Neil L. Andersen

By  LDS Living
September 16, 2021 11:24 AM MDT
In a newly-released Church video, scenes from the Book of Mormon Videos, general conference clips, and personal stories from Latter-day Saints are woven together to create a beautiful message.
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February 17, 2021 08:47 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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September 28, 2020 07:20 PM MDT
Chris Williams and Cameron White are an unlikely pair to appear on a podcast together, especially when you are aware of the tragedy that brought the two in contact with one another. But that is exactly what happened recently as Williams and White appeared on Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s new Headspace podcast, “The Gift of Forgiveness.”
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July 17, 2020 06:42 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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May 14, 2020 04:37 PM MDT
In case you’ve missed it, Church News has been featuring counsel from the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the COVID-19 outbreak. Previously published articles include interviews with President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson.
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April 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
The April pick for LDS Living Book Club is The Divine Gift of Forgiveness by Elder Neil L. Andersen. Copies are available for 20% off at DeseretBook.com.
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April 24, 2020 11:30 AM 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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March 31, 2020 07:20 PM MDT
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles says he has testified hundreds of times of the Father, the Son, and the prophet Joseph Smith, but he still remembers a time as a 16-year-old boy when he shared his testimony of the First Vision.
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February 03, 2020 12:00 PM MST
To understand the mortal life we are living and the immortal life ahead of us, we begin with the premortal council before the world was created.
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January 27, 2020 12:51 PM MST
You are now here on earth, a glorious son or daughter of God. You have entered a mortal world with all the deficiencies, temptations, and enticements of a secondary existence where Satan and his followers are allowed to tempt you, to seduce you, and to ensnare you.1 While you have made mistakes, these sins do not describe who you are. Your identity is not defined by the sins of this world, but by the righteousness of another. Finding yourself here with the sins and failings of this difficult probationary state, your soul cries out for divine help. Deep in your soul, you yearn for a Redeemer, a Savior, to find your way back to your heavenly home.2 The Fall does not define you; it helps to refine you.
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January 20, 2020 11:10 AM MST
While we should not be overly preoccupied in thinking about Satan and his purposes, as we honestly consider our desire to repent and more closely follow the Savior, we need to realize that the forces of the adversary will attempt to thwart our resolve.
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January 06, 2020 09:19 PM MST
I was called as the mission president of the France Bordeaux Mission in 1989, and we arrived in Bordeaux in the month of July. The mission was just opening, and we were the first family to live in the mission home, which was still being furnished when we arrived. The mission home needed a piano, and we were encouraged to visit local music stores to find one. It seemed with each store we entered, seeing our missionary tags with the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the proprietor of the store would say, “I know one of your members, Philippe Moreau.” Philippe was a concert pianist of some reputation in Bordeaux, and I was impressed that he was so open about his beliefs. I expected to meet him soon. When we did not meet him, I asked the leaders in Bordeaux about Philippe Moreau. Their countenances saddened at the question, and they informed me that he was no longer a member of the Church. They explained that he had joined the Church in his late teens and had been a fervent disciple of the Savior, but then had moved away from the Savior’s teachings.
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September 16, 2019 11:26 AM MDT
"In this dedicated and consecrated house of the Lord, we too are explorers, searching not for new lands but for something much more precious,” Elder Andersen said at the dedication of the first temple in Portugal, then quoting John 17:3: “‘This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.’
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2019 04:52 PM MDT
A member recently created something new from Elder Neil L. Andersen's October 2018 general conference talk, "Wounded."
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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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December 26, 2018 02:53 PM MST
It’s no secret that the changes in the Church are preparing us to become more spiritually self-reliant in preparation for the Second Coming. We’re responsible for receiving inspiration for our ministering families and come January, we’ll focus more than ever on learning the gospel in our home and developing our own unshakeable testimonies.
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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 08, 2018 07:32 PM MST
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presided at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Abidjan Cȏte d’Ivoire Temple on Thursday.
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By  LDS Living
October 24, 2018 01:49 PM MDT
Are you up for the General Conference Challenge?
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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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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 11, 2018 12:44 PM MDT
Just before the 40th anniversary of the priesthood revelation, Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Ulisses Soares visited Latter-day Saints in West Africa. “The Church is growing and becoming a great people of faith and righteousness because of the good people there,” Elder Andersen said. Learn more about how the Church in Africa has grown to 300,000 members in 40 years.
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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 11, 2018 02:08 PM MDT
Elder Neil L. Andersen spoke to BYU students this week on what it means to minister.
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March 23, 2018 02:01 PM MDT
Missionaries in Australia were surprised when a visit from an apostle also turned into a surprise visit from a leading political figure.
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February 23, 2018 03:57 PM MST
On Wednesday, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to Jojutla, Mexico to visit survivors of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on September 19th, 2017. He spoke to them in Spanish, listening to their stories and offering words of love, comfort, and encouragement.
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April 18, 2017 01:09 PM MDT
"You must become, as the Apostle Paul said, grounded, settled, immovable, with a firm foundation," Elder Andersen told Native American youth.
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April 07, 2017 11:56 AM MDT
Both Elder Neil L. Andersen and Mitt Romney served missions to France and traveled to celebrated the newly completed Paris France Temple.
