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The Lord Chooses His Apostles

Characteristics of Apostles

Ensign July 2019 “Family Study Fun”

Acts 6:1-8

As you read these verses in Acts, make a list of any Christlike attributes you see in the disciples chosen to be the Lord’s servants.

  1. On your smartphone or computer, go to the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the current Apostles and General Auxiliary leaders.
  2. Scroll through their posts and read about some of their recent experiences visiting members of the Church throughout the world.

Discussion: What Christlike attributes do you see in the individual Apostles and other Church leaders? Why would the Lord value these attributes in choosing His servants? Which of these attributes would you like to develop?

Apostles Testify of Christ

Friend November 2019 “The Living Christ” The apostles bear testimony of Jesus .Use the hints page to fill in the blanks. The highlighted letters give the final message!

Friend November 2018 D. Todd Christofferson testifies of Jesus being the Bread of Life. (The link includes a painting of Jesus breaking bread.)

Apostles Minister

Friend January 2019 “President Ballard Visits Texas” After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, President Ballard flew to Texas to help.

Apostles Travel to Visit Members Around the World

Friend September 2019 “Elder Stephenson Visits Chile” Elder Stephenson visits Chile for a temple dedication, the second temple in Chile

Friend August 2019 “Elder Rasband Visits Cape Verde” Elder Rasband visited a school were many of the children don’t have parents to take care of them. The Church gives money to help the children’s school that Elder Rasband visited. (Activity: Four children donated money to the Church’s Humanitarian Aid Fund. Follow the shapes along the path to see what each child’s money was used for. (Also includes instructions on how to donate money to humanitarian aid.)

Friend July 2019 “Elder Andersen Visits Ivory Coast” Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, traveled to Ivory Coast for the groundbreaking of a new temple. (Activity: Children sing the words “I love to see the temple” in many different languages. Follow the line from each of these sentences to the correct language.)

Friend June 2019 “Elder Christofferson Visits the Philippines”

Friend April 2019 “Elder Bednar Visits India”

Friend March 2019 “Elder Uchdorf Visits Russia” He encourages them to prepare themselves for the new temple that will be built there. It will be the first temple in Russia. Link includes photos.

Friend February 2019 “Elder Holland’s Trip with the Prophet” Elder Holland and the prophet visited eight countries. Match the flag with its country. Link includes photos.

Friend October 2019 “Elder Renlund Visits Children” Elder Renlund travels all over the world to visit with the saints. His favorite thing is meeting and shaking hands with children. Sometimes he even visits them in Primary! (Activity: Color the postcards from some of the places Elder and Sister Renlund have visited. Then draw your own postcard!)

Friend May 2019 “Elder Cook Visits Brazil” He invited everyone to be a light. That means being a good example and helping others, like Jesus did. “When we are a light, we influence the world for the better.”

Craft: Make a light with different colors using a jar and tissue paper. Maybe have the children say how they can be a light at home, in their neighborhood, and at school for each strip of colored paper they add to the jar.

Friend November 2019 “Elder Gong Visits Italy” Elder Gong traveled to Italy when the Rome Italy Temple was dedicated. It’s the first temple to be built in a place where Jesus’s Apostles taught in Bible times!

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Latter Day Apostles

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Dieter F. Uchdorf

Friend July 2017 “Don’t Stop Seeking” President Uchdorf tells about two missionaries who knocked on every door in an apartment building. Nobody was interested until the last door. The last door was the family of Pres. Uchdorf’s future wife. He says we should perservere and not stop seeking to get close to the Lord.

Friend March 2020 “Meet the Apostles” Some info about the life of Dieter F. Uchdorf.

M. Russell Ballard

Friend January 2020 ” Meet the Apostles: President M. Russell Ballard”

Ronald A. Rasband

Dallin H. Oaks

Friend January 2017 “Will Heavenly Father Always Answer My Prayers” When Elder Oaks was seven his father became sick and died.

D. Todd Christopherson

Friend June 2020 “Meet the Apostles: D. Todd Christopherson”

New Era January 2019  Some info about the life of D. Todd Christopherson.

Friend August 2016
Friend Aug 2016 Christopherson

Friend June 2017 “Why are Fathers so Important?” Elder Christopherson’s father set an example of honesty and service and Elder Christopherson wanted to be just,like his father.

David A. Bednar

Friend April 2020 “Meet the Apostles: Elder David A. Bednar”

Friend April 2017 “Be Consistent and Keep Trying” Elder Bednar’s father was not a member of the church, but Elder Bednar was able to baptize him.

Jeffery R. Holland

Friend February 2020 “Meet the Apostles: Jeffery R. Holland”

Friend March 2017 “What if I feel Like I Don’t Measure Up” Elder Holland got discouraged during college and wondered if he should just give up, but his wife encouraged him not to to give up.

Henry B. Eyring

Friend August 2019 President Eyring does watercolor paintings.

Friend April 2016 “Your Future Home” President Eyring remembers reading scriptures in school, and he remembers what his favorite scripture was and why.

Friend July 2018 “Taking Care of Each Other” When President Eyring’s great grandfather was crossing the plains, he got sick. Someone was sent to help him. He fell in love with one of the women and married her. Also, link includes “Getting to Know President Henry B. Eyring.”

Quentin L. Cook

Dale G. Renlund

Friend October 2020 “Meet the Apostles: Elder Dale G. Renlund”

Friend December 2017 “How Can Repenting Make Me Feel Happy?” When Elder Renlund was young, he lit a firecracker in a church building and felt terrible about it. His bishop helped him repent and feel happy again.

Neil L. Anderson

Friend July 2020

Meet the Apostles “Elder Neil L. Andersen

Gary E. Stevenson

Friend September 2020 “Meet the Apostles”

Friend October 2016 “Meet Elder Gary E. Stevenson”

Friend October 2016


Friend April 2016
Friend April 2016 Apostles travel around the world to visit with the people
Friend November 2015
Friend November 2015 -See link for more info about newly called apostles.
Friend April 1986
Friend April 1986 Recognizing the Apostles or prophets.

Latter Day Apostles from the Past

Tom L. Perry

Friend November 2017 “Elder Perry helps a girl find her family when she become separated from them at a pumpkin walk.

Robert D. Hales

Friend November 2017 “Remembering Robert D. Hales”

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