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Meet the new Area Seventies sustained during April 2019 general conference Church members sustained 55 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference on April 6.
An Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in Layton, Utah, sings during the priesthood session of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
It's been 12 years since Elder Soares visited his home in Brazil. Here are highlights from his trip Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at the Sao Paulo Brazil Cumbica Stake conference and leadership this March.
Elder Ulisses Soares returned to the neighborhood of his youth during his recent assignment.
Following Sri Lanka bombings, Church's Asia Area presidency offers words of sorrow, comfort Following Sunday's devastating bombings in Sri Lanka that have resulted in more than 200 deaths, the Asia Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement expressing sorrow and comfort.
Relatives of a blast victim grieve outside a morgue in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago.
Why the 'literal power' of the gospel is crucial in a virtual world, according to President Ballard On Saturday, April 20, President Ballard spoke to graduates at BYU Hawaii about the importance of the literal reality of the gospel in an increasingly virtual world.
President M. Russell Ballard, right, walks with President John S. Tanner prior to the BYU-Hawaii Winter Semester Commencement ceremony on April 20, 2019.
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
Elder Larry Y. Wilson: Healed by the Master physician The pain began mysteriously and almost imperceptibly at first, remembered Elder Larry Y. Wilson. Within a few months he was lying in bed without so much as the strength to read a book.
Sister Lynda M. Wilson and Elder Larry Y. Wilson pose for a portrait in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, April 4, 2011.
President Nelson sends message of comfort to Pope Francis after Notre Dame fire President Russell M. Nelson expressed his "profound sadness" to Pope Francis in a letter on Monday, April 15, after the Notre Dame fire
The Seine flows under the Pont Au Double bridge next to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. 
New Relief Society general presidency speaks candidly about their lives, challenges During a time when “the opportunities and options for women” have expanded, many Latter-day Saint women are striving to understand their role in the world, said Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president on May 5.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, welcomes participants to BYU Women's Conference Thursday morning, May 4.
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.
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
186th Annual General Conference talk summaries and photos Read summaries of the talks, and see photos from the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf talk prior to the General Women's Session at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
'Remember and never forget': Elder Holland teaches graduates how to have guaranteed happiness Elder Jeffrey R. Holland challenged BYU-Idaho students to always be valiant in their lives and to remember good, worthy and eternal things.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaks at the April 12, 2019, BYU-Idaho Winter Commencement.
Lessons from Elder Stevenson: Creating a vision and maintaining a balance for one's life Speaking at the 132nd commencement ceremony for LDS Business College, Elder Gary E. Stevenson told graduates about the importance of finding a vision for one's life and maintaining a balance of things that are most essential.
Mario Barrientos celebrates after receiving his diploma during the commencement ceremony for LDS Business College at the  Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 12, 2019.
Why general conference rumors paled in comparison to this year's messages of love, hope and repentance Rumors about announcements and changes preceding the April 2019 general conference were abundant on social media leading up to conference weekend. In the end, conference was replete with messages of love, repentance, and the hope of the gospel.
Conferencegoers leave the Conference Center after the Sunday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on April 7, 2019.
First Presidency announces new Church Historian and Recorder, Commissioner of Church Educational System The First Presidency has announced the call of Elder LeGrand Curtis Jr. as the next Church Historian and Recorder, and Elder Paul V. Johnson to return as Commissioner of Education.
Elder LeGrand Curtis Jr., left, will begin serving as the Church Historian and Recorder beginning Aug. 1, 2019. Elder Paul V. Johnson will return to serve as Commissioner of the Church Educational System, a calling he previously held from 2008 to 2015.
Meet the 10 new General Authority Seventies, Sunday School presidency called in general conference Learn more about the ten new General Authority Seventies and Sunday School presidency called by the First Presidency in general conference.
General Authorities and leaders stand as they sing a congregational hymn during the Sunday morning session of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
President Nelson, Elder Gong to embark on 9-day ministry tour of Pacific Area President Russell M. Nelson — joined by Sister Wendy Nelson, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Gong — will embark on a May 16-25 ministry tour of the Church's Pacific Area.
Then-Elder Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson shake hands with New Zealand members during a visit there in 2014.