Spencer W. Kimball

October 19, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
Any discussion of Latter-day Saint connections in Star Wars has to begin with the old legend that Yoda was modeled after Latter-day Saint prophet Spencer W. Kimball, who was passably similar in appearance and mannerism.
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August 28, 2019 01:04 PM MDT
Some may remember a story of President Spencer W. Kimball helping a stranded pregnant woman in the airport who was pushing along her young toddler.1 President Kimball comforted the woman, whom he had never met and knew nothing about, gave the little girl a piece of gum, and got the young, pregnant, exhausted mother and her wet and hungry 2-year-old daughter on the next flight out of the Chicago O’Hare airport.
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August 11, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
Some years ago there was a rather serious tragedy in our ward. A great woman, the wife of our former bishop and a woman beloved and respected in our ward family, contracted cancer of the worst kind. This was a vivacious, effervescent woman who lifted and inspired everyone she met. As the disease became worse, I gave her blessings. Other General Authorities gave her blessings. One of the blessings I gave was in the presence of her seventeen-year-old son. Another blessing was given to her when her son was eighteen. Our Heavenly Father, though, had something else in mind for her, and she was taken home to Him.
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June 13, 2018 02:22 PM MDT
Read the touching responses of black members of the LDS Church when they learned about the 1978 priesthood revelation by following the link below.
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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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By  Yvonne Liu
May 18, 2018 09:24 AM MDT
Do Latter-day saints believe in soul mates?
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May 03, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Only three months after the Church was officially organized, the Lord instructed Emma to make a selection of hymns to be used by the Saints:
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October 23, 2017 08:14 PM MDT
In 1971, the then-president of the Quorum of the Twelve, Spencer W. Kimball, shared with President Russell M. Nelson that he was experiencing chest pain. After performing a selective coronary arteriogram on October 9, 1971, President Nelson found President Kimball was suffering from severe aortic valve disease. President Nelson then met with President Kimball, explaining that because of the nature of the disease, surgery was a very risky option but would correct President Kimball's heart. The following is an excerpt from Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle and details the miracle that followed.
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October 18, 2017 07:25 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from President Kimball Speaks Out.
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July 01, 2017 04:07 AM MDT
The following is adapted from Receiving Personal Revelation: Using a Journal to Improve Your Communication with Godby Larry Tippetts.
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June 27, 2017 03:08 PM MDT
On June 29 through July 1, 2017, Mormon artists, musicians, and scholars will gather from all over the world to participate in the first-ever Mormon Arts Center Festival. The festival will take place in New York City at the recently established Mormon Arts Center and is co-directed by Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, and Glen Nelson, the founder/director of the Mormon Artists Group.
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November 15, 2016 10:06 PM MST
When Thomas S. Monson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve in October of 1963, one of the first assignments he was given was to supervise the work of the gospel in the Polynesian area. He came to know and love the members in Polynesia, even giving his October 1966 conference talk on "God's Gifts to Polynesia's People."
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By  LDS Living
September 07, 2016 06:39 PM MDT
Elder Ronald A. Rasband recently shared a post on Facebook, sharing how his parents helped teach him a strong work ethic as a young boy—something that has helped him find success later on in life.
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July 02, 2016 03:35 PM MDT
Are you scared to bear your testimony because you feel like you have nothing new to say? Do you feel like testimony meetings often get awkward or boring? Well, here is some classic advice from President Spencer W. Kimball that was recently published in the Ensign.
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June 30, 2016 12:05 PM MDT
I often look back at my journey from being a “jungle boy” in rural India to being where I am today and know that my life and faith are truly miracles. The Lord’s embroidery of my life is more beautiful than I ever expected.
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February 02, 2016 05:15 PM MST
Did you know that all the way back in 1977, President Kimball outlined a "never-failing formula" for every couple to build a successful, satisfying, and eternal marriage? Read it for yourself!
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July 08, 2015 07:53 PM MDT
When there is a vacancy in The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the President of the Church is the one who ultimately issues the calling to a new apostle. The process of receiving that inspiration includes earnest prayer and discussion with all of the current apostles. President Gordon B. Hinckley shared this after filling a vacancy left by the passing of Elder Marvin J. Ashton in 1994:
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May 28, 2015 03:20 PM MDT
This experience comes from the April 1985 General Conference when Elder Marvin J. Ashton talked about his experience learning from a prophet while visiting those in prison:
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February 14, 2015 11:59 AM MST
In 1972, Elder Kimball visited California to reorganize the Pasadena stake. He called Jack McEwan as the stake’s new patriarch.
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February 09, 2015 08:17 PM MST
It’s little wonder that the leaders of the Church have historically made happiness in family life a high priority. Here are the love stories of five latter-day prophets and their wives.
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