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May. 20, 2018 - May. 26, 2018

Filipino youth, Church leaders use app to capture family historyOver 100 youth in the Philippines participated in a stake activity aimed at documenting and saving family history information online.
Youth and members of the Makati Philippines Stake learn how to use an online app to preserve valuable family history information.
President Spencer W. Kimball: A prophet at the pianoI heard a prophet playing a piano in "Music City." The prophet was President Spencer W. Kimball and the city was Nashville, Tennessee.
While visiting the home of Roger and Glenda Brady in 1975, President Spencer W. Kimball chose to sit on an old-fashioned piano stool. After a few minutes, he whirled around and played "I Am a Child of God." In the photo are Sister Camilla Kimball and D. Arthur Haycock, President Kimball's executive secretary.
Elder Uchtdorf in Berlin: Walls and generations can't divide German saintsElder Dieter F. Uchtdorf returned to Berlin May 13-15 to meet with President Joachim Gauck, the former president of Germany, and to visit sites of historical significance with pioneering Latter-day Saints in the country.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf visits with missionaries in Berlin, Germany, on May 14.
What I know now that I didn't know a month agoOver the years I have watched Latter-day Saints celebrate new and rededicated temples with their own form of enthusiasm.
Attendees arrive for the Jordan River Utah Temple rededication  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Sunday School general president tells Air Force graduates 'God will not leave us alone'Twenty four LDS candidates graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on Sunday, May 20, and heard remarks about the role and importance of revelation from Sunday School general president Brother Tad R. Callister.
Brother Tad R. Callister presents Cortney Porter (C1C) with a unit coin that reminds her to pray always.
'Trust that the hand of the Lord is in it,' new General Authority saysThrough years of dedication and a solid testimony, Elder David P. Homer, new General Authority Seventy, understands that the Spirit is associated with service, even when the fruits aren't readily apparent.
Elder David P. Homer, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Nancy D. Homer.
Children and youth invited to BYU-Idaho's annual Education Week with adultsMore than 60 teachers have been selected from among BYU-Idaho faculty, along with others from the local area and surrounding states. Teachers will address a variety of general and religious topics.
BYU-Idaho Education Week focuses on strengthening individuals and families through lifelong learning.
New temple presidents called to serve in Mexico, Manti, Fiji and CanadaThe following four new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in November.
Elpidio F. and Raquel A. Contreras
A call for unity and righteousness: President Eyring rededicates Jordan River TempleCalling back to an original dedicatory prayer that emphasized unity in the church and righteous leadership in governments worldwide, President Henry B. Eyring rededicated the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Elder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, right, walk outside the Jordan River Utah Temple prior to rededication services in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Church relocates 169 LDS missionaries in NicaraguaThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement earlier today announcing the removal or relocation of 169 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to civil unrest in areas of the country.
Nicaragua
Bishop Gérald Caussé: The guiding principles of the Church’s financesPresiding Bishop highlights guiding principles of Church finances — including tithing, self-reliance, provident living and guidance from heaven.
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé
Elder Dale G. Renlund returns to his 'other homeland'"I was humbled by the depth of the conversion of the Saints and missionaries in Sweden," Elder Renlund said of his visit to Sweden. "I saw a light in their eyes and felt deep commitment to the Savior in their hearts."
Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, visit with some of the apostle's cousins while in Sweden.
Fearless Faith: How the Coral Springs Florida Stake found healing in Christlike service after Parkland shootingOn Valentine’s Day 2018, Danielle Koon received a call informing her that there was an active shooter on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She was told that her daughter was in the building where the shooter opened fire.
The Coral Springs Florida Stake youth smile for a photo in front of the mural they helped paint.
From The Vault: President Gordon B. Hinckley's 'The Loneliness of Leadership'On Nov. 3, 1969, President Richard Nixon spoke to citizens of the United States of America calling for national solidarity regarding the Vietnam War effort.
President Thomas S. Monson with President Gordon B. Hinckley in 1970.
Summary of Church Financial Information released by Presiding Bishop CausséThe following is a summary of the materials provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released earlier today to help clarify how the Church handles their finances:
The exterior of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
'There is room in this Church for everyone,' Elder Anthony D. Perkins tells BYU-Idaho studentsElder Anthony D. Perkins, a General Authority Seventy, spoke to BYU-Idaho students about becoming consecrated to the cause of Christ and that the Church is "more than just an institution."
Elder Anthony D. Perkins, General Authority Seventy, talks to students after the devotional on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
BYU professor explores 'revolution' in drones, other autonomous vehiclesRandy Beard shared his work during a BYU forum on May 22, where he received the Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.
Randal Beard
Church-sponsored humanitarian projects allow hope to fall like rain on parched Mexico townTrio of Church-sponsored welfare projects will improve crops and lives in tiny town once dependent upon rainfall to quench their fields.
Yesenia Gutierrez Peñaloza, director of Construyendo Esperanzas AC, speaks with volunteers from the "Helping Hands" program out of Pachuca, Mexico.
In sharing the gospel, President Ballard reminds members in Australia to 'keep it simple'A look at President Ballard and Elder Stevensons' trip to Australia and New Zealand.
President M. Russell Ballard and Elder Gary E. Stevenson and other Church leaders greet members in Wellington on May 19, 2018.
Unique 'Pioneer Day' event celebrates heritage of Black, Jewish, Native American and LDS pioneersMore than 3,500 people in the Inland Region of Southern California experienced a unique "Pioneer Day" celebration that included Mormon, Black and Jewish pioneer history, as well as Native American, Spanish and Polynesian heritage.
Area Seventy Kevin K. Miskin, center, and his wife Robin, left, taste salsa prepared by sisters from the Upland 4th Branch during San Bernardino Heritage Day.
'Let's just serve': Luncheon reiterates unity of LDS Church and NAACP in efforts to serveLDS Church hosted a luncheon on Friday with NAACP and community members to promote the shared themes of unity and service which the organizations promote.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shakes hands with National President Derrick Johnson of the NAACP, right, during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Black Latter-day Saint history on display in the Church History LibraryIn commemoration of the 40th anniversary of President Kimball's historic priesthood announcement, the Church History Library will present historic documents from black Latter-day Saint history in an exhibit from May 21-June 9.
A photograph of Jane Manning James, circa 1862-1873. Jane Manning James was an early black convert who lived with Joseph Smith and his family in Nauvoo and became one of the first African American women to enter Utah.
Dedicatory prayer for the rededication of the Jordan River Utah TempleFollowing is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in First Presidency, to rededicate the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
The Jordan River Utah Temple is rededicated  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.