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“Helping others and reaching out to the people in need is really at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé.

Quoting a Primary song, Elder Soares asked BYU students to ‘learn to walk with Jesus’ by gaining light and truth.

In what he called a kind of “returning home” to Denver, Colorado, Elder Ulisses Soares addressed Spanish-speaking Saints about navigating life’s trials.

“Christmas is a time to eliminate arrogance and provocation, to subdue criticism, to practice patience, and to de-emphasize differences among people,” President Oaks said.

Stories surrounding the Savior’s birth teach powerful lessons, said Elder Neil L. Andersen.

“Re-centering our focus on Christ during Christmas will provide us a more significant measure of His love in our lives, and a greater capacity to love and serve others,” Elder Teixeira said.

“Jesus Christ was and is our first and forever gift of Christmas,” President Cordon testified during First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

Here are nine stories from the Church News during the week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2022.

From the bishops’ storehouse at Welfare Square, the Presiding Bishopric talks about the Church’s worldwide welfare and humanitarian efforts.

The Church’s South America South Area held its first “MeetUp,” a one-day youth conference, simultaneously in more than 100 locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Here’s what happened.

Born Dec. 3, 1940, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has served as an Apostle since 1994

“You are a powerful generation,” Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon tells youth in the Asia North Area.

During a devotional for Ensign College, Sister Craven summarized the lessons in three phrases — “First in. Stand firm. Last to leave.”

In his visit to Central America, Elder Gerrit W. Gong also met with Costa Rica’s president.

Elder Quentin L. Cook and Singapore’s ambassador to the United States, Ashok Mirpuri, together press the button to illuminate the light.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson ministers to members and missionaries one by one during a Central Africa trip that also included meetings for Kenya and Uganda.

Elder and Sister Holland will speak from their hometown of St. George, Utah.

Here are nine stories from the Church News during the week of Nov. 20 to Nov. 26.

How are temple locations identified? The Presiding Bishopric answers this and other questions about temples.

“The greatest aspect of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith was to bear testimony of Jesus Christ,” Elder Christofferson testified.

The First Presidency testifies this Christmas season of Jesus Christ and invites all to “Come unto Him. Learn of Him. Look to Him.”

Morning activities ranged from Thanksgiving songs with a Christmas twist to visiting ill missionaries being isolated in their residences.

Gratitude is “a fast-acting, long-lasting spiritual remedy,” President Russell M. Nelson promised in November 2020.

President Henry B. Eyring, Elder Clark G. Gilbert and BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III answered questions posed by BYU–Hawaii students during Nov. 22 devotional.

“Be of good cheer,” Elder Ulisses Soares told Latter-day Saints in Cuba in a Caribbean trip which included ministry in Puerto Rico.

Learn about the principles of missionary work taught by two Latter-day Saint Apostles to missionaries serving in Gilbert, Arizona.

Elder Renlund compared the village of Bethlehem in Judea to the “beautiful city of Belém” in Brazil in the dedicatory prayer for the new temple.

The temple is Ecuador’s second and provides “the understanding, clarification, resolution, and ordinances” that bless those who are faithful.

Elder Dale G. Renlund greeted attendees at the front door before the three all-in-Portuguese dedicatory sessions.

Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth Renlund shared instruction with the Brazil Belém Mission on the day before the Belém temple dedication.