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After meeting Tongan king and queen in royal palace, President Nelson is welcomed 'home' by Latter-day Saints More than 10,000 Tongan Latter-day Saints had a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they welcomed President Russell M. Nelson "home" on May 23.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, wave after a devotional in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on May 23, 2019.
India was 'stunning,' President Ballard says after his first visit to the country Nearly 700 Church members and friends went to the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India to listen to President M. Russell Ballard, where he expressed his love for the people of India during his first visit to the country.
President M. Russell Ballard addressed nearly 700 Church members and friends at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India on May 19, 2019.
4,000 Latter-day Saints welcome President Nelson on fifth stop of Pacific Ministry Tour The devotional is the fifth stop on President Nelson’s Pacific Ministry Tour — a nine-day, seven nation trip. It was broadcast to meetinghouses across Fiji.
Attendees wave as President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaves after a devotional in Nausori, Fiji, on May 22, 2019.
President Nelson announces New Zealand temple site, meets with missionaries, members and Muslim leaders President Nelson addressed missionaries and members Tuesday in New Zealand. He also spoke to government and religious leaders, announced the site for the new temple in Auckland and gave a donation to mosques impacted by violence.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles acknowledge attendees prior to a devotional in Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 21, 2019.
Video: Australian Church members share how they accept President Nelson's invitation to 'come unto Christ' Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints talk about how the gospel connects them in powerful ways.
President Nelson announces $100,000 donation to rebuild mosques damaged in New Zealand attacks During his Pacific tour, President Nelson offered a $100,000 donation to help repair the mosques damaged in the Christchurch, New Zealand shootings.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greets Sheik Mohammad Amir and Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shakes hands with Dr. Mustafa Farouk in Auckland, New Zealand on May 21, 2019.
President Nelson calls New Zealand's prime minister 'courageous,' promises Church will donate to mosques President Nelson praised New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for being a "peacemaker" and said the Church would be donating to the two mosques targeted in the nation's worst terror attack in history.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives a Book of Mormon to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, May 20, 2019.
What path does God want you to take? Here's what a General Authority thinks is important to remember Elder L. Todd Budge, who was recently sustained as a General Authority Seventy in the April 2019 general conference, has "always wanted to have confidence in my standing with God."
Elder L. Todd Budge and Sister Lori Capener Budge pose for a photo at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elder Budge was sustained as a General Authority Seventy in the April 2019 general conference.
Pacific tour: As religion declines in Australia, President Nelson speaks on Book of Mormon, happiness President Russell M. Nelson delivers a message on the importance of the Book of Mormon to a congregation of 8,000 members in Sydney, Australia.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, wave to devotional attendees on May 19, 2019, in Sydney, Australia.
Elder Andersen witnesses great faith of members as massive floods hit Argentina Elder Neil L. Andersen met with government and religious leaders, conducted a review of the South America South Area, held mission leadership training and addressed members in Argentina and Chile.
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Kathy Andersen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, visit the spot where Elder Melvin J. Ballard blessed the land of South America in 1925. In Elder Andersen’s hands is a book of history, including the decision in 1925 to open the South American Mission.
President Nelson urges Samoan members to be strong in the face of persecution, 'attacks of the adversary' On his Pacific tour, President Nelson asked members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fortify themselves against the attacks of the adversary.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, wave to those in attendance following a devotional in Apia, Samoa on Saturday, May 18, 2019. At right is His Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aleto'a Eti Sualauvi II, Samoa Head of State.
This Week on Social: Elder Uchtdorf calls Sister Uchtdorf the sunshine of his life in Mother's Day tribute See what Church leaders posted on social media this week (May 10-16).
This week on social media, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares his gratitude and love for his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf.
Pacific tour: President Nelson shares 10 spiritual lessons for Latter-day Saints For his first stop on the Pacific tour, President Russell M. Nelson shared 10 spiritual truths with Latter-day Saints in Hawaii.
From right to left, President Russell M. Nelson, Sister Wendy Nelson, Sister Susan Gong and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles greet community leaders during a reception prior to the May 16, 2019, devotional in the Kona Hawaii Stake Center. At left is Elder Aley K. Auna Jr., an Area Seventy.
President Nelson embarks on 9-day Pacific tour President Russell M. Nelson has begun a nine-day tour of the Pacific. Here's a brief look at the history of the area.
The iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House are highlighted by the evening sunset on May 17, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. President Russell M. Nelson, with his wife Sister Wendy Nelson, will visit the city on his nine-day, seven-nation Pacific Ministry Tour.
Elder Stevenson honors NAACP, calls for service, civility and Christlike love Elder Gary E. Stevenson honored the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the organization’s commitment to advancing equality and justice in society.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, left, and Elder Jack N. Gerard, General Authority Seventy, middle, greet people attending the BYU Management Society event in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2019.
Here's a secret tip about the Gospel Library app to improve your study experience Stories is a newly added section in Gospel Topics in the Gospel Library. It is a bit difficult to find, like most hidden treasures, but once you discover it, you will return to it often.
Screenshot of the new resource found in the Gospel Topics tab in the Gospel Library.
Fairness for all: The Church's long-standing approach to LGBT rights and religious freedom A look at the Church's longstanding history of advocating "fairness for all," and its place in opposing the proposed Equality Act.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on May 13, calling for "fairness for all" and expressing opposition to the Equality Act currently before Congress. That proposed legislation would hinder religious liberties, the Church added.
8 quotes from Church leaders about the importance of religious freedom The Church made a statement on Monday, May 13 regarding the proposed Equality Act legislation. Here are quotes from Church leaders on the topic of religious freedom.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on May 13, 2019, expressing opposition to the Equality Act currently before Congress.
The extraordinary moments that turned an attic into a sacred space for this new Dutch General Authority Elder Hans T. Boom, recently called General Authority Seventy.
Sister Marjan Boom and Elder Hans T. Boom pose for photos at the Church office building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elder Boom was called to serve as a General Authority Seventy.