Amid global pandemic, LDS Church President Russell Nelson to offer message of ‘hope and healing’

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) President Russell M. Nelson gives concluding remarks at General Conference on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offered a tantalizing tidbit Friday of what is coming in a week.

“My dear friends, the challenges that we face as fellow global citizens are immense, but our ability to feel hope and seek healing in Jesus Christ remains strong,” the 96-year-old Nelson wrote Friday on Instagram. “I have felt impressed to share with you a message on November 20, 2020, from 11:00 to 11:15 a.m. MST.”

The church leader, considered a prophet, seer and revelator, by millions of members around the world, will share an 11-minute video message, a news release noted, about “hope and healing through Jesus Christ during this time of significant global fracture and instability.”

The video, in which Nelson will share a “fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual remedy,” will be posted on his social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and on the church’s main YouTube channel in 31 languages.

Immediately after that, his message will be available on demand and to download from the church’s newsroom and in the faith’s Gospel Media.

During COVID-19, Nelson, a renowned heart surgeon before devoting himself to full-time service to his faith, has previously called for special fasts and prayers in seeking heaven’s help for relief from the physical, emotional and economic effects of the global pandemic.

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