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The Ministry of Prophets and Apostles Today


  • The Lighthouse of Laie

    • 22 December 2011

    The world has need of graduates who are true to the gospel of Jesus Christ as they leave college and enter the secular world, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said in his commencement address at BYU—Hawaii. He encouraged graduates to focus on the blessings they have received and to create an impact on the world around them.

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  • Be an Active Participant, Not a Silent Observer

    • 22 December 2011

    Work with people of other faiths to improve the moral fabric of this nation and the world and to protect religious freedom, Elder Cook challenged students graduating from BYU-Idaho. He encouraged graduates to become a beacon for morality through their personal interactions and to join with people of other faiths who feel accountable to God.

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  • As Sacred as Solomon’s Temple

    • 14 December 2011

    “This temple will bring eternal families to this place and country,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, said at the dedication of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple. “After this day, this temple will be as sacred as the temple of Solomon, the temple in Nauvoo, the temple in Salt Lake City, or as sacred as any of the temples in the world.”

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  • Let the Holy Spirit Guide

    • 13 December 2011

    When leaders listen to and follow the Spirit, it will enable them to conduct meetings in the manner described in Doctrine and Covenants 46:2. That was the principle taught in word and by example when President Packer and Elder Christofferson met with priesthood leaders in Sandy, Utah.

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  • Prophets and Apostles Share Christmas Memories

    • 13 December 2011

    Read some meaningful Christmas reminiscences from President Monson, President Eyring, Elder Perry, Elder Oaks, Elder Ballaard, and Elder Andersen.

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  • Children Can Bless Their Homes and Families

    • 6 December 2011

    “Children, when was the last time you told your parents that you love them?” asks Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He notes that children can help their family “become more diligent and concerned at home” by frequently and sincerely expressing love.

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  • Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

    • 2 December 2011

    As the Christmas season begins, each of us should open our heart to receive once again a witness that Christ was born as the Savior of the world, that He lives, and that because of Him, we will live again. This opening of our hearts was encouraged by President Thomas S. Monson; President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor; and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor, during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on December 4, 2011.

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