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Brother Bradley R. Wilcox was a keynote speaker during the Utah Coalition Against Pornography’s 4th Annual Rally for Hope & Healing on Nov. 11, 2023.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Caribbean Latter-day Saints in a devotional and encouraged them to focus their lives on Jesus Christ.

Elder David A. Bednar met with government and community leaders in Mexico and found they have “more in common than may be different.”

In social media posts Friday, Nov. 10, the 99-year-old President of the Church said his recovery has been rigorous: “I have needed your prayers.”

The Relief Society, Primary and Young Women general leaders meet with a U.S. senator, held interfaith meetings and conducted training in Nashville.

“The hopeful person has learned to draw strength from our ultimate source of hope, which is Jesus Christ,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf to Provo MTC missionaries.

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Mongolia in October general conference. “We feel the Lord’s love for His people,” a local leader said.

As part of his nine-day ministry in Mexico, Elder David A. Bednar shared simple ways to engage in temple and family history work.

The broadcast from Elder David A. Bednar to those in the hurricane-ravaged city comes as he ministers for nine days in Mexico.

Members of the Missionary Executive Council highlighted President Nelson’s prophetic call to serve and the enthusiastic responses by youth and seniors.

Born Nov. 6, 1940, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has been an Apostle since 2004.

In an interview with the Plano Piloto podcast, Elder Soares talks about the Church of Jesus Christ, its history, its worldwide growth and his calling as an Apostle.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks about building friendships with world leaders through transparency and respect.

President Henry B. Eyring shares about the death of his wife, President M. Russell Ballard posts an update on his health, and other leaders share their experiences of ministry trips.

“We can be determined not to let the world’s wickedness, contentions and divisions invade the sanctity of our united effort to follow and worship the Savior,” Elder Quentin L. Cook said after ministry in Eastern Europe.

President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote on social media that he spent time in the hospital with respiratory issues.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, with music provided by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

President Eyring wrote he was both “humbled and grateful” for the prayers and service rendered to him and his family since Sister Eyring “passed onto the other side of the veil.”

President Nelson and youth from around the world share their testimonies during devotional, Elder Rasband dedicates Bangkok temple, plus 7 more stories from the Church News the week of Oct. 22-28.

What has President Nelson invited Latter-day Saints to do? Here is a look at some of his invitations since January 2018.

The gathering the night before the temple dedication draws leaders from Cambodia to Indonesia to Pakistan, who are charged to help their members be “recommended to the Lord.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released summaries and videos from select presentations of the October 2023 general conference leadership meeting.

“When you don’t know what to say, you speak of Christ,” Elder Neil L. Andersen said.

Elder Neil L. Andersen and Cedar City Institute of Religion students reflect on the First Presidency’s conference messages and testify of the Prophet’s calling.

While in Asia, Elder Ronald A. Rasband met with Vietnam government leaders and ministers in Hanoi.

Youth around the world gathered to bear testimony of Jesus Christ and hear a message just for them from President Russell M. Nelson and the Young Men and Young Women general presidents.

Sister Eyring funeral services, First Presidency announcement on holiday church services, Elder Bednar speaks at Snow College devotional plus eight more stories from the Church News from the week of Oct. 15-21.

In a written tribute, President Nelson said Sister Eyring’s matchless life is a cause for “celestial celebration.”

“Our love of God and our discipleship of Jesus Christ will be a sure guide,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said.

Seven foreign dignitaries meet with Church leaders and visit Church sites in September and October.