Leaders & Ministry

The 2 things President Nelson wants his family to know this Christmas President Nelson met with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his new great-great grandson virtually this year to wish them a Merry Christmas and share two important messages.
15 videos of Church leaders and members in 2020 you might have missed Watch President Russell M. Nelson talk about the "painful" decision to close temples, a behind-the-scenes look at filming the bicentennial proclamation and more in this roundup of Church News videos.
Video: How President Nelson feels about Christmas, colors and children Watch the latest Church News video titled "Christmas and Children," featuring President Nelson interacting with children from all around the world. "Every one is special," he said.
Elder Bednar explains what the Nauvoo exodus has to do with students graduating from BYU–Idaho In addressing graduating BYU–Idaho students, Elder David A. Bednar speaks of the blessings they have received and blessings that will come to future students because of their response to challenges.
Remember the significant symbol of shepherds this Christmas, Young Women general presidency says "In this unique and stretching Christmas of 2020, may we all remember that the Good Shepherd knows His sheep," writes the Young Women general presidency.
What did President Nelson say in a national interview featured in The Atlantic? Written by McKay Coppins, himself a Latter-day Saint, the article includes interviews with President Russell M. Nelson and President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Primary general presidency highlights 2021 global invitations for ‘helping like Jesus’ Beginning in January, the Friend magazine will highlight a series of challenges to help children around the world draw closer to the Savior by following His example.
Video: President Ballard says the ‘greatest thing’ that ever happened was finding and marrying Sister Ballard Two years after Sister Barbara Ballard's death in 2018, President M. Russell Ballard speaks of her love and influence — and of his loneliness without her — in a Church News video, titled “Simply Beautiful.”
Why the Ballard family’s legacy of faith continues to bless South America On Christmas Day 1925, Elder Melvin J. Ballard dedicated South America for preaching the gospel. Almost a century later, President M. Russell Ballard challenges Saints in South America to claim the blessings of the restored gospel.
Elder Stevenson promises blessings to those who strive to ‘hear Him’ In a prerecorded message that was broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Elder Stevenson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, reiterated and emphasized President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation to hear the voice of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Video: President Ballard reflects on Joseph Smith’s ancestors in Topsfield, their ‘unwavering faith’ In a new Church News video titled "Unwavering Faith," President M. Russell Ballard talks about Joseph Smith's ancestors that lived in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
Topsfield: The prequel to Joseph Smith’s story that helped lay the groundwork for the Restoration Five generations of the Prophet Joseph Smith's ancestors lived in Topsfield, Massachusetts. A new monument was recently placed there to honor their legacy.
First Presidency announces first 4 temples moving to Phase 3, reopening for proxy work The Apia Samoa, Brisbane Australia, Nuku'alofa Tonga and Taipei Taiwan temples will be the Church's first to move to Phase 3, allowing proxy work for deceased individuals.
President Nelson at First Presidency Christmas Devotional: ‘Focus on the Savior’ “There is nothing more important we can do this Christmas than to rivet our focus on the Savior and on the gift of what His life really means to each of us,” said President Russell M. Nelson.