A new Church News video, titled “The First Three Years,” highlights the ministry of President Russell M. Nelson, 96, who was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 14, 2018.

President Russell M. Nelson is the leader of almost 17 million Latter-day Saints worldwide has traveled extensively, changed Church organization, utilized technology, issued historic invitations and built bridges of understanding.

“This is a man on a mission for the Lord,” says his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, who narrates the video. “He is undaunted. He is optimistic. He really does believe the best is yet to come.”

President Russell M. Nelson

President Nelson was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 14, 2018, at age 93, after serving 34 years in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

He brought a lifetime of preparation to his new position. A world-renowned surgeon and man of perfect pitch that played the organ during quorum meetings, President Nelson had visited 133 countries — participating in the dedications of 31 of those countries and opening doors for the Church in Eastern Europe and China. At headquarters he had served as the chairman of each of the Church’s three governing committees — the Missionary Executive Council, the Temple and Family History Executive Council and the Priesthood and Family Executive Council.

More about President Nelson

100 Powerful Quotes From President Russell M. Nelson

“Over my nine and a half decades of life, I have concluded that counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems.” – Russell M. Nelson

All Talks by President Russell M. Nelson

I am listing below all Russell M. Nelson’s talk, not just those that he gave when he was as a General Authority of the Church, but also those given by him before.

Watch President Russell M. Nelson’s Message on the Healing Power of Gratitude​

President Nelson at October General Conference: Are You Willing to Let God Prevail in Your Life?

During the Sunday morning session of the conference, President Nelson taught about the gathering of Israel and how that is related to our willingness to let God be the most important influence in our lives.

Silver Linings: President Russell M. Nelson on Temples During a Pandemic (Video)

In a new Church News video, President Russell M. Nelson describes the difficult decision to temporarily close the temples due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Russell M. Nelson Joins NAACP Leaders in Call for Racial Harmony in America

We agree with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement, that “hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” It is this kind of love that inspires us to do the rigorous work of building bridges of cooperation rather than walls of segregation and alienation. (President Russell M. Nelson)

President Russell M. Nelson Shares Social Post about Racism and Calls for Respect for Human Dignity

In light of recent events, Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared a message on his social media accounts where he reminds of the Creator’s call for each of us to abandon attitudes of prejudice against any group or individual.

President Nelson Issues Bicentennial Proclamation on the Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

President Russell M. Nelson today, in the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, read a new proclamation to the world about the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of members of church. He then led them in a Hosanna Shout during a special solemn assembly to commemorate the First Vision.

Video: President Russell M. Nelson Teaches about Joy and Peace in Troubled Times

Even during a global pandemic we can find reasons to have joy and find peace. This is the message of President Russell M. Nelson and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saints.


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