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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 mrichards@deseretnews.com.


Prior to meeting on the football field, BYU and Liberty University sponsored a joint book drive. Southern Virginia University also supported the event.

With the support of the Church, WaterAid found a way through art to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene to the Wayuu people.

People in the region of Kivu, DRC, received food and other critical supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Women of Faith.

Born Oct. 26, Sister Rebecca L. Craven was sustained as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency on March 31, 2018.

Church members plant more than 200 trees in Fairfield County to commemorate First Vision bicentennial.

Church donations earned thanks from Peru’s first lady.

APAC was able to purchase a robotic motor assistance device, or exoskeleton, to provide therapy for children.

Members in Ghana honor and learn from the Latter-day Saint pioneers who helped establish the Church in Africa.

About 1,500 students in a village in Malawi, Africa, had been meeting in an old building or under a tree.

“This is the greatest season in the history of the Church in Romania,” said Elder David A. Bednar.

Temples coming to Vienna and Budapest are an indication that the members of the Church are building Zion right where they live, said Elder David A. Bednar.

Pioneering members of the Church in this European country feel energized, blessed to hear from an Apostle.

The Church donated food to food pantries around Maryland as the governor’s office called on residents to serve in their communities.

In a country full of different languages and cultures, Elder David A. Bednar told the Swiss Saints the gospel is for each of them individually.

A group of BYU engineering students etched the entire text of the Book of Mormon onto a thin silicon disc.

About 70 young men and young women spent several weeks planning and planting apple, lime, mango and avocado trees to feed others in need.

High school students utilized JustServe to raise money through a community yard sale.

Members of the Church worked around flooded streets, phone service disruptions and power outages to respond to neighbors in need.

Speakers at October 2022 general conference pointed to Jesus Christ and His Atonement, saying covenants and following Him bring rest, peace and joy.

“I pray that you have recorded your impressions and will follow through with them,” said President Nelson.

Born Oct. 2, 1958, Elder Soares was sustained as an Apostle during the April 2018 general conference.

Missionaries in the area are safe, but cleanup efforts are expected to take weeks.

A three-day event sponsored by Silicon Slopes and Hunger Fight is bringing youth together in service.

Faith-based organizations discuss longstanding relationships on panel in New York City.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members take part in thousands of humanitarian projects throughout the world.

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund taught the youth to follow the Savior and be leaders now.

Against a historic backdrop, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund taught current and future missionaries about their purpose.

The Salt Lake Temple is closed for construction but many places are open in the five city blocks around it, with events, activities and tours.

Brother Bradley R. Wilcox and Brother Milton Camargo traveled to Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.

The donation goes toward the new “No Time To Waste” program to help malnourished children in up to 24 countries.