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Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

Recent Headlines

New Church-built well provides relief to thousands in Peru
Piura (Peru) Regional Governor Reynaldo Hilbck Guzman, center, dedicates the Church-sponsored well in San Cristo, Peru, on Nov. 23, 2018. The well will provide clean water to thousands of local residents and is expected to be a boon to the health of the region.
The 161st Latter-day Saint temple is dedicated in Colombia
Dedicated Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, the Barranquilla Colombia Temple is that nation's second temple and the 161st in operation in the world.