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Minnesota: Church Apostle Counsels Medical Graduates to Seek God
Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave counsel to medical graduates recently at the college from which he received his PhD.
The University of Minnesota honored Elder Nelson with the Surgical Alumnus of the Year Award.
Elder Nelson said, “It was really quite interesting that they should ask me to participate in graduation services exactly 60 years after I received my degree.”
Read more about Elder Nelson’s award and the counsel he gave on the News and Events page of LDS.org.
Jamaica: Organizing the Island’s First Stake
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica, where he organized the island nation’s first stake (similar to a diocese).
The momentous occasion on Sunday, 8 June 2014, attended by more than 800 people, marks the second stake to be organized in the English-speaking Caribbean, following the Port of Spain Trinidad Stake in 2009.
Read the full story at MormonNewsroom.org.