Neil L. Andersen http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Neil L. Andersen en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:25:48 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 184th Semiannual General Conference talk summaries (+photos) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660539/184th-Semiannual-General-Conference-talk-summaries-photos.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660539/184th-Semiannual-General-Conference-talk-summaries-photos.html Summaries of the talks given during the conference sessions, including the Sept. 27 General Women's Meeting, will be posted... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:00:00 MDT Photos: LDS general conference Saturday afternoon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612431/Photos-LDS-general-conference-Saturday-afternoon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612431/Photos-LDS-general-conference-Saturday-afternoon.html Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:45:00 MDT Elder Neil L. Andersen: 'Joseph Smith' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612416/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Joseph-Smith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612416/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Joseph-Smith.html “Each believer needs a spiritual confirmation of the divine mission and character of the Prophet Joseph Smith,”... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:50:00 MDT Two apostles visit Northern South America, where LDS Church continues to grow, mature http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610725/Two-apostles-visit-Northern-South-America-where-LDS-Church-continues-to-grow-mature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610725/Two-apostles-visit-Northern-South-America-where-LDS-Church-continues-to-grow-mature.html A pair of apostles report that the nations of northern South America remain a power in the Church. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:38 MDT Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607321/Its-a-day-of-a-flood-of-family-history-records-documents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607321/Its-a-day-of-a-flood-of-family-history-records-documents.html Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:17:30 MDT Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607373/Picturing-history-Robert-Scott-Lorimer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607373/Picturing-history-Robert-Scott-Lorimer.html Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church releases website to help youths respond to Elder Andersen's temple challenge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html In an effort to help LDS youth around the world reach a challenge issued by an apostle, the Church recently released a number... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:10:00 MDT President Uchtdorf: A visit 'home' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605890/President-Uchtdorf-A-visit-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605890/President-Uchtdorf-A-visit-home.html President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtforf, visited Western Europe, noting... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:08:50 MDT LDS leaders counsel new mission presidents, wives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605614/LDS-leaders-counsel-new-mission-presidents-wives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605614/LDS-leaders-counsel-new-mission-presidents-wives.html Drawing from the scriptures, teachings from past prophets, letters from missionaries and his experiences as president of the... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:46:11 MDT Mission presidents' seminar: Calls are from the Lord http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605729/Mission-presidents-seminar-Calls-are-from-the-Lord.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605729/Mission-presidents-seminar-Calls-are-from-the-Lord.html “No matter what call comes to us, from Sunday School teacher to Relief Society president, our faith is that he who is... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:22:01 MDT Work progresses on Paris France Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605437/Work-progresses-on-Paris-France-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605437/Work-progresses-on-Paris-France-Temple.html Elder Neil L. Andersen and Bishop Gérald Caussé visit France, view progress on the construction of the Paris France... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:45:46 MDT Researching Family History: President Monson's message of 'Hastening the Work' and its impact on genealogy, temple work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605287/President-Monsons-message-of-Hastening-the-Work-and-its-impact-on-genealogy-temple-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605287/President-Monsons-message-of-Hastening-the-Work-and-its-impact-on-genealogy-temple-work.html The prophet's message of "Hastening the Work" has affected missionary, genealogy and temple work. As workers on the other... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 MDT Travels of the Apostles: Brazil - Part of the heart of the LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604558/Travels-of-the-Apostles-Brazil---Part-of-the-heart-of-the-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604558/Travels-of-the-Apostles-Brazil---Part-of-the-heart-of-the-LDS-Church.html Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently visited Brazil. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:05:00 MDT Drizzle, chill fail to dampen first-time conference attendees' spirits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600314/Drizzle-chill-fail-to-dampen-first-time-conference-attendees-spirits.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600314/Drizzle-chill-fail-to-dampen-first-time-conference-attendees-spirits.html First-time participants at the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remained... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:14:02 MDT Elder Neil L. Andersen: 'Spiritual whirlwinds' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600295/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Spiritual-whirlwinds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600295/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Spiritual-whirlwinds.html Elder Neil L. Andersen cautions of "spiritual whirlwinds" Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:35:00 MDT No new LDS temples for now, but President Monson says more to come http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600310/No-new-LDS-temples-for-now-but-President-Monson-says-more-to-come.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600310/No-new-LDS-temples-for-now-but-President-Monson-says-more-to-come.html The LDS Church will focus on finishing 28 temples now under construction or previously announced, President Thomas S. Monson... Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:30:00 MDT Youth 'hastening the work' through family history work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599815/Youth-hastening-the-work-through-family-history-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599815/Youth-hastening-the-work-through-family-history-work.html More than 3,350 youth from all over eastern Idaho and parts of Wyoming gathered on the Brigham Young University-Idaho campus... