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Joe Wirthlin
Joe Wirthlin

Joe Wirthlin is an intern working with the Church News. He has worked as a student reporter and newsletter editor with the Daily Universe and as a research assistant at Brigham Young University. He was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in journalism. Joe served as a missionary in the Arizona Mesa Mission from 2018 to 2020. He spends his free time reading and enjoys spending time outdoors.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated funds to help with repairs after an earthquake damaged historical and sacred Japanese sites.

Middle and high school students in the St. Johns Legacy Leadership Clubs create more than 300 hygiene kits for people in need in the months leading up to Christmas 2023.

Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace taught missionaries about the importance of prayer, both in the lives of missionaries and in the lives of those they teach.

During June 30-July 6, Elder Matthew Holland spoke at the Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah, updates about 4 temples were released, plus 7 more stories.

During June 23-29, Elder Uchtdorf teaches of Christ, Elder Christofferson shares testimony, Relief Society presidency talks on global initiative, plus six more stories.

More than 300 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lazera Ministries and Good360 distributed donations to approximately 7,700 people.

A month after tornadoes caused destruction and devastation, Latter-day Saints living in Texas and Missouri have rallied through selfless service.

During June 16-22, Church News shared highlights from the new mission leaders seminar, two Apostles dedicated temples, and seven more stories.

Two church communities in Rowlett, Texas, came together to serve others via their common belief in Jesus Christ.

During June 9-15, Church News shared an updated list of President Nelson's invitations, five Apostles taught of Jesus Christ around the world, and four more stories.

The week of June 2-8, Church News reported on Church leaders sharing President Nelson's 100th birthday invitation, 6 Apostles teach about Christ across the world, plus two other stories.

The week of May 26-June 1, President Oaks and President Holland remembered Korean War soldiers, Elder Uchtdorf spoke to BYU–Pathway students, Elder Cook in the Pacific and Elder Christofferson in Africa, plus 5 more stories.

Youth are invited to plan stake celebrations following the release of a pre-recorded music concert.

The New York Times recently spoke with Latter-day Saint missionaries about how proselytizing has changed for their generation.