Leaders & Ministry

Read the First Presidency’s 2021 Christmas message The First Presidency testifies this Christmas season of Jesus Christ and His role "to make immortality a reality and eternal life a possibility."
Elder Stevenson offers 4 ‘missionary pillars of gratitude’ during Thanksgiving devotional at Provo MTC The missionary purpose, changed hearts, the Restoration and the companionship of the Holy Ghost "are foundational and functional," said Elder Gary E. Stevenson.
During Elder Rasband’s visit to Africa, local members told they can live, prosper in faith and joy Leaders, including Elder Ronald A. Rasband, shared with members in Africa how all can live "can live and prosper in faith and joy, irrespective of where we live."
Sheri Dew: How Elder Holland and the Rev. Teal demonstrate respect and friendship that is a ‘model for the ages’ Elder Holland and the Rev. Teal demonstrate mutual respect and the power of friendship. "If we could bottle it, we’d achieve world peace," writes Sheri Dew.
How Volkstrauertag reminds Elder Uchtdorf of the need for peace, reconciliation and forgiveness “With every kind word and with every act of love for God's children ... we honor those who lost their lives in serving their country,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said during the annual Volkstrauertag commemoration event on Nov. 14.
President Oaks speaks on religious freedom, offering a ‘landmark address in a landmark location’ President Dallin H. Oaks’ lecture Friday evening in the Dome Room of the Rotunda proved to be “a landmark address given in a landmark location,″ said Richard E. Turley Jr.
President Oaks calls for a ‘peaceful resolution’ to the conflicts between religious freedom and nondiscrimination Offering the Joseph Smith Lecture at the University of Virginia on Nov. 12, President Dallin H. Oaks addressed the topic, “Going Forward with Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination."
How Elder Holland and the Rev. Teal of Oxford became friends and what this interfaith friendship means to them Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and the Rev. Andrew Teal of Oxford participated in a conversation about friendship during a BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies event on Thursday.
Video: Elder Uchtdorf describes how ‘information brings inspiration’ in a council setting “Information brings inspiration,” Elder Uchtdorf said. “You have to collect information and then you are in a position to receive revelation when you connect to the Spirit.”
President Nelson honors Czech couple in World Freedom Day social media post “As I think about Olga and Jirí Snederfler,” President Nelson wrote, “I am reminded that much of the bravery in the world goes largely unseen and that the Lord often uses the unlikely to accomplish the impossible.”
Episode 56: President Ballard, Elder Holland and Elder Cook reflect on how they first came to know the Savior President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook narrate their return trip to the British Isles, where each served a mission.
Ahead of temple dedication, Pocatello area youth invited to follow the Savior as their hero Thousands of youth received counsel about making good choices, serving missions and following the Savior, during a devotional ahead of the Pocatello Idaho Temple dedication.
President Ballard set to dedicate the Pocatello Idaho Temple — the Church’s 170th and Idaho’s 6th Prior to tomorrow's Pocatello temple dedication, President M. Russell Ballard and Elder Neil L. Andersen speak of blessings on both sides of the veil.