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Elder Holland Calls for New Approach to Worldwide Humanitarian Efforts

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed an audience at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, England this week. In his speech, entitled “Investing in our Future with Faith,” he called on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and faith groups to refocus their efforts when …

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Here’s Your Season 2 Sneak Peek Behind Book of Mormon Videos

Here's Your Season 2 Sneak Peek Behind Book of Mormon Videos

Filming wrapped near Springville, Utah, for the second season of the Book of Mormon live-action video series. The multi-year project is being produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to bring the stories of ancient-American civilization to life and share the teachings of Jesus Christ. The first season has yet to be released. Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of …

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LDS Church Releases Video Series on Suicide

LDS Church Releases Video Series on Suicide

In an ongoing effort to help prevent suicide, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a series of hopeful videos — several of which come from Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — that encourage Latter-day Saints to listen to and love those considering suicide.   Elder Renlund encourages Latter-day Saints to …

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Elder Dale G. Renlund Shares Powerful Message on Suicide

Elder Dale G Renlund Shares Powerful Message on Suicide

UPDATE: The Church has released an entire video series on the subject of suicide, of which this video is just one. Watch all of the videos and learn more here. Elder Dale G. Renlund released a powerful video today discussing suicide. He shared more thoughts alongside the video: “Likely everyone knows and loves someone who has experienced suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, …

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Elders Gong & Soares Open Up About Apostleship

Elders Gong & Soares Open Up About Apostleship

After three months in their new roles as apostles of Jesus Christ, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares sat down for two hours to speak with Utah and national media about what it’s been like to traverse the globe to share the love of Christ.   In a 20-minute interview prior to speaking with journalists in Temple Square’s …

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Major Changes to Preach My Gospel’s Key Indicators Announced

Major Changes to Preach My Gospel's Key Indicators Announced

Since 2004, Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Work has been the standard curriculum for Latter-day Saints looking to share their faith with others. Primarily used by set-apart LDS missionaries and mission presidents, Preach My Gospel has experienced few revisions over the years. Today, the First Presidency announced changes had been made to reflect “recent direction from Church leaders…and changes to …

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First Presidency Releases New Guidelines for Interviewing Youth

First Presidency Releases New Guidelines for Interviewing Youth

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities; Area Seventies; General Auxiliary Presidencies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents; and Stake and Ward Young Women and Young Men Presidencies. Dear Brothers and Sisters: Guidelines for Interviewing Youth Bishops have a sacred responsibility to lead, teach, and inspire …

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LDS Church “Deeply Troubled” By Forced Separation of Immigrant Families

The spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Eric Hawkins issued a statement on the forced separation of immigrant families at U.S. borders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long expressed its position that immigration reform should strengthen families and keep them together.” “The forced separation of children from their parents now occurring at the …

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LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children’s Songbook

LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children's Songbook

Two books of sacred music published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are about to undergo significant changes. An official notice has been sent to Church leaders around the world announcing a revision to “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook” used in worship services. “Along with prayer and the scriptures, hymns invite the Spirit into our hearts and strengthen our …

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President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alberta, Canada, were recently privileged to hear from Church President Russell M. Nelson. President Nelson and his wife, Wendy W. Nelson, were joined by senior church leader Elder Ronald A. Rasband and his wife, Melanie T. Rasband. Church leaders spoke in three locations — Edmonton, Calgary and Raymond — …

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