Served as a General Authority for almost 54 years
2008–2018 Thomas S. Monson served as the 16th President of the Church.
When you see sin, shun it.
When you have a duty, do it.
When you enjoy freedom, protect it.
When you have the truth, live it.
When you have a testimony, share it.
President Thomas S. Monson, Improvement Era, Feb. 1967, p. 48
Prudence: good judgment; self-discipline
“Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving” (D&C 89:11).
Hosanna: save now
This word was used during the Lord’s triumphal entry.
“And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Mark 11:9).
Appellation: a name
“And thus Moroni put an end to those king-men, that there were not any known by the appellation of king-men” (Alma 51:21).
1,940 Total Church Membership
In 1989, Sister Urszula Adamska was the first missionary called from Poland.
47,474 Total Church Membership
Missionaries first arrived in Costa Rica in 1946.
25,856 Total Church Membership
The first stake on the island was created in 1995.