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Mary Richards

Mary Richards is a reporter for the Church News. Before that, she was a morning reporter/anchor for KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism, and she and her husband have five children. Email her at

Women around the world answered Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson’s question on how they stay aligned with the Savior.

Sister J. Anette Dennis and Sister Tracy Y. Browning met with members and missionaries, and took part in humanitarian outreach during a 10-day Brazil ministry.

Arizona high schoolers used JustServe to earn service hours for college applications. Now their friends and siblings are continuing their efforts.

The combined donation to the World Food Programme and UNHCR is in response to the urgent humanitarian crisis.

“We are not alone in this,” said a nonprofit leader after meeting with President Susan H. Porter, Sister Kristin M. Yee and Sister Tamara W. Runia.

Sister Taylor Erin Maw, of Washington state, died in the hospital of an undetermined illness

For BYU’s inaugural Big 12 season, each away football game has a service project in conjunction with the BYU Alumni Association.

Volunteers gave countless hours of service on the National Day of Service and Remembrance, which honors those who died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

Entire families are lost after catastrophic flooding swept through the coastal city of Derna, Libya, in North Africa.

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson spoke at the Indiana Statehouse and took part in the Indy Festival of Faiths during a weekend ministry trip.

President Camille N. Johnson has served as Relief Society general president since Aug. 1, 2022.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is partnering with local agencies to provide relief after 6.8 magnitude quake struck Morocco.

For 24 hours on Oct. 22, youth around the world will stand where they are and bear testimony of Jesus Christ.

Born Sept. 8, 1940, Elder Quentin L. Cook has served as an Apostle since October 2007.

“It’s OK to be different and it’s OK to stand up for what you believe in,” says Reagan Yamauchi, a member of the Church.

Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary Cook, will address young adults ages 18-30, married or single.

The Church has many resources to guide individuals and families in planning ahead before a disaster strikes.

“The members here in the South know that hurricane response is part of what we do,” said Elder M. Andrew Galt, an Area Seventy in Florida.

The country’s first chapel is on the way, the stake may soon split and more members are receiving temple blessings.

Children are invited to recognize how they are “a child of the covenant.”

Missionaries are safe but several Church buildings have damage from the storm.

“We’ve got some amazing people here that want to give so much.”

Latter-day Saints and their friends on the island of Maui have felt support, strength and prayers from around the world after the deadly wildfires.

New boreholes from the Church will help villages access water in the country of Gambia in West Africa.

Thousands of volunteers from 130 stakes in Africa West Area did service in nine countries.

The Church works with the Barzani Charity Foundation to improve lives in the Kurdistan region of Iraq

October 2023 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1

At BYU Education week, President Steven J. Lund and President Emily Belle Freeman and their counselors shared how to bring youth closer to Christ and let them lead in gathering Israel.

“Now I realize why I am here,” says new branch president of Tongan-speaking branch in Trenton, Missouri.

The Church announces $1 million donation to American Red Cross