Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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October 01, 2021 03:13 PM MDT
Keeping track of all the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles may be a challenge for many of us—but not for 18-month-old Oliver Austin.
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October 01, 2021 11:49 AM MDT
We hear them speak every six months, and we're familiar with their names and faces. But most of us have never seen the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as young men. Do you think you would still recognize them?
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September 24, 2021 09:50 AM MDT
“As fun and interesting as it is to follow the careers of professional athletes, perhaps some of us need to spend a little more time focusing on the players on the Lord’s team.”
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2018 and has been updated in celebration of Elder Bednar's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
This story was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated to celebrate President Eyring's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
February 06, 2021 12:00 PM MST
This story was originally published in February 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Rasband's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
January 24, 2021 01:15 PM MST
This story was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Christofferson's birthday.
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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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By  LDS Living
December 03, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
November 13, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in November 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Renlund's birthday.
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December 16, 2019 06:18 PM MST
Church leaders have been busy during the month of December, speaking at Brigham Young University, BYU-Hawaii, and Peru. Here are a few quick summaries of what they taught in each place.
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By  LDS Living
December 13, 2019 09:00 AM MST
Is Santa Claus a part of your Christmas tradition? Check out what a few Church leaders have said about old Saint Nick.
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November 27, 2019 05:05 PM MST
One of the many responsibilities for members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles when they go abroad on visits to other countries and continents is to minister to members and missionaries, attend stake conferences, give training to leaders and speak at various meetings and devotionals.
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November 27, 2019 03:45 PM MST
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles just returned from visiting the region of Southeast Africa from November 9–16 where he addressed possibly the "largest gathering of Saints ever in South Africa," according to Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy.
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November 22, 2019 07:18 PM MST
While giving an address to LDS Business College students on November 19 in the Assembly Hall at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared three things that we can always be grateful for—regardless of our circumstance.
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October 28, 2019 01:05 PM MDT
From an unexpected invitation to offering to push someone in their wheelchair, learn more about how 82-year-old Elder David B. Haight ministered to someone after they sprained their ankle.
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October 05, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living earlier this year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and ending the week of general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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September 28, 2019 11:32 AM MDT
There are two things Latter-day Saints get really excited about: general conference and Disney. So what happens when you put them together? Over the years, there have been several Disney-related stories or comments used in conference talks to make a point or share a value. Here are a few of them.
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By  LDS Living
August 31, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Our prophets and apostles have been set apart as special witnesses of our Savior Jesus Christ. While we do not need to see our Redeemer face to face to testify of His divine life and mission, some Church leaders have shared remarkable accounts of when they saw the Lord, whether through dreams or visions. Their experiences testify of the love, grace, power, and glory of our Savior.
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August 22, 2019 01:59 PM MDT
Two Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Thursday morning with U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence in Salt Lake City during the government leader’s one-day visit to Utah.
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By  LDS Living
July 31, 2019 05:25 PM MDT
Archeologists have uncovered the Church of the Apostles, an ancient church built over the home of New Testament apostles Andrew and Peter.
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May 30, 2019 12:46 PM MDT
Brother Tad R. Callister was released in April as Sunday School general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ending more than a decade of service at Church headquarters.
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May 09, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Editor's note: This article was updated by LDS Living in January 2021.
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By  LDS Living
May 08, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
The vernacular used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other sects of Christianity can be confusing to those of different faiths. In a new video released by the Church, the role, origin, and ongoing existence of Apostles is explained.
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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
April 20, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Apostles and prophets bear witness to Christ and His divine mission. This Easter season, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes from apostles on the Atonement.
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March 14, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
"Words are inadequate to describe the strength and the bond of friendship, the reverence, that we have among the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles," Elder David A. Bednar said in the new Church video "The Brotherhood of the Brethren." "It's the strongest bond of brotherhood that I think exists on the earth."
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By  LDS Living
March 13, 2019 03:22 PM MDT
The historic photo of all 15 apostles in Rome dressed in white has made waves on social media. With the beautiful backdrop of the Christus and Twelve Apostles statues in the Rome Italy Temple Vistors' Center, the picture has been called a "powerful statement" by many.
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March 13, 2019 03:14 PM MDT
Gasps have frequently followed announcements made by President Russell M. Nelson during his vigorous 14 months as prophet-leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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March 12, 2019 08:23 PM MDT
As special witnesses to the world of the divinity of Jesus Christ, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared their testimony of Christ by recording excerpts from the original document, "The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles." Originally published on January 1, 2000, the document commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago.
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March 12, 2019 11:27 AM MDT
In a historic gathering in the Eternal City, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered to attend the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple.
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By  LDS Living
March 11, 2019 03:12 PM MDT
After a historic weekend where President Nelson met with Pope Francis and all 15 apostles attended the Rome Italy Temple dedication, the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve shared beautiful testimonies of the Savior on social media.
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March 11, 2019 11:48 AM MDT
ROME — In a major capital of Christianity on Monday, all 15 apostle-leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered together for the first time outside the United States in what some called a powerful statement about the church's role as a world religion.
