D. Todd Christofferson

By  LDS Living
January 24, 2021 01:15 PM MST
This story was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Christofferson's birthday.
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July 06, 2020 06:56 PM MDT
Speaking to mission presidents and companions and the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder D. Todd Christofferson pointed to a “simple and profound” statement in Preach My Gospel: “The power of the Holy Ghost is central to conversion.”
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By  Emily Abel
May 08, 2020 03:00 PM MDT
Elder Christofferson recently spoke about the need to for a “constant consciousness of the well-being of those around you.” He specifically highlighted the struggles single adults and single parents face while in isolation and how members can minister them.
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February 07, 2020 02:00 PM MST
Security concerns and travel restrictions prevented President Russell M. Nelson and Elder D. Todd Christofferson from traveling to Venezuela for a devotional on February 2. But this didn't stop them from delivering a message of hope and comfort to the members there.
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January 13, 2020 12:40 AM MST
It's an acronym well known to young adults—"FOMO"—fear of missing out.
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By  LDS Living
December 16, 2019 02:56 PM MST
Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 12, 2020. Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Sister Kathy Christofferson, will be speaking at a worldwide devotional for young adults ages 18–30 at 6 p.m. mountain standard time. This will be the first of several devotionals planned for 2020.
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November 19, 2019 02:49 PM MST
With a population of more than 90 million, Vietnam "is destined to be a force in the Church," Elder Christofferson shares in a new Church News video about the Southeast Asia Ministry.
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November 18, 2019 07:18 PM MST
It’s been 23 years since a prophet has visited Vietnam.
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2019 02:11 PM MDT
“That’s the spirit of those who are in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, including the First Presidency,” President M. Russell Ballard said in a new Church News video. “We love one another. We sustain one another. And it’s a big assignment that we’ve got. We just have the assignment, you know, to convert the whole world. There’s only 7 billion that we’re trying to get to—not an easy task. And we feel as brothers in the gospel of Jesus Christ charged and commissioned to carry the name of Jesus Christ and His Church to the world.”
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June 06, 2019 03:42 PM MDT
Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited several countries in West Africa last week, where they met with government representatives, including the president of the Republic of Ghana.
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May 03, 2019 08:44 PM MDT
While sitting in a sacrament meeting a few months ago, Sister Kathy Christofferson had an experience many members of the Church can relate to. It was fast and testimony meeting, and while many stood to share remarkable miracles and observations at the pulpit, Sister Christofferson racked her brain for something extraordinary to share—but nothing came to mind.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Get to know the current members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve with these books and talks authored by our beloved leaders.
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January 17, 2019 07:13 PM MST
During theDeseret News event "Integrity & Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today," Elder D. Todd Christofferson detailed the experience that "put an end to [his] life of crime."
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January 15, 2019 05:52 PM MST
When Bob Woodward learned that Richard Nixon had been pardoned, the reporter whose investigation led to the president’s resignation believed the pardon was improper, “the final corruption of Watergate.”
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January 10, 2019 03:40 PM MST
Bob Woodward literally wrote the book on Watergate. Five books, in fact, including All the President's Men with Carl Bernstein, his partner in the landmark reporting on the presidential scandal that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon.
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January 09, 2019 11:00 AM MST
From an apostle to senators to famous inventors, several Latter-day Saints played an important part in Watergate as they helped expose the truth about one of America's worst political scandals.
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January 08, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, who worked as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Sirica during the Watergate trials, and legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward, who worked with Carl Bernstein to break the Watergate story, are coming together for an unprecedented event. The two will highlight the lessons they learned about trust and integrity in public life during their unique experiences with Watergate and beyond. Hosted by the Deseret News,the event will be held in Washington, D.C. and streamed live online on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. EST (4:30 to 6 p.m. MST).
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December 27, 2018 09:32 AM MST
Amidst their world travels andbig Church changes, it's impossible to summarize all the good the prophet and apostles have done this year. But here's a glimpse into some of the most popular and touching stories and messages shared from the Brethren this year.
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By  LDS Living
November 23, 2018 03:14 PM MST
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are now using Instagram to share the light of Jesus Christ with millions around the world.
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October 09, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
We hear stories of the apostles' childhoods nearly every general conference. Common sense tells us that before they were leaders of the Church, they were little kids who ran and played, dreamed and made mistakes, joked and scraped their knees—just like all of us.
