Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The new guide, “For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices,” is based on gospel principles, agency and inspiration.
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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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July 18, 2022 10:01 AM MDT
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited with young women and men, listening to their experiences and sharing some words of encouragement.
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June 15, 2022 08:45 AM MDT
Elder Uchtdorf’s special Teaching in the Savior’s Way broadcast was recommended “for all members of the Church who teach either in their calling or in their home.”
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June 06, 2022 09:59 AM MDT
On Sunday, June 12, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf will speak in a special broadcast for all members of the Church who teach either in their calling or in their home.
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April 11, 2022 11:43 AM MDT
Ukrainian Latter-day Saints taking refuge in Poland have suffered greatly, but their lives were made a little brighter after a visit and special message from Elder and Sister Uchtdorf.
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March 31, 2022 01:56 PM MDT
"Though the conditions are dire, we are not helpless. Our connection to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can heal our wounds, our hearts, and the world," Elder Uchtdorf said.
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The Apostle spoke with a reporter for an entire hour, but the interview never saw the light of day.
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January 03, 2022 04:15 PM MST
On Sunday, January 9, 2022, six members of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak to young adults worldwide.
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By  Emily Abel
December 01, 2021 01:20 PM MST
Sister Harriet Uchtdorf and her daughter Antje give a taste of the magic of Christmas in Germany on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast.
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November 06, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
We love the way Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf devotes his life to family, service, and the Savior. Celebrate this beloved Apostle's 81st birthday with these fun photo highlights from his remarkable life.
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By  Emily Abel
November 01, 2021 12:34 PM MDT
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s most recent Facebook post is sure to melt your heart while also raising your vision.
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June 30, 2021 02:14 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on LDSLiving.com in July 2021 and has been updated for clarity.
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September 11, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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September 27, 2019 01:19 PM MDT
In the January 2017 Ensign, then-President Uchtdorf lovingly prepared a message for members of the Church: “Aiming at the Center.” This message shares a compelling metaphor for how we should focus our lives.
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March 01, 2019 06:49 PM MST
Less than three weeks after a missionary unexpectedly passed away after collapsing during a soccer game with peers, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with the missionary’s parents in their Sao Paulo, Brazil, ward meetinghouse and in their home to console them in their grief.
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By  LDS Living
February 23, 2019 02:08 PM MST
Are we hearing the call of heaven and the beckoning calls of our Savior? A recent Mormon Channel video beautifully illustrates the principles Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught in his general conference talk "A Yearning for Home."
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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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Fun
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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September 28, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
With so many Church leaders who have a wonderful sense of humor all their own, there are always many funny or light-hearted moments shared each general conference. Here are some of the most hilarious that are guaranteed to give you a laugh, brighten your day, and deepen your love for God's chosen apostles.
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September 07, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
“Is this a prank?” Steve “Dusty” Smith wondered. He was surprised—and confused—but then-President Uchtdorf had just one question for Smith: would he share his story?
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By  LDS Living
July 11, 2018 02:37 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints often wonder how we can clearly stand for our faith in our modern world. While it may be tricky to navigate differences we experience in politics, in faith, at work, in our families, and at church, it is important for us to recognize other's agency is just as sacred as our own and to put first and foremost the two great commandments: "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these" (Mark 12:30–31).
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By  LDS Living
July 09, 2018 01:23 PM MDT
On a recent visit to Germany, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorfmet with the German Chancellor in a historic meeting and attended a wreath-laying ceremony for Holocaust victims at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. While reflecting on his experience at Sachsenhausen, Elder Uchtdorf shared a touching message on Facebook about a Latter-day Saint who was executed by the German government in 1942 along with an unforgettable message about the power of love:
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July 06, 2018 05:16 PM MDT
"Freedom of religion is inseparable from the fundamental right of all—whether religious or not—to think, express and act upon what you are deeply convinced of," Elder Uchtdorf . He recently became the first LDS Church leader ever to meet with a German chancellor.
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By  LDS Living
June 01, 2018 03:56 PM MDT
We've all had those moments where we feel alone. Maybe it's because there's a trial in our life that seems insurmountable or we feel that even when we try our best, we fall short.
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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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By  LDS Living
May 25, 2018 01:25 PM MDT
The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of those historical moments that became solidified in collective memory. That one moment transformed the lives of millions—but for Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, that moment has a deeper significance.
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May 18, 2018 09:33 PM MDT
Former president of Germany Joachim Gauck praised the Church for its missionary work and the commitment of its members as he received his personal family history from Elder Uchtdorf.
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2018 02:18 PM MDT
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his family recently gathered for a classic Mormon event—the misson call opening of his grandson.
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By  LDS Living
March 29, 2018 04:01 PM MDT
Elder Uchtdorf recently shared a powerful message on Facebook after visiting those affected by the Florida school shooting.
