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Desire to Serve Others Motivates New Apostle

News Story — 6 April 2008

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, announced yesterday as the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke to media in the Church Office Building Saturday afternoon.

First Presidency Sustained, New Apostle and Other Leaders Named

News Story — 5 April 2008

Thomas S. Monson was sustained today as prophet, seer, revelator and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a solemn assembly of Church members worldwide. Henry B. Eyring was sustained as first counselor and Dieter F. Uchtdorf as second counselor in the First Presidency – the highest governing body of the Church.

New Church President Serves in Public and Private Settings

News Story — 4 April 2008

The first session of the 178th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be held this Saturday will begin just as conferences before. There will, however, be a notable exception: Thomas S. Monson will be leading the proceedings and speaking to millions gathered in Salt Lake City and around the world as president of the Church.

Taiwan Mayor Seeks Missionary Help

News Story — 1 April 2008

The mayor of Taichung has called on Mormon missionaries to assist with a project aimed at helping his city (pop. 1 million) become an inviting location for international business and tourism.

Leaders Encourage Young Women to Make Good Choices

News Story — 29 March 2008

A Church leader told 20,000 young Mormon women tonight that choices made at a young age can ultimately determine the course of a person’s life.

Mack Wilberg Named Director of Mormon Tabernacle Choir

News Story — 28 March 2008

Dr. Mack Wilberg was officially named today as the new music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir by Mac Christensen, president of the choir.

Church Seeks National Historic Landmark Designation

News Story — 28 March 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced several developments today in its efforts to memorialize the victims who were killed at Mountain Meadows more than 150 years ago in southern Utah.

Missionaries Help Protect Flooded Communities

News Story — 25 March 2008

The people of Fenton and Valley Park, Missouri, saw a different side of their local Mormon missionaries over the weekend. As floodwaters rose and homes and businesses were threatened, 50 young Latter-day Saints serving as missionaries for their church loosened their ties, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

In Christ Shall All Be Made Alive

Commentary — 21 March 2008

This Easter weekend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will join the Christian world in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Latter-day Saints practice Easter much like the rest of Christianity. They embrace the symbolism of renewal found in nature and expressed in tradition. But something more concrete than symbols and more meaningful than rituals underlies this time of rebirth. The foundation of this season of hope is the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is the “life and the light of the world” ( ). 

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