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February 15, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This year's youth theme is "If ye love me, keep my commandments” from John 14:15. As you read this month's article, think about ways that you can become better friends with Jesus by keeping the commandments.
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January 26, 2019 03:00 PM MST
From P. Diddy to ESPN and Criminal Minds, the wisdom from our latter-day prophets and apostles has shown up in some pretty unexpected places. Here are just a few:
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With our eternal salvation at stake, it is no surprise that we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often take ourselves too seriously. Elder J. Golden Kimball, often referred to as “the Swearing Apostle,” was notorious for his sense of humor and pragmatic attitude about the gospel and life. Here are five stories attributed to him over the years that help us remember to loosen up every now and again.
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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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November 15, 2018 03:25 PM MST
Editor's note: A portion of this was previously published on the author's blog.
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October 26, 2018 12:49 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson is currently touring South America speaking to saints in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile. As our prophet has traveled the world this year, we have seen how much he cares for God’s children and for the gospel of Jesus Christ. President Nelson has also been able to address the Latter-day Saints in South America in Spanish, which has been a huge blessing for them.
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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  LDS Living
October 05, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
As we sustained two new apostles this conference weekend, we were able to hear their powerful testimonies of the Savior. Their witnesses flooded our hearts with the Spirit, helping us remember our relationship with our Heavenly Father and our conviction to do His will.
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October 04, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
"Saturday of April conference of 1984 has been circled on our calendar for many years, for that date was targeted as the first time in my life that our only son would be old enough to attend general priesthood meeting with me," President Russell M. Nelson said the first time he stood at the pulpit in general conference as an apostle. "Brothers and sisters, little did we know that on that day my name would be presented as a member of the Council of the Twelve."
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September 28, 2018 10:02 PM MDT
It’s unlikely that anyone in the Church (except for the apostles) anticipated that Neal A. Maxwell would be called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles when he was. As far as most people knew, there wasn’t a vacancy to be filled. Generally, a new apostle is called when an apostle dies. However, in 1981, the health of all three members of the First Presidency was declining. After many vibrant years of service together, they were slowing down. President Spencer W. Kimball, in recovery from surgery, felt “a restless urge to breathe needed vitality into the First Presidency”. President Kimball called Elder Gordon B. Hinckley to be a fourth member of the Presidency on July 15th. This left a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve.
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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 24, 2018 09:11 AM MDT
General conference is one of the greatest times of year for Latter-day Saints. We are privileged to hear from our prophet, apostles, and other general authorities who prepare inspired messages to bless our lives, and it’s a wonderful time to receive personal spiritual guidance.
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August 15, 2018 05:01 PM MDT
“Membership in the Church is a very personal matter. Every individual counts. That is why we function on the principle of common consent,” Elder Holland said. “We want everyone to have an opinion, to express him or herself, and to be united in going forward. . . . I love the imagery of arms to the square and the meaning behind that. No one has to serve alone in the Church, whatever our calling.” Elder Renlund added with a smile, “Another thing that the members can do to sustain me as one of the Twelve is to forgive me for not being perfect."
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August 09, 2018 07:39 PM MDT
“Being called as an Apostle is not an accomplishment or achievement,” explained Elder Dale G. Renlund, disproving a misconception about his role as an apostle. “It’s not a calling that is earned."
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July 13, 2018 03:21 PM MDT
For full-time missionaries, an hour or two spent with a visiting Apostle is a mission highlight worthy of several journal entries. Even listening to the Apostles speak at general conference on television or perhaps online makes for nourishing spiritual sustenance.
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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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June 26, 2018 06:30 PM MDT
What touching experiences from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that testify of the calling these men hold as special witnesses of our Savior.
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June 01, 2018 12:39 PM MDT
June 8, 1978, is emblazoned into our collective memory as Latter-day Saints. Many of us identify with the sentiments of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who said, "I can remember exactly where I was. For us, that's the 'where we [were] when Kennedy was shot' [moment], this deep, deep, spiritual, emotional moment in the history of the Church."
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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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By  Yvonne Liu
May 08, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
In the early days of the Church, it was common for members to be called to serve at young ages.
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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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April 13, 2018 02:01 PM MDT
“President Nelson walked in and his eyes were very penetrating,” Elder Soares said about an appointment he had with the prophet just a few days before conference. “He sat down in front us, knee to knee. He held my hand and my wife’s hand . . . and then he extended the call. He told us the Savior wanted me to serve as one of His apostles.”
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April 03, 2018 12:41 PM MDT
It's remarkable to read the humility, and sometimes the humor, with which our current Church leaders accept the calling to serve as an apostle of the Lord. When PresidentHenry B. Eyring was calledby President Gordon B. Hinckley to serve in the First Presidency, he blurted out, "President Hinckley, are you sure you’re talking to the right person? This is Hal Eyring.”
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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 02:04 PM MDT
This morning's solemn assembly was a historic occasion and marked the calling of two new apostles, including Elder Ulisses Soares, who was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. Here are a few things to know about him.
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