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Rachel Sterzer Gibson
Rachel Sterzer Gibson

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


Like the aging prophet Lehi, Church News reporter Rachel Sterzer Gibson's dad gave his children blessings before he died. Ten years later, "I hope he knows I’m trying to follow his counsel," she writes.

The donation was made to Project HOPE, an international global health organization, and will focus on providing health, nutrition, training and equipment.

Establish priorities and patterns academically as well as spiritually, Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran counseled BYU–Hawaii students.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong dedicates Puebla Mexico Temple as "an inviting place of serenity and faith, of comfort and healing."

A dividing line between those who hear the music of faith and those who are tone deaf is active study of the scriptures, the Apostle taught.

The northern coast of the Pacific nation was hit with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in areas already inundated with flooding.

"This event will be a wonderful unifying experience for religious educators from across the Church," said Elder Gilbert, the Church commissioner of education.

BYU–Idaho President Alvin F. Meredith III invited students to look for Christ as they attend the temple during Tuesday's devotional.

How the BYU Women's Conference theme — found in 2 Nephi 4:34 — has brought Jennifer Kerns Davis comfort through divorce, illness and the suicide of her oldest child.

Find links to keynote summaries and session highlights here for the 2024 BYU Women’s Conference.

During BYU Women's Conference on May 3, Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson testifies to Latter-day Saint women of where to look for answers

In a BYU Women’s Conference session, women leaders invited listeners to remember why they do what they do as covenant women.

Elder and Sister Cook also served as the leaders of the first mission in Mongolia.

From a BYU–Pathway student from Nigeria to a first-generation BYU–Hawaii graduate from the Philippines to a Brigham Young University Honors student, here’s a sampling of the close to 13,000 graduates this April.

BYU Women’s Conference committee director shares insights into this year’s theme and what attendees can expect.

During BYU's 2024 commencement, Elder Gerrit W. Gong shared experiences from his own freshman year at BYU and what it means to become "your best BYU self."

A brief look at the history of temple going in French Polynesia and Australia and how local Church members are reacting to news of a more local house of the Lord.

President Nelson blessed the Manti Utah Temple to be "a house of peace, a house of comfort and a house of personal revelation" in his rededicatory prayer.

Those who lament the polarization of modern society should "spend a day at BYU–Hawaii," Elder Ringwood tells graduates.

Professors at BYU and Texas A&M recently analyzed 6,000 experiences from nearly 900 students to see what activities increase a sense of connection to the university.

President Nelson punctuated 5 sessions of general conference with an invitation to "rejoice in the gift of priesthood keys."

With “exquisite diversity” of country, culture and ethnicity, Ensign College students are prepared to go forth “like a literal ensign of nations," Elder Stevenson told graduates.

"Consider how your life would be different" if priesthood keys had not been restored, President Nelson invites Latter-day Saints.

“The significance of these keys being returned to the earth … cannot be overstated” said President Russell M. Nelson.

Elders Bednar, Cook and Gong spoke while Elder Stevenson conducted the Saturday afternoon session.

The “remarkable blessing” of inner spiritual stillness is available to all striving to keep covenants with the Lord, said Elder David A. Bednar.

Here's a look back at some of the remarkable blessings the Prophet has given since being set apart as President of the Church in January 2018.

"I’ve grown closer to the people," Elder Rasband said of his recent ministry trip, which included stops in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji.

Here’s a look at the myriad ways students, faculty and employees throughout CES are remembering — and inviting others to remember — the Savior.