fire “There is a fire on the east side of Paradise …,” wrote Bishop Rob Harrison in a text message to members of his ward on the morning of Nov. 8. “Grab your Important documents and your go bag.”
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over destroyed homes with his wife Wendy Nelson in Paradise, California on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019,  two months after the Camp Fire destroyed 1,400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
'A fulness of joy': President Nelson shares message of eternal life at his daughter's funeral When a parent bids farewell to a child, something dies within that parent’s heart, said President Russell M. Nelson, speaking at funeral services for his “righteous and joyful” daughter on Saturday, Jan. 19.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hugs members of his family at the Cottonwood Heights Utah Brighton Stake Center after President Nelson spoke at his daughter Wendy Nelson Maxfield's funeral on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
President Nelson brings words of comfort in a season of sorrow to California fire victims President Russell M. Nelson offered words of comfort, peace and hope to members of the Chico California Stake following the wildfire that devastated Paradise two months ago.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over a destroyed chapel with his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, in Paradise, California, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, two months after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 18,000 homes and businesses.
Hope in Paradise: What Latter-day Saint victims of devastating California fire are doing to move forward President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are expected to speak Sunday during a special conference held for members of the Chico California Stake.
Jeremy and Brynn Chatfield and their children McKell, Aylee and DeLynn survey their destroyed home in Paradise, California, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, two months after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 18,000 homes and businesses.
Daughter of President Nelson dies after courageous battle with cancer Wendy Nelson Maxfield — the daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.
Norman A. Maxfield and Wendy Nelson Maxfield. Sister Maxfield, daughter of Church President Russell M. Nelson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
What President Hinckley taught me in an interview where he asked — and answered — all the questions As my family drove returned from a short trip to Southern Utah this weekend, I viewed signage for one of the Church’s historic sites — Cove Fort. Instantly, my mind returned to a time that I learned one of the most important lessons of my care
President Gordon B. and Marjorie Hinckley laugh during media interview Mar 13th, 2003.
'A joy and a delight': An Apostle's perspective on studying the gospel at home Nearly three months after President Russell M. Nelson announced a “new balance and connection between gospel instruction in the home and in the Church” during general conference on Oct. 6, Latter-day Saints are preparing to implement the chang
Alexis Allen eats dinner with her children at home in Renton, Wash., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
Jewish and Latter-day Saint leaders build bridges between faiths, find common ground on doctrine in New York Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke in New York City on Dec. 18 about the common ground that exists between Latter-day Saint and Jewish communities.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik; Robert Abrams, the former New York attorney general; and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles participate in meeting sponsored by the New York Latter-day Saint Professional Association on Dec. 18.
Latter-day Saint sister missionaries can now wear dress pants The First Presidency has updated the missionary dress and grooming guidelines for sister missionaries worldwide.
Sister missionaries smile after meeting with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
Here's a quick timeline of when young men have been ordained to the priesthood over the years Ages for ordaining young men to priesthood offices are not “doctrinally mandated” and have varied throughout Church history, according to materials released by the Church. Following is a historical list of ages for priesthood ordination.
The First Presidency announced changes Dec. 14 to the timeline children and youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will complete Primary, move from one class or quorum to the next and attend the temple for the first time. The changes, effective January 2019, also impact when young men may be ordained to priesthood offices.