Dale G. Renlund

October 14, 2021 05:19 PM MDT
On Tuesday, Elder Dale G. Renlund's older brother, Gary Mats Renlund, passed away. On Thursday, Elder Renlund shared a tribute that gives insight into the influence an older sibling can have in someone’s life.
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September 17, 2021 11:46 AM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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By  LDS Living
November 13, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in November 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Renlund's birthday.
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October 15, 2020 04:24 PM MDT
Sometimes the heavens may feel closed. Sometimes a nap may feel more important than attending church. Both of these feelings are ones Elder Dale G. Renlund felt in his early family life, which he shares as part of the “How I Hear Him” series. Recalling an experience he had as a young medical resident, Elder Renlund knew he could have hurried to complete his tasks at the hospital and make it home for church. Instead, he chose to stall so by the time he made it home his wife and daughter would already be gone for church and he could take a much-desired nap.
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This press release was originally published in July 2018 and is being shared again in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
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By  Emily Abel
August 14, 2020 02:51 PM MDT
Editor's note: "This week from the pulpit" highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers and leaders of the Church.
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August 07, 2020 02:32 PM MDT
Every Monday morning, I eagerly check Newsroom to see what temples will reopen in the coming week. I feel joy for my fellow Saints around the world as the sealing power is once again available in their country in the first phase of reopening. I marvel as I picture missionaries preparing to serve during a pandemic who have the opportunity to receive their endowment before their departure through temples in the second phase of reopening.
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By  Emily Abel
May 22, 2020 04:00 PM MDT
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently shared that because the pandemic has different effects on everyone, personal revelation becomes an “incomparable gift.” He has witnessed this in the Church's response to the present worldwide situation. Latter-day Saints can look to senior Church leaders as an example of how to act on revelation rather than being held back by fear.
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February 13, 2020 01:37 PM MST
Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Dale G. Renlund, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will host a training centered on the theme “Ministering to All through Temple and Family History.”
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January 16, 2020 11:00 AM MST
As a new year begins, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have started to make their first remarks of the new decade, speaking at the Missionary Training Center and at schools of the Church Educational System on January 14. Here are a few summaries of recent devotionals.
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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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April 14, 2019 10:42 PM MDT
When helping to identify images for a last-minute piece of artwork for the new Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, recommended something representing the Congo River — second only to the Nile as the longest river on the continent, second only to the Amazon as the world’s largest in discharge volume, and tops as the world’s deepest and the only river to cross the equator twice.
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By  LDS Living
March 05, 2019 03:00 PM MST
Recently the Ensign shared a beautiful article byBarbara Morgan Gardiner about connecting daughters of God to His priesthood power. This article has been shared by several apostles on Facebook, along with messages about the power of women and how they access priesthood power in their lives.
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January 14, 2019 02:26 PM MST
Elder Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, spoke in tandem during the devotional Sunday night which originated from the Brigham Young University–Hawaii campus in Laie, Hawaii, and was broadcast via satellite for young adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world.
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By  LDS Living
January 10, 2019 02:37 PM MST
On January 13, 2019, Elder and Sister Renlund will speak at a worldwide devotional for young adults focused on doubt and faith. "When is a time in your life that you have chosen to 'doubt not, but be believing?' There are times in both of our lives when we have had to rely heavily on our faith," the Renlunds shared on Facebook along with this video invitation:
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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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September 24, 2018 03:46 PM MDT
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently shared a touching experience he had while traveling to Bolivia.
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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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June 18, 2018 05:39 PM MDT
“I did not hear a voice, but it was as if God told me, ‘I have been telling you all along that it is true,’” Elder Renlund said. “That experience changed me. It changed my life. It began a process of belief, a process of being on the covenant path and trying to do more and trying to do better.”
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June 14, 2018 03:44 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from The Melchizedek Priesthood. While Elder and Sister Renlund are addressing priesthood holders in this passage, the council is true and imperative for every member of the Church.
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May 29, 2018 04:56 PM MDT
Our prophet and apostles provide examples for us not only through what they do and say but also in what they surround themselves with.
