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President Nelson to speak in Florida devotional this summer — here's what you need to know President Russell M. Nelson will speak in a devotional in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, June 9, the Church announced on Friday, April 19.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson
Take a look at the project renderings for the Salt Lake Temple renovation The Church released details and project renderings for the planned Salt Lake Temple renovation in a Newsroom release on April 19. President Russell M. Nelson announced that the Salt Lake Temple would close on Dec. 29, 2019.
Rendering of the Salt Lake Temple’s south side at street level.
Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson: 'Young Women in the work' "Our young women are amazing. They have talents, unlimited enthusiasm and energy, and they are compassionate and caring," Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, recently released Young Women general president, said during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference.
Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president
Elder Dale G. Renlund: 'Family history and temple work: sealing and healing' During the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on how temple and family history work bless the lives of the living.
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
'Let us become devoted disciples,' Elder Nattress tells BYU-Idaho students Elder K. Brett Nattress, General Authority Seventy, taught about God's 'game plan' in a BYU-Idaho devotional on March 20.
Elder K. Brett Nattress of the Seventy speaks at the devotional in the BYU-Idaho Center.  Using President Henry J Eyring as a positive example Elder Nattress describes the winning team.
Nepali members in Salt Lake City gather to celebrate Nepali translation of Book of Mormon With singing, dancing, a video presentation and a buffet of Nepali food, members of the Crossroads Square Branch of the South Salt Lake Stake gathered for a cultural celebration to commemorate the Nepali translation of the Book of Mormon on June 17.
Nepali Primary children play together before the Nepali Cultural Celebration on June 17, 2017.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven' Striving for holiness is a necessary and ultimately hope-filled endeavor, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught in the Saturday morning session of general conference.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Stanley G. Ellis: 'Do We Trust Him? Hard is Good' In the October 2006 general conference, Elder Stanley G. Ellis declared, "The Lord trusts us." Now, 11 years later as an Emeritus General Authority Seventy speaking in the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, he asked, "Do we trust Him?"
Elder Stanley G. Ellis, General Authority Seventy
Take a look at these photos from the April 2019 Saturday morning session of general conference With thousands of people gathered in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, and hundreds of thousands watching via sattelite broadcast and internet streaming, the opening session of the 189th Annual General Conference began on April 6.
The Salt Lake Temple is surrounded by rain clouds during the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
This week on social: Women leaders of the Church invite members to prepare for general conference As general conference approaches, general leaders of Relief Society, Young Women and Primary shared ways that members can prepare for the messages they will receive on April 6 and 7.
“It has been a great blessing to be able to translate into Spanish the text for some general conference talks,” Sister Reyna I. Aburto wrote in an April 2 Facebook post. “Translating their messages is certainly a spiritual experience."
This week on social: Watch this inspiring video from Elder Holland's Facebook on overcoming grief Church leaders took to social media this week to share lessons they had learned from the experiences and testimonies of members of the Church.
A video on Elder Holland's Facebook page shares the story of a man who overcame grief through the Christlike love of a friend. 
Jon and Michelle Schmidt on how to avoid making 'wonderful things invisible' Pianist and Piano Guys member Jon Schmidt, along with his wife, Michelle Schmidt, addressed LDS Business College students and staff in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on March 26.
Jon Schmidt performs during an LDS Business College devotional in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on March 26, 2019.
This week on social: 3 videos, a hug from Sister Uchtdorf and remembering our self-worth This week on social media, Church leaders shared messages about sharing God’s love through acts of service, attending the temple and not comparing oneself to others.
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared a video on Facebook on March 14 about the importance of giving service and loving one's neighbor.
The heart-pounding moment when 1 General Authority testified of Joseph Smith in front of his graduate class "This Church is blessed by the reality of continuing revelation through a living prophet of God," Elder Steven R. Bangerter, General Authority Seventy, said in his BYU-Hawaii devotional address on March 19.
Elder Steven R. Bangerter greets students following a BYU-Hawaii devotional on March 19, 2019.
Spiritual answers aren't as easy as a Google search — here are 3 examples of how to live by faith Answers to spiritual things can't be found through a Google search — they take time. These stories about Nephi from the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and a convert show how to live by faith.
Students are photographed before the devotional held in the BYU-Idaho Center on March 12, 2019.
Elder Vinson advises students to follow 'great commandments' in LDSBC address Elder Vinson of the Presidency of the Seventy spoke to a group of LDS Business College students and faculty in a devotional held in the Conference Center Theater on March 5.
Elder Terence M. Vinson of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to LDS Business College students and faculty in a devotional held in the Conference Center Theater on March 5, 2019.
Women leaders meet with first lady of Republic of Ghana during West Africa trip Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, met with Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, the first lady of the Republic of Ghana, in Accra, Friday, March 1.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, right, and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, left, visit Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, the first lady of the Republic of Ghana, at North Ridge in Accra, Friday, March 1, 2019.
A hero on Temple Square: 8 lessons Elder Gong has learned from Mack Wilberg's life Every person has something remarkable about each of them. With that in mind, Elder Gerrit W. Gong focused his devotional address on Feb. 26 to LDS Business College students on the life and example of Mack Wilberg.
Erick Tshimp smiles up at Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Elder Gong greets students and staff from LDS Business Collegeint the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
Sister Clark shares how serving others gave her courage to seek help for depression In an LDS Business College devotional in the Conference Center Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 19, Sister Sue Clark shared what she learned about staying on the “strait and narrow path” while working through trials.
Elder Kim B. Clark, Sister Sue Clark, LDS Business College President Bruce C. Kusch and Sister Alynda Kusch greet LDS Business College students as they enter the Conference Center Theater for a devotional on Feb. 19, 2019.
President Ballard shares where to find the answers to life's questions While the education of one's mind regarding things of the world is very important, of greater importance is the education of one's spirit and the things of eternity, President M. Russell Ballard told students gathered at the Salt Lake Institute on Sunday, Feb. 10.
President M. Russell Ballard speaks to students gathered in the Salt Lake Institute during a devotional on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.