Elder Gary E. Stevenson Shares His Plain and Precious Testimony

Elder Stevenson

Elder Gary E. Stevenson, recently called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, plans “to focus not on what I can’t do but rather on what I can do. I can testify of the plain and precious truths of the gospel.” Elder Gary E. Stevenson was called to serve as the… Continue reading

Elder Ronald A. Rasband: A Life of Service

Ronald A. Rasband

Elder Ronald A. Rasband said of his call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “It was the Lord’s decision and . . . I needed to understand that and have it confirmed to me.” Elder Ronald A. Rasband was sustained on October 3, 2015, as a member of the… Continue reading

Conference Isn’t Over

Remember the messages and promptings from the October 2015 general conference as you read and revisit the messages shared. “Repentance is real and it works.” —Elder Allen D. Haynie “We do not strive for conversion to the Church but to Christ and his gospel.” —Elder D. Todd Christofferson  “If our… Continue reading

How Is a New Apostle Called?

When a vacancy opens in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the process of choosing a new apostle is guided by heavenly inspiration. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized in the same way that Jesus Christ organized… Continue reading

The King Follett Sermon: One Speech, Four Contemporary Accounts

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Learn about this landmark address by Joseph Smith on the nature of God. The nature of God and man has been one of the most hotly contested religious doctrines throughout the ages. The question “Who am I?” is as universal to the human condition as is “What should I have… Continue reading

Mummies and Mormons—Ancient Egyptian Artifacts and the Early LDS Church

Discover which book in the Pearl of Great Price was translated from ancient papyri found in Thebes, Egypt. Discovering Mummies In the late eighteenth century, Napoleon Bonaparte’s escapades sparked new interest in the exploration of Egyptian antiquities. Italian explorer Antonio Lebolo uncovered a large cache of mummies and papyri near Thebes,… Continue reading

Prisoner of War Finds Hope in the Gospel

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During the turmoil of World War II, prisoner Hermann Mössner found strength through the scriptures and church meetings. When German soldier Hermann Mössner was captured as a prisoner of war in World War II, he did not let the chaos of war bring him down. An article titled “Out of… Continue reading

Keep Following God’s Will: Don’t Give Up on What You Feel Is Right

Sometimes we don’t understand the spiritual promptings we receive. But Joseph Smith’s example shows us that as we trust and follow those promptings, we can know for certain that we are doing God’s will. We all have desires, many of them righteous ones. You may want to serve a mission… Continue reading

Did Joseph Smith Write about Your Ancestors?

Joseph Smith Papers

Are your ancestors mentioned in the pages of Church history during Joseph Smith’s day? Find out through a quick and easy—and free—search. One day, after venturing onto the Joseph Smith Papers website, I discovered the search engine designed specifically for finding individuals’ names in the site’s collection of documents. The… Continue reading

“O God, Where Art Thou?”: The Trials of Liberty Jail

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When everything seems to go wrong, has God left us to face our trials alone? On December 1, 1838, six men, including the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, were wrongfully imprisoned in the dungeon of Liberty Jail in Clay County, Missouri. One of the other innocent captives charged with… Continue reading