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Sister Cordon shares 3 new ways to think about God's love and how it can help with missionary work Sister Bonnie H. Cordon spoke during the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar about helping others feel the love God has for them.
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon teaches about God's love during her presentation at the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar on June 23, 2019, at the Provo MTC.
What President Ballard hopes Latter-day Saints will appreciate about the martyrdom on its 175th anniversary President M. Russell Ballard recently contemplated the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of his ancestors Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith.
Elder M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is interviewed in his office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
Elder Christofferson speaks on 1 thing missionaries need to ask their investigators Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on the Book of Mormon and teaching investigators from the scriptures during the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses new mission presidents and their companions during the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar. In the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder Christofferson spoke about the importance of using the Book of Mormon when teaching investigators.
Elder Rasband visits Eastern Europe, reiterates President Nelson's promise that there will be a temple in Russia Elder Ronald A. Rasband promises that safety is found in following the real-time counsel of President Russell M. Nelson, prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A scenic view of Moscow, Russia, includes one of the Kremlin's many towers and the domes of Russian Orthodox cathedrals. Elder Ronald A. Rasband recently visited the Europe East Area.
Here are Elder Holland's key insights about the Atonement of Christ, Fall of Adam Two decades after delivering his "Missionary Work and the Atonement" address at a new mission leadership seminar at the Provo MTC, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland returned to link those two topics and the Missionary Purpose and doctrine of Christ.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at a Sunday evening devotional at the Provo Missionary Training Center on June 23, 2019.
Elder Uchtdorf welcomes new mission leaders 'to the Lord's Vineyard' Chairman of the Church's Missionary Executive Council teaches that Christ's commission to find and baptize continues to this day.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and chairman of the Church's Missionary Executive Council, speaks to MTC leadership couples and managers of operations during the 2019 MTC Leadership Seminar on Jan. 15 at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
President Nelson invokes 5 hopes, blessings upon new mission leaders Church President Russell M. Nelson opens 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar with counsel to love one another, the missionaries and Christ's doctrine.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson greet new mission presidents and their wives during the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar at the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sunday, June 24, 2018. In the 2019 Mission Leadership Seminar, President Nelson spoke about his hopes for mission presidents and their partners.
How hundreds of Latter-day Saint youth brought relief to an Iowa community devastated by floods Elder Dale G. Renlund gave a morning devotional before 800 youth and leaders from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota before they commenced a day of serving those affected by devastating floods in the area.
Elder Dale G. Renlund greets youth and leaders who came to serve the Iowa flood victims on June 10, 2019.
This Week on Social: Watch President Nelson sing 'I Am a Child of God' with Primary children This week on social media, President Nelson, President Oaks, President Eyring and others shared testimony of many gospel topics including temples and service.
President Russell M. Nelson posted to Instagram on June 14, 2019, about an address he gave during a recent ministry visit to Orlando, Florida, where he had Primary children in the congregation sing "I Am a Child of God" with him.
How Latter-day Saint Charities and UNHCR have been bringing relief and comfort to refugees for nearly 30 years Honoring World Refugee Day, a new video highlights how the work of UNHCR and Latter-day Saint Charities has been impacting the lives of refugees, volunteers and communities around the world for almost three decades.
Sister Jean B. Bingham sits outside on Temple Square with Asifa Nadir, left, and Nadira Nadir, right, while being filmed by Lucian Perkins from USA for UNHCR on May 16, 2019. Sister Bingham has known the Nadir family, refugees from Afghanistan for nearly 15 years.
'It is up to us': Elder Kearon speaks at BYU on how to avoid the erosion of religious freedom During BYU's Religious Freedom Annual Review, Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy challenged those attending to enlist young people in the defense of religious liberty.
Elder Patrick Kearon, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Presidency of the Seventy, gives the keynote address at the Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
BYU athletic director, Young Women general board member says to 'discover, grow and become' in LDSBC address Sister Liz Darger, Senior Associate Athletic Director at BYU and Young Women general board member, shared how to 'discover, grow and become' in a devotional address for LDSBC students at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on Tuesday, June 18.
Sister Liz Darger, BYU associate athletic director and member of the Young Women general board, speaks at a LDS Business College Devotional in the Assembly Hall at Temple Square on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
How an 'unmistakable' answer about the gospel changed this General Authority's life Elder James R. Rasband, sustained in April 2019 general conference as a new General Authority Seventy, learned that when faced with hard things that he can persist and trust the Lord and joy will come.
Sister Mary Rasband and Elder James R. Rasband, a new General Authority Seventy, pose for photos at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Bay Area's 'beacon' is back as President Oaks rededicates Oakland California Temple President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, joined by Bay Area native Elder David A. Bednar, rededicated the Oakland California Temple on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Latter-day Saints enter the Oakland California Temple to hear President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, rededicate the building on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
3,000 youth welcome President Oaks, Elder Bednar to devotional prior to Oakland temple dedication A youth devotional featuring President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles drew 3,000 youth to the grounds of the Oakland California Temple.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks to youth during a devotional at the Interstake Center on the Oakland California Temple grounds on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Today is Elder Bednar's 67th birthday. Here's a look at what he's been up to for the past year Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles turns 67 years old today. He was born on June 15, 1952 in Oakland, California and has served as an Apostle since October 7, 2007.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stands with Sister Susan A. Bednar in front of the Christus and apostle statues in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center in Rome in mid-January, 2019.
This Week on Social: Elder Bednar posts advice on finding the ‘perfect companion’ Here's a look at what General Authorities such as President Nelson, President Oaks, Elder Bednar, Elder Uchtdorf and Sister Jones shared this week on social media.
Elder David A. Bednar shares advice on finding an eternal companion, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Elder Holland tells Latter-day Saints in Mexico that Christ is the 'Master Repairman' Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently ventured to the sprawling capital city of Mexico to meet with local Church leaders and offer counsel to members and missionaries.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses members during a special stake conference at the Tula Mexico Stake Center north of Mexico City on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Video: Watch Elder Gong share his apostolic testimony in new Church video Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a new video on June 12.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Susan Gong share a smile prior to his speaking to a group of LDS Business College Students and staff a the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
Temple-loving Latter-day Saints strengthening Church in West Africa, Elder Christofferson says Elder D. Todd Christofferson said he was uplifted by the strength and devotion of members in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire after visiting West Africa in May.
From left, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Terrence M. Vinson, Elder Marcus B. Nash and Bishop Gérald Caussé shake hands with members following a May 26, 2019, leadership conference in Accra, Ghana.