Gerrit W. Gong

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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December 23, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of his birthday.
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November 03, 2020 02:15 PM MST
As the Taylorsville Utah Temple groundbreaking began on Halloween morning, the sun was just rising, warming the backs of the handful of attendees. It was a beautiful, crisp October day, complete with blue skies and a few Canada geese flying overhead. People who lived nearby perched on backyard shed roofs to view the proceedings or watched through the chain link fences from a distance as the freeway traffic roared by on one end of the field.
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By  LDS Living
October 16, 2020 04:34 PM MDT
Update October 16, 2020, from Facebook
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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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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2019 11:59 AM MDT
As part of the Church's Special Witnesses of Christ series, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses S. Soares share their testimonies of God's love, covenant belonging, loving one another, temples, and peace.
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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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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 29, 2018 01:34 PM MST
In case you haven't heard the exciting news, the prophet and apostles are now using Instagram to share Christ's lightand reach members of the Church in new ways.
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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 17, 2018 01:20 PM MDT
“For me, looking backward from the future is a remembrance of things to come,” Elder Gong said. “It is an invitation to prepare now for a future that will be here tomorrow."
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October 10, 2018 05:49 PM MDT
In general conference, Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke of a tender experience he had when Elder Richard G. Scott invited him to watercolor paint with him.
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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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October 05, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares made history during the April general conference by being called as the first Asian-American apostle and the first Latin American apostle respectively. As members of the Church prepare to hear from the newest members of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, we thought we would share with you a few things we’ve learned about Elder Gong and Elder Soares since last conference.
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October 01, 2018 08:45 AM MDT
The April 2018 general conference was unforgettable. Not only did the stars align so that Easter, conference, and April Fools all landed on the same day, we participated in a solemn assembly, sustained a new prophet and two new apostles, and received a few jaw-dropping surprises.
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September 26, 2018 07:27 PM MDT
April 2018 general conference was historic as Elder Ulisses S. Soares and Elder Gerrit W. Gong were called and sustained as the newest members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The two men bore powerful testimonies over the pulpit in the Sunday afternoon session and have since shared many valuable messages on their social media pages.
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September 20, 2018 01:07 PM MDT
Recently, Elder D. Todd Christofferson wrote an articleabout the remarkable life of our new apostle, Elder Gerrit W. Gong. In the article, which will be published in the October Ensign, President Russell M. Nelson said, “When we send Elder Gong into any situation, those involved feel they have found a friend. He has a high level of knowledge, but he is humble. He relates with people at all levels and is always well-prepared and persuasive.”
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August 28, 2018 01:13 PM MDT
In our quest to understand deep doctrine, the celestial universe, and the eternities, sometimes we overlook the simple things that are just as powerful and soul-shaping. Take, for instance, these four phrases Elder Gerrit W. Gong shared on Facebook:
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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 29, 2018 12:39 PM MDT
"It's said that the Brethren are wonderful," Elder Gong said, "but they're even more wonderful when you see them in places where they are not otherwise seen. I think if there's anything I've felt, it's been that: The kindness, the authenticity, the great faith and testimony that you see in private that goes perhaps even beyond that which you see in public."
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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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May 04, 2018 08:48 PM MDT
"The song of our risen Savior’s redeeming love celebrates the harmony of covenants that connect us to God and to each other and the Atonement of Jesus Christ," said Elder Gerrit W. Gong at the closing session of the BYU Women's Conference on May 4.
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May 02, 2018 06:56 PM MDT
While in Jerusalem, KSL's religion specialist Carole Mikita asked President Nelson what it was like calling two new apostles shortly before traveling to the holy city where Jesus Christ called his original twelve apostles.
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April 13, 2018 02:23 PM MDT
Learn more about Elder and Sister Gong, their service around the world, and how they feel about Elder Gong's calling as an apostle.
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By  LDS Living
April 01, 2018 04:45 PM MDT
The Church's announcement of two new members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has been making headlines around the country. Here is what major media outlets have to say about these new Church leaders:
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March 31, 2018 02:03 PM MDT
During the Saturday morning session of general conference, Elder Gerrit W. Gong was called as one of our new apostles. He was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2010. Later, he was called to the Presidency of the Seventy on October 6, 2015. Here are a few facts about this new apostle you should know:
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February 21, 2017 02:27 PM MST
What a beautiful look at how the Savior inspired others in the New Testament and how he continues to work in our lives today.
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October 07, 2015 12:46 PM MDT
Following a rather eventful conference weekend with three new apostles being called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, leadership changes continue to occur within the Church.
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