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When I was released as a stake president, I was expecting a big thank you from the presiding authorities. I had worked diligently for years and felt I deserved such thanks. The weekend came, and the presiding authorities were focused on the call of the new stake presidency. They were not focused on thanking the outgoing stake presidency. After the stake conference, I felt disappointed.
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May 21, 2018 04:08 PM MDT
In the Lord’s Church today, experienced priesthood holders work with those with less experience. I had a wonderful service opportunity that demonstrated why the Lord uses this pattern to establish the Church. In a remote town, I asked a branch president—a relatively new convert and recently ordained elder—if he wanted to visit families in his branch one Saturday morning. The two of us ventured out. The first man we visited, Brother Thomas, was dying of AIDS. After offering comfort and support, I asked if there was anything we could do for him. Brother Thomas asked for a blessing. The branch president was asked to anoint and I was asked to seal the anointing. It was apparent that the branch president had never participated in blessing the sick. He held the plastic container of consecrated oil about ten inches over Brother Thomas’s head and squeezed out a very large drop that splattered on impact. The branch president then put his hands on Brother Thomas’s head and said, “I put oil on your head to heal you. Amen.” An experienced holder recognizes that this is not the prescribed language used in anointing the sick.
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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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April 19, 2018 12:30 PM MDT
While speaking at the LDS Business College graduation ceremony on April 13, Elder Renlund shared four powerful principles we should all live by.
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March 24, 2018 01:21 PM MDT
All blessings come from God’s total priesthood power and authority. Priesthood power and blessings, by that expanded definition, have been and always will be available to all who qualify for them, without restriction based on gender, birth order, or lineage. This principle can readily be seen from multiple examples in which God’s power was manifest at a time when conferred priesthood did not exist on the earth. Many spiritual and devoted individuals complied with laws that govern reception of God’s blessings, without having received any priesthood ordination. Christian reformers such as William Tyndale, Martin Luther, and John Calvin received God’s power as they translated the Bible and participated in other inspired activities.
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March 17, 2018 01:07 PM MDT
The concept of priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique and perhaps confusing for those who are unfamiliar with it. Even many members of the Church who accept, love, and appreciate the priesthood may find themselves “fuzzy” on the doctrine and principles. Perhaps that is because the term priesthood is used in at least two ways. First, priesthood is the term used to describe the total power and authority of God. Second, priesthood is also the term used to describe the power and authority that God gives to ordained priesthood holders on earth to act in all things necessary for the salvation of God’s children. 1 This second usage is the widely accepted definition of the priesthood. For example, Preach My Gospel defines priesthood as the authority and power that God gives to man to act in the name of Jesus Christ in all things for the salvation of mankind. 2 Thus, the same word, priesthood, refers both to God’s total power and authority and to that portion of His power and authority that He delegates to man on earth.
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March 05, 2018 01:55 PM MST
“The Lord directed the blessing that I pronounced on this country,” Elder Renlund said. “He will see that it is fulfilled as the people act in faith.”
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November 13, 2017 04:44 PM MST
Did you know Elder Dale G. Renlund grew up praying in Swedish and spent much of his childhood in Finland and Sweden? Did you also know his middle name is Gunnar or that he and his brother served in the same mission (the Swedish Mission) at the same time?
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August 07, 2017 06:09 PM MDT
In their recent face to face event with the youth of Africa, Elder and Sister Renlund shared very powerful lessons all Church members can learn from.
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By  LDS Living
July 01, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
Scripture study is a vital part of maintaining and strengthening a testimony of the gospel, but sometimes it can be difficult to determine what to study as we read the scriptures.
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June 22, 2017 12:11 PM MDT
“Now there is a stake in the highlands of Guatemala,” said Elder Renlund. “You realize the Lord is hastening His own work. He’s causing these miracles to happen. He’s blessing the people with the leaders, the faith, and all they need to be established as a stake.”
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June 19, 2017 10:36 PM MDT
"We pray for you always," Elder Renlund told the youth in Africa in a special invitation, during which he asked the youth to read James 1:2-8 and Alma 37:35-37 in preparation for a special Face to Face event.
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June 12, 2017 06:35 PM MDT
While speaking at a religious freedom symposium, Elder Renlund mentioned a "medicine" that can help a society "that would otherwise be aggressive and sick.”
