Global Ministry Tour

The power of ministering: How the enduring faith of members overcame 'The Freeze' in Ghana When the government outlawed the LDS Church in Ghana for 18 months in the late 1980s, members of the Koforidua Branch ministered one by one to stay connected and faithful.
Emelia Ahadjie, left, greets Juliet Akrong in Accra, Ghana, on Friday, April 20, 2018.
The story behind the photo Resolute in her knowledge that President Russell M. Nelson would greet her individually, a 7-year-old Filipino girl's faith is realized.
LDS Church News cover published on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
'We are going to start with the end in mind' Each stop on the tour had a significant tie to the temple. The prophet spoke of the ancient temple in Jerusalem; the announcement of a temples in Kenya, Zimbabwe, India and Thailand; or the blessings of the Church's historically significant temples.
President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, look over a possible temple site in Bengaluru, India, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. They are accompanied by Elder Randy D. Funk, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Robert K. William, an Area Seventy.
African Mormons still buzzing about President Nelson's visit African Mormons are still talking about the visit of President Russell M. Nelson to their continent last month — and will be for years. He compared them to the pioneers who crossed the plains with Brigham Young in the 1800s.
A child runs outside the Rongai meetinghouse on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
A memory 'we will never forget': Homestretch of President Nelson's tour includes 3 Asia stops The final leg of President Nelson’s world ministry tour included three countries in the Church’s Asia Area, home to half the world’s population. Meetings in Bengaluru, Bangkok, and Hong Kong each marked large gatherings of Latter-day Sai
President Russell M. Nelson — joined by his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland — waves goodbye after the devotional  in Hong Kong on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The prophet's global tour summed up: 'The temple' President Russell M. Nelson concludes his world tour with a devotional held in Laie, Hawaii, on April 22.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy W. Nelson, wave to Church members after speaking during a special devotional held on the BYU-Hawaii campus on April 22 during their last stop on the prophet's global tour.
London, Nairobi demonstrate cultural diversity of international Church during President Nelson's tour London and Nairobi were matching bookends for the Church by the end of the first week of President Russell M. Nelson's global tour.
Rashid Agesa, left, Fidel Martial and Ann Kerubo sing during a special devotional with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Be grateful, have integrity, be humble and be kind, Elder Stanfill tells BYU-Idaho graduates at commencement Speaking on several Christlike attributes they would need following graduation, Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, spoke to new alumni of Brigham Young University-Idaho in his commencement address on April 13.
Graduates of BYU-Idaho attend commencement exercises held in the BYU-Idaho Center. Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, spoke at the event, held on April 13, 2018.
First stop: London — President Nelson addresses missionaries, members as global tour begins "To have the prophet of God here to deliver a message of strength to these missionaries and members is energizing," England London Mission President Mark Stevens said.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson walk to greet missionaries at the Hyde Park Chapel in London on Thursday, April 12, 2018.