"Written by M. Russell Ballard"
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What President Ballard's Conversation with a Billionaire and 2 Millionaires Taught Him About Happiness

by President M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Our Search for Happiness" | Mormon Life

In 1969 I traveled to Mexico with three business associates. All three were outstanding businessmen, and ea...

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How Meeting 8 Apostles and the Prophet in One Day Answered a Young Man's Desperate Questions

by M. Russell Ballard, adapted from "When Thou Art Converted: Continuing Our Search for Happiness" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Some years ago there was a rather serious tragedy in our ward. A great woman, the wife of our former bishop...

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"I Don't Know Why I'm Here": How President Ballard Healed a Woman by Following an Unexpected Prompting

by M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Our Search for Happiness" | Mormon Life

When faith and faithfulness are added to priesthood authority, marvelous things can happen in the lives of ...

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"I Heard a Prophet Pray": President Ballard Shares 2 Transformative Experiences That Changed His Testimony

by President M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Our Search for Happiness" and "When Thou Art Converted" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following stories were excerpted from  Our Search for Happiness and When Thou Art Converted. The s...

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The Prayer That Led President Ballard's Grandfather to Seeing the Savior Face to Face

by President M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Our Search for Happiness" | Mormon Life

Even though he died when I was just 10 years old, Melvin J. Ballard has been a major influence in my life. ...

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How Elder Ballard Responded When a Member Told Him He Was a False Prophet

by M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Yesterday, Today, and Forever" | Makes You Think

The following was excerpted from Elder M. Russell Ballard's book  Yesterday, Today, and Forever . I ha...

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9 Ways Heavenly Father Teaches Us How to Run an Effective Church Council

by Elder M. Russell Ballard, excerpted from "Counseling with Your Councils" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Recently, the Church announced that in 2018 "Teaching of the Prophets" manuals will no longer be used in Re...

Gospel Principles Lesson 12: The Atonement

by M. Russell Ballard | Relief Society/Priesthood

This past January our family suffered the tragic loss of our grandson Nathan in an airplane crash. Nathan h...

Young Women Lesson 49: Delegating Responsibility

by M. Russell Ballard | Young Men

Brothers and sisters, while I was studying the Book of Mormon recently, one of the teachings of the prophet...

Young Women Lesson 45: The Value of Work

by M. Russell Ballard | Young Women

Brothers and sisters, since the sesquicentennial anniversary in 1997, there has been a dramatic increase wo...