Stories By Marianne Holman Prescott

The unexpected moment that taught Elder Gong the eternal importance of learning Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares the impact knowledge has in a person's life years after it is obtained.
Sister Susan Gong looks over at her husband, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, prior to him speaking at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
Elder Matthew L. Carpenter: 'Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?' Elder Matthew L. Carpenter, General Authority Seventy, speoke in the Sunday afternoon session of general conference on the topic, 'Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?'
Elder Matthew L. Carpenter speaks during the Sunday afternoon session of October 2018 general conference.
Bishop Dean M. Davies: 'Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice' Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric testifies of a living prophet, shares four building blocks of faith.
Bishop Dean M. Davies speaks during October 2018 general conference.
See photos of the historic October 2018 Saturday morning session of general conference Within minutes of the first talk of the 188th Semiannual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson greeted members of the Church tuning in throughout the world and announced historic changes to meetings in the Church.
during the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
New cannery in Northern Utah blesses people around the world A new cannery located in a small town in Northern Utah is up and running and ready to assist in addressing welfare needs of people around the world after its dedication on May 18.
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated a new state-of-the-art cannery in Harrisville, Utah, on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
A look back at the vital role of women's voices during general conference With the general women’s session of conference to be held on the evening of Oct. 6 during the former priesthood session spot, women around the world are looking forward to gathering together to hear from their auxiliary leaders.
A painting of Lucy Mack Smith by Sutcliffe Maudsley was on display at the Church History Library for an exhibit featuring artifacts and documents from Relief Society History in the days leading up to and during general conference in September and October 2001.
How working at McDonalds led this Church leader to the gospel Elder Terence M. Vinson speaks to BYU-Idaho students during a campus devotional on Sept. 25 about knowledge, both by reason and revelation.
Elder Terence M. Vinson and Sisrer Vison speak at weekly devotional.
10 simple ways to create a sense of belonging for children and adults with disabilities Dr. Erik Carter, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University was a guest lecturer at Brigham Young University on Feb. 8.
Dr. Erik Carter of Vanderbilt University speaks during the 14th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture at Brigham Young University, held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on Feb. 8.
The unexpected piano performance Bishop Caussé gave in Salt Lake's Assembly Hall Bishop Caussé spoke during a LDS Business College devotional on the pursuit of knowledge and revelation, sharing four pieces of advice for students in their continual learning.
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti play a piano duet for LDS Business College students during a devotional at Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Giusti composed the duet.
Camps, outdoor activities still a part of Church's new youth and child activities Camping and other outdoor activities will still be part of the new resources designed to help girls and boys of the Church, according to an email from the Church sent to ward and stake leaders on Sept. 21.
After an announcement in May 2018 that changes to child and youth activities were coming, the Church has clarified in a Sept. 21, 2018, email that there would still be camping and other outdoor activities in the new resources to be released in 2020.
5 things to remember when considering a senior mission For prospective senior missionaries — both married and single — missionary service is something many have been looking forward to for years.
A Church-service missionary helps another woman with her family history.
See 31 #followtheprophet reactions on Twitter, Instagram about President Nelson's messages last weekend Many took to social media during and after two devotionals with President Russell M. Nelson to share what they learned from the prophet’s visit. The hashtag #followtheprophet offers a glimpse of the responses.
A view from high above Safeco Field's home plate of the Sept. 15, 2018, member devotional held in Seattle, Washington. Speakers included President Russell M. Nelson; his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson; and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
'You are not spiritually tone deaf': 3 ways to help recognize, follow inspiration BYU President Kevin J Worthen shares three points of how a person can increase his or her ability to receive and recognize revelation.
BYU President Kevin J Worthen speaks during the first campus devotional of the Fall 2018 semester, held in the Marriott Center on Sept. 11.
Meet the new counselor in the LDS Church's Primary general presidency The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on April 1 the calling of Sister Cristina B. Franco, a new counselor in the Primary general presidency. Learn about her life and testimony.
National university rankings are out — how did BYU fare this year? The U.S. News and World Report released their annual "Best Colleges" report. See what categories Brigham Young University made the top ten.
Brigham Young University campus during sunrise.