Stories By Rachel Sterzer

Elder David A. Bednar: 'Meek and lowly of heart' Elder David A. Bednar focused his remarks during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference on on March 31 on “a vital aspect of the Savior’s divine nature that each of us should strive to emulate.”
Elder David A. Bednar
President Oaks' great-granddaughter experiences transforming power of family history For 15-year-old Kaitlyn Ward, family history and the stories of her ancestors have proved to be more than a hobby.
President Henry B. Eyring dedicates Cedar City Utah Temple, the 17th in Utah As President Henry B. Eyring dedicated the newest temple in the Church in the midst of the Cedar Valley on Sunday, Dec. 10, he called the edifice a tribute to the wonderful pioneers who came at Brigham’s call.
LDS Church announces change to general conference meeting schedule In an effort to reduce and simplify “the work of the Church and the demands made upon leaders and members,” the First Presidency announced Oct. 27 a modification to the general conference meeting schedule.
Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella: 'Essential Truths — Our Need to Act' “The First Vision and the Prophet Joseph Smith brought forth additional knowledge and truth that are essential to our happiness in this life and our exaltation in the presence of God,” declared Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella on Oct. 1.
Sister Jean B. Bingham: 'That Your Joy Might Be Full' Finding joy despite the difficulties of life is found in focusing on the Savior, Jesus Christ, Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, taught.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: 'A Yearning for Home' In beginning the Saturday morning session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference, President Dieter F. Uchtdrof discussed his belief that every man, woman and child experiences a yearning to return to his or her Heavenly home.
Elder Ballard offers 'blunt' but 'loving' counsel to young adults In a style he described as “blunt” but “loving,” Elder M. Russell Ballard delivered counsel specific to the challenges and questions faced by many of today’s young adults during a devotional on Sunday, Sept. 17.
President Monson's 90th birthday: Looking back on the teachings of the prophet Since being called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at age 36, President Thomas S. Monson has offered words of comfort, direction, wisdom and testimony while ministering to members throughout the world.
President Ronald Reagan visits the Ogden cannery,  accompanied by Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson, September 9, 1982. O. Wallace Kasteler- Deseret News Archives
New Relief Society general presidency speaks candidly about their lives, challenges During a time when “the opportunities and options for women” have expanded, many Latter-day Saint women are striving to understand their role in the world, said Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president on May 5.
President Russell M. Nelson extends challenge during Family Discovery Day 2017 President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, extended a special challenge to Church members during the 2017 Family Discovery Day to consider what sacrifice they can make to do more family history and temple work.
'A Marvelous Work' — Hartford Connecticut Temple youth cultural celebration Some 1,100 young men and young women from eight stakes showed their excitement for another temple in New England through an evening of song and dance.
Top 10 Treasures in the Church History Library Amidst the Church History Library's trove of historical objects and documents are some extra special items. During BYU's Campus Education Week Keith A. Erekson shared what he considers to be the “Top 10 Treasures of the Church History Library."
2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: 'Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts' Every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders participated in the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, addressing the theme "Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts."
Elder Andersen travels throughout the Pacific, meets archbishop of Brisbane In discussing his travels throughout the Pacific May 13-22, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles expressed his love for the Saints and for "their testimony and strength."
Sister Neill F. Marriott and her daughters speak during BYU Women's Conference Sister Neill F. Marriott of the young women presidency speaks alongside her three daughters — Caroline Marriott, Kate Marriott Mitchell and Paige Marriott Storheim — during a breakout session at BYU Women's Conferenc
Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'Everyone has a stake in religious freedom' “Whether you’re religious or not — whether you initially recognize it or not — everyone has a stake in protecting religious freedom,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in a speech to business and community leaders.
Sister Linda K. Burton speaks at BYU Women's Conference of the "Two Great Commandments" Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, spoke of the “Two Great Commandments” as she addressed more than 15,000 women gathered in the Marriott Center for the 40th Annual BYU Women’s Conference in Provo, Utah.
Elder L. Whitney Clayton speaks to BYU grads of 'the blessing of connecting to God' Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to close to 6,000 graduates during BYU commencement exercises held in the Marriott Center on Thursday, April 21.