Russell M. Nelson

By  Emily Abel
October 18, 2021 04:20 PM MDT
Sunday, October 17, was an exciting day for Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma and Kansas—the Church announced its donation of two million dollars to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and President Russell M. Nelson spoke to members in a virtual devotional.
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October 04, 2021 11:56 AM MDT
In his general conference message, President Nelson drew parallels between seismic improvements and our need for strong spiritual foundations.
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By  LDS Living
September 09, 2021 01:36 PM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in January 2018 and has been updated to celebrate President Nelson’s birthday.
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By  Emily Abel
March 19, 2021 02:25 PM MDT
We are blessed to often see prophets behind the pulpit, but how about behind the piano? In recent years, President Russell M. Nelson has shared at least three piano performances with the Church—and not all of the songs were hymns.
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January 06, 2021 08:19 PM MST
On the latest episode of the Church News podcast, Sister Sheri Dew, executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation and former member of the Relief Society General Presidency, interviews Sister Wendy Watson Nelson. Together, the two look back on highlights from President Russell M. Nelson’s ministry and life. Here are just three things we took away from this beautiful interview.
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January 06, 2021 08:07 PM MST
In a January 2021 article in the Liahona, President Russell M. Nelson shared a message on receiving revelation. Reflecting on one of his own personal experiences, the prophet wrote about a time when he was guided by the Spirit to check on the late Elder Robert D. Hales, who had previously suffered a heart attack.
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December 30, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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December 29, 2020 12:00 PM MST
If there were any perks to 2020, one was that we all spent a little bit more time (virtually) with President Russell M. Nelson than usual. Outside of general conference, the Church released special video messages throughout the year from our prophet. Additionally, President Nelson co-authored a piece with NAACP leaders calling for racial harmony. He reminded us of the need for gratitude to find healing, he invited us to fast with him, he prayed for us, and he reminded us that “we are all children of a loving God.”
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December 22, 2020 04:57 PM MST
In September, Church News shared what President Russell M. Nelson taught his 57 grandchildren and 140 great-grandchildren as part of his birthday celebration.
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December 16, 2020 03:50 PM MST
There are three types of articles written about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to Hal Boyd, the former opinion editor for the Deseret News, who is now an associate professor of family law and policy at BYU: First, there is the article written by the non-Latter-day Saint journalist who looks at the faith warily. Second, pieces written by former or lapsed members of the Church. And third, “the genre in which active Church members examine their faith.”
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December 16, 2020 01:47 PM MST
Visitors to The Atlantic’s website might be surprised to see a large picture of a Latter-day Saint temple at the top of the site’s home page. Members of the Church will be pleased to find that they can read the words of their prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, in an exclusive interview granted to writer McKay Coppins, a Latter-day Saint himself. The article is a personal essay in which Coppins addresses the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both the Church at large and in the life of just one of its 16 million members worldwide.
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November 25, 2020 10:34 PM MST
Before President Russell M. Nelson’s challenge to turn social media into our own gratitude journals, there were dozens of lists online of things to be grateful for in the year 2020. Since his invitation, millions of ideas have been added by those using #GiveThanks. But there are a few spiritual things that I think we have become more grateful for this year, as we have either relied on them more or had to do without them. Everyone’s list will look a little different depending on personal circumstances, but here are a few things that I think many of us have come to appreciate more than ever this year (in no particular order).
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By  LDS Living
November 21, 2020 12:00 PM MST
On Friday, November 20, President Russell M. Nelson shared a video message with the world explaining, “No matter our situation, showing gratitude for our privileges is a fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual prescription.”
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November 20, 2020 09:50 PM MST
On Friday, November 20, President Russell M. Nelson delivered a special video message of hope and healing that resonated with viewers around the world. In the prophet’s message—which he received inspiration for in the middle of the night—President Nelson spoke about the pandemic, societal issues, and where healing from these challenges can come:
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November 20, 2020 05:46 PM MST
It’s not often that the prophet announces a special video message, but one week ago, President Russell M. Nelson announced that he had received an impression to share a message with the world.
