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M. Russell Ballard
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Attended University of Utah
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M. Russell Ballard recently counseled mission presidents to provide leadership opportunities for missionaries. 

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Why is overcoming your fear of sharing the gospel worth it? Why does it matter?

Listen to Elder Ballard's talk "Following Up": http://bit.ly/1oUkp4s
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Like Grandfather, Elder Ballard Offers Blessing on Argentina. http://bit.ly/1nEN8gY
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"When we learn to expect more success than failure in life, we soon will develop an attitude of success." –M. Russell Ballard

Success will come when you learn to trust in God and His plan for you. How have you found success in your life?

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Are you looking for a way to show your gratitude to the Savior this Christmas season? #TrueChristmas http://bit.ly/1bgHtSj
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Is your smartphone your servant or your master?

Watch or read Elder Ballard's complete CES devotional, "Be Still, and Know That I Am God." 
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Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be with you, both those in San Diego and throughout the world. #CESDevo
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I am excited to share a message with you this coming Sunday in the CES Devotional Broadcast. I have sought the assistance of the Lord to know what to share with you. I invite each of you to come with a friend or a less-active member and participate. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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"If we follow up, the Lord will not let us down." #ldsconf #ElderBallard 

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"Everyone loses his or her way at some point, to some degree. ... It is the atoning sacrifice of the Savior that can return us home." —Elder M. Russell Ballard http://bit.ly/1m0HBOx

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Elder M. Russell Ballard is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been serving as an Apostle since October 6, 1985, traveling throughout the earth to instruct Church members and direct day-to-day affairs of the worldwide Church.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 8, 1928, to Melvin R. and Geraldine Smith Ballard. He attended the University of Utah.

As a young man, he served a mission to England for the Church, where he was a counselor in the mission presidency. He has also served as a bishop twice.

In 1974, he was called as president of the Canada Toronto Mission, where he was serving when called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in April of 1976. As a member of the Seventy, he supervised and trained leaders in his assigned geographic regions. He later served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from February 1980 to October 1985, overseeing the Church’s Quorums of the Seventy. Much of his ministry has been focused on missionary work.

Prior to his call as a full-time Church leader, Elder Ballard had interests in the automotive, real estate, and investment businesses. He has served on many Church and civic committees and boards.

He married Barbara Bowen in the Salt Lake Temple on August 28, 1951. They are the parents of two sons and five daughters.

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