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By  LDS Living
June 06, 2017 05:48 PM MDT
The sacrament is a sacred ordinance and a vital part of our worship as Latter-day Saints. Because of this, it's important to realize its gravity and importance in our lives.
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By  LDS Living
May 22, 2017 05:27 PM MDT
In a recent Facebook post, Elder Renlund shared 1 Corinthians 11:11 and discussed the importance of one question he says ". . . each husband and wife would benefit from pondering." He wrote:
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February 22, 2017 02:52 PM MST
“Her Majesty was very gracious and very welcoming and respectful to the Church. She is an impressive woman who cares deeply for the people of Tonga," Elder Hallstrom said after he, his wife, Elder and Sister Renlund, and Elder and Sister Haleck visited with Their Royal Majesties Queen Nanasipau’u, Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala and his wife Princess Sinaitakala Tukuʻaho, and Prince Ata. His Royal Majesty Prince Ata became a convert to the LDS Church in 2015.
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By  LDS Living
February 14, 2017 08:03 PM MST
Gumdrops and chopsticks don't usually come to mind when we talk about missionary work.
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By  LDS Living
February 09, 2017 04:39 PM MST
It's a scripture most missionaries know by heart. It's the scripture that led to the Restoration of the Church. It's also the scripture that is the Mutual theme for this year.
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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 07, 2016 08:30 PM MST
A recently released Church video featuring Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve will soon become very familiar to some Latter-day Saints.
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By  LDS Living
November 10, 2016 01:49 PM MST
Whether we know someone who recently lost a loved one or someone who is struggling, each of us has the responsibility to "mourn with those who mourn" (Mosiah 18:9). Elder Dale G. Renlund recently shared on Facebook an experience that taught him the importance of reaching out in compassion, even when words fail.
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October 12, 2016 06:53 PM MDT
From a powerful conversion story to a touching story of a grandfather receiving the heart of his grandson, Elder Renlund shared powerful experiences that teach beautiful eternal truths.
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September 03, 2016 11:00 AM MDT
Following the recent travels of two apostles to Central and South America, Elder Renlund and Elder Cook praised the members and missionaries in Guatemala, Columbia, and Peru.
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By  LDS Living
August 20, 2016 12:00 PM MDT
What is it about trials that can either leave us bitter or better?
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April 01, 2016 06:20 PM MDT
One of our newest apostles, Elder Dale G. Renlund, recently posted onFacebookdetailing his experience of visiting with prison inmates on Easter Sunday. During the Sunday School hour, Elder Renlund was asked questions like: “Can I be forgiven for what I have done?” "Does the Atonement apply to me?" "How can I know if I have been forgiven by God?”
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March 31, 2016 04:40 PM MDT
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?
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February 17, 2016 04:58 PM MST
This past Sunday, Elder Renlund spoke to stakes in the North America Northwest and West Areas of the Church about how members of the Church often are at odds with the views of the world. As a result, our beliefs and values often disagree with those of others.
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February 03, 2016 02:47 PM MST
What does dynamite have to do with the largest Family History conference in the world? And where else can you see a U of U football player and BYU quarterback promoting the same good cause, all for free?
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January 15, 2016 04:59 PM MST
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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October 20, 2015 01:28 PM MDT
MR says: I love this quote which captures the subject so perfectly, "[God] is not ruled by man’s fickle opinions or desires, nor is He swayed by our supposed wisdom. Rather, the Lord calls precisely whom He needs to lead His children at any given time."
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October 07, 2015 02:35 PM MDT
MR says: What a good reminder to all of us not to judge based on appearances, to sustain our Church leaders and their decisions, and to understand that each man called to the apostleship was called for a sacred purpose.
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October 05, 2015 03:56 PM MDT
MR says: We are so excited to sustain our three newest Apostles. Here's a little background into their lives, as well as their testimonies of the Savior and His Church.
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October 03, 2015 08:30 PM MDT
Three new Apostles were called today as the 98th, 99th, and 100th Apostles called to the Quorum of the Twelve, a historic and exciting opportunity. Find out how these inspiring men reacted when the call was extended to them and the testimonies they shared during a press conference held Saturday.
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