The October 2015 General Conference was a historic occasion for Latter-day Saints because we had the privilege of sustaining three new apostles as special witnesses of Jesus Christ. But what have these chosen servants been up to since their new appointments?
We skimmed over their Facebook feeds and read over Mormon Newsroom and discovered that Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Dale G. Renlund, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson have been working constantly, sharing their witness with Latter-day Saints around the world. Here are just a few things they have been up to:
Visiting with Vice Presidents
Remember when Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband along with former U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith of the Seventy presented a special gift to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his brief visit to Temple Square on February 26, 2016?
Giving Us a Peak into What's Inside the Church's Underground Vault
The Church's Granite Mountain Records Vault is one of the most protected and high-security places in the world, up there with places like Fort Knox and Area 51.
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Containing tunnels veining the granite underneath the mountains of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the vault is no longer open to public tours. While the contents of the vault are not a secret (in fact, the Church has plans to digitalize all of the documents in upcoming years, according to Elder Renlund), Elder Renlund recently gave us a sneak peek into what he saw while touring the vault.
Participating in Face to Face and Family History Events
Remember when Elder Renlund talked explosives during the Church's special Family Discovery Day at the RootsTech conference this year? And do you remember when Elder Rasband arm wrestled youth from the Church and answered their questions at a Face to Face event in February?
Visiting Saints Around the World
From Vietnam to Ghana and India to the Philippines, Elders Rasband, Renlund, and Stevenson have been visiting with and inspiring the Saints around the world, even as they meet with foreign leaders and dignitaries.
Image from Mormon Newsroom.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Church’s Presidency of the Seventy visited Vietnam and met with senior Vietnam government officials and Church leaders and members.
Sharing Their Strong Testimonies
And, of course, each of these men have been fulfilling their call as special witnesses of Jesus Christ by sharing their testimony of gospel truths with the world.