Profile

Cover photo
M. Russell Ballard
Works at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Attended University of Utah
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
2,069 followers|87,358 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
This Easter season, I am reminded of a hymn that expresses what I feel when I consider the Savior’s benevolent, atoning sacrifice.

"I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.
I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.”

Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind, is not dead. He lives—the resurrected Son of God lives—that is my testimony, and He guides the affairs of His Church today.
47
7
Sharon Kofoed's profile photoMargaret Crowley's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sister Ballard and I enjoyed a marvelous 13 days among wonderful children of God in Asia, accompanied by Elder and Sister Rasband and Bishop and Sister Stevenson. Bright and capable priesthood leaders were a joy to work with in the countries we visited.
30
2
Naoko Matsumoto's profile photoSharon Kofoed's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Having questions and experiencing doubts are not incongruent with dedicated discipleship."

Learn More: http://bit.ly/1oGXFUM
32
3
Sharon Kofoed's profile photoNaoko Matsumoto's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
M. Russell Ballard taught in April that we can become more effective missionaries when we replace fear with faith. Join us around 2:05 p.m. MDT to hear what he will teach today.http://bit.ly/1oGXFUM
Official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Find messages of Christ to uplift your soul and invite the Spirit.
5

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
I had a wonderful time with the students of the Ogden Institute of Religion, just before they go back to school tomorrow. I wish them and all students the very best with your studies, and hope you all stay anchored to the gospel. Remember to prioritize your time.
34

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
What is one thing you can do to feel deeply the love of Christ?

"In your morning prayer each new day, ask Heavenly Father to guide you to recognize an opportunity to serve one of His precious children. 

Then go throughout the day with your heart full of faith and love, looking for someone to help. Stay focused, just like the honeybees focus on flowers from which to gather nectar and pollen. If you do this, your spiritual sensitivities will be enlarged and you will discover opportunities to serve that you never before realized were possible."

http://bit.ly/1vggypA
29
6
About Mormons's profile photoMichael Schmuhl's profile photo
Have him in circles
2,069 people
Marcia Sandoval's profile photo
Scott Christensen's profile photo
Spencer Strobel's profile photo
Zach Christensen's profile photo
Diana Burningham's profile photo
Roger Rosdahl's profile photo
Belinda Ashcroft's profile photo
Phillip Nairn's profile photo
John Curry's profile photo
 
I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak to missionaries at the MTC last night. I know these missionaries are well prepared to serve the Lord. The great cause of missionaries is to carry the love of Jesus Christ to all people of the world. Today, more than ever, we need vibrant, thinking, passionate missionaries who know how to listen to and respond to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. We need missionaries to be filled with “faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God.”
29
1
Naoko Matsumoto's profile photo
 
I am grateful that I can witness to you that Jesus is the Christ, and He is the Son of God. By following Him, in faith and trust, all may find the sweet inner peace the gospel offers to us.
39
3
Naoko Matsumoto's profile photoSharon Kofoed's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
I’ve heard from some of you about how you are staying in the boat and holding on with both hands. I pray that you all find ways to stay in the Good Ship Zion, and reach out to our brothers and sisters who might have fallen out of the boat. Each of us is precious in the sight of God, and He wants to bring all of us safely home. 
42
5
Allyn Yeske's profile photoBrennen VomBaur's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
"The important questions focus on what matters most—Heavenly Father’s plan and the Savior’s Atonement."

Learn More:  bit.ly/1oGXFUM
32
4
Naoko Matsumoto's profile photoMatt Jefferies's profile photo

M. Russell Ballard

Shared publicly  - 
 
The most important attribute of Heavenly Father and of His Beloved Son that we should desire and seek to posses within our lives is the gift of charity, “the pure love of Christ” (Moroni 7:47).
35
8
Roberto Robinson Herrera Oyarzún's profile photoBrennen VomBaur's profile photo
 
How much time do you spend every day on your smartphone or other device?

"Their use is appropriate, and they are a blessing. 

However, when smartphones begin to interfere with our relationships with friends and family—and even more importantly, with God—we need to make a change."
http://bit.ly/1sRr4NF
31
8
Sully Sullivan's profile photoRussell Simon's profile photo
People
Have him in circles
2,069 people
Marcia Sandoval's profile photo
Scott Christensen's profile photo
Spencer Strobel's profile photo
Zach Christensen's profile photo
Diana Burningham's profile photo
Roger Rosdahl's profile photo
Belinda Ashcroft's profile photo
Phillip Nairn's profile photo
John Curry's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1985 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Tagline
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Introduction

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.

Education
  • University of Utah
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 8, 1928