David A. Bednar

September 28, 2022 09:42 AM MDT
Take a look back at the last six months of news, projects, and messages from Church leaders since last general conference.
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September 26, 2022 01:00 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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September 21, 2022 12:50 PM MDT
Church members recently had a unique opportunity for a live Q&A with Elder Bednar as he ministered and answered questions one by one.
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August 30, 2022 01:07 PM MDT
In preparing for this week’s Come, Follow Me lesson, I keep accidentally typing “virtual” instead of “virtuous.” Which got me thinking, what would it mean to be a virtually virtuous woman or man?
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August 11, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
Elder David A. Bednar has never been one to shy away from the power and influence of social media. And the Church’s “Strive to Be” Instagram account just shared his 3 tips for sharing the gospel online.
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July 01, 2022 11:15 AM MDT
In this excerpt from the All In podcast, Elder Bednar uses examples from the scriptures to discuss how the Lord is guiding each person along his or her path.
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June 23, 2022 04:59 PM MDT
After tackling some tricky questions at the National Press Club, Elder Bednar was invited to do a very different interview with a much friendlier, much cuter, news correspondent.
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June 15, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2018 and has been updated in celebration of Elder Bednar's birthday.
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May 26, 2022 01:09 PM MDT
On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Elder David A. Bednar made a statement about the school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas.
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April 28, 2022 11:24 AM MDT
If you’re struggling to answer questions about the temple, here are three poignant answers you can quote from an Apostle of the Lord.
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April 21, 2022 01:39 PM MDT
“What we do in [the temple] is not secret—it’s sacred. And so to be able to talk about those things in the temple has been very eye-opening for everyone who has come in.”
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By  Emily Abel
April 18, 2022 03:06 PM MDT
As CBS News Sunday Morning reporter Ed O’Keefe walked across the entry bridge to the Washington D.C. Temple, he had a question for his tour guides.
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April 14, 2022 02:34 PM MDT
Elder David A. Bednar shared how all things—even the tiniest cells in the human body—are a reflection of the Savior Jesus Christ and His ministry.
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March 18, 2022 01:51 PM MDT
Elder David A. Bednar has spoken many times about the principle of receiving personal revelation. But there’s one question he’s heard more than any other: “How do I know if it’s me or the Spirit?”
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March 03, 2022 10:00 AM MST
On Facebook, Elder Bednar shared his thoughts on how to find balance between competing demands: home, employment, self-care, and serving in the Church. His answer may surprise you.
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February 23, 2022 11:20 AM MST
"I often emphasize the truth that you do not simply 'find' the marriage you hope to have. Rather, you create it," Elder David A. Bednar shared on Instagram.
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January 24, 2022 11:15 AM MST
The prophet reiterated a message that has become a common theme of his ministry: the importance of Latter-day Saints working to gather Israel.
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November 01, 2021 02:26 PM MDT
“It makes great sense that the temple would be located in this vicinity,” Elder Bednar says with a smile.
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By  Emily Abel
October 25, 2021 02:40 PM MDT
The Bednars may have been in a new place with a new culture, but their testimonies of finding hope through Jesus Christ serve as an important and powerful message for every country on earth.
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October 20, 2021 03:04 PM MDT
Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Gerrit W. Gong encouraged Latter-day Saints to better understand and find common ground with the world's 1.8 billion followers of Islam and introduced a new Church pamphlet.
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October 12, 2021 05:37 PM MDT
"The Holy Ghost is not always going to invite us to do what is easy or convenient. In fact, the Spirit will sometimes send promptings that go exactly counter to what we want to do."
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September 30, 2021 03:05 PM MDT
When you devote 8–10 hours of your weekend to sitting in front of a screen, you want to make sure you get as much out of it as possible, but how can you best prepare for general conference? And when it’s over, how can you best apply its teachings to your life?
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September 28, 2021 04:13 PM MDT
"The roles of both the mind and the heart in personal revelation are crucial, and no simple formulas or recommended action steps can guide us through this rigorous spiritual process."
