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Rachel Sterzer Gibson

Rachel is a reporter for the Church News, sharing stories intended to inspire, enlighten and build faith.


God will “fulfill His promises to us,” Elder Christofferson testified during devotional that included the Relief Society general president and other leaders

“Looking back 50 years later, will your faith in the Savior be the most powerful force that moved you forward?” Elder Andersen asked BYU students.

How this Latter-day Saint went from being rejected by three nursing programs to becoming BYU dean of nursing.

Divine identity, prophetic promises, nurturing and logokophosis were all among topics at devotionals at BYU, BYU–Idaho, BYU–Hawaii, Ensign College and BYU–Pathway Worldwide on Jan. 10

Individuals can learn more about their true divine identity as they keep covenants with God, even in difficult times.

Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Gerrit W. Gong, Sister Tracy Y. Browning and other Church leaders are among BYU’s upcoming devotional lineup.

BYU students cite prayer, inspiration, “great professors” for success in creating internationally recognized game.

A look back at the topics, counsel, invitations, insights and warnings of Church leaders during university devotionals and graduations in 2022.

After 50 years of volunteer efforts, Rangi and Vic Parker amassed a ‘priceless’ history of Aotearoa.

Sister Marian Bangerter Lindsay, wife of the late Elder Richard P. Lindsay, passed away Dec. 18 at the age of 94.

Bishop Budge testified that as BYU–I graduates progress along the path of discipleship, holding fast to the truth and letting go of that which is not, they will find joy.

Youth from Coomera Australia Stake learned about and honored the 1847 Pioneers by hauling handcarts through the bush in regional Queensland.

Her Royal Highness Angelika Latufuipeka Lavaka Ata Tukuaho met with the Relief Society general presidency, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi and others of the Tongan community in Utah.

Elder Paul E. Koelliker served as a General Authority Seventy from 2005 to 2013 and as managing director of the Temple Department during President Hinckley’s temple-building era.

As BYU–Hawaii graduates move on to the next phase of life, Elder Cook offered four points of counsel to help strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ

Quoting a Primary song, Elder Soares asked BYU students to ‘learn to walk with Jesus’ by gaining light and truth.

“Jesus Christ was and is our first and forever gift of Christmas,” President Cordon testified during First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

The big red vending machines which allows participants to give, instead of take, launched on Saturday, Nov. 26, in Brisbane, Australia

During a devotional for Ensign College, Sister Craven summarized the lessons in three phrases — “First in. Stand firm. Last to leave.”

“The greatest aspect of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith was to bear testimony of Jesus Christ,” Elder Christofferson testified.

President Henry B. Eyring, Elder Clark G. Gilbert and BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III answered questions posed by BYU–Hawaii students during Nov. 22 devotional.

“Wherever you attend, we want you to make religious education part of your university experience,” Elder Gilbert said during a University of Utah institute devotional.

Elder Neil L. Andersen bears witness of the Savior to Latter-day Saints throughout New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.

In addition to serving as a general authority from 2000-05, he served as president of the Brazil São Paulo North Mission and of the Oakland California Temple.

Elder Andersen addressed BYU–Pathway students during a devotional broadcast on Nov. 8.

“Sustaining prophets in today’s world takes faith — but not faith in them, faith in Jesus Christ, who called them,” Sister Dew said.

Like an atom missing an electron, individuals become more “stable” as the Savior shares His gifts with them, Primary General President Susan H. Porter tells BYU students.

The Healthcare Professionals Club at BYU–Hawaii teamed up with “Be the Match,” a national marrow donor program.

BYU–Idaho President Henry J. Eyring dedicated the new Visual Arts Studio, the Engineering Technology Center and the University Village Community Center on Oct. 27.

The world needs disciples who “can endure and do hard things, who can meet and overcome challenges with their faith in Jesus Christ,” Elder Christofferson says.