The Gospel in Russia


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In November of 1985, President Ezra Taft Benson charged Elder Russell M. Nelson with opening the doors of Communist nations in Europe to the gospel. “I didn’t know how to do that,” Elder Nelson recounts in this video, “but I had faith the Lord would help me.”

Hear Elder Nelson explain how the Church was able to gain official recognition in Russia just six years later. “The Lord did it,” he says.