Leaders & Ministry

These new mission presidents and companions have been called to serve by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Find out details such as how to watch the devotional, how long it will be and how to prepare.

2024 First Presidency Easter message: “Because of Him, we can be guided and strengthened as we bear the burdens we face in mortality.”

During meetings in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Kenya, Elder Gary E. Stevenson spoke of the strength of the gospel and testified of Jesus Christ.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to young adults in a first-of-its-kind devotional that originated outside the United States in a non-English language.

Here are 9 stories from the Church News the week of Feb. 11-17.

President Nelson asks members to follow the two great commandments, Relief Society leaders invite women to their upcoming devotional, Elder Christofferson teaches repentance and Elder Rasband ministers in Maui

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and his wife, first lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren, visited Temple Square on Feb. 15

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new photo two months after Elder Patrick Kearon was called to the quorum following the death of then-President M. Russell Ballard.

Elder Christofferson expressed hope his missionary listeners experience the same joy and redemption through Christ that they help deliver to others.

Valentine’s Day is a day to remember to love one’s neighbor “whether they live in the house next door or across the globe,” wrote President Russell M. Nelson.

In the Church News video, “Eternal Love,” see images of every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife.

“He will feed and guide those who trust Him” is a promise “for you, now and in the future,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong assured.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ministered to Latter-day Saints in Aruba and Bonaire in January, fulfilling a promise he made in 2019 to visit all three islands in the ABC District of the Caribbean.

“They just love each other, and they love the Lord. That is the miracle I see,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband said after he met Lahaina Latter-day Saints in Maui.

Here are nine stories from the Church News the week of Feb. 4 to Feb. 10.

“Your integrity is central to fulfilling your mortal charge to become, as best you can, like the Savior Jesus Christ,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband said.

Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating love of all kinds. Here’s a look at what Church leaders have said about various types of love.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband shares how he found strength after the death of his grandson, President Emily Belle Freeman explains how youth can lead and Elder Patrick Kearon looks at people are meant to have joy in this life.

This Church News video “Remember” features photos of the late President M. Russell Ballard at Nauvoo, Carthage and Kirtland recording experiences for RootsTech’s 2024 Family Discovery Day.

While on assignment in Hawaii, Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke to Polynesian Cultural Center employees and BYU–Hawaii student mentors of their purpose.

First counselor in the Relief Society general presidency invited missionaries to study, understand the power of God to change lives.

Born Feb. 6, 1951, Elder Rasband has served as an Apostle since October 2015.

The Friend to Friend broadcast on March 9 will feature President Dallin H. Oaks and the Primary general presidency talking about following Jesus.

Here are nine stories from the Church News the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

This week on social media, President Jeffrey R. Holland reflected on being a “recipient of prayer,” Relief Society President Camille N. Johnson shared simple ways to minister, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson wrote that faith in Christ can help push out doubt.

Elder Dale G. Renlund speaks about how the Book of Mormon is translated so it is in “the language of your heart.”

Directive for 2024 and going forward: Sacrament meetings only on Easter Sundays and a Sunday before or after Christmas.

Elder Renlund’s ministry in Cambodia is during the 30th-anniversary year of Church’s legal recognition.

The second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, Brother Michael T. Nelson, taught students that God sent them to earth to choose for themselves the kind of life they want to inherit.