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Kaitlyn Bancroft

Kaitlyn Bancroft is a reporter with Church News. Previously, she’s written for KSL.com, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Spectrum & Daily News (part of the USA TODAY NETWORK), The Denver Post, Deseret News and The Davis Clipper. She’s a 2019 graduate of Brigham Young University’s journalism program, where she worked at The Daily Universe for four years. Follow her work on Twitter @katbancroft or on Instagram @katbancroftreports, and email her at kbancroft@deseretnews.com.


This week’s study guide includes the Apostle Paul’s teachings on repentance, justification and grace.

Young single adults attending the Utah Area YSA Conference should be aware of several event updates.

Sashika Baunchand founded Outstanding Mature Girlz in 2013 after a variety of trials and blessings.

This week’s study guide includes Paul’s return to Jerusalem, his meeting with King Agrippa and his journey to Rome.

The Apostle Paul had the faith — and the audacity — to declare Jesus Christ’s divinity in the face of ancient Greek power.

This week’s study guide includes Paul’s sermon at Mars’ Hill in Athens and early missionaries such as Aquila and Priscilla.

From Canada to Guam, young single adults all over the world are gathering to share their love of Jesus Christ and the gospel.

The conference, which takes place throughout the month of August, includes a concert, a dance, a fun run and much more.

This week’s “Come, Follow Me” study guide includes a record of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. Today, Church leaders still meet in councils to make inspired decisions.

Genevieve Pettit Francom lived with faith and fortitude throughout her life, but especially during her nearly 20 years of widowhood.

This week’s study guide covers Peter’s vision about preaching to the Gentiles and the first use of the word “Christian.”

Missionaries helped assemble rocking chairs for a Smithsonian Folklife Festival program about the Ozarks.

In addition to being an Area Seventy, Elder Baxter is an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held in Washington, sees half a million visitors each year — so when FamilySearch was invited to participate in this summer’s festivities, they knew it was a unique opportunity.

Julie Richmond had long wanted a college education when she heard about the BYU-Pathway Worldwide program.

Everything changed for Sister Monica Johnson when she heard President Russell M. Nelson’s talk, “Let God Prevail.”

A diving accident left Eirin Cecilie Gjedrem a quadriplegic, but she was ‘reborn’ 21 years to the day later when she joined the Church

If the family photo album is gathering dust or old home videos are stuck on VHS tapes, Memory Lane offers ways to digitize media for ease-of-sharing.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said at the 2023 Seminar for New Mission Leaders that missionaries and members alike are “fellow servants” in God’s work.

In her 2023 Seminar for New Mission Leaders address, Sister Amy A. Wright highlighted names that Book of Mormon prophets used for Jesus Christ.

Church members have probably heard of JustServe.org, but they might be less familiar with the work of JustServe specialists.

From educational programs to medical training, the Church’s humanitarian work addresses a variety of needs in countries from Korea to the Philippines.

The newly called first counselor in the Young Women general presidency wants young women to know that their Heavenly Father loves them.

About 1,000 young adults are expected to volunteer in June through the Church’s service convention.

Sister Delia Rochon visited her home country to learn what became of the nine Primary children and six converts she knew in the 1960s.

During a recent ministering trip, Elder Gary E. Stevenson spoke at the Brazil Missionary Training Center and met with leaders in São Paulo.

A few hundred copies of Ka Buke a Moramona were bound in 1855 and a BYU–Hawaii archivist wanted to know how many copies still existed.

From clean water to medical supplies, the Church is providing a variety of resources to those in need.

While navigating rising fame and his father’s death, the 18-year-old Latter-day Saint from Hawaii holds on to the hope of eternal families.

The Church donated over $13.5 million in aid by early April, and is now donating housing, medical clinics and more.