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November 11, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in May 2018 and has been updated in honor of Veterans Day.
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October 20, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
During the April 2018 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson shared a prophetic insight:
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By  LDS Living
October 12, 2020 01:12 PM MDT
Since becoming an Apostle 36 years ago, President Russell M. Nelson has delivered more than 800 messages. And if you’re looking for a way to study some of these treasured teachings from President Nelson, Deseret Book has some exciting news.
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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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September 24, 2020 04:00 PM MDT
A new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares a powerful reminder from President Russell M. Nelson about enduring life’s trials.
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September 18, 2020 04:58 PM MDT
Over 28 years ago, then-Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke in a devotional at Brigham Young University, and though that address was given decades ago, his words are just as relevant today.
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September 17, 2020 08:27 PM MDT
There’s a certain power in names. I’ve discovered this especially in nature as I’ve learned from my brother how to recognize the call of a chickadee or as my sister has taught me the names of wildflowers. For me, there is a sense of satisfaction in knowing something’s name—as though by remembering it, perhaps it knows me somehow—and so occasionally, I will put forth the effort to learn about the names of plants and animals that I didn’t know before.
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For many people around the globe, bended knee is the posture of prayer, the place we go for ultimate hope when we have nowhere else to turn.
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September 11, 2020 04:41 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson’s 96th birthday celebration may have looked similar to experiences you’ve had with your family during the pandemic—a video conference call, complete with the hurdles of technology like muting and unmuting microphones and wiggly children.
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September 09, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
While addressing the sisters in the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said “I’d like to claim every one of you as part of my family.”
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September 03, 2020 06:48 PM MDT
Like many in the world, President Russell M. Nelson said he feels sorrow concerning the pandemic, especially for those who have faced and continue to face dire circumstances or disappointment. Then the prophet added, “I’ve learned that even through clouds of sorrow, there can be silver linings found.”
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August 27, 2020 12:02 PM MDT
The April 2020 general conference was like no other. Broadcasting from a small auditorium, there was no general admission, prophets sat six feet apart from one another, and I imagine their words echoed from the walls of the mostly empty room. We listened from home and other locations, where fear was an emotional common denominator. COVID-19 was relatively new to the United States at that time and much was unknown, so families and individuals tuned in to conference to hear words of solace and peace. I was one of those. I was scared, upset, and fearful of what the future held. I wanted to hear from my prophet, as I truly believed he would provide a message of faith and comfort.
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By  Emily Abel
August 21, 2020 12:40 PM 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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By  Emily Abel
August 07, 2020 12:30 PM 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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July 27, 2020 01:49 PM MDT
On March 25, 2020, the First Presidency announced that all temples would close at the end of the day. Now, temples have begun a phased reopening, with the first temples entering Phase 2 on Monday, July 27, 2020, allowing all living ordinances.
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June 30, 2020 02:30 PM MDT
The Prophet Joseph Smith was the recipient of divine tutoring in remarkable ways.
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June 25, 2020 06:38 PM MDT
In a Church News video released Thursday, President Russell M. Nelson revealed that the Church's efforts to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic has become the Church’s largest-ever humanitarian response, with a total of over 500 service projects.
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April 28, 2020 06:37 PM MDT
The number of temples worldwide has grown exponentially over President Russell M. Nelson’s lifetime.
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April 16, 2020 08:25 PM MDT
A recent Church News documentary highlights the past two years of President Russell M. Nelson’s ministry since his call as prophet.
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April 10, 2020 06:04 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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April 06, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
I’ve always been struck with how generous the Lord is with His knowledge—if we seek it. There’s not a better time in any of our lives to “grow into the principle of revelation”1 than when we are desperate to know the answer to a question that has great implications and ramifications for our lives. Questions such as: “Should I marry this person?” “Should I move?” “Should I pursue my education?” “Should I take this job?” Why would we ever settle for the best answers that the world can give us when the Lord stands ready to open the heavens to teach us, mentor us, and speak to us through the whisperings of the Spirit? Personal revelation is something we each want and need.
