Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak Sunday, Jan. 8, at a Brigham Young University 19-stake fireside.

The public is welcome to attend the free fireside at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Elder Nelson's address will be broadcast on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) Sunday, Jan. 15, at 6 and 11 a.m. KBYU-FM (89.1) will also broadcast Elder Nelson's remarks on Jan. 15 at 9 p.m.Elder Nelson was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 7, 1984.

An internationally renowned surgeon and medical researcher, Elder Nelson served as research professor of surgery and director of the thoracic surgery residency at the University of Utah and chairman of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at LDS Hospital.