Ronald A. Rasband

October 21, 2021 12:53 PM MDT
In a new #HearHim video from the Church, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares his testimony that the Holy Ghost can direct us in life.
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September 17, 2021 11:46 AM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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June 02, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Recently, while watching BYU Women’s Conference, a single sentence from Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s address brought back a memory from when I was a student at BYU’s Jerusalem Center.
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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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January 20, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This excerpt adapted from Be Not Troubled originally appeared in the January/February issue of LDS Living.
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December 24, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Not long ago, I met with a dear friend that I have known and loved for many years. When we met, my friend confided that he had been struggling. He felt he was experiencing, to use his words, a “crisis of faith” and sought my counsel. I felt grateful that he would share his feelings and concerns with me.
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December 21, 2020 07:48 PM MST
A new video produced by Deseret Book highlights the counsel of Elder Ronald A. Rasband from his new book, Be Not Troubled.
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December 16, 2020 01:00 PM MST
In the temple, we renew our spiritual perspective. In the temple, we recommit our lives to the Lord. In the temple, we recognize “things as they really are, and . . . things as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13).
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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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August 28, 2020 08:40 PM MDT
Elder Ronald A. Rasband recently reflected on events of the past six months as part of a Church News series sharing counsel from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the pandemic.
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June 05, 2020 07:20 PM MDT
Two months ago, President Russell M. Nelson introduced a new bicentennial proclamation in general conference.
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October 29, 2019 12:18 PM MDT
Elder Rasband also spoke to the Arizona Tempe Mission at the Institute building on Saturday, Oct. 19, with Elder Paul B. Pieper, General Authority Seventy, and Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé. He told the missionaries that as a young man he wanted to serve a mission in Germany like his father, brother and brother-in-law. When he opened his mission call at the mailbox of his home, he was disappointed to learn he’d been called to the Eastern States Mission. He didn’t want to show his disappointment to his parents, so he went inside and opened the scriptures before they came home.
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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 27, 2019 05:00 AM MST
On assignment one day in Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to meet with a few of the families devastated by mighty twisters that had recently swept through that area. As I visited with the Sorrels family, I was particularly touched by the experience of their daughter, Tori, then a fifth grader at Plaza Towers Elementary School.
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February 13, 2019 05:00 AM MST
There was never any question in my mind that I would serve a mission. The only question I had was, “Where will I serve?” I thought I knew the answer. My dad went on a mission to Germany. My older brother went on a mission to Germany. My sister’s boyfriend—and future husband—went on a mission to Germany. I thought I was going to Germany too. In fact, I planned on it.
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By  LDS Living
February 11, 2019 02:00 PM MST
“Try just saying the name ‘Jesus Christ’ in a perilous setting with one who has lost hope. Just calling upon Him by name, with reverence, can make a difference in a difficult moment," Elder Ronald A. Rasband said in a message to Church Education System Employees. "He loves us in our brightest and our darkest hours. . . . Jesus Christ is always the answer."
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February 06, 2019 05:00 AM MST
In 1976, I was the elders quorum president in my campus ward, and Brother Jon Huntsman was the high council adviser. He was already successful in his plastics business. I even remember him slipping me a personal check for $1,000 with these simple instructions: “Use this to help those who are in need in your quorum.” They were never to know where the money came from.
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January 14, 2019 01:53 PM MST
Elders Bednar and Rasband recentlyled the first visitors on a tour through the newly completed Rome Italy Temple, which included political leaders and journalists from across Europe. Both apostles posted about the experience on Facebook, sharing how this new temple of the Lord has impacted them.
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January 14, 2019 01:26 PM MST
More than a decade after it was announced and two millennia after Peter and Paul preached here, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the doors Monday to its stunning new Rome Italy Temple.
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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 30, 2018 03:42 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 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 09, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
It was a regular Sunday morning in October 2015 as 19-year-old Jacob Pinkston sat with his family waiting for sacrament meeting to start. As the meeting began, his mom, Christine, leaned over to him and asked excitedly, “Do you know who’s on the stand?”
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By  LDS Living
July 24, 2018 01:14 PM MDT
He was a rescuer sent by Brigham Young from Utah. She was a member of the Willie handcart company. It's an unusual setting for a love story but one that has lasted through generations.
