Leaders & Ministry

Elder Cook ministers to volcano victims in the Philippines as the country celebrates 500 years of Christianity During a visit to the Philippines, Elder Quentin L. Cook met with Latter-day Saints, victims of the Taal Volcano and joined celebrations marking 500 years of Christianity in the country.
‘All are alike unto God,’ Elder Stevenson says at NAACP luncheon Using the relationship between Church and the NAACP as inspiration, Elder Gary E. Stevenson offered three points of counsel to hundreds gathered Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. — “be your brother's keeper, foster civility and emulate Christlike love.”
President Nelson and the Apostles: Sharing the workload of a worldwide Church A closer look at how President Russell M. Nelson has been working in tandem with the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the two years since becoming President of the Church.
Shirley Ann Wilkes Thomas, former counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, dies at 94 Sister Shirley Ann Wilkes Thomas, who served as second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency from 1978 to 1983 died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 94 years old.
Elder Vai Sikahema announces new BYU-Hawaii scholarships, details the importance of education During the first BYU-Hawaii devotional of the new year, Elder Vai Sikahema announced two new scholarships for Tongan and Hawaiian students at the university and shared his family's experience learning the importance of education.
What these Church leaders learned from the examples of Latter-day Saints in Mexico With 13 temples and 220 stakes, the Mexico Area of the Church is well established with a growing membership. Here's a look at what three church leaders learned from Latter-day Saints in Mexico and their dedication to temple work.
President Nelson became the prophet 2 years ago. What has happened since then? Jan. 14 marks two years since President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here's a brief look back at his ministry so far.
Pacific Area presidency expresses gratitude to all who participated in fast for Australia The Pacific Area presidency released a statement of gratitude on Sunday, Jan. 5, for all those around the world that participated in a day of fasting and prayer for Australia.
Why the Pacific Area presidency is calling for a national fast in Australia The Pacific Area presidency released a statement asking Latter-day Saints in Australia to join them in national day of fasting and prayer on Jan. 5, for relief from bushfires and drought.
President Nelson: ‘a hinge point in the history of the Church’ During a historic interview in Rome, President Russell M. Nelson called the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple “a hinge point in the history of the Church.” Here's a look at how 2019 has demonstrated that the Church is moving forward at an accelerated pace.
Christoffersons and Christmas at MTC: Apostle reflects on Savior’s birth, Joseph Smith’s role and pioneer-era memories Elder D. Todd Christofferson shared Christmas-related reflections — of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s late December birth, of pioneer-era experiences and of the birth and Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ in a Christmas Day devotional at the Provo MTC.
A look at how the Church’s global influence for good has deepened in 2019 The year 2019 witnessed Church leaders making connections with civic and religious leaders across the world in an effort to better lives and forge friendships.
Elder Gong turns 66 today — Here are some highlights from his ministry this year Elder Gong, who has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for nearly two years now, celebrates his 66th birthday today. Here are some highlights from his ministry this year.
President Ballard, Elder Stevenson comfort loved ones of 9 Hansen family members lost in plane crash Latter-day Apostles share messages of hope and a letter of support from the First Presidency during the funeral service for Hansen family patriarch, James D. Hansen Sr., who was killed in a plane crash on Nov. 30.