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Elder Uchtdorf shares message during Volkstrauertag: A German national day of remembrance Elder Uchtdorf speaks during the Volkstrauertag event at Fort Douglas Military Cemetary in Salt Lake City on Nov. 18. The gathering pays tribute to German prisoners of war — and others — who are buried there.
Gov. Gary Herbert , Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, General Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard Jefferson Burton and James Burton salute after placing a wreath  during the German Day of Remembrance (Volkstrauertag) at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
How President Nelson taught me that the Church needs my voice as a Latter-day Saint woman As I observed a recent interview with President Russell M. Nelson and Journalist Sergio Rubin, the question that meant the most to me was the one President Nelson elected not to answer.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets with area youth prior to a devotional in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
What 3 Apostles want BYU-Pathway Worldwide students to know about overcoming obstacles BYU-Pathway Worldwide President Clark G. Gilbert, acted as moderator in a discussion with Elder Holland, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder Robert C. Gay, Sister Jean B. Bingham, Elder Kim B. Clark, and Christine Gilbert.
A Worldwide broadcast to Pathway students around the world. The theme was over coming obstacles with messages from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and other members of the Church Board of Education, including Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Sister Jean B. Bingham, and Elder Robert C. Gay along with Elder Kim B. Clark, Church Commissioner of Education, and President Clark G. Gilbert with his wife, Christine.
Sister Julie B. Beck talks new book, President Nelson's Book of Mormon challenge and keeping an eternal focus There was no hesitation on the part of Sister Julie B. Beck when President Russell M. Nelson issued his invitation to women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during October's women's session.
The First Presidency have new accounts on Instagram. See their posts here Following a trend to make the leaders of the Church visible across all social media platforms, the First Presidency joined the ranks of Instagram this month, meaning all 15 Apostles now have accounts on the photo-based social media platform.
Screenshot of President Nelson's first Instagram post.
President Nelson to speak in front of 25,000 at San Antonio's Alamodome President Russell M. Nelson, Elder David A. Bednar, and others to participate in Sunday member devotional in San Antonio.
San Antonio's Alamadome will be the site of a Nov. 18 member devotional featuring President Russell M. Nelson, Elder David A. Bednar and other visiting leaders.
Elder Holland shares lessons he learned from Elder Maxwell, calls for 'Mormon studies' name change During the annual Neal A. Maxwell lecture at Brigham Young University, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland shares important lessons he learned from Elder Neal A. Maxwell.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture held at BYU, this year on Nov. 10.
How Elder Marlin K. Jensen came to know Joseph Smith was a true prophet Elder Jensen shared how he came to know the truths of his deeply held beliefs and reflected on his years as Church Historian/Recorder during a devotional at BYU Hawaii.
Elder Marlin K. Jensen at a devotional of the Mormon History Association Conference in 2012.
These MTC presidents have just been called to serve The First Presidency has called seven new missionary training center presidents and their wives; they will begin their service by January.
A look at the finished expansion at the Provo MTC.
What we learned from President Russell M. Nelson's South American ministry President Russell M. Nelson is half the age of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was founded 188 years ago. Here are some highlights from his South American ministry tour.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints smiles after leaving the Government 
Palace after speaking with the president of Peru in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
Watch this moving video of President Eyring paint, talk about the 'magic' and 'faith' in his watercolors President Henry B. Eyring has painted over 1,000 watercolors in his life. In this video, he talks about the beauty of the art form
President Eyring talks about his love for watercolor in a video posted on Facebook on Nov. 8, 2018.
New art exhibit 'A Visual Journal' features watercolors by President Eyring A new exhibit at the Church History Museum, “A Visual Journal: Artwork of Henry B. Eyring,” showcases more than 100 paintings by the second counselor in the Church's First Presidency.
President Henry B. Eyring discusses the different pieces of his art on display in a special exhibit at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Nov. 5, 2018.
Elder Hartman Rector Jr., emeritus General Authority Seventy, dies at age 94 Elder Hartman Rector Jr., emeritus General Authority Seventy, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018, in Orem, Utah, at age 94.
Elder Hartman Rector Jr., emeritus General Authority
Sister Nelson talks about being married to President Nelson and his 'fearless' focus on preparing for the Second Coming Sister Wendy Nelson reflects on the South American ministry tour and the role of her husband, President Russell M. Nelson, as a prophet of God
Sister Wendy Nelson speaks during a press conference  in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Making life choices? These 3 steps can help you sort out your priorities and make inspired decisions Elder Teixeira spoke to students on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah on Nov. 6 about three lessons and principles that can help individuals find joy and fulfillment in their lives, make inspired decisions and set wise priorities.
Elder José A. Teixeira, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, delivers the devotional address in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
The life-changing moment that made President Eyring realize his full potential President Henry B. Eyring shared how he struggled with feelings of fear and discouragement as a student until he had one spiritual experience that changed everything for him.
President Henry B. Eyring smiles at the audience as he takes his seat prior to speaking to LDS Business College students during a devotional in the Conference Center theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Happy 78th birthday to everyone's favorite 'German Shepherd' Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, turns 78 years old today. Here are 13 memorable quotes from this year and photos from over the years.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf at Utah Valley University.
NCAA representatives visit BYU, Temple Square and meet with Church leaders about LGBT student athletes On Friday, Nov. 2, leaders from the NCAA Common Ground executive committee met with Church leaders at Temple Square regarding issues of religious freedom and sexual orientation on university and college campuses across the U.S.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, general president of the Church’s Relief Society, shares some of the background of the women’s organization to members of the Common Ground Executive Committee, during a tour of Temple Square, Nov. 2.
This week on social: A Stradivarius violin, 'backsliding' and discovering your God-given talents Church leaders on social media this week reminded their followers that the Lord has provided the blessings of repentance and the scriptures to help navigate the highs and lows they face everyday.
