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President Ballard says India 'felt like home' after first visit to country President Ballard recently returned from his first trip to India. After meeting with members and missionaries throughout the Asia Area, President Ballard stressed the important role they have as the future leaders of the Church in their countries.
President M. Russell Ballard greets members of the New Delhi India Stake prior to a conference where he addressed nearly 700 Church members and friends at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India, on May 19, 2019.
During address in Jerusalem, Elder Cook highlights commonalities of Latter-day Saints and Jews With the historic backdrop of Jerusalem behind him, Elder Cook addressed commonalities between Latter-day Saints and Jews, the importance of religious freedom and interfaith dialogue during the semiannual Jewish-Latter-day Saint Dialogue in Israel.
Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks to a group of Latter-day Saint and Jewish scholars about the importance of interfaith dialogue to build understanding and respect. The meeting was held at the BYU Jerusalem Center on June 5
First Presidency hosts Vietnamese delegation in Salt Lake City Senior Church leaders hosted a delegation from Vietnam, headed by the Vietnamese Committee for Religious Affairs, in Salt Lake City on June 4-6.
President Russell M. Nelson accepts a gift from Mr. Vu Chien Thang, chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs in Vietnam.
Why Sisters Harkness, Cordon think Latter-day Saint African women are a powerful force for change After returning from a 12 day trip to the Africa Southeast Area, Sister Cordon and Sister Harkness share details of their trip and why they think women are a powerful force for change in their communities.
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, meets with a member in Maputo, Mozambique.
Sister Aburto gives 5 steps that will strengthen your 'divine relationships' How does one cultivate divine relationships between God and one's neighbor? Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, shared five principles on the subject during a BYU-Idaho devotional on June 4.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, greets a BYU-Idaho student following a devotional held on June 4, 2019.
Video: Elder Gong gives an inside look at President Nelson's 'remarkable' Pacific ministry tour Elder Gerrit W. Gong talks about how President Russell M. Nelson ministered to the one and to thousands during the Pacific Ministry Tour.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson and Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wave upon arrival in Papeete, Tahiti on May 23, 2019.
The name of the Church: See what has changed since President Nelson's announcement President Russell M. Nelson stood before a worldwide congregation Oct. 7, 2018, and spoke of being “compelled to discuss with you a matter of great importance” — the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Original painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890) is located in the King’s Oratory, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.
What 1 General Authority learned from praying for his father, sharing the gospel and trusting in God Elder John A. McCune was recently sustained as a General Authority Seventy in the April 2019 general conference.
Sister Debbra Kingsbury McCune and Elder John A. McCune pose for a photo at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elder McCune was called to serve as a General Authority Seventy.
Video: Sister Wendy Nelson shares how the Lord brought her and President Nelson together Sister Wendy Nelson shares how she received personal revelation and guidance in the beginning stages of her relationship with President Russell M. Nelson.
Sister Wendy Nelson is interviewed by media in Papeete, Tahiti on May 24, 2019.
President Henry B. Eyring turns 86 years old today. Here are some highlights from the past year of his life President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, turns 86 today.
President Henry B. Eyring discusses the different pieces of his art on display in a special exhibit at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
This Week on Social: Watch Sister Harkness' granddaughter react to a sweet message from her Primary teacher On social media this week, President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Gerrit W. Gong posted about the Pacific ministry tour, Sister Harkness and Sister Franco talk about Primary and other leaders share uplifting messages.
Sister Lisa L. Harkness' two-year-old granddaughter receives a letter from her Nursery leader to let her know she was missed.
Elder Renlund says the Philippines will play a key role for the future of the gospel in Asia After returning from a 10 day visit to the Philippines, Elder Dale G. Renlund, Sister Ruth Renlund, Elder Carl B. Cook, and Elder Taniela Wakolo, reflect on how the Church is growing in the island nation and what it means for the gospel in Asia.
Youth in Iloilo, Philippines attend a devotional with Elder Renlund on May 25.
Elder H. Bruce Stucki, emeritus General Authority, dies at age 81 Elder H. Bruce Stucki, emeritus General Authority Seventy, passed away on May 29, 2019, in his home in St. George, Utah, at the age of 81.
Elder H. Bruce and Sister Cheryl Stucki.
President Nelson will visit Latin America on a ministry tour. Here's where he'll be stopping President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Quentin L. Cook will be visiting Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala on a Latin America ministry tour from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2, 2019.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Wendy Nelson hug children after a devotional in Asuncion, Paraguay on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
Want to make fasting more powerful in your life? Here are 11 steps that can help Elder Shayne M. Bowen, General Authority Seventy, testified of the law of the fast, its power and blessings at a Tuesday, May 28, LDS Business College devotional.
Elder Shayne M. Bowen speaks on the power of fasting at a LDS Business College devotional on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Video: Latter-day Saints in the Pacific 'welcome home' President Nelson President Russell M. Nelson talks about the warm welcome he received from Latter-day Saints during his Pacific Ministry Tour.
Missionaries wait for President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to a devotional  in Tonga on May 23, 2019.
President Nelson concludes Pacific Ministry Tour with a warning: 'There's trouble ahead' President Russell M. Nelson completed his nine-day, seven-country Pacific Ministry Tour in Tahiti, where he asked Latter-day Saints to prepare for "attacks from the adversary."
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during a devotional at Stade Pater stadium in Papeete, Tahiti, on May 24, 2019.
This Week on Social: Watch this video of President Nelson singing with Fijian children Church leaders posted about President Nelson’s Pacific Ministry Tour, ideas for sharing love and testimonies, family stories and other inspirational messages.
President Russell M. Nelson, his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan Gong visit Fiji on a seven nation Pacific Ministry Tour.
After meeting Tongan king and queen in royal palace, President Nelson is welcomed 'home' by Latter-day Saints More than 10,000 Tongan Latter-day Saints had a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they welcomed President Russell M. Nelson "home" on May 23.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, wave after a devotional in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on May 23, 2019.
India was 'stunning,' President Ballard says after his first visit to the country Nearly 700 Church members and friends went to the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India to listen to President M. Russell Ballard, where he expressed his love for the people of India during his first visit to the country.
President M. Russell Ballard addressed nearly 700 Church members and friends at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India on May 19, 2019.