- Jesus Christ teaches the way back home.
- Salvation is an individual matter, but exaltation is a family matter.
- The Savior’s Church has been restored. Do the spiritual work “to find out for yourselves, and please do it now.”
Jesus Christ “invites us to take the covenant path back home to our Heavenly Parents and be with those we love.”
As President of His Church, “I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the Church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s Church has been restored. Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves, and please do it now. Time is running out.”
President Nelson spoke of “a tender separation three months ago” when his daughter, Wendy Nelson Maxfield, died of cancer.
“We miss our daughter greatly. However, because of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, we do not worry about her.”
In the days after his daughter’s death, President Nelson visited Paradise, California. He met a firefighter who worked during the November 2018 fire that destroyed Paradise, without knowing if his family was safe.
The account of the firefighter’s concern for his family “has prompted me to speak today with those of you who may ask when approaching the end of your mortal life, ‘Where is my family?’ In that coming day when you will complete your mortal probation and enter the spirit world, you will be brought face-to-face with that heart-wrenching question: “Where is my family?”
The Savior Himself has “made it abundantly clear that while His resurrection assures that every person who ever lived will indeed be resurrected and live forever, much more is required if we want to have the high privilege of exaltation. While salvation is an individual matter, exaltation is a family matter.”
God lives and Jesus is the Christ. “His Church and the fulness of His gospel have been restored to bless our lives with joy, here and hereafter.”
In the news:
- President Nelson dedicated the Rome Italy Temple on Sunday, March 10, 2019. See full coverage of the Rome Italy Temple here.
- President Nelson was the first Church leader to have a formal audience with the pope. Watch a video about the meeting.
- Here are ten tender moments from President Nelson’s first year as president of the Church.
- In February 2019, President Nelson spoke to 65,000 Latter-day Saints at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on what it really means to gather Israel.
- President Nelson wrote an op-ed for the Arizona Republic in February 2019, inviting others to come unto Christ.
- In October 2018, President Nelson went on a ministry tour to South America, visiting Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
- On Oct. 28, 2018, President Nelson dedicated the Concepcion Chile Temple. He was accompanied by Elder Gary E. Stevenson. See 37 of the best photos from the event here.
- President Nelson addressed Latter-day Saints in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on exercising faith in God and trusting in His divine plan.
- After the devastating fire in Paradise, California, President Nelson visited Church members in the area. Watch a video of his visit here.
- See highlights from President Nelson’s ministry in 2018 with these unique photos.
- In his opening remarks last conference, President Nelson addressed Church members on "a new balance and connection between gospel instruction in the home and in the Church."
- In October 2018 general conference, President Nelson spoke during the women’s session about their role in gathering Israel.
- During the Sunday morning session of October 2018 general conference, President Nelson gave a talk on the importance of calling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its full name. In his closing remarks, he spoke about being “Exemplary Latter-day Saints.”
- Last conference, President Nelson announced 12 new temples.
About the speaker:
- President Russell M. Nelson became the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018.
- He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 34 years.
- A renowned surgeon, President Nelson assisted on the first ever human open-heart surgery.
- In June 2018, the University of Utah honored President Nelson with an endowed chair in surgery.
- He and his late wife, Sister Dantzel White Nelson, who died in 2005, have 10 children, 57 grandchildren, and 119 great-grandchildren.
- He married Sister Wendy Watson, marriage and family therapist, in 2006.
Recently on social:
- While in Italy for the Rome temple dedication, President Nelson testified in an Instagram post “that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ.” He also bore his witness of the reality of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and that forgiveness and healing is available through Him.
- In an Instagram post, President Nelson shared some of his thoughts from an op-ed that he wrote for the Arizona Republic.
- In a tweet, President Nelson talked about the promises of the temple after the first dedicatory session of the Rome Italy Temple.