Leaders & Ministry

An inside look at how Church finances fund humanitarian efforts, temples, worship, missionaries and education In collecting tithes and donations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses member contributions in a myriad of ways – including providing humanitarian efforts, building temples and meetinghouses, supporting missionaries and investing in education.
Central America is evidence the gospel strengthens generations, says Elder Bednar While visiting Central America from Nov. 8 through Nov. 17, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said there is a sense of spiritual momentum among Latter-day Saints there.
‘Building bridges’: How a New Zealand meeting exemplifies past, present and future collaborations between the Church and its friends A Nov. 16 meeting in New Zealand between an Apostle, a Muslim leader and a parliament member was the latest effort in a sustained cooperative effort.
Tears, gratitude and devotion define Sunday’s dedication of Church’s newest temple: the Arequipa Peru Temple A son of South America, Elder Ulisses Soares, dedicates Peru's third temple — offering Latter-day Saints in southern Peru an unforgettable holiday gift.
Watch this music video of President Nelson and Claire Crosby performing ‘Silent Night’ President Russell M. Nelson performs "Silent Night" on the piano as 7-year-old Claire Crosby sings along. Each agreed music is one way they can share their testimony of Jesus Christ.
These 2 principles have blessed Sister Cordon. Here’s why she shared them with BYU-Hawaii graduates Speaking at BYU-Hawaii's fall commencement on Dec. 13, Sister Cordon shared the 2 principles that have most blessed her life and given her joy and meaning.
Video: Elder and Sister Christofferson share their secret for staying energized while traveling During their recent visit to the Asia area with President Nelson, Elder and Sister Christofferson detailed how traveling and meeting with Church members can be rejuvenating.
Video: A look at how President Nelson is ‘building bridges’ with world leaders Since becoming president of the Church almost 2 years ago, President Russell M. Nelson has emphasized the importance of finding common ground and building bridges with leaders around the world.
Elder Soares encourages members to turn outward and serve as ‘a modern angelic host’ Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles emphasized the importance of kind and quiet service during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Bring the Savior into focus this Christmas Season, Elder Kearon says During the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on Sunday, Dec. 8, Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy encouraged members to focus on the Savior during the Christmas season.
Sister Jones testifies of Christ as ‘the gift that never stops giving’ Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president, illustrates the true meaning of Christmas by testifying of the Savior as the perfect gift during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Oman ambassador joins Elder Rasband in illuminating Christmas lights at Washington D.C. Temple Elder Ronald A. Rasband joined Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, to press the switch that illuminated over 400,000 sparkling lights around the Washington D.C. Temple and Visitors’ Center.
President Oaks addresses issues important to immigrants during Spanish-language meeting in Chicago President Dallin H. Oaks addressed Spanish-speaking members from eight Chicago stakes about issues specific to immigration during a Nov. 23, devotional.
Church leaders visited refugees at the Venezuelan border — Here’s what they learned During their 10 day trip to the South America Southwest Area, Sister Reyna I. Aburto and Sister Lisa L. Harkness witnessed the power of true ministering among Venezuelan refugees.
Elder Renlund’s 3 steps for becoming more spiritually receptive Elder Dale G. Renlund warns that all are vulnerable to spiritual receptor dysfunction by neglecting daily prayer, scripture study and attending Church. Having God's power is a true superpower, testifies Sister Ruth Renlund.