LDS president to give speech in Arizona to 68K members


    President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell M. Nelson is scheduled to deliver a devotional speech to 68,000 church members Sunday near Phoenix at the stadium where the NFL's Arizona Cardinals play. (Screenshot: mormonnewsroom.org)

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell M. Nelson is scheduled to deliver a devotional speech to 68,000 church members Sunday near Phoenix at the stadium where the NFL's Arizona Cardinals play.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says in a news release that Nelson will speak about the importance of spreading love everywhere in the event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

    The 94-year-old Nelson just finished his first year as the faith's president. He inherited the top post of the Utah-based faith with 16 million members worldwide after the previous president died in January 2018.

    Arizona is a major hub for members of the faith with 428,000 members and six temples.

    Nelson delivered a speech to 49,000 people in Seattle last year. He has traveled to 15 countries including China, India and Chile since becoming president.

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