Russell M. Nelson

May 16, 2022 11:58 AM MDT
“I believe that if the Lord were speaking to you directly tonight, the first thing he would make sure you understand is your true identity.”
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May 10, 2022 01:48 PM MDT
To celebrate the first worldwide YA devotional in five years, young adults are invited to special events on Temple Square.
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By  Emily Abel
May 05, 2022 09:14 AM MDT
Praying initially felt like a cheap way out: a way to feel like I was doing something without really doing anything. But President Nelson taught me otherwise.
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May 03, 2022 07:37 AM MDT
A worldwide devotional for young adults will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
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April 22, 2022 08:42 AM MDT
There is no doubt that Planet Earth is a wondrous, beautiful, and glorious place, and we are eternally grateful for all of God’s creations.
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Fun
April 16, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has become the oldest President of the Church at age 97 years, 7 months, and 7 days old.
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April 06, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has said that new temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil.
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Here’s a recap of each of President Nelson’s addresses from April 2022 general conference.
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President Russell M. Nelson announced 17 temples during the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2022 general conference.
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April 01, 2022 12:23 PM MDT
Romanian Ambassador visited the First Presidency to speak in part about Church response to the refugee crisis in Eastern Europe.
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March 25, 2022 04:50 PM MDT
The last women’s session of general conference was held in October 2020. Here is one quote from each address to help remind you what was said:
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March 24, 2022 07:30 AM MDT
How have these statements from our prophet influenced the way you live the gospel?
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March 16, 2022 02:15 PM MDT
President Jean B. Bingham has seen firsthand how President Nelson’s noteworthy and unique perspective has been a blessing to Latter-day Saint women.
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March 01, 2022 02:07 PM MST
President Nelson’s message for the 750,000 members of the Church living in California included invitations that ring true for all Latter-day Saints.
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February 25, 2022 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.
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By  Emily Abel
February 16, 2022 01:01 PM MST
President Nelson has been very engaged in the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple. So much so, he took a trip up to inspect the roof.
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February 14, 2022 10:02 AM MST
In a flurry of posts for Valentine’s Day, here’s what Church leaders are encouraging us to remember on the day of chocolate and flowers.
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January 27, 2022 02:07 PM MST
Sister Nelson shares several stories that give a personal view into President Nelson’s vibrant character and personality.
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January 24, 2022 11:15 AM MST
The prophet reiterated a message that has become a common theme of his ministry: the importance of Latter-day Saints working to gather Israel.
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Since becoming the President of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson has extended several invitations to Latter-day Saints worldwide to act in faith.
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By  Emily Abel
January 10, 2022 02:02 PM MST
When Sister Melanie Rasband walked in late to a large meeting, she began looking for a seat near the back. But President Nelson had another idea.
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By  Emily Abel
January 08, 2022 04:00 PM MST
There are many lessons to be learned from the symbolism of Eve being made from a rib from Adam’s side—and all of them seem to point to the importance of marriage.
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January 05, 2022 05:33 PM MST
"You parents and teachers have a great responsibility to teach these children,” President Nelson told Saints in Bolivia. "What are you going to teach your children? I would like to suggest you do what the Savior did.
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December 16, 2021 09:32 AM MST
How can you personally reach out and help others experience the light of Jesus Christ this Christmas?
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December 06, 2021 07:00 AM MST
President Henry B. Eyring said the spirit of Christmas is “the joy that comes in worshiping and loving the Lord Jesus Christ.”
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following Christmas message on Friday, November 26:
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November 23, 2021 11:00 AM MST
The prophet himself has only dedicated two temples during his administration: the other 12 have been assigned to other Church leaders.
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November 23, 2021 09:00 AM MST
“No matter our situation, showing gratitude for our privileges is a fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual prescription.”
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November 15, 2021 01:58 PM MST
Tucked in the November issue of the Liahona were some exciting changes to temple recommends. Here is a closer look about how these important cards have changed over the years.
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November 11, 2021 07:00 AM MST
Many of our prophets and apostles have served in their respective country's military, including each member of our First Presidency. Here are powerful spiritual lessons these prophets and apostles learned during their military service.
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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 often see prophets behind the pulpit, but how about behind the piano? In recent years, President Russell M. Nelson has shared three public piano performances with the Church. Watch each of them here:
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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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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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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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