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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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By  Yvonne Liu
June 19, 2018 05:56 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on June 28, 2018, that it will be creating a revised Hymns andChildren’s Songbook to be used in worship services. Members from around the world can participate in the revision process by submitting hymns to newmusic.lds.org.
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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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March 14, 2018 12:58 PM MDT
"Integrity cannot become a lost art form for those of us who are disciples of Jesus Christ," Elder Ronald A. Rasband said.
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February 13, 2018 03:22 PM MST
"Huntsman, a former Area Seventy, stake president, and mission president in Washington, D.C., was a 'strong, powerful, fair businessman' whose 'word was his bond,'" said Elder Ronald A. Rasband.
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December 18, 2017 04:20 PM MST
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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December 05, 2017 08:15 PM MST
"My heart fills with joy to see this photo and remember this moment with youth in Brazil," Elder Ronald A. Rasband posted on his Facebook, speaking of the hand sign he made at a youth conference that has taken the youth by storm.
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November 01, 2017 03:18 PM MDT
“When something like this happens, we all need one another,” Elder Rasband toldresidents of California as he walked through the ashes that comprised all that was left of their homes. “The old adage ‘no man is an island, no man stands alone’—that thought has come to my mind here this morning as I’ve seen how these wonderful brothers and sisters who have lost every earthly possession have just loved being with each other and look to each other for love and comfort.”
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October 09, 2017 03:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: These responses have been edited for length and clarity.
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September 01, 2017 02:34 PM MDT
Tests, temptations, and trails are natural parts of our earthly experience and daily life. Sometimes, we may even feel so burdened by our troubles it feels impossible to keep going. But one sure way to become comforted and strengthened is to rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
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By  LDS Living
July 31, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
In the Church, we continually hear messages that stress putting family first, such as David O. McKay's often-quoted "No other success can compensate for failure in the home."
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By  LDS Living
June 05, 2017 03:42 PM MDT
Following promptings can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially when we are prompted to ask someone else to do something.
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2017 08:03 PM MDT
This time of year, we often reflect on the Savior's Atonement, His death, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. But it's also important to remember that none of those would have been possible without His undying love for us.
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By  LDS Living
March 31, 2017 04:28 PM MDT
We are so excited for another inspiring conference weekend! Recently, Elder Ronald A. Rasband shared on Facebook a message that showed the devotion and inspiration that goes into every conference talk:
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February 23, 2017 06:40 PM MST
Elder Ronald A. Rasband—accompanied by Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy and Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric—recently returned from a 12-day trip to Central America. There he had the chance to meet with members as well as share LDS beliefs with the Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who called the apostle and general authorities "ministers of peace."
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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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By  LDS Living
December 21, 2016 04:36 PM MST
Following Elder Dale G. Renlund's recent "Special Witnesses of Christ" video, Elder Ronald A. Rasband was recently featured in the latest video in the series, one that focuses on our heritage of faith, love, and devotion to Jesus Christ.
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September 19, 2016 01:58 PM MDT
BUENA VISTA, Virginia — The first LDS apostle to speak officially at Southern Virginia University honored SVU's pioneers on behalf of Church leaders and praised the independent school's president at his inauguration on Friday.
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June 24, 2016 02:33 PM MDT
Plans for Elder Ronald A. Rasband's recent trip to South America didn't include the cities impacted by the earthquake in Ecuador this April. But Elder Rasband felt inspired to visit these places, even though he was told it would be nearly impossible.
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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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February 26, 2016 05:30 PM MST
Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband along with former U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith of the Seventy presented a special gift to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his brief visit to Temple Square on February 26, 2016, according to Mormon Newsroom.
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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 05:00 AM MDT
In Fall 2015 General Conference, Elder Ronald A. Rasband was sustained as the 98th apostle, along with two other apostles, Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund, an event that hasn't occurred in the Church since 1906 when Elders George F. Richards, Orson F. Whitney, and David O. McKay were called as apostles of the Lord.
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September 18, 2015 05:44 PM MDT
MR says: For the first time, a General Authority asked students to send their questions, concerns, and experiences regarding difficult issues like gay rights to his personal Facebook page. The response was overwhelming!
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