On Jan. 1, President Russell M. Nelson kicked off 2020 with a social media post inviting Latter-day Saints to be “a major part of sharing the message of the ongoing restoration of the Savior’s gospel.”
In February, President Nelson extended a second invitation: “I invite you to think deeply and often about this key question: How do you hear Him?”
A “bicentennial year” commemorating the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the year 2020 will also be remembered for the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing rapid adjustments made to missionary work, temple work and Sunday worship services — not to mention natural disasters, political tension and civil unrest.
Even under the unique and difficult circumstances, “the work continues,” said President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in a Church News interview in August.
“We don’t wring our hands. We figure out how to find a new way. … The Church has to keep moving.”
Here is a look at the year 2020 in review:
- 2020 timeline: A look at the Church’s news and events
- News analysis: Inspired leaders, Christ-like service helped Latter-day Saints endure 2020′s trials
- How do you #HearHim? President Nelson’s timely invitation during a year of uncertainty and fear
- Missionaries in 2020: Pandemic impacts and new possibilities, processes
- Temples in 2020: A year-end review by timelines, notes and numbers
- Wrapping up “Come, Follow Me” on the Book of Mormon and turning to the Doctrine and Covenants
- 15 videos of Church leaders and members in 2020 you might have missed
- Sarah Jane Weaver: What I learned in Iraq and in 2020 about religious essentialism
- Area Seventies in U.S. Southeast consider gospel lessons following historic hurricane season
- Episode 10: Deseret News Editor Doug Wilks discusses journalism and hope in 2020