During the week of October 16-22, President Russell M. Nelson spoke to members of the Church in Canada. Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the Hamilton New Zealand Temple. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to members of the Romanian Church about the importance of covenants.
Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled young single adults. The Young Men General Presidency, including President Steven J. Lund and his counselors Elder Ahmad S. Corbitt and Elder Bradley R. Wilcox, were featured on the Church News podcast to discuss the new For the Strength of Youth guide. Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society general president, spoke to the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
Sister Kristin M. Yee of the Relief Society general presidency spoke at a BYU-Pathway devotional about trusting in the Lord. The Sunday School general presidency shared the impact of “Come, Follow Me” on Church members’ relationship with the scriptures. The Kyiv Temple in Ukraine was reopened, milestone dates were set for four temples, a new video about the Washington DC Temple was released, and photos inside the Belém Temple in Brazil were released.
Read the summaries of these nine articles below.
1. President Nelson Addresses Latter-day Saints in Canada
Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ offer everyone a divine birthright and the potential for eternal life, President Russell M. Nelson said in a message broadcast Sunday, Oct. 16 to 125,000 Latter-day Saints in Alberta and Alberta. British Columbia.
President Nelson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, intended to deliver his message from southern Alberta. But an airline error prevented him and his wife, sister Wendy Nelson, who has deep Canadian roots, from making the trip. instead, they broadcast their talks from Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Read what President Nelson told Church members in Alberta and British Columbia
2. Elder Uchtdorf rededicates the Hamilton New Zealand Temple
After an absence of more than four years, a dedicated temple of the Lord is once again operating in New Zealand, offering members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints present here the blessings of ordinances and covenants for them- themselves and their deceased relatives. .
On a bright and sunny Sunday, October 16, Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the Hamilton New Zealand Temple, after it closed in 2018 for extensive renovations and refurbishment. . Built from the exhausting efforts of worker missionaries in the 1950s, the New Zealand Temple—as it was then known—was dedicated on April 20, 1958, by President David O. McKay.
Learn about Elder Uchtdorf in New Zealand for the temple rededication
3. Brother Bednar explains how covenants will change the lives of the Romanian people
Speaking to friends and visitors who came to the meeting who are not members of the Church, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained how doctrine, authority, ordinances and the covenants were again restored on earth. As God spoke to His servants in the Old Testament and the New Testament, He speaks now.
Elder Bednar invited them to learn more and prepare to be changed in a remarkable way.
Learn more about what Elder Bednar told Latter-day Saints in Romania
4. Elder Soares Offers Counsel and Blessings in Answer to Sincere Questions from Young Single Adults
Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—with the help of his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, and other guests—answered questions submitted by young adults at a religious meeting held at the Jordan Institute of Religion.
Young adults expressed concern on a variety of topics, including making decisions, resisting temptation, resisting opposition, and preparing to serve a mission.
Find out what Elder Soares advised young single adults
5. For the Strength of Youth Guide—Young Men General Presidency on the Church News Podcast
This episode of the Church News podcast features the General Presidency of the Young Men of the Church, President Steven J. Lund and his counselors, Elder Ahmad S. Corbitt and Elder Bradley R. Wilcox. The Presidency discusses the new guide, Latter-day Saint conferences For Youth to Be Strong, and the Church’s theme for youth in 2023, “Through Christ Who Strengthens Me I Can Do All Things.”
The new For the Strength of Youth guide, subtitled “A Guide to Making Choices,” focuses on gospel principles, agency, and inspiration. It is available at Youth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Youth section of the Gospel Library.
Listen to the podcast and discover the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide
6. Savior-style lawyer, says President Johnson at BYU Bar
Addressing members of the bar and their spouses and friends gathered in the Relief Society building in Temple Square on Tuesday, October 18, President Johnson said, “The way we do our work must be different from the world at because of who we are. are and who we have covenanted to be.
Prior to serving as Primary general president and now Relief Society general president, President Johnson was president of the law firm Snow Christensen & Martineau in Salt Lake City. She practiced law for nearly 30 years, primarily as a litigator.
Find out what President Johnson advised the BYU bar
7. Sister Yee at BYU-Pathway Devotional on Trusting in the Lord
Sister Kristin M. Yee worked for nearly 13 years as an artist and producer at Disney Interactive Studios. One day, as she pressed the elevator button at work, she felt impressed that it wasn’t where she was supposed to be anymore.
Sister Yee shared her own educational journey, including her decision to leave her career at Disney, to highlight the need for students to deepen trust in God and a relationship with Him. “I have learned from personal experience that there is usually never a good time to go to school, but it is always a good time to trust in the Lord,” Sister Yee said.
Learn about Sister Yee’s educational journey and what she said at the BYU-Pathway devotional
8. The Sunday School presidency asked Church members how “Come, Follow Me” helps them have “transformative” experiences with the scriptures.
The Sunday School General Presidency expressed gratitude and appreciation for the humility and diligence of Latter-day Saints as they voluntarily continue to follow the teachings of Church leaders through study. home-centered scripture a fundamental part of gospel learning in their lives.
Learn about the impact of “Come, Follow Me” on Church members
9. Church Reopens Temple in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dedication of 4 Temples Announced
“Earlier this year, the temple in Kyiv was temporarily closed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has carefully assessed the current circumstances and has decided to resume – on a limited basis – sacred religious ceremonies in the temple,” said church spokeswoman Irene. Caso, in a statement released on Sunday, October 16.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced milestone dates for four temples, including Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, Managua Nicaragua Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, and Torreón Mexico Temple.