Quentin L. Cook

April 09, 2021 06:23 PM MDT
Elder Quentin L. Cook says he has always worried about saying too much about sacred things.
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January 15, 2020 04:41 PM MST
Rarely does an apostle happen to be in the area during the time of a natural disaster. But with the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has been able to minister to those affected by the volcanic eruption as well as meet with local leaders.
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January 13, 2020 04:30 PM MST
For the first time in 43 years, the Taal Volcano in the Philippines has erupted, sending ash, steam, and rocks nine miles into the sky.
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By  LDS Living
July 29, 2019 02:44 PM MDT
In a recent Instagram post, Elder Cook shares, "I believe that it is important for us to consider the commonalities we have with other faiths."
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July 02, 2019 04:36 PM MDT
"We need to follow the Spirit and focus on individual people instead of baptism numbers," Elder Quentin L. Cook told mission leaders. "Please remember that missions baptize—not individual missionaries. Make sure that those who find, those who teach, and those who baptize a convert share the experience together." And to help make that happen, Elder Cook invited leaders to help give missionaries two gifts.
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June 07, 2019 06:27 PM MDT
While speaking at the semiannual Jewish-Latter-day Saint Dialogue, Elder Quentin L. Cook shared a quote from Robert Abrams, a four-time attorney general of New York, about the commonalities between Latter-day Saints and Jews.
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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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February 06, 2019 06:23 PM MST
Using the story of Alma as he spoke to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, Elder Quentin L. Cook shared four principles to help Latter-day Saints make more righteous decisions and addressed spousal and child abuse.
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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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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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September 09, 2018 10:32 PM MDT
“In learning more, we will bind our hearts together with saints of yesterday and today. We will find examples of imperfect people who went forward with faith and allowed God to work through them to accomplish his work.” —Elder Quentin L. Cook
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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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October 18, 2017 03:36 PM MDT
"There’s something very special about having faithful people to have callings in temples, and it takes a large number of people to operate temples," Elder Quentin L. Cook said about the Meridian Idaho Temple. "This is a place that I can see why the Lord would want a temple here, and I can see why the prophet determined that one should be here."
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By  LDS Living
September 18, 2017 03:30 PM MDT
Comparing ourselves to others is easy. It's easy to augment our own faults when we idealize the strengths of others, especially on social media.
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By  LDS Living
July 28, 2017 04:12 PM MDT
While the world often disregards basic moral values, their importance is what helps shape society and give meaning to life.
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July 28, 2017 04:02 PM MDT
“If there is to be ‘fairness for all,’ no one should face a threat to their very existence,” Elder Cook said at the Black Church Leadership Summit. “All should affirmatively recognize that everyone is entitled to protection for their core freedoms and interests. We cannot abandon the basic moral high ground that gives meaning to this life and has guided civilizations for centuries.”
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By  LDS Living
July 18, 2017 06:05 PM MDT
Sacrament meeting is a special time each week where members can renew their baptismal covenants and draw strength from the Savior's Atonement.
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By  LDS Living
June 30, 2017 04:22 PM MDT
As we sing the hymns each Sunday and at other Church-related activities and meetings, it's important to remember the messages of hope and faith in the lyrics of the songs.
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By  LDS Living
March 23, 2017 04:38 PM MDT
Recently on Facebook, Elder Quentin L. Cook shared principles that will bring prosperity in our lives. While so many measure their success based on their wealth, Elder Cook says that there is so much more to the idea of prosperity than riches and what we own.
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By  LDS Living
February 23, 2017 04:31 PM MST
When social acceptability, laws, and popular opinion support one idea, it can be difficult to challenge the status quo. But when it comes to abortion, Elder Quentin L. Cook gave Latter-day Saints clear counsel: We should help in defending the value of children and the importance of family.
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February 07, 2017 06:57 PM MST
As part of a recent devotional at BYU, Elder Quentin L. Cook discussed two topics that have garnered a lot of attention throughout the countries in recent years. In his devotional, Elder Cook addressed the potential misery that can come from these topics and some of the sensitivities that surround them.
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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 08, 2016 07:41 PM MST
After hearing about acts of terrorism around the world in recent years, it can be difficult not to succumb to fearful living.
