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For decades, Dodger Stadium has been holding 'Mormon Nights' during the summer. Now, they have a different name for it Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Night at Dodger Stadium" on July 19.
Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, greet Sister Cheryl Wilde and Elder Gary Wilde, an Area Seventy, after Elder Andersen threw the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on July 19, 2019.
NAACP and the Church: How a unique partnership is blessing God's children The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP have a growing partnernship where they are focused on bringing hope and happiness to all of God's children.
Jeanetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake branch of the NAACP, laughs while being interviewed during the 110th annual national convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
The Lord's plans are 'bigger than we can imagine' says new Sunday School leader Brother Milton da Rocha Camargo Brother Milton da Rocha Camargo, new first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, shares how following the Spirit and trusting in the Lord has led to unexpected but wonderful experiences in life.
Sunday School first Counselor, Brother Milton da Rocha Camargo and his wife, Sister Patricia Camargo, pose for a photo at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019.
President Nelson to NAACP: 'May we strive to lift our brothers and sisters everywhere' Addressing the 110th annual NAACP national convention in Detroit, the diverse city where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke and marched more than a half century ago, President Russell M. Nelson said, "May we strive to lift our brothers and sisters."
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, with Reverend Theresa Dear while meeting with NAACP leaders at the 110th annual national convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Sister Sharon Eubank co-writes opinion piece on why President Nelson speaking at NAACP convention shows a 'symphony of brotherhood' The Detroit News has published an opinion piece by Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, and Karen Boykin-Towns, vice chair of the NAACP Board of Directors.
National President Derrick Johnson of the NAACP speaks with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at left during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
President Ballard dedicates Pioneer Children's Memorial at This is the Place Heritage Park Speaking to a large crowd at This is the Place Heritage Park on July 20, President Ballard said the Pioneer Children's Memorial would stand as a testament to the strength and faith of all pioneers, including pioneers today.
President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, greets people after the dedication of the Children's Pioneer Memorial at This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
This Week on Social: Elder Soares invites young adults to start participating in the September Face to Face This week on social media, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reflected on recent assignments, shared personal experiences and invited people to look forward with faith to the future.
In an Instagram video, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invites young adults to participate in the Face to Face event he and Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy, will be hosting on September 15.
Sister Franco shares 5 principles to 'enlighten' mission leaders During the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar, Sister Cristina Franco, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared five principles to give guidance and direction to mission leaders.
Sister Cristina B. Franco of the Primary general presidency speaks at the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar at the Provo Missionary Training Center on June 25, 2019.
President Russell M. Nelson will speak at this weekend's NAACP convention President Russell M. Nelson is scheduled to speak at the NAACP convention in Detroit this weekend.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shakes hands with National President Derrick Johnson of the NAACP, right, during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
New Sunday School general president shares why he is 'all in' to do whatever God asks of him Brother Mark L. Pace says doing hard things and putting in effort has helped shape his life as he begins his service as the Church's new Sunday School general president.
Sister Anne Marie Pace and Brother Mark L. Pace, who was called as Sunday School general president in the Saturday session of April 2019 general conference, pose for photos at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019.
This week on social: President Nelson poses with newest great-grandchild in heartwarming post about family Several posts from Church leaders on social media this week testified about the blessings of families.
"I feel pure joy every time I welcome a new member of our family into the world. Here is a photo of me with my newest great-grandchild," President Russell M. Nelson wrote in a July 7, 2019, Instagram post.
HUD secretary Carson visits Church's Welfare Square U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Welfare Square as part of a brief visit in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 11.
Elder Jack N. Gerard, left, and Elder Kent F. Richards, right, visit with HUD secretary Dr. Ben Carson in a Deseret Industries Thrift Store located at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a July 11, 2019, tour.
Elder Bednar addresses 'the character of Christ' during 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar Speaking to 164 couples attending the Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder David A. Bednar said character refers to “the moral qualities of an individual that are conscientiously and consistently lived.”
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar in the Provo Missionary Training Center on June 27, 2019.
How a surprise phone call unexpectedly turned Elder Alan R. Walker into a parent overnight Elder Alan R. Walker, new General Authority Seventy, shares details about his conversion to the gospel and how he and his wife unexpectedly became parents after 20 years of marriage.
Elder Alan R. Walker and Sister Ines Marcela Sulé pose for a photo outside the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elder Walker was called to be a General Authority Seventy during the April 2019 general conference.
This Week on Social: Elder Uchtdorf visits African American museum in Washington, D.C. This week on social, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf testified of God's love for each of His children after his visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture with his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf.
Elder Robert C. Gay calls for leaders, missionaries and members to unite in sharing the gospel Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy called on new mission leaders to work closely with local leaders and members in a revelatory manner during his address at the 2019 New Mission Leadership Seminar.
Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy addresses mission presidents and companions June 25, 2019, at the New Mission Leadership Seminar held at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
Cardinal Dolan speaks on religious freedom in Utah, meets with President Nelson His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, spoke at a patriotic service on religious freedom in Orem, Utah, on June 30.
President Russell M. Nelson, left, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, embraces Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York, in President Nelson's office in the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Elder Cook shares 2 special gifts leaders can give their missionaries and the importance of true conversion Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke during the 2019 New Mission Leadership Seminar on how to help missionaries fully understand and achieve their purpose.
Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks during the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar in the Provo Missionary Training Center on June 25, 2019.
How the gospel brought this Asian General Authority's family together in a remarkable way Elder Benjamin Ming Zhe Tai was sustained as a General Authority Seventy during April 2019 general conference.
Sister Naomi Toma Tai and Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai pose for a photo at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elder Tai was called to serve as a General Authority Seventy.
Elder Nielson talks on the most important tools available for new mission leaders, missionaries Elder Brent H. Nielson, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talks about the tools available to mission leaders and missionaries while serving.
Elder Brent H. Nielson, a General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Missionary Department, addresses new mission presidents and their companions at the 2019 New Mission Leadership Seminar at the Provo Missionary Training Center on June 23.