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See The Countries the First Presidency & Quorum of the Twelve Visited in 2014

See The Countries the First Presidency & Quorum of the Twelve Visited in 2014

During a CES broadcast in May of this year, Elder M. Russell Ballard made the following comment:

"I have heard that some people think the Church leaders live in a “bubble.” What they forget is that we are men and women of experience, and we have lived our lives in so many places and worked with many people from different backgrounds. Our current assignments literally take us around the globe, where we meet the political, religious, business, and humanitarian leaders of the world. Although we have visited the White House in Washington, D.C., and leaders of nations throughout the world, we have also visited the most humble homes on earth, where we have met and ministered to the poor."

What true statements! We did a quick search of all the places The First Presidency or a member of Quorum of the Twelve have gone this year and ended up with an impressive 56 countries. Check out who went where and let us know in the comments which ones we may have missed!

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Blue indicates a country visited by a member of the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve in 2014.

ARGENTINA: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder M. Russell Ballard

ARMENIA: Elder David A. Bednar 

AUSTRALIA: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

BLEGIUM: Elder D. Todd Christofferson

BOLIVIA: Elder D. Todd Christofferson 

BRAZIL: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Neil L. Andersen

Where First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Elder Nelson with his wife holding a young boy at the Brazilian Stake Conference.

CANADA: Elder D. Todd Christofferson

CHILE: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder M. Russell Ballard

CHINA: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

COLOMBIA: Elder D. Todd Christofferson 

COSTA RICA: Elder Quentin L. Cook

CUBA: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Where First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Elder Holland meeting with the Saints in Cuba.

CYPRUS: Elder D. Todd Christofferson

DENMARK: Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder David A. Bednar

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Elder Quentin L. Cook

ENGLAND: Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Places the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Elder Christofferson shaking hands with children in a meeting in England.

EL SALVADOR: Elder Quentin L. Cook

FIJI: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

FINLAND: Elder David A. Bednar

FRANCE: Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder Neil L. Andersen

GERMANY: Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder David A. Bednar

GREECE: Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Places the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Elder Christofferson tracing footsteps of the ancient apostle Paul on Mars Hill in Greece.  

GUATEMALA: Elder Quentin L. Cook

INDIA: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

ITALY: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, President Henry B. Eyring, Elder L. Tom Perry

JAMAICA: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Places the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Saints of the first stake organized in Jamaica by Elder Holland in June.

JAPAN: Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson

LATVIA: Elder David A. Bednar

MEXICO: Elder Neil L. Anderson, Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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Elder Oaks with other General Authorities at the Mexico City MTC.

MONGOLIA: Elder Russell M. Nelson

MOZAMBIQUE: Elder Quentin L. Cook

NAMIBIA: Elder Quentin L. Cook

NEW CALEDONIA: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

NEW ZEALAND: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

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Elder Nelson and his wife, Wendy, with church members in New Zealand.

NIGERIA: Elder David A. Bednar

NORWAY: Elder David A. Bednar

PAPAU NEW GUINEA: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

PARAGUAY: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder M. Russell Ballard

PERU: Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

PHILIPPINES: Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Where First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Traveled in 2014

Elder Oaks speaking with children after a cultural celebration in the Philippines.

POLAND: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

PORTUGAL: Elder Quentin L. Cook

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Elder Quentin L. Cook

RUSSIA: Elder David A. Bednar

SOUTH AFRICA: Elder Quentin L. Cook

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Elder Cook delivered an address to young single adults in South Africa.

SOUTH KOREA: Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson

SPAIN: Elder Quentin L. Cook

SWAZILAND: Elder Quentin L. Cook

SWEDEN: Elder David A. Bednar

SWITZERLAND: Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder David A. Bednar, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Saints in Switzerland gather to meet President Uchtdorf and other General Authorities.

TAHITI: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

TAIWAN: Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

TONGA: Elder M. Russell Nelson, Elder Neil L. Andersen

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Elder Andersen and his wife with members in Tonga.

URUGUAY:Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder M. Russell Ballard

ZAMBIA: Elder Quentin L. Cook

ZIMBABWE: Elder Quentin L. Cook

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Young church members at a meeting where Elder Cook spoke in Zimbabwe.

All Photographs retrieved from deseretnews.com.