LDS President Nelson concludes 11-day global ministry tour


    LDS Church President Nelson is returning Monday to the Beehive State in conclusion of the 11-day tour on the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. (Photo: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

    (KUTV) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson was in China this weekend and is expected to be back in Utah today.

    Nelson spoke to some 4,000 members in Hong Kong, the seventh location on his eight-city global ministry tour.

    President Nelson was in Bengaluru, India, on Thursday, and Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday. The final stop on the tour is Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Nelson is returning Monday to the Beehive State in conclusion of the 11-day tour on the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.

    The tour is the first international trip for Nelson since he was named the LDS Church’s 17th prophet in January.

    In his remarks to Latter-day Saints, President Nelson, a former surgeon and medical researcher, spoke of the wonder of the human body, as well as the importance of education, prayer, tithing, family and worship in temples.

    “Everything we do in the Church is to make life better for other people, to bring them joy,” President Nelson was quoted as saying in a news release. “And how do you that? By building strong families. Those families are made stronger because of covenants made in the holy temples.”



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