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March 31, 2020 04:07 PM MDT
In the April 2020 issue of the Ensign, President Russell M. Nelson shared a message on being prepared for the Second Coming of the Savior.
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March 30, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints around the world have been anticipating April 2020 general conference ever since President Russell M. Nelson promised a bicentennial celebration of the First Vision and a general conference that would be “not only memorable but also unforgettable” for those who prepared for the event.
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March 26, 2020 09:09 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has extended an invitation to all people worldwide to participate with him for a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, March 29.
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March 20, 2020 09:00 PM MDT
This story was originally published on LDS Living in October 2018.
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March 14, 2020 10:30 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson released a message across social media platforms on Saturday, March 14. The video trended on YouTube, as reported by Deseret News. Watch the video or read a transcript of his message below.
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March 06, 2020 02:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Our 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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February 26, 2020 01:42 PM MST
President Russell M. Nelson posted a video across social media platforms Wednesday morning issuing his second invitation of 2020.
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February 21, 2020 04:10 PM MST
Editor's note: Our 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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February 07, 2020 04:00 PM MST
Editor's Note: Our 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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February 07, 2020 02:00 PM MST
Security concerns and travel restrictions prevented President Russell M. Nelson and Elder D. Todd Christofferson from traveling to Venezuela for a devotional on February 2. But this didn't stop them from delivering a message of hope and comfort to the members there.
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February 05, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Peace can come to all who earnestly seek the Prince of Peace. His is the sweet and saving message our missionaries take throughout the world. They preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored by Him through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Missionaries teach these life-changing words of the Lord: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
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January 29, 2020 02:10 PM MST
President Russell M. Nelson’s 40-year professional relationships in China are facilitating a donation of supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that will help Chinese health workers in their effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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January 01, 2020 01:43 PM MST
To start out the New Year, President Russell M. Nelson shared a post on social media about what to do to prepare for April 2020 general conference.
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“Now is not only a time for us to look back, it is the time to look forward with excitement to the future,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a visit to the Republic of Singapore. “What a glorious future is in store for you.”
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November 19, 2019 02:49 PM MST
With a population of more than 90 million, Vietnam "is destined to be a force in the Church," Elder Christofferson shares in a new Church News video about the Southeast Asia Ministry.
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November 18, 2019 07:18 PM MST
It’s been 23 years since a prophet has visited Vietnam.
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November 17, 2019 07:55 PM MST
There are approximately 16 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, visit Southeast Asia over the next week, they are visiting countries where just 30,000 Latter-day Saints live. President Nelson calls these countries a “vibrant corner of the world, one that has seen plenty of strife through the years but also a region filled with valiant, resilient, determined souls.”
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October 08, 2019 12:39 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy — along with Elder D. Todd Christoffersonof the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Katherine — will travel to Asia in mid-November as the prophet continues his worldwide ministry. These global faith leaders will visit four countries in seven days, with trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia, from November 15 to November 22, 2019.
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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 12:00 PM 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 leading up to 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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By  LDS Living
September 24, 2019 02:54 PM MDT
Thanks to thirdhour.com for making us aware of this video.
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September 20, 2019 10:17 PM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living last 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 leading up to 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 17, 2019 03:50 PM MDT
In a powerful devotional delivered at the Marriott Center on the BYU campus, President Russell M. Nelson addressed young adults around the world and outlined "five truths that I feel impressed to share with you," he said.
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By  LDS Living
September 16, 2019 02:36 PM MDT
"I think about the issues facing young adults daily. I feel inspired to share an important message with you on September 17 at 11:05 a.m. MDT," President Russell M. Nelson recently shared on Facebook. "Please join me that day on the Church’s Facebook or YouTube account or ChurchofJesusChrist.org."
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