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By  Yvonne Liu
July 14, 2018 09:10 AM MDT
Choosing an eternal companion is one of the most important decisions to make in this life. However, people fall in love and find their eternal companions in many different ways. Even our beloved prophet and apostles experienced times when they had butterflies in their stomachs and unrestful nights thinking about their significant others. Here are the stories of how our prophet and apostles found their eternal companions.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2018 04:44 PM MDT
In a very moving Facebook post at the end of April, Elder D. Todd Christofferson wrote, "It breaks my heart if someone comes and is very vulnerable and says, 'I want to try it, I want to be here,' and then gets a cold shoulder or a lack of interest. And that's tragic. We have to be better than that."
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May 12, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
We know the First Presidency and apostles sacrifice much to serve the Lord and members around the world, but sometimes we fail to recognize the women who travel with them, stand beside them, and sacrifice just as much for our Church. Learn a little more about the wives of the apostles.
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By  LDS Living
May 01, 2018 05:51 PM MDT
When frustrations, hatred, divisiveness, conflict, or differences arise between us and another, do we ever give ourselves a moment to stop and remember the fact that our Savior gave His life for them? Do we understand our Heavenly Parents look at them with infinite love and understanding their infinite potential?
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April 24, 2018 04:27 PM MDT
Now that the shock factor of so many changes announced in one short conference weekend has begun to fade, I've dived back into general conference, listening to each talk and searching for key messages and takeaways I might have missed in the initial excitement.
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December 22, 2017 01:16 PM MST
What looked like a Christmas Eve tragedy would actually become a lesson about the Savior for Elder Christofferson's wife, Sister Kathy J. Christofferson.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 03:16 PM MST
Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on our relationship with our Heavenly Father. And a huge part of building and strengthening our relationship with our Father in Heaven is how we communicate with Him through prayer.
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October 29, 2017 10:19 PM MDT
"We honor your efforts to give voice to the voiceless, to shine light on the difficulties of our world and to bestow dignity on the human experience," Elder Christofferson said. "May God bless you and protect you as you go forward as ambassadors of freedom and human rights."
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September 19, 2017 06:29 PM MDT
With all the persecution faced by those around the world, it's not difficult to appreciate what religious freedom means.
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August 14, 2017 04:52 PM MDT
"The world today, with all its problems, it needs you, the church you represent and your work," Michael Nobel said. "It needs you more than ever. Thank you, Elder Christofferson, and my sincere thanks to your organization for continuing your work."
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August 05, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Many members of the Church feel a deep connection with the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As we read their words and listen to them speak twice a year in general conference, we are able to learn from their unique spiritual strengths and distinct teaching styles. Since we are accustomed to seeing Church leaders in spiritual settings, it can be tempting to think of these men only in a spiritual light; however, they are multidimensional people with individual interests and personalities.
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July 08, 2017 03:05 PM MDT
Recently, Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke of the power of The Book of Mormon at a Seminar for New Mission Presidents. During his talk, he told of an experiment recently conducted by Professor Jeff Sheets and BYU students:
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By  LDS Living
June 20, 2017 04:44 PM MDT
As a law clerk to Judge John Sirica in the 1970s, Elder D. Todd Christofferson had the rare opportunity of experiencing the Watergate trials from a closer perspective than most.
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June 16, 2017 11:53 AM MDT
“In my view, conscience is a defining personal imperative that stirs deep in the soul of each person,” Elder Christofferson said.
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By  LDS Living
March 24, 2017 05:36 PM MDT
Sometimes, we may experience a trial or face a challenge that seems to never stop. It just continues as time goes on, and no matter how much we want it to end quickly, it won't.
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February 16, 2017 05:39 PM MST
Many members in the Church reach a point in their lives when they feel their experiences and the promises in their patriarchal blessing don't quite add up. Recently on Facebook Elder D. Todd Christofferson shared insights that can help us find hope and understanding in those situations.
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January 23, 2017 01:37 PM MST
At the National Prayer Service offered Saturday morning at the Washington National Cathedral, 25 faith leaders offered prayers for the country and its new leader.
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January 13, 2017 12:45 PM MST
In keeping with tradition, the First Presidency will send two Apostles to attend the presidential inauguration on January 20. Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson will represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, continuing "a tradition, going back more than a century, of Mormon leadership supporting and celebrating the process that makes possible the peaceful transfer of power," according to Mormon Newsroom.
