Leaders & Ministry

Oman ambassador joins Elder Rasband in turning on Christmas lights at Washington D.C. Temple Elder Ronald A. Rasband joined Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, to press the switch that illuminated over 400,000 sparkling lights around the Washington D.C. Temple and Visitors’ Center.
President Oaks addresses issues specific to immigrants during Spanish-language meeting in Chicago President Dallin H. Oaks addressed Spanish-speaking members from eight Chicago stakes about issues specific to immigration during a Nov. 23, devotional.
Church leaders visited refugees at the Venezuelan border — Here’s what they learned During their 10 day trip to the South America Southwest Area, Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Lisa L. Harkness witnessed the power of true ministering among Venezuelan refugees.
Elder Renlund’s 3 steps for becoming more spiritually receptive Elder Dale G. Renlund warns that all are vulnerable to spiritual receptor dysfunction by neglecting daily prayer, scripture study and attending Church. Having God's power is a true superpower, testifies Sister Ruth Renlund.
Thanksgiving with Elder Andersen at the Provo MTC: A family card and gratitude for the blessings of life, choice and Christ Elder Neil L. Andersen shared a family-crafted card and a message of gratitude for life, choice and Christ in a Thanksgiving devotional at the Provo MTC.
Elder Rasband’s ‘A to Z’ ministry in the Pacific includes working with missionary grandsons Elder Ronald A. Rasband labeled his recent 14-day, three-nation assignment in the Pacific Area as ministering “from A to Z in terms of Church experience and people we met.”
President Nelson says the Church will grow in Indonesia — one faithful family at a time President Russell M. Nelson wrapped up his ministry to Southeast Asia on Nov. 21 by speaking to a crowd of 1,765 Latter-day Saints in Indonesia. Here's what he promised them.
Video: President Nelson, Elder Christofferson talk about their most important message during Southeast Asia Ministry President Russell M. Nelson and Elder D. Todd Christofferson talk about how the message of a resurrected Lord can change nations.
Elder Andersen shares 3 things each person can be grateful for Thanksgiving is “a time of gratefulness, thankfulness and pondering the blessings we have received from heaven,” Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said during a LDS Business College devotional on Nov. 19.
President Nelson calls Vietnam’s future miraculous, promises Latter-day Saints they will be empowered to share the gospel President Russell M. Nelson met with Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung in a brief but cordial meeting. Following that, he met with a small group of young adults before a member devotional in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 18.
Video: President Nelson, Elder Christofferson share the ‘great hope’ they feel for the Church’s future in Vietnam President Russell M. Nelson and Elder D. Todd Christofferson look at how there are great things ahead for the future of the Church in Vietnam.
Elder Cook reflects on Hurricane Katrina during rededication and how the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple is a refuge from the storm Elder Quentin L. Cook returned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the first time in 13 years to rededicate the temple. Here's why it was a meaningful experience for him.
Elder Uchtdorf encourages all to become ‘a people of peace and reconciliation’ during Volkstrauertag event The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall gave Volkstrauertag, a German national day of remembrance and mourning, a greater weight of significance as it was commemorated at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City on Sunday morning, Nov. 17.
President Ballard’s second day in NYC includes visits with diplomats, religious leaders, human rights officials President Russell M. Ballard met with diplomats, including the Mexico ambassador to the U.S., the Niger ambassador to the United Nations, and the Economic Community of West African States representative to the United Nations.