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The hymn President Nelson wrote that the Tabernacle Choir performed during general conference Those who attended or viewed the Sunday afternoon session of the October 2018 general conference may be surprised to learn that the lyrics of the final hymn — “Our Prayer to Thee” — came from President Russell M. Nelson.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square sings during the Sunday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Here are 53 photos from Sunday morning session of general conference As he concluded the Sunday morning session of October 2018 general conference, resident Russell M. Nelson reemphasized the "course correction" of referring to the Church by its divinely given name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tyler Bond takes a selfie with family members before the Sunday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outside of the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
President Nelson says name of Church is 'not negotiable.' Here's what past leaders have said In his Sunday morning address of October 2018 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson reiterated the importance of calling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its full name.
Attendees listen during the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
How international leadership has increased in recent years and is impacting the Church today In 1978, only 10 of the Church’s 69 General Authorities that year hailed from outside the United States; of the 116 total today, the number of international General Authorities has risen to 46, a jump of more than fourfold.
Elder Claudio R.M. Costa greets guests at the March 4, 2017, groundbreaking ceremony for the future Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple.
Elder Uchtdorf visits with missionaries outside iconic Royal Albert Hall, talks childhood memories in Frankfurt Elder Dieter F. Uctdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with leaders, members and missionaries during his four-country assignment in September in the Europe and Europe East Areas.
Missionaries and leaders of the England London Mission join Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf and other visiting general authorities for a mission photo outside London's Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 8, 2018.
Why shaking hands is an important part of the message for this Apostle Elder Ronald A. Rasband recently visited the South America South Area where he focused on ministering and mentoring new leaders.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is joined by his wife, Sister Melanie Rasband, and Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy in greeting missionaries. The Rasbands met with missionaries and mission leaders in three countries during the late August and early September 2018 trip to the South America South Area.
Elder Bednar speaks in Mexico about the importance of applying the teachings of the Savior Elder Bednar traveled to central Mexico where he talked with members, leaders and missionaries about the importance of believing the Savior and personally applying His teachings.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shakes hands with members during his assignment to Mexico from Aug. 24 through Sept. 2, 2018.
From Thailand to Zimbabwe: What President Nelson, Apostles have learned from their travels The prophet and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talk about what they've learned during their travels across the world.
Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, are greeted and given flowers by Primary children in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Memorable moment: How President Nelson interacts with children during his travels President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a little exchange in a media interview in Montreal on noticing the children in the congregation.
President Nelson will visit Puerto Rico this weekend. Here's a look at the Church's relief efforts post hurricanes With President Nelson’s pending presence in Puerto Rico, the Church News looks back on hurricane-relief coverage on the island and the stories of Church leaders, members and missionaries weathering the storm and the after-effects.
Sisters Mary Ruff from Middle, Utah, and Erin Bianucci from Layton, Utah, talk with Luci Morales in Puerto Rico on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
Do you have a Nauvoo ancestor? New FamilySearch campaign can connect you to Church history You could be among 1.1 million Latter-day Saints who will receive an email announcing My Nauvoo Ancestor Story, a new FamilySearch discovery experience that identifies up to 20 of your ancestors who resided in the early Latter-day Saint settlement.
Why President Nelson, Elder Andersen visited Canada and what it meant to Church members An in-depth look at President Nelson's recent visit to Canada and the messages he shared with Latter-day Saint members in the area.
A cityscape of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where President Russell M. Nelson stopped during a three-day trip to central and eastern Canada Aug. 17-19.
We're not changing — we're correcting the name of the Church, says President Nelson President Nelson made his first public comments on the name of the Church during a devotional in Montreal, Canada.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, await the start of the Aug. 18, 2018, devotional in the Palais des congrès de Montréal auditorium in Montreal.
President Nelson speaks about using full, proper name of the Church during visit to Canada Speaking of his recent call to identify The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its full, formal name, rather than nicknames and abbreviations, President Nelson said the direction does not constitute a name change but rather a course corre
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, enter the Palais des congrès de Montréal auditorium prior to the start of the Aug. 18, 2018, devotional in Montreal.
The ins and outs of LDS Charities and what it provides across the globe For more than 30 years, LDS Charities has worked across the globe to assist and partner with governmental ministries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations.
In front of a tent donated by LDS Charities following Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake, Surmarha Lauteles takes her turn tending one of the dozen babies staying outside an LDS meetinghouse in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince on Jan., 27, 2010.
President and Sister Nelson, President Eyring will visit Seattle in September President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, will conduct a pair of weekend devotionals next month in the North Pacific Coast region — Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson
Elder Holland shares favorite memories from growing up as a boy in Utah — see if you can find him in this photo St. George natives Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Steven E. Snow returned home to the St. George Tabernacle — the meetinghouse and stake center of their youth — as they participated in rededication events.
A photo of the St. George 5th Ward Primary, taken in June 1950 in the basement of the St. George Tabernacle. The photo was found in the belongings of Leona Atkin, the Primary president at the time, following her passing. The photo was on display during the late July open house prior to the tabernacle's rededication on July 28, 2018. A young Jeffrey R. Holland, future Church apostle who then was 9 years old, is eighth from the right on the lowest row of individuals standing (third row from the top). The grey "34" in front of him is an errant identification number left on this digital copy of the photo, which during the open-house display, had numbers superimposed on each child's image, with an accompanying listing of names for each known child.
How the history of the St. George Tabernacle has blessed a branch in southwest Italy The recently renovated and rededicated St. George Tabernacle has blessed the live of hundreds of thousands during its century-and-a-half history — including a small branch of Church members in southwest Italy.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks Saturday, July 28, 2018, in the St. George Tabernacle in St. George, Utah. The 147 year old building was rededicated after a two-year renovation.
President Nelson wraps up summer with international trip to central, eastern Canada President and Sister Nelson will be in central and eastern Canada, speaking at three devotionals in as many days in mid-August.
President Russell M. Nelson — joined by his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson — speaks to members on June 8, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta.
The drive behind why Brazilian Saints traveled by bus and by boat for decades to attend the temple With a single temple in Brazil in 1978, Saints in the massive South American nation made great sacrifices in time, travel and money — often in cross-country caravans of member-chartered buses — to do temple work for themselves and their ancest
Edivaldo Brito carries his son, Helã, 3, while leaving for church with family members, including his niece, Lais Brito, 4, left, and daughter, Rebeca Brito, 6, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil on Sunday, May 27, 2018.