Leaders & Ministry

The Savior’s arms are open wide for a new temple in Rio de Janeiro Elder Gary E. Stevenson and others visited the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prior to the opening of the country’s eighth temple in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
What President Nelson wrote on social media about ‘thoughts and prayers’ to acknowledge National Day of Prayer President Nelson invited readers to consider how "thoughts and prayers" can direct on to God and prompt acts of kindness, compassion and generosity.
Learn more about President Bingham and President Cordon’s 12-day ministry in 3 Asian countries Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham and Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon met with young single adults, youth and leaders during their ministry in Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand.
What Church leaders said about temples during the Washington D.C. Temple open house Elder Bednar, Elder Cook, Elder Christofferson, Elder Gong, Sister Eubank and Sister Aburto participated in the open house of the Washington D.C. Temple. Here is what they said about temples.
Part 1: A historic first for temple dedications and rededications — and the senior Church leaders who do them In less than five years, each member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will have dedicated or rededicated at least one temple.
President M. Russell Ballard shares counsel on preparing for — and then utilizing — patriarchal blessings President M. Russell Ballard sits down with the Church News to discuss the many ways a patriarchal blessings can be a spiritual boon — and how Latter-day Saints can prepare for their own patriarchal blessings.
‘Greatly desiring to see thee’: Elder Uchtdorf shares message of joy, encouragement with German-speaking Saints in Austria, Germany and Switzerland In a devotional livestreamed from Friedrichsdorf, Germany, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf underscores 'the countless good deeds that are happening around us every day.'
‘Deep in my soul’: How an invitation to read the Book of Mormon blessed Elder Mark D. Eddy’s life and testimony Elder Eddy's early life and faith were shaped by daily family prayer and scripture study. He was also surrounded by good friends and faithful leaders.
‘It will take all of us’: How religious charities and volunteers are in a unique position to help relieve suffering in communities, globally Faith groups are uniquely positioned to help people around them, whether individually or in their communities or on a broader scale, and need to have religious freedom to do so, President Johnson shared at the Freedom To Serve Symposium in Iowa.
Young Women general presidency: Answering the who, what and why of preparing for FSY FSY Conferences are an important part of preparing youth for who they need to be in these last days, according to the Young Women general presidency.
Episode 79: Elder Kevin W. Pearson on the positive influence Utah has on the global Church; featuring Sheri Dew as guest host Elder Kevin W. Pearson talks about the Utah Area — small in terms of geography, large in terms of membership, activity and influence.
In exclusive national interview, Elder Bednar calls Washington D.C. Temple ‘a place of light, of peace’ Elder Bednar and Elder Christofferson give Ed O’Keefe of CBS News' "Sunday Morning" an exclusive preview of the renovated Washington D.C. Temple in advance of the public open house.