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Sister Bingham, Sister Cordon wrap up West Africa tour in Cote d’Ivoire Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, traveled to Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire, meeting with government leaders and speaking to members and missionaries.
Latter-day Saint youth in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, give Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president (right), and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, a traditional greeting, Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Sister Nelson, Sister Oaks talk to Italian journalist on women, equality within Church The greatest hero of women is the Savior Jesus Christ, said Sister Wendy Nelson during an interview with an Italian newspaper correspondent on March 11.
Sister Wendy Nelson, right, and Sister Kristen Oaks meet with Paolo Mastrolilli, the New York correspondent for the national Italian newspaper La Stampa, in the lobby of the Rome Italy Temple on March 11.
What I know now about 'the power of unity' that I didn't know before visiting Rome On a clear, warm day, President Russell M. Nelson stood under blue skies just outside St. Peter’s Square, arm-in-arm with President M. Russell Ballard and two Italian Church leaders — Elder Massimo De Feo and Elder Alessandro Dini Ciacci.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pauses to talk with Ammon and Emma Schar, Basel, Switzerland, in Rome, Italy on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Schar family was in Rome for the temple dedication.
President Nelson talks 'unprecedented future' of Church following Rome Italy Temple dedication Following the Rome Italy Temple dedication, President Russell M. Nelson said the future of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would be unprecedented and unparalleled.
Every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dressed in white temple clothing, posed for an iconic photograph in the Rome Italy Temple visitors center in Rome, Italy on Monday, March 11, 2019. Front center are President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring. Also included are members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Elder Dale G. Renlund, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares.
Video: Sister Wendy Nelson shares her personal witness of President Russell M. Nelson's prophetic ministry While participating in the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple, Sister Wendy W. Nelson testified of her husband's prophetic calling. Russell Marion Nelson has been called by God to be the Lord's prophet on the earth at this time, she said.
Sister Wendy Nelson speaks during a media interview in Rome, Italy on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Iconic photo of First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shows their testimony that 'God lives' and 'Jesus is the Christ' The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stood together in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center on Monday for iconic photographs representing their testimony of Jesus Christ.
Every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dressed in white temple clothing, posed for an iconic photograph in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center in Rome, Italy on Monday, March 11, 2019. Front center are President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring. Also included are members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Elder Dale G. Renlund, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares.
President Nelson dedicates Rome Italy Temple 170 years after Church 'opened a door which no man can shut' President Russell M. Nelson dedicated the Rome Italy Temple, located in one of the most influential cities in the history of the world and in the history of Christianity, on Sunday, March 10.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places mortar during the cornerstone ceremony for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
During Rome Italy Temple youth devotional, President Nelson shares 'things to know' and 'things to do' On the Eve of the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple, President Russell M. Nelson offered the youth of the temple district 10 thoughts — the first pertaining “things I want you to know,” and the second pertaining to “things I wan
Attendees listen to President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a devotional in Rome, Italy, on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
President Nelson becomes the first Church leader to have a formal audience with the pope In an “unforgettable and historic” meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, President Russell M. Nelson became the first leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to have a formal audience with the head of the Roman Catholic C
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder Alessandro Dini Ciacci, Area Seventy; and Elder Massimo De Feo, General Authority Seventy, meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Mark Woodruff, President Nelson's executive secretary, also attended the meeting.
All 15 members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to gather in Rome for temple dedication Gathering here in one of the most influential cities in the history of the world and in the history of Christianity, every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will participate in the Rome Italy Temple dedication.
The Angel Moroni statue of the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at sunrise in Rome, Italy, on Friday, March 8, 2019.
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.