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October 14, 2020 08:39 PM MDT
On October 14, 2020, Elder David A. Bednar participated in the G20 Interfaith Forum, a gathering of leaders from all over the world and of different faiths. Elder Bednar’s address focuses on why religion is essential in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full text of his address is available at Church News.
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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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May 14, 2020 12:19 PM MDT
The United Arab Emirates’ Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has called for a special day of service, fasting, and prayer on Thursday, May 14, and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles voiced support on behalf of all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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April 21, 2020 04:56 PM MDT
The Church’s temples may have closed worldwide, but blessings are still available to Latter-day Saints everywhere, says Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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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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February 11, 2020 05:00 PM MST
The room was filled with teachers from Seminaries and Institutes, and although Elder David A. Bednar was facilitating the discussion, he pointed to the importance of having the true teacher present.
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September 27, 2019 11:17 AM MDT
Looking out among 15,000 students in the BYU-Idaho Center here on Sunday, Sept. 22, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles moved his finger across the screen of his iPad and read a question.
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September 03, 2019 12:34 PM MDT
The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been dedicated by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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By  LDS Living
July 29, 2019 01:12 PM MDT
“They were angelic!" April Mecham said about the choir of 150 missionaries she led in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Houston Astros game.
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June 17, 2019 01:31 PM MDT
The Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been rededicated under the direction of President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency.
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April 07, 2019 07:11 PM MDT
"The temple is the house of the Lord," Elder David A. Bednar declared as part of his general conference talk Sunday afternoon.
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April 03, 2019 01:37 PM MDT
With all the recent announcements, temple dedications, and Church changes, this conference weekend will only add to the excitement of witnessing the continuation of the restoration in the latter days.
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January 14, 2019 01:53 PM MST
Elders Bednar and Rasband recentlyled the first visitors on a tour through the newly completed Rome Italy Temple, which included political leaders and journalists from across Europe. Both apostles posted about the experience on Facebook, sharing how this new temple of the Lord has impacted them.
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January 14, 2019 01:26 PM MST
More than a decade after it was announced and two millennia after Peter and Paul preached here, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the doors Monday to its stunning new Rome Italy Temple.
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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
December 17, 2018 07:36 PM MST
While the Christmas season can be a time of joy for many, for some, it can also be a sad reminder of those who are no longer with us.
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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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November 02, 2018 07:09 PM MDT
Conference Talk:
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October 23, 2018 01:22 PM MDT
“Whenever there has been a disaster, you have always shown up,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said about the Church and its members helping with relief efforts following Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
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By  LDS Living
October 23, 2018 11:45 AM MDT
Dating takes work. Marriage takes work. Being a good spouse takes work. And no one is perfect. But sadly, there's a misconception that the perfect spouse or perfect marriage is just out there, waiting. But the truth is, you have to work at being a good spouse and you have to work to create a perfect marriage.
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October 13, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
The principle of prayerful inquiry and the pattern of asking, seeking, and knocking suggest three basic imperatives for each of us as latter-day learners.
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October 09, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Ever wondered what the apostles looked like growing up? Here's a glimpse at our beloved apostles as children.
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August 20, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
Elder Neal A. Maxwell was a beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 23 years, from 1981 to 2004. The spiritual power of his teachings and his example of faithful discipleship blessed and continue to bless in marvelous ways the members of the Savior’s restored Church and the people of the world.
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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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July 10, 2018 05:35 PM MDT
“We may not see angels, hear heavenly voices, or receive overwhelming spiritual impressions. We frequently may press forward hoping and praying—but without absolute assurance—that we are acting in accordance with God’s will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, we can walk with confidence that God will guide our steps," Elder Bednar taught.
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By  Yvonne Liu
May 29, 2018 03:58 PM MDT
After changing my major three times in college, I was sold on journalism as my career goal. However, while I was looking at the job salary for journalists, I realized that I would not be able to save much money in my newly chosen career. My anxiety rose and my mind started spinning. “Should I change my career goal? Is it too late to become a nurse or engineer?” While my brain was filled with fearful thoughts about the future, the advice I’d received from my therapist reminded me that I need to calm down and realize that it was my fear that was creating these doubts in my mind.
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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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