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Latter-day Saint President shares special message of hope and healing

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Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will share a special video message with the world on Friday morning at 11 a.m.

This 11-minute video will focus on ways we can find hope and healing during this time of significant global fracture and instability.

President Nelson became the senior leader of the Church in January 2018. His time as president has been marked by global ministry as he has visited 32 countries and U.S. territories, increased construction of temples and instituted profound organizational change.

Prior to becoming a global faith leader, President Nelson was a pioneering heart surgeon. As a surgical resident in Minnesota in 1951, he helped research and develop the first heart-lung machine used in an open-heart operation. He performed the first open-heart surgery in Utah in 1955. He served as president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, chairman of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery for the American Heart Association and president of the Utah State Medical Association. He authored numerous chapters in medical textbooks and other publications. He also lectured at and visited professionally many organizations throughout the United States and other nations.

Watch President Nelson’s message in the video player above.

Read more on his message here.