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:45:00 MDT Legacy of faith continues in Pacific Area, visit from Elder Nelson and Elder Andersen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598330/Legacy-of-faith-continues-in-Pacific-Area-visit-from-Elder-Nelson-and-Elder-Andersen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598330/Legacy-of-faith-continues-in-Pacific-Area-visit-from-Elder-Nelson-and-Elder-Andersen.html Two apostles share counsel and direction with tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints living in the islands of the Pacific. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:30:00 MDT LDS Boston blogs used as a missionary tool http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589931/LDS-Boston-blogs-used-as-a-missionary-tool.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589931/LDS-Boston-blogs-used-as-a-missionary-tool.html The phrase, "It's not missionary work, it's missionary fun!" was quoted by an LDS general authority, Elder Neil L. Andersen,... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:00:00 MST Mormon Helping Hands provide relief after Filipino earthquake http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589711/Mormon-Helping-Hands-provide-relief-after-Filipino-earthquake.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589711/Mormon-Helping-Hands-provide-relief-after-Filipino-earthquake.html Mormon Helping Hands volunteers have participated in assembling 10,000 food kits and 8,200 hygiene kits to help victims of... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:23:57 MDT Funny, tender moments from LDS general conference (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587926/Funny-tender-moments-from-LDS-general-conference-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587926/Funny-tender-moments-from-LDS-general-conference-video.html Several funny and tender moments occurred during the recent general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:45:00 MDT Elder Neil L. Andersen: 'Power in the Priesthood' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587830/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Power-in-the-Priesthood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587830/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Power-in-the-Priesthood.html Elder Neil L. Andersen speaks about the "power in the priesthood" during the Sunday afternoon session of general conference... Sun, 06 Oct 2013 14:55:00 MDT Why LDS Church's President Monson and Mormon apostles are now on Facebook, Google+ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636631/Why-LDS-Churchs-President-Monson-and-Mormon-apostles-are-now-on-Facebook-Google.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636631/Why-LDS-Churchs-President-Monson-and-Mormon-apostles-are-now-on-Facebook-Google.html The social media pages will be maintained on behalf of church leaders and will act as an official social media presence for... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:04:23 MDT Ann Romney, Twitter founder, others share online tributes to mothers (+videos) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579798/Ann-Romney-Twitter-founder-others-share-online-tributes-to-mothers-videos.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579798/Ann-Romney-Twitter-founder-others-share-online-tributes-to-mothers-videos.html As Mother's Day rapidly approaches, readers can find a host of tributes and thoughts about the sanctity and importance of... Sun, 12 May 2013 23:51:15 MDT Duce's Wild: Fighting personal apostasy in order teach the Restoration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578489/Fighting-personal-apostasy-in-order-teach-the-Restoration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578489/Fighting-personal-apostasy-in-order-teach-the-Restoration.html Sunday School is the place for teens to strengthen their personal convictions about the gospel and prepare them to teach the... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Laughs, witty remarks from LDS general conference (+tweets and video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577822/Laughs-witty-remarks-from-LDS-general-conference-tweets-and-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577822/Laughs-witty-remarks-from-LDS-general-conference-tweets-and-video.html This past weekend, many came away from LDS general conference with long to-do lists and notes of counsel, along with... Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:50:00 MDT President Monson urges LDS to find answers through obedience http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577679/President-Monson-urges-LDS-to-find-answers-through-obedience.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577679/President-Monson-urges-LDS-to-find-answers-through-obedience.html President Thomas S. Monson told his listeners during the Sunday morning session of the LDS Church's 183rd Annual General... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:00:00 MDT Elder Neil L. Andersen: 'It's a Miracle' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626339/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Its-a-Miracle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626339/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Its-a-Miracle.html Following His Resurrection, the Savior charged His apostles to go "into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:50:00 MDT Mormon Channel videos discuss when and why to have children (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577285/Mormon-Channel-videos-discuss-when-and-why-to-have-children-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577285/Mormon-Channel-videos-discuss-when-and-why-to-have-children-video.html The timing for starting a family is different for everybody. In Mormon Channel's new videos, couples are encouraged to... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:45:00 MDT Compilation of BYU Women's Conference talks teaches how to be 'Armed with Righteousness' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577031/Compilation-of-BYU-Womens-Conference-talks-teaches-how-to-be-Armed-with-Righteousness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577031/Compilation-of-BYU-Womens-Conference-talks-teaches-how-to-be-Armed-with-Righteousness.html A recently released compilation of talks from the 2012 Brigham Young University Women's Conference offers LDS women around... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MDT Elder Andersen marks 30-year-anniversary of LDS Church in Haiti http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623997/Elder-Andersen-marks-30-year-anniversary-of-LDS-Church-in-Haiti.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623997/Elder-Andersen-marks-30-year-anniversary-of-LDS-Church-in-Haiti.html It was three decades ago that President Thomas S. Monson visited Haiti and dedicated the land for the preaching of the... Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:00:00 MST LDS Church announces new scripture edition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574523/LDS-Church-announces-new-scripture-edition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574523/LDS-Church-announces-new-scripture-edition.html Studying and understanding LDS scriptures will be a little easier now that church officials have completed an eight-year... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:35:00 MST Elder Neil L. Andersen: Learn lessons from the butterfly http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619623/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Learn-lessons-from-the-butterfly.