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By  LDS Living
March 25, 2017 11:52 AM MDT
"More concerning than the prophesied earthquakes and wars are the spiritual whirlwinds that can uproot you from your spiritual foundations and land your spirit in places you never imagined possible, sometimes with your barely noticing that you have been moved," Elder Neil L. Andersen said during April general conference 2014.
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February 15, 2017 03:13 PM MST
How can you improve your marriage or your relationships as you are dating? Elder Neil L. Andersen had the perfect advice when he spoke with students at Brigham Young University-Idaho this week.
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January 17, 2017 11:37 AM MST
In a devotional on Jan. 10 at the Provo Missionary Training Center, Elder Neil L. Andersen spoke to thousands of missionaries serving all over the world.
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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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June 10, 2016 07:30 PM MDT
Elder Neil L. Andersen's recent trip to conduct an area review of the Pacific has taken him to meet with members from thriving cosmopolitans to remote islands.
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May 23, 2016 03:40 PM MDT
While visiting missionaries on his tour of the South Pacific, Elder Andersen met men and women from over 25 countries. In a recent Facebook post, Elder Andersen praised these young and faithful Saints, but then he went on to praise another group, those who are unable to serve missions for physical, mental, or emotional health reasons:
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March 01, 2016 04:48 PM MST
Recently on Facebook, Elder Neil L. Andersen talked about his trip to Arizona last month when he visited the Eagar family in the midst of a tragedy and a blessing. After having just lost their 4-year-old daughter, the mother of this little girl went into labor, giving birth to a little boy early the next morning.
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February 13, 2016 01:57 AM MST
Africa now has three temples in development, three more in operation. Learn more about the groundbreaking and the growth of the Church in Africa.
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January 25, 2016 05:46 PM MST
“Within your sphere of responsibility, you have as serious an obligation as do I within my sphere of responsibility.” -Gordon B. Hinckley
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October 28, 2015 02:13 PM MDT
Tuesday evening, Elder Neil L. Andersen shared a touching story on his Facebook page about a remarkable family he knows and the wife and mother they lost. Along with describing the trials, challenges, and triumphs of the Mart family, he also shared his testimony of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Check out this incredible story below.
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October 13, 2015 03:27 PM MDT
Elder Neil L. Andersen looked ready to suit up for BYU on Saturday night.
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October 07, 2015 03:28 PM MDT
The LDS Church's 185th Semiannual General Conference included the sustaining of three new apostles, uplifting messages and powerful testimonies.
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September 12, 2015 03:00 PM MDT
When Jesus Christ, our Savior and the Creator of our universe, called the little ones to Him, He wasn't just reaching out and serving. He was showing us how we should live our lives in meekness, even while we care for these precious children of our Heavenly Father.
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August 21, 2015 05:08 PM MDT
MR says: It's encouraging and comforting to know that in a world that is constantly being filled with evil influences, we have access to another power--one greater than ourselves.
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August 20, 2015 04:51 PM MDT
MR says: For more on Greg Olsen, check out "Greg Olsen Shares the Story Behind His Stunning Piece 'Worlds Without End.'"
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July 16, 2015 03:10 PM MDT
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, were in Jerusalem last week to attend the 2015 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference. During the trip, Elder Andersen visited Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. They were joined by Sister Andersen; Stephen Rockwood, the newly announced managing director of the Church's Family History Department; and Eran Hayet, director of the Brigham Young University (BYU) Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. They discussed the BYU Jerusalem Center, a Church-owned landmark for the past 27 years, and the Church’s work to preserve family history.
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March 09, 2015 08:13 PM MDT
Neil L. Andersen serves as an apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But did you know that he speaks four languages? English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese (“Neil L. Andersen”). In this biography of Neil L. Andersen, read about his early years and the miracles—large and small—he has seen in his life.
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February 15, 2015 10:04 PM MST
A year ago, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a challenge to attendees of the 2014 RootsTech conference: “Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple.”
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By  LDS Living
October 06, 2014 01:43 PM MDT
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August 09, 2014 08:47 AM MDT
Photo from LDS.org He says, "I milked a lot of cows and moved a lot of irrigation pipe. I can remember that on Christmas morning before we opened our presents, we had cows to milk."
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May 14, 2014 04:37 AM MDT
See just how much time these men have given in service of the Church! Their appearances may have changed over the years, but the selfless leadership and inspired messages of these men are timeless.
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October 17, 2013 04:28 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints cannot separate their profession from their faith; they must find ways to integrate the two, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve said during the Collegium Aesculapium fall meeting.
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March 05, 2013 03:55 PM MST
Even as members in Haiti labor to build a promising future for their faith and families, they remain grateful for the Church’s humble beginnings—and the pivotal, historic role of a prophet in their island nation. It was three decades ago that President Thomas S. Monson—then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve—visited Haiti and dedicated the land for the preaching of the restored gospel. Since that time, the Haitian members and their neighbors have endured staggering economic struggles and, three years ago, a devastating earthquake.
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February 03, 2012 04:12 PM MST
From January 20 to 29, 2012, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy, visited Church members in Brazil. The Brethren were accompanied by their wives, as well as by the Brazil Area Presidency—Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, Elder Carlos A. Godoy, and Elder Jairo Mazzagardi of the Seventy— and other Area Seventies.
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