Ulisses Soares

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By  LDS Living
October 02, 2021 08:38 AM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in October 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Soares's birthday.
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March 26, 2021 04:10 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
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December 08, 2020 07:20 PM MST
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages from General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church. This story has been updated throughout the week. Find summaries of remarks below or use the menu to jump to a specific section.
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July 08, 2020 03:58 PM MDT
Elder Ulisses Soares has experienced atypical Sabbath days as he has waited in the airport while on Church assignments. On one of those Sundays, he found a place where he could be somewhat alone and “closed his eyes and turned his heart to the Lord.”
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By  LDS Living
August 08, 2019 02:33 PM MDT
On September 15, 2019, Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Craig C. Christensen will participate in a Face to Face event for young adults around the world, answering their questions and sharing hopeful messages. You can submit your own questions at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2019 11:59 AM MDT
As part of the Church's Special Witnesses of Christ series, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses S. Soares share their testimonies of God's love, covenant belonging, loving one another, temples, and peace.
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June 03, 2019 01:23 PM MDT
"I felt like we were in heaven—I think the Lord gave us an opportunity to feel the spirit of the country and the spirit of the language,” Elder Soares said after this historic dedication of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple.
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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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March 04, 2019 11:46 AM MST
Elder Ulisses Soares knows the timing of his recent travels was no coincidence.
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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 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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October 05, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares made history during the April general conference by being called as the first Asian-American apostle and the first Latin American apostle respectively. As members of the Church prepare to hear from the newest members of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, we thought we would share with you a few things we’ve learned about Elder Gong and Elder Soares since last conference.
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October 01, 2018 08:45 AM MDT
The April 2018 general conference was unforgettable. Not only did the stars align so that Easter, conference, and April Fools all landed on the same day, we participated in a solemn assembly, sustained a new prophet and two new apostles, and received a few jaw-dropping surprises.
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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 21, 2018 12:51 PM MDT
Recently, Elder Neil L. Andersen wrote an articleabout the remarkable life of our new apostle, Elder Ulisses Soares. In the article, which will be published in the October Ensign, Elder Soares's daughter Lethicia says, “When Jesus called His Apostles, He didn’t pick the most knowledgeable Pharisees, He picked fishermen. My father and mother are like that. They totally trust the Lord, and He uses them to fulfill His works because He knows they are selfless, willing to work hard, and humble enough to accept correction.” Elder Dale G. Renlund adds, “Elder Soares is an exuberant, committed, devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. I don’t know anyone who feels more keenly that he’s on the Lord’s errand. If he’s asked to do something, he does it with all his might.”
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By  LDS Living
July 16, 2018 02:14 PM MDT
It's not always as easy as we would like to accept someone different than ourselves. But we shouldn't just accept these differences, we should embrace them.
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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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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 12, 2018 01:49 PM MDT
“After the revelation, the gospel spread out everywhere across Brazil,” Elder Soares said. “We saw many cities being opened for the teaching of the gospel, and more and more people accepting the gospel.”
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June 11, 2018 12:44 PM MDT
Just before the 40th anniversary of the priesthood revelation, Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Ulisses Soares visited Latter-day Saints in West Africa. “The Church is growing and becoming a great people of faith and righteousness because of the good people there,” Elder Andersen said. Learn more about how the Church in Africa has grown to 300,000 members in 40 years.
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May 29, 2018 04:56 PM MDT
Our prophet and apostles provide examples for us not only through what they do and say but also in what they surround themselves with.
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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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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 03:04 PM MDT
A touching story about how seeking to do good and follow promptings can lead to being in the right place at the right time.
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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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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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