Leaders & Ministry

‘The work continues,’ says President Ballard, other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles amid COVID-19 During this complex and challenging time “the reality is simple,” said President M. Russell Ballard. “The Church has to keep moving.”
President Nelson says ‘silver linings’ can be found amid COVID-19 struggles “Dear friends, the road ahead may be bumpy, but our destination is serene and secure," President Russell M. Nelson said. "So, fasten your seatbelt, hang on through the bumps, and do what’s right. Your reward will be eternal.”
Elder Renlund explains how to access the power of the temple — whether it’s open or not Limited access to the temple during COVID-19 “doesn’t change the impact that the temple can have on us in our lives,” Elder Dale G. Renlund said in a recent video.
Elder Soares’ message to international and modern-day pioneers: Thank you for ‘paving the way’ As Pioneer Day approaches, Elder Soares expresses gratitude for the pioneers in his life and offers encouragement to Latter-day Saint pioneers worldwide.
Elder Uchtdorf issues ‘a call for heroes’ — referencing Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings — in this BYU-Pathway devotional Speaking to BYU-Pathway students about the challenges of life, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "It's not going to be easy, but you can do it. You will be all right."
Utah Area presidency urges Latter-day Saints in the state to wear masks in public As Utah reaches a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases, the Utah Area presidency asks Latter-day Saints to "be good citizens by wearing face coverings when in public."
Elder Uchtdorf says ‘don’t mask your heart’ while physically distancing In his article “Don’t Mask Your Heart,” Elder Uchtdorf explained why he prefers the term “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing” during the pandemic.
Sister Eubank on women and priesthood — A spiritual treasure to unwrap and study As part of the Church News "Women of Covenant" series, Sister Sharon Eubank shares how she felt after hearing the prophet's invitation to study about priesthood power and what she is doing to follow that.
Elder Soares: How experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic have enhanced Sabbath day observance Amid the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have also been blessings, Elder Ulisses Soares said. One blessing is "the opportunity to elevate the power of the Sabbath day."
150 years of Young Women weaving a tapestry of identity, purpose and belonging Highlighting the work being done by young women as they participate in the "My 150" challenge, the Young Women general presidency reflects on how the organization has fostered 150 years of identity, purpose and belonging.
President Ballard at Mission Leadership Seminar: Why preaching the gospel is the ‘most important duty’ President M. Russell Ballard echoed the Prophet Joseph Smith's words: "After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the gospel."
Sister Craven on women and priesthood — All the spiritual blessings of the Church As part of the Church News "Women of Covenant" series, Sister Becky Craven shares what she has learned about the importance and power of keeping covenants.