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By  LDS Living
November 10, 2016 05:50 PM MST
Yesterday, Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland shared on Facebook the experiences they had while visiting Jersulam as part of the 175th anniversary of Orson Hyde visiting the Holy Land.
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2016 03:09 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Quentin L. Cook, and Elder James J. Hamula of the Seventy met with prominent Jewish leaders from the United States at the Mount of Olives on Thursday to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Apostle Orson Hyde's prayer dedicating Jerusalemas a gathering place for the Jewish people.
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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
September 23, 2016 05:21 PM MDT
This story and video Elder Quentin L. Cook posted on Facebook is too heartwarming to need commentary:
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By  LDS Living
September 12, 2016 05:52 PM MDT
After addressing the young adults of the Church in a devotional Sunday night, Elder Quentin L. Cook invited members to share their thoughts on social media.
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September 03, 2016 11:00 AM MDT
Following the recent travels of two apostles to Central and South America, Elder Renlund and Elder Cook praised the members and missionaries in Guatemala, Columbia, and Peru.
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August 23, 2016 01:42 PM MDT
The Sabbath is not an endless list of dos and do nots. It's a sacred day that the Lord has given to us to bless our lives.
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July 08, 2016 01:00 PM MDT
In 2005, a study estimated that42 percent of children and teens are bullied online at some point in their lives. With the increasing use of cell phones, social media, iPads, and so many other technologies among young children today, that statistic has likely even risen within recent years.
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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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February 22, 2016 02:32 PM MST
With 224-mile-per-hour winds, flooding, and at least21 people killed, Cyclone Winston has been characterized as the most powerful tropical storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, according toKSL.
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January 28, 2016 08:13 PM MST
This past month, our apostles have been busy traveling throughout the South Pacific and Central America cheering the Saints, bringing hope, and meeting with important government leaders.
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January 15, 2016 04:59 PM MST
The Church's Granite Mountain Records Vault is one of the most protected and high-security places in the world, up there with places like Fort Knox and Area 51.
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October 28, 2015 07:04 PM MDT
MR says: Elder Cook, an alumni from the Stanford School of Law, spoke to students at convocation about their "faith, accountability to God, and the religious impulse [that] are increasingly being marginalized in a secular world."
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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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February 23, 2015 10:05 PM MST
Quentin L. Cook 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 the London blitz started the day before he was born, and that his mother named him after the radio announcer who was broadcasting the event? (General Conference talk “Let There Be Light!”). Years later, Quentin served with his mission companion, Jeffrey R. Holland, in the very areas that had been bombed when he was an infant (Liahona article “Elder Quentin L. Cook: A Willing Heart and Mind”). In this biography of Quentin L. Cook, read about his life, family, and love for others.
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Fun
September 08, 2014 08:21 AM MDT
1. Elder Cook is the great-great-grandson of apostle Heber C. Kimball, and great-grandson of David Patten Kimball, who helped carry members of the Martin Handcart Company across the Sweetwater River.
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Fun
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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February 10, 2014 02:47 PM MST
“You are working at a time when the Lord’s work is greatly hastened,” Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told a group of more than 700 missionaries from three different missions in Guatemala City during a recent trip to Central America.
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March 05, 2012 02:22 AM MST
While serving his mission to Scotland in the late 1890s, then Elder David O. McKay (who served as Church President between 1951 and 1970) and his companion passed a building where the stone above the door was inscribed with a quotation usually attributed to Shakespeare: “What e’er thou art, act well thy part.” Recalling this experience while giving a talk in 1957, President McKay said he thought to himself, “You are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than that, you are here as a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Then I thought [about] what we had done that afternoon. We had been sightseeing, we had gained historical instruction and information, it is true, and I was thrilled with it. … However, that was not missionary work. … I accepted the message given to me on that stone, and from that moment we tried to do our part as missionaries in Scotland” (“Lesson 29: David O. McKay—Worldwide Ambassador of God,” The Presidents of the Church: Teacher’s Manual, [1996]).
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March 02, 2012 04:00 PM MST
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January 18, 2012 04:26 PM MST
A prominent Mormon leader is in Christchurch to share a blessing with the city and inspect earthquake-damaged churches. Elder Quentin L Cook, an Apostle from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to about 500 members of the Christchurch congregation last night .
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