Apostles Minister to Many Nations
July 2014

“Apostles Minister to Many Nations,” Liahona, July 2014, 17

Apostles Minister to Many Nations

Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continue to carry the ministry of the Church throughout the world. During recent assignments:

  • Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder Neil L. Andersen offered counsel and direction to Saints in Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, and Papua New Guinea. Elder Nelson spoke of the need to strengthen families, and Elder Andersen reminded members to be of good cheer. On a separate assignment, Elder Andersen met with members and community leaders in areas of the Philippines devastated by earthquakes and tropical storms.

  • Elder Dallin H. Oaks dedicated the Mexico City Missionary Training Center. He encouraged missionaries to study hard and dedicate themselves to the Lord.

  • Elder M. Russell Ballard told Saints in the South America South Area that “the day of the sons and daughters of Lehi is blossoming,” with 4.5 million members and 14 temples in South America. This fulfills a prophecy made by his grandfather Elder Melvin J. Ballard (1873–1939) that South America would become a power in the Church.

  • Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged members in Taiwan and Hong Kong to make the temple part of their lives by attending as often as they can.

  • Elder David A. Bednar reminded Latter-day Saints in Uganda that they are pioneers in building the Church in their country. He reminded members in Kenya of the importance of consistently showing love at home.

  • Elder Quentin L. Cook taught members in Central America of the importance of service to God, to each other, and to their neighbors.

To learn more about the ministry of the Apostles, go to lds.org/prophets-and-apostles.