- Temples are announced for Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; and Budapest, Hungary.
- Utah’s “pioneer temples” will undergo restoration and then rededication. Details for the Salt Lake Temple will be announced on April 19 and for the Logan and Manti temples later. Details for the St. George temple have already been announced.
- Revelation continues in the Lord’s Church and will continue until “the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”
With gratitude to the Lord for inspired conference messages that have instructed and edified, “seek to learn what the Lord is trying to teach you through His servants.”
Conference has been a spiritual feast for all. “We hope and pray that each member’s home will become a true sanctuary of faith, where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell. Despite contention all around us, one’s home can become a heavenly place, where study, prayer, and faith can be merged with love. …”
“God’s objective should be our objective. He wants His children to choose to return to Him, prepared, qualified, endowed, sealed and faithful to covenants made in holy temples.”
Utah’s “pioneer temples” in Utah will undergo renovation, followed by rededication. Details for the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square will be announced on April 19; plans for the St. George temple were previously announced. Details for the Logan and Manti temples will come later.
New temples are to be built in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; and Budapest, Hungary.
Individuals’ actions signify they are true disciples of Christ as they work to renovate their lives through faith in Christ and access the power of His Atonement through daily repentance and dedication to serving God and His children on both sides of the veil.
“I leave my love and blessing with you, assuring you that revelation continues in this the Lord’s Church.”
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 prophet 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 penned 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.