Stories By Emmy Gardiner

From Watergate to World Peace: 4 memorable moments from Elder Christofferson's life to celebrate his birthday Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles turns 74 today. To celebrate his birthday today, we're taking a look back at some memorable moments of his ministry within the last few years.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaks at a devotional at Brigham Young University in Provo on Dec. 12, 2017.
Want to try a new — or old — pie recipe for Pi Day? Take a look at these pies from Church history We thought we'd help people celebrate National Pie Day today by compiling a list of archived Church pie recipes — everything from a pioneer-era swiss apple pie to a butterscotch cheerio pie from a 1959 Relief Society Magazine. Bake away!
A screenshot from the September 1955 issue of The Improvement Era from, featuring Lena Glaus — Her Art and Profession by Allie Howe. The article includes a recipe for 15 lemon meringue pies.
Michael McLean says he prayed for 9 years to rediscover his faith. Here's how he finally found his answer In a Mormon Channel video released on Jan. 17, Michael McLean — a well-known songwriter and playwright among The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint community — detailed a nine-year faith crisis he endured after several trials.
Michael McLean explains his faith crisis in a recent Mormon Channel video.
Groundbreaking for San Juan Puerto Rico Temple announced On Jan. 17, 2019, Newsroom published an article announcing that the groundbreaking for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple will take place on May 4, 2019.
The architectural rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. The rendering was released Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
This week on social: Elder Bednar, Elder Rasband react to Rome Italy Temple, President Nelson visits Paradise This week has been a historic one for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thanks in large part to the unveiling of the Rome Italy Temple. That means it's also been a week filled with inspiring social media posts.
In a Jan. 14 Instagram post, President Nelson reminded others of God's love for them and that their future will be shaped by their enduring faith in God. He also testified of the value of service.
Elder Holland presides at Urdaneta Philippines Temple groundbreaking — here's a quick look at future temples in the country Newsroom announced that on Jan. 16, Senior Church leaders, including Elder Jeffery R. Hollanad of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, joined local community leaders to break ground for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple.
Senior Church leaders joined community leaders in Urdaneta, Pangasinan on Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, to break ground for a new temple.
New video shows exquisite shots of the Rome Italy Temple In light of the Rome Italy Temple public open house, running from Jan. 28 through Feb. 16, 2019, Newsroom released a video detailing the process of how this historic temple came to be.
The Rome Italy Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Read up on these 15 major Church announcements since President Nelson's call as prophet 1 year ago As we approach the year mark of President Nelson becoming prophet of the Church, we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the Church's biggest announcements made this past year.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, left to right, leave the rostrum at the end of the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
This week on social: An Apostle's answer to finding unity and happiness, looking at life through a 'telescope' After a full week into 2019, General Authorities of the Church have emphasized the need for greater unity among saints, why it's important to cultivate joy and how to increase our perspective and understanding.
In a Jan. 7 Instagram post, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reminded others about President Russell M. Nelson's plea for all of God's children to "come unto the Savior and have enduring joy."
Elder Christofferson to talk about Watergate with legendary journalist Bob Woodward at Washington D.C. On Monday, Jan. 14, the Deseret News is hosting an event in Washington D.C. featuring Bob Woodward and Elder. D. Todd Christofferson entitled "Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today."
District Judge John J. Sirica, left, talks with his law clerk Todd Christofferson on Aug. 3, 1974, in Washington, D.C. Sirica’s subpoena for presidential tapes started President Richard Nixon’s final downfall in the Watergate scandal. Reporter Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson, now a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be part of the "Truth & Integrity" event on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The 'love and warmth' that makes the Alaska temple dedication 20 years ago memorable today Twenty years ago today, the Anchorage Alaska Temple was dedicated on Jan. 9, 1999. President Hinckley led the dedication as some 6,291 members looked on.
The Anchorage Alaska Temple was one of the first three temples announced in 1997 after President Gordon B. Hinckley introduced the smaller temple concept. The temple was dedicated on January 9, 1999. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication.
Advice for the 'whole soul': 4 invitations to help Latter-day Saints endure to the end In their first devotional of 2019 entitled “Developing Capable and Trusted Disciples of Christ,” LDS Business College President Bruce Kusch and his wife Alynda, focused their address on the condition of our hearts and souls.
LDS Business College President Bruce C. Kusch speaks during an LDSBC devotional held in the Conference Center Theater on Jan. 8, 2019.