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December 29, 2016 10:25 PM MST
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve are always busy traveling and visiting members around the world. And this year more than ever we've enjoyed seeing the photos of their travels they have shared with us on Facebook! Here are some of our favorites from the year:
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By  LDS Living
December 21, 2016 07:05 PM MST
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared his powerful testimony of the Savior's birth, explaining that the central purpose of His birth was to perform the Atonement for each one of us. Read his powerful message from Facebookbelow:
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December 08, 2016 12:56 PM MST
Read the bold testimony and witness Elder D. Todd Christofferson gave at the Library of Congress after praying in the Senate earlier that day.
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December 07, 2016 04:06 PM MST
On the morning of December 7, Elder D. Todd Christofferson offered the morning prayer in the United States Senate and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor exactly 75 years ago.
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December 02, 2016 04:30 PM MST
The Church will hold the first Face to Face event in Spanish from Guatemala City on Saturday, December 10, 2016, featuring Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy.
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By  LDS Living
November 14, 2016 07:11 PM MST
During his final year at law school at Duke University, David Todd Christofferson applied for a prestigious clerkship with Judge John J. Sirica. Despite there being over 200 other applicants, Sirica was impressed by the young Mormon family man, selecting him for the position.
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By  LDS Living
October 21, 2016 05:45 PM MDT
Is there a place for me? Do they really need me?
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October 21, 2016 05:00 PM MDT
In a new, powerful video series by the Mormon Channel, five Apostles and two female Church leaders speak directly to members who feel ostracized and like they do not belong in the Church.
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By  LDS Living
October 13, 2016 04:59 PM MDT
Elder D. Todd Christofferson never shirks from saying exactly what needs to be said. This perceptive and thoughtful Apostle of the Lord recently shared on Facebook a very interesting message about how we often describe God's love in a way that could lead to incorrect, possibly even dangerous, impressions:
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By  LDS Living
August 22, 2016 04:59 PM MDT
Do you feel like your prayers are not being heard? Are you struggling to feel Heavenly Father's guidance after you pray?
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2016 03:40 PM MDT
Over a year ago, Elder Dallin H. Oaks gave people a glimpse into the process of how Church leaders assign missionaries to their particular missions. He called it a sacred responsibility and described the process as follows:
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July 04, 2016 11:04 AM MDT
"We live in challenging times. Religious freedom is indeed under fire,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said on June 26 in Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center. Elder Christofferson was the keynote speaker at the Freedom Festival Patriotic Service, during which he spoke about America’s heritage of religious liberty and encouraged the audience to “defend that heritage before it is too late.”
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May 24, 2016 01:55 PM MDT
Research shows freedom of religion or belief contributes to better economic and business outcomes, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said.
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February 27, 2016 03:24 PM MST
What powerful thoughts that Elder D. Todd Christofferson shared in the March issue of the Ensign, thoughts that he has developed through personal experience. Here are some thoughts he shared:
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February 26, 2016 05:30 PM MST
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, according to Mormon Newsroom.
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February 10, 2016 05:38 PM MST
Elder D. Todd Christofferson recently returned from a historic trip to the Pacific. While visiting the Solomon Islands (the first apostle to do so since 1987) he met with Prime Minister Sogavare, who told Elder Christofferson he had read James E. Talmage's Church classic Jesus the Christ and had been so impressed, he read it a second time. Learn more about this incredible visit below:
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February 06, 2016 06:11 PM MST
Runway issues at the Vanuatu airport created the opportunity for Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to make an unplanned visit to Hamilton, New Zealand this past weekend.
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January 28, 2016 08:13 PM MST
This past month, our apostles have been busy traveling throughout the South Pacific and Central America cheering the Saints, bringing hope, and meeting with important government leaders.
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December 21, 2015 04:42 PM MST
It’s always encouraging for me to contemplate the offering of service and sacrifice that Latter-day Saints make to their families, their wards, and their Heavenly Father. It’s a consecrated, sacred thing. I don’t believe there’s a higher honor that can come to us than that the Lord would consider our offering as worthy and appropriate and that He would respect and receive it.
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November 05, 2015 09:14 PM MST
“Develop in yourself the character of Christ,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told graduates of Brigham Young University-Hawaii during commencement exercises on Nov. 2.
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October 28, 2015 04:23 PM MDT
MR says: Elder Christofferson and David Archuleta both added to an exciting event on temple square, "Luz de las naciones: Juventud de la promesa” or "Light of the Nations: Youth of the Promise."
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October 06, 2015 01:56 PM MDT
The Mormon temple taking shape here is strikingly unique.
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