Stories By Aubrey Eyre

President Worthen, Sister Worthen kick off BYU semester with lessons on divine identity, spiritual gifts Speaking to students gathered at the Marriott Center on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, university President Kevin J. Worthen and his wife, Sister Peggy S. Worthen, share important reminders of loving Father in Heaven as students begin a new semester.
BYU President Kevin J Worthen speaks during the first devotional of BYU's Winter 2019 Semester in the Marriott Center, Jan. 8, 2019.
The 12 posts of Christmas that will make you want to grab the tissue box Reflecting on the birth of the Savior, Church leaders bore their testimonies of eternal families, the Atonement of Jesus Christ and being a light to others this Christmas season.
President Dallin H. Oaks shared a Christmas memory on Instagram of when he was a boy delivering Christmas baskets to widows and he didn't realize his own mother was a widow. In the post, he testified of Heavenly Father's plan of happiness and of eternal families.
'God is good': How a not-so-typical mission reunion in Bolivia was the start of many miracles Twenty years after serving together as young missionaries in Bolivia, some 70 missionaries returned to the country to witness miracles, to see the fruit of seeds long ago planted and to visit the temple they never saw completed.
The mission reunion group at the Ciudad de la Bonded orphanage in October. A nonprofit organization, which was started by four women from the mission group, does humanitarian work throughout Bolivia and they mission reunion group partnered with them to help expand the orphanage.
10 tender moments from President Nelson's first year as prophet of the Church Here's a quick look back at some tender moments with President Nelson from his first year as prophet and president of the Church.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greets Juan David Vargas Saavedra, left, and Joseph Daniel Vargas Saavedra at the Hyde Park Visitors Center in London, England, on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
#LightTheWorld giving machines raise more than $1 million for global, local charities and are still going strong The Church's #LightTheWorld campaign has surpassed last year's donations in its first few weeks with local and global donations from its five giving machine locations around the world.
A child looks through the selection of donations available in a #LightTheWorld "giving machine" in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.
Family Discovery Day to feature Elder Bednar, Sister Bednar at RootsTech 2019 Elder and Sister Bednar will speak at RootsTech 2019 Family Discovery Day on March 2. Other keynote speakers at the conference include Patricia Heaton and Jake Shimabukuro.
Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Sister Susan Kae Bednar, exit the stand following the Sunday afternoon session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, inside the Conference Center.
How a father of 6 is moving forward with faith and forgiveness 1 year after his wife was killed by a drunk driver Since losing his wife of 15 years to a tragic car accident, life hasn't been easy for Jacob Evans and his six children. But in the year since losing their wife and mother, the Evans family has strengthened their faith through family and forgiveness.
Jacob and Marin Evans with the six Evans children and Katie's parents, Ken and Claudia Snyder, on Jacob and Marin's wedding day.
What a teacup, a bag of cash and 'A Christmas Carol' taught Elder Curtis about business ethics Sharing stories of the importance of moral and ethical behavior, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis shares how the true Christmas story is one of hope for becoming better at a devotional on Dec. 11.
Elder LeGrand R. Curtis speaking at the BYU Management Society devotional on Dec. 11 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake.
An Apostle's perspective on the 'universal' nature of the gospel Elder Gong spent nine days visiting four countries in South America on the heels of President Nelson's tour. In a recent Church News interview, he shared some of the prophecies he saw being fulfilled there.
Elder Gong visits with members and children following a meeting in the Florida Uruguay District on Nov. 13. This was the first visit of an Apostle to the District.
It's all about soul: What one choir is doing to put a little 'gospel' into the gospel The Unity Gospel Choir with guest artists Jenny Oaks Baker, Loren Allred and the Bonner Family, present “A Soulful Christmas” a one night event returning this season for the third time to the Utah Valley University Event Center on Friday, Nov.
The Unity Gospel Choir with director Debra Bonner at a performance.
Why visiting the lights at Temple Square is more than just a pretty sight Following more than 50 years of tradition, historic Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City once again flooded with light on the evening of Nov. 23, as crowds gathered for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony.
Thousands take in the colors as the lights are turned on at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
12 months of service: How one family chose to deal with a terminal cancer diagnosis When Annette Ferran first heard the news that her cancer was terminal, she knew she had a decision to make about how to react and how to spend the rest of her time.
Annette Ferran (left) with her two youngest children after assembling the wristbands they used to raise donations for their October service project.
Urdaneta Philippines Temple construction to begin in 2019. Here's a quick look at the Church's growth in the country The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday, Nov. 19, the dates for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.
Rendering of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.
The First Presidency have new accounts on Instagram. See their posts here Following a trend to make the leaders of the Church visible across all social media platforms, the First Presidency joined the ranks of Instagram this month, meaning all 15 Apostles now have accounts on the photo-based social media platform.
Screenshot of President Nelson's first Instagram post.
Open house and dedication dates announced for Haiti temple The open house dates for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple were announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Nov. 14.
A rendering of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.
Elder Bowen shares 3 attributes that will help you be your best self Elder Shayne M. Bowen spoke to students at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13. In his address, Elder Bowen urged students to become their “best” selves by developing and personifying three key attributes.
Elder Shayne M. Bowen speaks to students on the BYU Provo campus at a devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
How one couple found strength in each other, even as the husband left the Church After nine years of marriage and four daughters, the oldest of whom was preparing for baptism, Brandon and Rebecca faced a challenge they had never expected.
Screenshot of Mormon Channel video that features the story of Brandon and Rebecca. The couple shared their experiences about when Brandon lost his faith in the Church and how they worked through it.
New dedication dates for Rome Italy Temple are announced The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Nov. 7 that the dates of dedication for the Rome Italy Temple have been amended.
The Rome Italy LDS Temple nears completion in Rome, Italy on April 15, 2018.
Church leader talks with EU officials in Brussels on protecting religious freedom In a recent roundtable discussion at the European Parliament in Brussels, Francesco Di Lillo, director of the European Union Office of the Church, spoke to EU officials regarding the Church’s commitment to religious freedom.
Ms. Mairead McGuinness, First Vice President of the European Parliament. European Union 2018.
Making life choices? These 3 steps can help you sort out your priorities and make inspired decisions Elder Teixeira spoke to students on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah on Nov. 6 about three lessons and principles that can help individuals find joy and fulfillment in their lives, make inspired decisions and set wise priorities.
Elder José A. Teixeira, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, delivers the devotional address in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.