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'A fulness of joy': President Nelson shares message of eternal life at his daughter's funeral When a parent bids farewell to a child, something dies within that parent’s heart, said President Russell M. Nelson, speaking at funeral services for his “righteous and joyful” daughter on Saturday, Jan. 19.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, exit the the Cottonwood Heights Utah Brighton Stake Center as the casket is placed into the hearse after President Nelson spoke at funeral services for his daughter, Wendy Nelson Maxfield, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
This week on social: Elder Bednar, Elder Rasband react to Rome Italy Temple, President Nelson visits Paradise This week has been a historic one for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thanks in large part to the unveiling of the Rome Italy Temple. That means it's also been a week filled with inspiring social media posts.
In a Jan. 14 Instagram post, President Nelson reminded others of God's love for them and that their future will be shaped by their enduring faith in God. He also testified of the value of service.
How Watergate instilled in Elder Christofferson a deepened resolve to live the guiding lessons of his youth Washington D.C. forum on integrity and trustworthiness brings together two key figures from the Watergate investigation: Elder D. Todd Christofferson and renowned investigative reporter Bob Woodward.
Bob Woodward, Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate story in 1973 and current associate editor at the Post, speaks to Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during "Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today" at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
From conformity to consecration: BYU-Hawaii president shares the importance of becoming like Christ President John S. Tanner spoke to BYU-Hawaii students during the first devotional of the semester held on Jan. 15. His remarks focused on becoming a disciple of Christ, rather than going through the actions.
President John S. Tanner and his wife, Sister Susan Tanner, greet students following a BYU-Hawaii devotional on Jan. 15, 2019.
What Elder Uchtdorf, Joshua Bell and a Stradivarius violin can teach you about listening to the Spirit Mistakes are synonymous with being mortal — but don't ever give up, counsels apostle during BYU devotional.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sits on the stand with his wife Harriet R. Uchtdorf during a devotional on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
What Elder Christofferson took away from the Watergate trials and how it applies today Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles clearly remembers the day he heard the Watergate tapes along with Judge John Sirica, the U.S. district judge who presided over the trials.
Bob Woodward, Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate story in 1973 and current associate editor at the Post, speaks to Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during "Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today" at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Video: Sometimes a prophet delivers a sermon. Sometimes he lives one Watch President Nelson minister to victims of the Paradise wildfire just days after his daughter died following a courageous battle with cancer.
President Nelson comforts members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chico California Stake who were impacted by Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.
Sister Oaks shares the 1 question single adults should be asking to live life to the fullest Speaking at the Holladay Region Mid-Single Adult Fireside, Sister Kristin Oaks addressed the needs of single adults ages 31-45 and encouraged them to trust the Lord and "keep moving and living and rejoicing."
Sister Kristin Oaks greets a Latter-day Saint before a Holladay Region Mid-Single Adult Fireside on Jan. 13, 2019.
President Nelson brings words of comfort in a season of sorrow to California fire victims President Russell M. Nelson offered words of comfort, peace and hope to members of the Chico California Stake following the wildfire that devastated Paradise two months ago.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over a destroyed chapel with his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, in Paradise, California, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, two months after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 18,000 homes and businesses.
Treading water? Here's Elder and Sister Renlund's survival guide on how to get back in the boat Speaking in a worldwide devotional for young adults of the Church on Sunday, Jan. 13, Elder and Sister Renlund shared a parable to teach the importance of questions led by faith rather than doubts.
Screencapture of image shared during the youth worldwide devotional to illustrate the parable shared by Elder and Sister Renlund on Jan. 13, 2019.
Read up on these 15 major Church announcements since President Nelson's call as prophet 1 year ago As we approach the year mark of President Nelson becoming prophet of the Church, we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the Church's biggest announcements made this past year.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, left to right, leave the rostrum at the end of the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
This week on social: An Apostle's answer to finding unity and happiness, looking at life through a 'telescope' After a full week into 2019, General Authorities of the Church have emphasized the need for greater unity among saints, why it's important to cultivate joy and how to increase our perspective and understanding.
In a Jan. 7 Instagram post, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reminded others about President Russell M. Nelson's plea for all of God's children to "come unto the Savior and have enduring joy."
Elder Christofferson to talk about Watergate with legendary journalist Bob Woodward at Washington D.C. On Monday, Jan. 14, the Deseret News is hosting an event in Washington D.C. featuring Bob Woodward and Elder. D. Todd Christofferson entitled "Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today."
District Judge John J. Sirica, left, talks with his law clerk Todd Christofferson on Aug. 3, 1974, in Washington, D.C. Sirica’s subpoena for presidential tapes started President Richard Nixon’s final downfall in the Watergate scandal. Reporter Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson, now a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be part of the "Truth & Integrity" event on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
See highlights from President Nelson's ministry in 2018 with these 61 unique photos President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as prophet of the Church on Jan. 14, 2018. Here's a timeline of his ministry through photos of him over the past year.
President Russell M. Nelson, center, is announced as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
1 year, 5 continents and 55,000 miles later: A quick look at President Nelson's travels in 2018 President Russell M. Nelson has been on seven ministering travels and tours during his first year as Church president. Here's a month by month breakdown of the places he's been and the messages he's given along the way.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greet the Vargas family at the Hyde Park Visitors Center in London on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The boys are Juan David Vargas Saavedra, right, and Joseph Daniel Vargas Saavedra.
This week on social: A riddle, Elder Uchtdorf's New Year's wishes and President Nelson's Book of Mormon challenge At the start of the new year, Church leaders took to social media to share ways to prepare for the new Church curriculum, the Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults, and the temple.
In a Dec. 30, 2018, Facebook post, President Russell M. Nelson reminded sisters of the four invitations he gave during the women's session of the October 2018 general conference. "I hope that each of these invitations has brought you closer to the Savior. If you have struggled with any of them, please don’t be hard on yourself. You can start today. The Lord is happy with any effort we make to draw closer to Him."
Q&A: Primary presidency weighs in on how to apply new 'Come Follow Me' curriculum in 2019 The Primary general presidency recently sat down with the Church News to share insights and answer questions regarding how the new curriculum applies to children and youth.
Primary school children raise their hands at the request of President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Langley Events Center in Langley, British Columbia, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
This week on social: 'The greatest of all gifts,' how to better attend the temple and looking ahead to 2019 During the week of Christmas, the First Presidency and many Church leaders bore testimonies of Jesus Christ.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland shared a personal experience in a post on Instagram on Dec. 23. In the post, Elder Holland described how his father was dying in the hospital after two heart attacks in 1976. Feeling sorry for himself, Elder Holland suddenly heard the cry of a baby which reminded him of the gift of eternal life.
'A joy and a delight': An Apostle's perspective on studying the gospel at home Nearly three months after President Russell M. Nelson announced a “new balance and connection between gospel instruction in the home and in the Church” during general conference on Oct. 6, Latter-day Saints are preparing to implement the chang
Alexis Allen eats dinner with her children at home in Renton, Wash., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.