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By  LDS Living
March 07, 2018 05:26 PM MST
In general conference talks and elsewhere, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has shared numerous personal experiences and stories from his life that illustrate times when he felt inadequate, discouraged, or weak. Whether it was trying to learn English as a young boy, pursuing the girl of his dreams who wasn't yet interested, or leaving his homeland with his family as a refugee, these stories have helped each of us feel that he truly relates to and understands many of the struggles we are going through.
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February 27, 2018 01:31 PM MST
For those seeking a message of hope and a glimpse of light even in the midst of world events, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's latest message on Facebook will provide comfort and peace:
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January 05, 2018 07:09 PM MST
In three short, touching videos, Sister Ann M. Dibb (President Monson's daughter), President Uchtdorf, and President Eyring share touching memories and impressions of our beloved prophet.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 02:28 PM MST
Many of us are missing our beloved prophet this morning and extending our love to his family after he passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. President Eyring and President Uchtdorf released the following testimony and tribute:
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December 11, 2017 10:00 PM MST
What incredible stories from the life of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf that show how, through all of his challenges and missions as a pilot, the Lord had been preparing him for the greatest mission of all. The following was originally written by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and posted on lds.org, but this story written in President Uchtdorf's own words can also be found in his new book, The Gospel at 30,000 Feet, available in Deseret Book stores and on deseretbook.com.
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December 06, 2017 09:00 AM MST
From the time President Dieter F. Uchtdorf first took the pulpit at general conference, members around the world have loved his stories about airplanes and the poignant gospel lessons he draws from them. In fact, his history of sharing tales of flight has led many listeners to find themselves internally asking a question as soon as he gets up to speak—the same question President Uchtdorf voiced one memorable conference: “What does it have to do with flying an airplane?” Here are a couple of those aerodynamic analogies.
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By  LDS Living
December 06, 2017 05:00 AM MST
In a 2017 book titled The Gospel at 30,000 Feet, President Uchtdorf shares valuable gospel lessons he learned from flying airplanes thousands of feet above the earth.
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December 04, 2017 02:36 PM MST
"Christmas inspires us to love better," President Uchtdorf shared at the Christmas Devotional on Sunday, adding that divine love, "refuses to allow bias or prejudice to stand in the way of imparting comfort, compassion, and understanding. It is completely devoid of bullying, discrimination, or arrogance. . . . This is the kind of love we strive for. It should be our defining characteristic as a people.”
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November 18, 2017 02:33 PM MST
I’ll admit it: I grew up thinking that Coke and other caffeinated drinks were frowned upon by the Church. I knew it wasn’t explicitly against the Word of Wisdom, so when asked why I wouldn’t drink anything caffeinated, I would say I didn’t enjoy the taste. But the reality is that I was mostly avoiding the caffeine. I thought drinking it was wrong.
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November 13, 2017 02:14 PM MST
"Let God open your eyes. Let Him give you a new heart. Standing in His light, you will be able to navigate the course of your life."
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November 08, 2017 09:41 AM MST
One of the most beautiful things about the Church is how it brings people together from different backgrounds, and the pasts of the Brethren leading the Church today are no different. Find out what unique jobs some general authorities have held before they were called to serve.
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By  LDS Living
September 30, 2017 06:43 PM MDT
General conference is a special time where Church members can be strengthened by messages shared by the leaders of the Church.
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September 27, 2017 12:07 PM MDT
Over the years, the pulpit in the Conference Center has been graced with many surprising, charming, touching, and humorous stories.
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September 25, 2017 02:27 PM MDT
President Uchtdorf's address to the women of the Church on Saturday was an incredible reminder of the power of our choices.
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By  LDS Living
September 25, 2017 01:18 PM MDT
Known for his colorful ties, love of airplanes, and the incredible service he does for Latter-day Saints, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf is beloved by many in the LDS Church.
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By  LDS Living
September 04, 2017 01:13 AM MDT
With so much destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas, area, many feel a sense of overwhelming loss as they begin to rebuild their lives.
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By  LDS Living
September 01, 2017 12:52 PM MDT
Life is rarely easy. And usually, right when we feel we finally have reached a point of comfort, we have to move onto the next, unfamiliar stage of life. However, even if life can be unpredictable, we know there is also a promised joy that comes with living life the best we can.
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By  LDS Living
August 24, 2017 04:48 PM MDT
The temple is a sacred place where even in the most chaotic and illogical times in our lives, we can find peace in doing the Lord's work on earth.
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By  LDS Living
August 14, 2017 11:56 AM MDT
On the morning of August 13, 2017, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf dedicated the Tucson Arizona Temple, the sixth temple dedicated in Arizona.
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2017 05:00 PM MDT
No matter who we are, everyone is susceptible to the pains of adversity. Whether it's the death of a child or neighbors who shun your beliefs, everyone has experience anguish caused by some form of opposition.
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