Gary E. Stevenson

October 06, 2020 03:43 PM MDT
Over the weekend, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared messages of peace, hope, and faith for the future. Here is a look back at some of our favorite photos and screenshots from the October 2020 general conference.
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June 25, 2020 04:43 PM MDT
The year was 2011. Elder Gary E. Stevenson was serving as president of the Asia North Area of the Church when a 9.0–magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami resulted in 20,000 deaths and 551,000 destroyed homes in Sendai, Japan.
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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 21, 2020 02:13 AM MST
Last summer, President Russell M. Nelson and NAACP President Derrick Johnson issued a joint invitation for all “to work with greater civility, to eliminate prejudice of all kinds, and focus on important interests that we have in common.”
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By  LDS Living
August 30, 2019 02:37 PM MDT
A total solar eclipse is when the moon comes between the earth and the sun, temporarily obscuring the earth from the light and warmth of the sun.
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May 13, 2019 12:25 PM MDT
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honored the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Saturday night for the organization’s commitment to advancing equality and justice in society.
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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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By  LDS Living
February 11, 2019 02:25 PM MST
In January, Elders Bednar and Rasband led the first visitors on a tour through the newly completed Rome Italy Temple, which included political leaders and journalists from across Europe. But they weren't the only apostles to visit the Eternal City.
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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 09:40 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Lesa, will embark on a ministry tour to South America, culminating with the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple, in October. The senior leaders of the global faith are scheduled to leave Salt Lake City and meet with Latter-day Saints in five countries in nine days October 19–28, 2018. President Nelson has previously ministered in these countries numerous times.
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Fun
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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August 15, 2018 12:53 PM MDT
At the first Face to Face event held in Asia, Elder Stevenson told the youth in attendance at the Manila MTC, "The covenant path is not a path for perfect people. The covenant path is for those who are trying to become perfect." He later added, "The gospel is a gospel of joy and it tries to teach us to be happy." Elder and Sister Stevenson continued to share their message of love and joy as they met with youth in Japan for another Face to Face event, and this time the apostle spoke in the native language of those in attendance.
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August 13, 2018 11:17 AM MDT
Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in the first live Face to Face broadcast in Asia on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
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Fun
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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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 04, 2018 01:43 PM MDT
In March, Elder Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles along with several other Church leaders toured 10 Asian countries and visited with Saints in those areas. The growth of the Church in many of these areas is quite remarkable.
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February 23, 2018 05:57 PM MST
Elder Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a touching post on Facebook today about his visit with Florida shooting victim Maddy Wilford, including Maddy's message for the youth of the Church: "Tell them that I love them. Tell them that I'm going to be OK. And tell them how much I appreciate their prayers for me."
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February 23, 2018 02:47 PM MST
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited the family of Alaina Petty, one of the teenagers tragically killed in the Florida shooting, offering them comfort by speaking about the blessings of the temple.
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February 23, 2018 02:22 PM MST
"We gathered around Maddy, and it was like a spiritual oasis in the midst of all this worldly chaos and oppression," Elder Stevenson told the Church News. "We were there, in that hospital room, enjoying the fruits of the Comforter."
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January 24, 2018 02:34 PM MST
"On Sunday morning, Jan. 14, just over a week ago, the Council of the Twelve met in the upper room of the Salt Lake Temple in a spirit of fasting and prayer, under the presiding direction of President Russell M. Nelson, acting as Senior Apostle and President of the Quorum of the Twelve,” Elder Stevenson said.“In this sacred and memorable meeting, seated by seniority in a semi-circle of thirteen chairs, following a well-established precedent in unity and unanimity, hands were raised to first sustain the organization of a First Presidency and then to sustain President Russell Marion Nelson as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
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May 08, 2017 12:21 PM MDT
“May each of you have the courage to blog, pin, like, share, post, friend, tweet, snap, and swipe up in a way that will glorify, honor, and respect the will of our loving Heavenly Father and bring a knowledge of the Savior to your family, loved ones, and friends,” Elder Stevenson said.
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February 13, 2017 03:36 PM MST
After more than 90 wildfires, the worst in Chile's history, swept through the country leaving a scorched landscape about the size of Delaware, Elder Gary E. Stevenson addressed the many members and missionaries working to rebuild their communities after such widespread devastation.
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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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Fun
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 26, 2016 08:49 PM MST
As part of the Mormon Channel's latest video series, "Special Witnesses of Christ," Elder Gary A. Stevenson bore a strong testimony of living prophets, the Book of Mormon, and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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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
September 28, 2016 03:21 PM MDT
As we gear up for general conference, the words our prophet and the apostles are sharing on social media help remind us of what a blessing and honor it is to hear from the Lord's chosen servants, not only every six months, but on a regular basis.
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By  LDS Living
July 19, 2016 01:55 PM MDT
The Los Angeles Angels of the MLB have two minor league farm squads in Utah (the Salt Lake Bees and the Orem Owlz), so many Latter-day Saints cheer for the team. On Friday, July 15th, Mormons got another reason to root for the Angels—Elder Gary E. Stevenson.
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June 15, 2016 03:15 PM MDT
“I make no defense of the war from this pulpit,” Elder Gordon B. Hinckley said in the later 1960s. “There is no simple answer. The problems are complex almost beyond comprehension. I seek only to call your attention to that silver thread, small but radiant with hope, shining through the dark tapestry of war—namely, the establishment of a bridgehead, small and frail now; but which somehow, under the mysterious ways of God, will be strengthened . . .”
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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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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 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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October 03, 2015 05:02 AM MDT
Elder Gary E. Stevenson, sustained in October 2015 general conference as the 99th Apostle in the Church, was born in Ogden, Utah on August 6, 1955. He was called to be the 14th Presiding Bishop of the Church in April 2012 and has served in that capacity until his calling today.
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