A post from the Instagram account of Elder Rasband indicated the importance of developing individual talents.
Video: The remarkable way a prophecy about the Church in South America is being fulfilled The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has experienced remarkable growth in South America since the continent was dedicated by Elder Melvin J. Ballard on Dec. 25, 1925.
There are now more than 4 million members of the Church in South America, fulfilling prophecy made by Elder Melvin J. Ballard in 1925 that the growth on the continent would be like an "acorn" growing to an "oak tree."
5 countries in 9 days: Here are some favorite moments from President Nelson's South American ministry tour Over the course of nine days, President Nelson and his traveling party visited members and held devotionals in five countries in South America, concluding with the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson hug their grandson Elder Nicholas Nelson, a missionary serving in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission,  prior to a missionary meeting in Montevideo, Uraguay on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
President Oaks shares how Church members can both love others and keep all the commandments During a campus devotional at BYU-Idaho on Oct. 30, President Dallin H. Oaks shared importance of love and law and how, like a two-sided coin, the two can balance and co-exist.
President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and his wife, Sister Kristen M. Oaks, wave to students at a BYU-Idaho campus devotional on Oct. 30.
'We are prophets for the whole world': President Nelson dedicates Chile temple, talks future of Church “We are witnesses to a process of restoration," said President Russell M. Nelson. "If you think the Church has been fully restored, you are just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come."
Attendees line up prior to one of the day's three dedication services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Young Women general presidency reacts to messages shared during October 2018 general conference Members of the Young Women general presidency and board witness of the love and confidence the Lord has in every person to use their time — especially the sacred Sabbath day — to nourish their love for Him through learning, prayer and service.
Members of the Young Women general presidency and board share a message about changes from the most recent general conference.
Watch: After interviewing President Nelson, Pope Francis' biographer explains why 'leaders have to get close to the people' The personal biographer for Pope Francis met with President Russell M. Nelson during the Global Ministry Tour of the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sergio Rubin, left, speaks with President Russell M. Nelson.
President Nelson speaks in Chile about temple blessings, asks youth to study these 5 topics Hours before dedicating the Concepcion temple — the 18th in South America and the second in Chile — President Russell M. Nelson reinforced his invitation to young people to enlist in the youth battalion and gather Israel.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints waves to attendees after a youth devotional in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Church statement says changes coming for local celebrations, including pageants The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday that there will be changes to local celebrations, including pageants.
An undated photo from the Manti Pageant.
This Week on Social: What 6 women leaders have been saying about revelation, finding peace and serving Home should be a place of refuge and Christ-centered learning, women leaders of the Church said on social media this week.
In an Oct. 22, 2018, Facebook post, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, said, "Our home can be a place of refuge where we long to be at the end of each day."
'Live, love and choose': President Nelson looks ahead to the future of the Church in Uruguay The member devotional, held at the Landia Centro de Espectaculos and broadcast across Uruguay, marked the fourth stop on President Nelson’s ministry tour to South America, a historic trip that includes visits to five countries in nine days.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds Pierina Risso, age 3, while meeting with her four-generation Latter-day Saint family in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
How Deseret Industries looks at products — and people — without labels Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, delivered a keynote address of "No Life Wasted" prior to dedicating the Gilbert, Arizona, Deseret Industries, the fourth such facility in the state and the 44th in the United States.
Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks at the dedication of the new Deseret Industries facility in Gilbert, Arizona, Oct. 20, 2018.
President Nelson dismissed his interpreter while speaking to Peruvian Latter-day Saints. This is what happened next During his South American ministry tour, President Russell M. Nelson addressed Peruvian Latter-day Saints in their native language of Spanish.
President Nelson speaks to Latter-day Saints in Peru during a devotional
Young Men leader shares 3 important things you can do to draw closer to God Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, shares three important aspects of gathering during a campus devotional at BYU on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, speaks during a campus devotional at BYU on Oct. 23.
The unforgettable impact of President Nelson's visit in Paraguay From missionaries to children to young adults, President Nelson had many memorable moments with Latter-day Saints in Paraguay.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, hug children after a devotional in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
What parents need to know from President Nelson's address in the world's highest major metropolis Defying altitude sickness common for visitors to El Alto, Bolivia, President Russell M. Nelson addressed Latter-day Saints in Bolivia on Sunday night, Oct. 21.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are greeted by Latter-day Saint children in traditional Bolivian dress prior to the Oct. 21, 2018, devotional at the Polideportivo Heroes de Octobre in El Alto, Bolivia. The children sang "Follow the Prophet."
President Oaks, Elder Bednar visit Florida after Hurricane Michael and answer why bad things happen to good people Joining the first counselor in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' First Presidency at a Saturday gathering in Florida is an apostle, a Seventy, a member of the Presiding Bishopric and the leader of the Relief Society general presidency.
A North Carolina resident tells President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, about his experience of living through Hurricane Florence.
A Florida Sabbath Day defined by ministering via chainsaws and yellow T-shirts President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and a host of key Church leaders say they are uplifted by selfless Helping Hands workers.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, listens to and comforts a young Latter-day Saint as she describes her experience during Hurricane Florence.
President Nelson meets president of Peru, addresses members in their native language President Russell M. Nelson prayed, in Spanish, that Peruvians would find delight in the words of Jesus Christ and apply His teachings every day. “As you do this, you will have joy,” said President Nelson.
Left to right, Elder Gary E. Stevenson; President Russell M. Nelson; Peru President Martín Vizcarra; Vizcarra's personal secretary; Elder Enrique R. Falabella; Guillermo Estrugo; and Mark Woodruff, President Nelson's personal secretary, meet in Peru's presidential palace in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.