In Case You Missed It: President Oaks on the ‘Forgotten Man’ Painting, Plus 8 More Stories

During the week of November 6-12, President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares what the painting “The Man forgot “. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Ukrainian refugees in Germany and to Latter-day Saints in Germany and Sweden. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to missionaries at the Provo Missionary Training Center.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged BYU–Pathway students to believe in themselves and trust in the Lord. Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke at the R20 forum in Indonesia. Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, described three “spiritual treasures” she has received from accepting callings.

The Primary general presidency has introduced new resources to help children and youth understand covenants. Deseret News national political editor Suzanne Bates discussed what the American Family Survey reveals about family and marriage, in the latest Church News podcast. The Church established an ASL school council to support deaf youth and young adults.

Read the summaries of these articles below.

1. President Oaks shares what the painting “The Forgotten Man” means to him in a new Church News video

President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, poses for a portrait next to “Forgotten Man,” a painting by Maynard Dixon, in his building office Church office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

When President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, was president of Brigham Young University (1971-1980), there was a painting in the school’s collection that he said “took me spoken to the heart.

See the video

2. Elder and Sister Holland promise Ukrainian refugees in Germany, “Everything will be fine”; The Apostle also speaks to German and Swedish Latter-day Saints

Elder Holland meets with Ukrainian refugees in Hannover, Germany

Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets with Ukrainian refugees in Hanover, Germany, Nov. 6, 2022.

Simon Jones, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

During a ministerial visit to Europe, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with Ukrainian refugees, expressed his gratitude to the German Saints who were helping them, and then in Sweden reflected on the importance of Sweden in the history of the Church.

Learn about Elder and Sister Holland’s promise to Ukrainian refugees in Germany and what Elder Holland said to members of the German Church

3. Elder Bednar to MTC Missionaries: Learn the Importance of Sequences and “Put Christ First”

Elder Bednar speaks from the pulpit to seated missionaries at the MTC in Provo, Utah

David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during a religious meeting at Provo Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Adam Fondren, for the Deseret News

“Put Christ first,” said Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and that changes everything. When young men and young women put Christ first in their lives, they will want to make sacred temple covenants. They will want to go on a mission. When they put Christ first, they begin to understand the ordinances and covenants they make with the Savior, and they will want to do His will and be more like Him.

Hear what Elder Bednar told the missionaries at the Provo Missionary Training Center

4. Elder Andersen encourages BYU–Pathway students to “believe in yourself; trust in the Lord

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Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks to BYU–Pathway students during a devotional broadcast Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Sitting in his office in the Church Administration Building while filming a BYU-Pathway Worldwide broadcast, Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles held up a stone he brought back from his four years of service in Brazil as a General Authority Seventy.

On the one hand, it seemed like a simple, ordinary rock, but by turning it over, Elder Andersen showed that “there is so much more on the inside than what you see on the outside.”

Learn what Elder Andersen advised BYU–Pathway students to do

5. “All are alike to God,” says Elder Stevenson at R20 forum in Indonesia

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Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks at the G20 Religion Forum Nov. 3 in Bali, Indonesia.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ calls Latter-day Saints “to love people of all faiths, cultures, races, and nations for the common good—all are alike before God,” said Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve apostles, during the G20 Religious Forum on November 3 in Bali, Indonesia.

The forum, known as R20, mobilized diverse religious, political and economic leaders to find common ground and promote peace and understanding.

Read what Brother Stevenson said at the R20 forum in Indonesia

6. Bonnie H. Cordon: Leading with Power, Promise and Holiness

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A young woman is set apart for a vocation. In an essay, Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, writes about what she learned from being set apart through priesthood keys.

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In an essay, Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, writes, “We women and men are set apart by priesthood keys to act with priesthood authority as authorized agents of the Lord to accomplish his work with his power. President Russell M. Nelson reminds us: ‘The Holy Ghost will be your personal tutor as you seek to understand what the Lord wants you to know and do. … What could be more exciting than working with the Spirit to understand the power of God—the power of the priesthood?’ »

Discover Three “Spiritual Treasures” President Cordon Received by Accepting Callings

7. The Primary general presidency introduces new resources to help children and youth understand covenants

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A father and his son spend time together outdoors. The Primary general presidency recently announced new resources for parents and Primary leaders to help children and youth understand the blessings and privileges of making and keeping sacred covenants.

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The Primary general presidency recently announced two new resources for parents and Primary leaders to help children and youth understand the blessings of making and keeping covenants.

Learn what the Primary general presidency said about new sources to help children and youth understand covenants

8. Church News’ latest podcast features a national political editor on what the American Family Survey reveals about family and marriage

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In episode 109 of the Church News podcast, Suzanne Bates, national political editor for Deseret News, shares what the American Family Survey reveals about family and marriage.

This episode of the Church News podcast is dedicated to the American Family Survey, an annual national study of 3,000 Americans conducted by Deseret News and Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. The 2022 survey found that Americans are politically divided and losing faith in marriage, but are attached to their own families.

Deseret News national political editor Suzanne Bates provides an overview of the survey and what its findings reveal about marriage and family.

Listen to the podcast episode

9. Church Creates ASL School Board to Support Deaf Youth and Young Adults

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The newly formed ASL School Board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints poses for a photo in the Church Administration Building Friday, November 4, 2022. Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventy, middle of the back line, serves as chair.

Hunter Winterton, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

To better meet the needs of deaf youth and young adults in the United States, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently formed an American Sign Language Board of Education.

The first council meeting was held in the church office building on Friday November 4th.

Learn more about the Church’s ASL School Board

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