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Elder Bednar on 'the bond' he feels with ancient Apostles during first visit to Jerusalem Elder David A. Bednar recently visited Rome, the Middle East and Jerusalem — his first-ever trip to the Holy Land.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is joined by his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, at the pulpit during the Jerusalem District conference meeting in the BYU Jerusalem Center on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Old City, including the Dome of the Rock, is seen in the background.
'The sunshine of my life': 15 of the sweetest quotes from President Nelson, Apostles about their wives Here's a look back at what the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have said about their eternal companions.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson hug near the temple in Concepcion, Chili on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
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.
Video: President Nelson reveals the most important thing he’s learned in 94 years of living Watch this video highlighting President Nelson's recent op-ed article that was published in the Arizona Republic.
President Russell M. Nelson speaks during a devotional at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
From a TV interview to a Q&A with young adults, here are highlights from President Nelson's weekend in Arizona In addition to the large-scale devotional before about 65,000 people at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 10, President and Sister Nelson also enjoyed several small-group settings.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, greet family members at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
President Nelson speaks to 65,000 Latter-day Saints at NFL stadium on what it really means to gather Israel President Russell M. Nelson gave four examples to a crowd of 65,000 in Phoenix, Arizona of what gathering Israel looks like and how they can participate in it.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints waves to attendees after speaking at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. President Nelson is accompanied by his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson; President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the Church's First Presidency; and his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks.
President Ballard, Elder Gerard pray at opening of 2019 Utah legislative session A pair of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered invocations on the opening day of Utah's 2019 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 28.
President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, third from the left, is joined by Utah's speaker of the House of Representatives Brad Wilson, third from right, and by four former House speakers — Robert H. Garff, left; Greg Hughes, second from left; David Clark, second from right; and Marty Stephens, right. President Ballard offered the invocation in the House on the opening day of the 2019 legislative session, Jan. 28, 2019.
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.”
Elder Rasband calls teen suicide 'a crisis reaching all around the world,' shares message of hope in Christ There is no template for teens at risk for suicide, said Elder Ronald A. Rasband. “A greater understanding of Jesus Christ will help those who are spiraling down,” said Elder Rasband, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses Church Educational System employees, missionaries and their spouses during "An Evening with a General Authority" devotional, which was broadcast from the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Feb. 8, 2019.
This Week on Social: Elder Stevenson recalls sacred moment with Jesuit priest in Rome temple sealing room On social media this week, Church leaders shared advice to young married couples, suggested ways to build connections between differing religions and shared how to view recent curriculum changes with "great clarity."
Elder Gary E. Stevenson reflects on his time in Rome, Italy, giving temple open house tours to leaders of varying faiths.
Learn about the woman who inspired the original KFC and why she had a BYU building named after her Businessman "Pete" Harman and Colonel Sanders are well known for starting the KFC franchise. But Harman's aunt, Caroline Hemenway Harman, has just as remarkable of a story — though most haven't heard it.
Jonathan Hokanson of Medford, Oregon, speaks to Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, at the rededication for the Caroline Hemenway Harman Building at BYU in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
It's Elder Rasband's 68th birthday today — here are 7 memorable quotes from his ministry To commemorate Elder Rasband's birthday, here's 7 memorable quotes from his general conference addresses throughout the years.
Image quote based on a message from Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
How can you keep the sacramental covenant to always remember Christ? Here are Elder Soares' tips At a BYU devotional, Elder Soares shared ways that Latter-day Saints can better keep their covenants and always remember Jesus Christ.
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Rosana Soares take their seats prior to his speaking at a devotional at BYU in Provo on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
4 principles to help Latter-day Saints make righteous choices, according to Elder Cook Speaking at a Utah Valley Institute devotional, Elder Quentin L. Cook offered four principles for making correct spiritual choices and cited Alma's counsel to his sons and teaching of repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shakes hands with staff, faculty and students after a Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, devotional at the Utah Valley Institute on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem, Utah.
President Oaks' advice to young married couples in Chicago on how to tackle faith-threatening questions President Dallin H. Oaks shared advice with young married couples on ways they can strengthen their family and their faith.
President Dallin H. Oaks answers questions fielded by audience members during Feb. 2, 2019, devotional for young married couples in Chicago.
This week on social: Church leaders share experiences from President Nelson's challenge to women in 2018 general conference From President Nelson's message to the women of the Church to Elder Uchtdorf's reminder that we all have spiritual gifts, Church leaders were brimming with inspiration and loving encouragements on social media this week.
President Nelson thanked the women of the Church for their diligent efforts in completing his challenge in a Facebook post on Jan. 26. "I wish to tell you that the Lord loves you and is pleased with every effort you make."
Elder Andersen calls European Latter-day Saints 'defenders of the faith' after visit to UK, France and Austria On an increasingly secular continent, member families play an essential role in "holding the line" in defense of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Marie-Blanche and Jean Caussé stand with Elder Neil L. Andersen and Sister Kathy Andersen. Brother and Sister Caussé are the parents of Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Elder and Sister Andersen’s former branch president.
Video: 'Beauty for Ashes' shares how members are finding peace within a community destroyed by fire A new video shows Latter-day Saints coping with the aftermath of a November wildfire that destroyed their community and finding "Beauty for Ashes."
Robert and Gretchen Harrison look over the remains of their home with their children Cassidy, Braden and Abby in Paradise, California on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019,  two months after the Camp Fire destroyed 1,400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
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.
Elder William R. Bradford, emeritus General Authority Seventy, dies at 85 Elder William R. Bradford, emeritus General Authority Seventy, former president of the Houston Texas Temple and the Chile Santiago Mission, died on Jan. 24, 2019, in Bountiful, Utah. He was 85.
Elder William R. Bradford, emeritus General Authority Seventy