Leaders & Ministry

Senior Church leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine, encourage members to safeguard themselves, others ‘through immunization’ All members of the First Presidency and five senior members of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning.
First Presidency statement: ‘We urge all people to remember the precious and fragile nature of freedom and peace’ The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a statement on Friday, Jan. 15, condemning violence and lawless behavior.
‘Go on your way rejoicing,’ Elder Rasband tells missionaries worldwide in online devotional “Rejoice is an important word for you to have in your mission vocabulary ... you have great cause to rejoice,” said the Apostle in the Jan. 14 devotional.
Elder Gong’s 3 invitations to help young adults be more inclusive and compassionate “I pray, taken together, these invitations will strengthen your faith and draw you closer to God and those around you, as you find enduring joy on His covenant path,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong said.
How For the Strength of Youth magazine can help youth find joy in Christ, year-round The new international youth magazine can help young Latter-day Saints discover happiness by following the Savior, Brother Brad Wilcox writes.
President Henry B. Eyring’s Church service reflects that the ‘crucial thing’ is to ‘connect with God’ For the past three years, President Henry B. Eyring has faithfully worked at the side of his brethren in the First Presidency to teach and testify of the Savior.
Temple focus during President Nelson’s tenure: More than numbers, it’s about principles, invitations and promises Temple totals during President Nelson's ministry include 9 dedications, 9 rededications and 49 announced locations, but he's always teaching about principles and promises.
President Russell M. Nelson’s fast-paced global ministry Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted President Nelson’s fast-paced travel schedule in 2020, he continued to deliver his central message — “that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, that this is His church restored in its fullness.”
A look at President Russell M. Nelson’s first 3 years leading the Church In his nearly 3 years as leader of nearly 17 million Latter-day Saints worldwide, President Nelson has traveled extensively, changed Church organization and issued several historic invitations. Here's a look at his fast-paced presidency so far.