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619623/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-Learn-lessons-from-the-butterfly.html Individuals can learn spiritual lessons from a monarch butterfly, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles... Sun, 06 Jan 2013 23:44:54 MST Elder Oaks advocates for children during Saturday afternoon session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563944/Elder-Oaks-advocates-for-children-during-Saturday-afternoon-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563944/Elder-Oaks-advocates-for-children-during-Saturday-afternoon-session.html Elders L. Tom Perry, M. Russell Ballard and Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve all spoke at the Saturday afternoon... Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:32:53 MDT New, remodeled LDS temples bring total to 139 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563396/New-remodeled-LDS-temples-bring-total-to-139.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563396/New-remodeled-LDS-temples-bring-total-to-139.html The past year has seen the LDS Church dedicate four new temples, rededicate another and break ground to launch the... Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:00:00 MDT Women's conference goal to lift spirits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765571894/Womens-conference-goal-to-lift-spirits.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765571894/Womens-conference-goal-to-lift-spirits.html The annual Women's Conference at Brigham Young University began Thursday. This year's conference theme is "And they were... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:15:52 MDT BYU's Women's Conference April 26-27 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567881/BYUs-Womens-Conference-April-26-27.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567881/BYUs-Womens-Conference-April-26-27.html Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve, and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, will speak Friday, April 27, at... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:00:00 MDT April LDS general conference concludes with prophetic blessing from President Thomas S. Monson http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553294/April-LDS-general-conference-concludes-with-prophetic-blessing-from-President-Thomas-S-Monson.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553294/April-LDS-general-conference-concludes-with-prophetic-blessing-from-President-Thomas-S-Monson.html The 182nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed Sunday afternoon with a... Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:38:27 MDT President Uchtdorf dedicates second LDS temple in Guatemala http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206162/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-second-LDS-temple-in-Guatemala.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206162/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-second-LDS-temple-in-Guatemala.html For a Utah resident such as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, there's... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:30:04 MST Today in the Bloggernacle: Virtually follow the apostles around the world http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394916/Virtually-follow-the-apostles-around-the-world.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394916/Virtually-follow-the-apostles-around-the-world.html Members of the Quorum of the Twelve teach and testify around the world including in Mexico, Bolivia, Madagascar and Europe.... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:05:27 MST Reader voices: Come join the ranks of LDS senior missionaries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392230/Reader-voices-Come-join-the-ranks-of-LDS-senior-missionaries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392230/Reader-voices-Come-join-the-ranks-of-LDS-senior-missionaries.html As I begin my mission to Micronesia and Guam, I experience the spirit of the Missionary Training Center while learning about... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT Elder Neil L. Andersen urges students to be honest in all things http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700178833/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-urges-students-to-be-honest-in-all-things.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700178833/Elder-Neil-L-Andersen-urges-students-to-be-honest-in-all-things.html PROVO — Honesty, integrity and truth are essential principles that significantly shape an individual's destiny, Elder... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:51:42 MDT Emily W. Jensen: Today in the Bloggernacle: Mission over sports contract and a video testimony http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372704/Today-in-the-Bloggernacle-Mission-over-sports-contract-and-a-video-testimony.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372704/Today-in-the-Bloggernacle-Mission-over-sports-contract-and-a-video-testimony.html A rugby star forgoes $1.6 million to go on a mission. Plus a beautiful new video testimony "I Am a Child of God." And... Mon, 16 May 2011 10:00:00 MDT Quiz: What do you remember from last October's conference? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705369468/Quiz-What-do-you-remember-from-last-Octobers-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705369468/Quiz-What-do-you-remember-from-last-Octobers-conference.html What do you remember from last Octobers LDS general conference? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:30:00 MDT Quiz: What do you remember from last October's conference? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387267/Quiz-What-do-you-remember-from-last-Octobers-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387267/Quiz-What-do-you-remember-from-last-Octobers-conference.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:30:00 MDT Of One Heart: A cool name, coincidences and gratitude http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705369203/Of-One-Heart-A-cool-name-coincidences-and-gratitude.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705369203/Of-One-Heart-A-cool-name-coincidences-and-gratitude.html Because of my affection for BYU-Hawaii, I was drawn to a paragraph in a recent issue of LDS Church News about Elder... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:30:00 MDT A cool name, coincidences and gratitude http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387254/A-cool-name-coincidences-and-gratitude.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387254/A-cool-name-coincidences-and-gratitude.html Because of my affection for BYU-Hawaii, I was drawn to a paragraph in a recent issue of LDS Church News about Elder... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:30:00 MDT Daily Gems: Give family study the highest priority http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386696/Daily-Gems-Give-family-study-the-highest-priority.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386696/Daily-Gems-Give-family-study-the-highest-priority.html Today's Daily Gem comes from Elder Neil L. Andersen. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:00:00 MST Daily Gems: Family prayer is indispensible http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386577/Daily-Gems-Family-prayer-is-indispensible.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386577/Daily-Gems-Family-prayer-is-indispensible.html Today's Daily Gem comes from Elder Neil L. Andersen. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:00:00 MST