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The Church is collaborating with other religious organizations on more than 60 projects that will serve more than 42,000 children in the New York metro area.

Crowds on Times Square quiet as the Nativity is shared in iconic location.

President Holland’s message in an introductory video shown before open-house tours underscores the blessings of eternal families through temple ordinances.

President Nelson extends invitation to youth and young adults, plus eight more stories from the Church News the week of Nov. 19-25.

President Camille N. Johnson and President Susan H. Porter saw child nutrition efforts, taught members and met with civic leaders during the 10-day visit.

“Jesus Christ is God’s transcendent gift,” the First Presidency testifies in its annual Christmas message.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Latter-day Saint missionaries in the Provo MTC on Thanksgiving morning.

The Young Women general president and Relief Society general presidency first counselor taught and ministered in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

In a broadcast to Portuguese-speaking youth around the world, Elder Ulisses Soares shared his testimony of the Savior and encouraged youth to “stay in the boat.”

In two videos released globally, President Nelson promised this invitation would help them address the difficult challenges in their lives.

During the worldwide devotional, Elder Cook shared that young adults around the globe “share similar longings, aspirations and concerns.”

During special ceremony at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery, Elder Uchtdorf pays tribute to the 41 German prisoners of war buried there — and others who died in armed conflict.

President M. Russell Ballard is remembered for his lifelong discipleship and ministry, plus 8 more stories from the Church News the week of Nov. 12-18.

President Ballard, 95, died Nov. 12, 2023, after a life of dedicated service to his family and the Church.

“His tremendous energy and delightful sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of associating with him,” writes the First Presidency of President M. Russell Ballard.

Set apart on Wednesday, Nov. 15, President Holland succeeds President Ballard as Acting President following the latter’s Nov. 12 death.

Saints of all ages in Mexico gathered to hear from an Apostle during his nine-day ministry from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez.

Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, discussed the choice each person makes between light and darkness.

During an Ensign College devotional, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf also paid tribute to his “dear friend” President Ballard.

As an Apostle of Jesus Christ, President M. Russell Ballard frequently taught about the power and importance of councils at church and at home. Here are some of his teachings.

As of the Nov. 12 passing of President Ballard, the 15 apostles had served together for 5 years, 7 months and 13 days.

President Ballard served for 47 years as a general Church leader, and was the longest serving general authority in the Church.

Funeral services for President M. Russell Ballard, who served as the Church’s Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, are scheduled to be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, Nov. 17. Watch it here.

Church News video shares highlights of President M. Russell Ballard’s life and ministry; see recent interviews where he speaks about his family, priorities and testimony.

“I pray that someday when I pass to the next world, I may do so with my testimony burning brightly,” said President Ballard in April 2023 general conference.

A special memorial episode of the Church News podcast remembers the life and teachings of President M. Russell Ballard.

Born Nov. 13, 1952, Elder Renlund has served as an Apostle since 2015.

President Nelson posts an update on his health, Elder Bednar ministers in Mexico, plus 8 more stories from the Church News the week of Nov. 5-11.

Brother Bradley R. Wilcox was a keynote speaker during the Utah Coalition Against Pornography’s 4th Annual Rally for Hope & Healing on Nov. 11, 2023.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Caribbean Latter-day Saints in a devotional and encouraged them to focus their lives on Jesus Christ.