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From Ghana Mormon Newsroom

Russell M. Nelson Named President of LDS Church

President Russell M. Nelson was announced as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was sustained and set apart in the Salt Lake Temple on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

From Ghana Mormon Newsroom

Elder and Sister Uchtdorf Encourage Young Adults to Trust in God

“My purpose today is to offer my certain witness that your Father in Heaven knows you, He hears you, and He will never abandon you,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at a worldwide devotional for young adults on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

President Monson Honored for Legacy of Love, Service

The funeral of President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 12, 2018 was viewed by millions around the world.

A Special Invitation

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world are invited to participate in a live message from President Russell M. Nelson on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (GMT+0) or 9:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

From Ghana Mormon Newsroom

President Monson Viewing Attended by Thousands

Before the break of dawn Thursday, hundreds of mourners gathered outside the Conference Center to pay their last respects to President Thomas S. Monson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who died January 2, 2018.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Public Leaders Worldwide Pay Tribute to President Monson

In addition to tributes from Presidents Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who served with President Thomas S. Monson in the First Presidency, and from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, many religious, educational, humanitarian and government leaders around the world have extended prayers and condolences in the wake of President Monson’s passing.

President Monson’s Service By the Numbers

The life and ministry of President Thomas S. Monson has led to some very unique facts and figures. Here are some milestones by the numbers:

President Monson Funeral Arrangements Announced

Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. MST. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Thomas S. Monson: On the Lord’s Errand

On any given day at a handful of nursing homes in Salt Lake City, a buoyant yet distinguished elderly gentleman would be seen talking, laughing and listening to the residents. Despite his heavy load of religious assignments, Thomas S. Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a self-appointed chaplain for these facilities.

From Ghana Mormon Newsroom

Succession in the Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The highest-ranking governing body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the First Presidency, consisting of the president and his two counselors, or advisers. This three-man body supervises the work of the entire Church in all matters of policy, organization and administration.