By the Numbers

3,500,000: Copies of the Book of Mormon printed in 2006

Elaine S. Dalton

Leaders for Righteousness

Elaine S. Dalton

“President Gordon B. Hinckley has said of you, ‘You are … the finest [and strongest] generation of young people ever in the history of this Church.’ I believe you have been prepared and reserved to be on the earth at this time when the challenges and opportunities are the greatest. I believe that the Lord is counting on you to be a leader for righteousness and to stand as a witness ‘at all times and in all things, and in all places’ (Mosiah 18:9). Indeed, it can be said of you that you are the ‘bright shining hope’ of the future.”

Elaine S. Dalton, First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, “It Shows in Your Face,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2006, 109.

My Favorite Scripture

“Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am” (D&C 93:1).

This verse tells about all the things you have to do to be able to see the Savior. I want to work at these things in my life to achieve that goal.

Ole I., 16, Buskerud, Norway

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Talk Tip

If you’ve been asked to give a talk in church, don’t worry—prepare. Remember, the Lord has promised, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30). As you prepare and organize your talk, think about including a positive personal experience of how the gospel topic works in your life and brings you closer to Jesus Christ.

The Church in … Bolivia

Missionaries called to the Andes Mission arrived in Bolivia in November 1964. They baptized and confirmed their first convert that December.

The first Bolivian to serve a mission for the Church was Desiderio Arce Cano in 1967. He left a singing career in Argentina to serve in his native land. He later became a stake president and a mission president.

Membership in Bolivia has more than doubled in the past 10 years.



Stakes and districts






Family history centers


Photo illustration by Matthew Reier; photograph of microphone by Christina Smith; photograph of scriptures by Nathan Campbell; photograph of Cochabamba Bolivia Temple by Jamie Cardona, may not be copied