In the News
Ryan Jensen

J. Ryan Jensen is the editor of the Church News. He has worked with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2014 creating and distributing content that helps build faith in Jesus Christ – including four years as the managing editor of the New Era magazine and Church youth website. Ryan has a degree in journalism from Utah State University. He served a mission in Colombia and still speaks Spanish every chance he gets. He and his wife Megan love being parents to their four children. Email Ryan at

Single Book of Mormon manual for all ages, classes continues Church effort to make teaching the gospel at home and at church simpler.

With the new temple showing through the windows behind him, Elder Neil L. Andersen invited youth to find courage living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Elder Neil L. Andersen’s dedication of the Brasília Brazil Temple is the 1st of 3 temple dedications on a historic day for the Church.

Gospel Stream makes Church video content — both live and downloadable — available in one app, while replacing Saints Channel and Gospel Media.

Special birthday video shows President Russell M. Nelson through the years with family, friends, colleagues and members of the Church around the world.

Brazil’s vice president, Geraldo Alckmin, was among many who have toured the Brasília Brazil Temple’s open house, which concludes Sept. 2.

A new video by Elder David A. Bednar shows how meetings, ministry preparation, mission assignments and scripture study are all a part of an Apostle’s regular efforts.

When Jane Anne Morgan Lewis and her husband, Enoch, moved from Wales to Bountiful, Utah, they had to change professions and learned news skills.

While in Brasília, Elder Ulisses Soares shared unique connection to a convert from his mission. In Maceió, he taught about representing the Savior.

Nearly 50 speakers from different religions, government roles, community organizations and institutions of higher education participated in the event.

Develop faith in Jesus Christ and trust in Heavenly Father’s guidance, Elder Soares encouraged.

Marcos Rossi, who doesn’t have arms or legs and has outlived doctors’ expectations, still longs for “just a few more minutes” at the Brasília Brazil Temple.

The temple in Brazil’s capital city will be the tenth dedicated in the country with another ten announced or under construction.

In the Church News video “Guided by the Lord,” Sister Kristin M. Yee learned when she moved to California as a teenager the importance of the influence of the Holy Ghost helping her along the way.

The Primary general presidency worked together with the Friend magazine’s staff to create an issue to help all children better understand the baptismal covenant.

In recent years, Church leaders have repeatedly spoken about the need to preserve and defend the freedom to worship.

What members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders taught from the new edition of “Preach My Gospel” and how it applies not only to missionaries but to all Latter-day Saints.

“Preach My Gospel” chapter 11: “Through understanding, inspiration and kindness, our missionaries have the power to spiritually lead those they teach to sincerely make and keep commitments,” Elder Neil L. Andersen says.

“Preach My Gospel”: Finding the power of the Savior through the sacrifices of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.

“We are mindful of those who have gone before,” Elder Ryan K. Olsen said to 600 gathered at the Montpelier Idaho Temple groundbreaking ceremony.

The Friend magazine’s managing editor wants to help alleviate the “tough job” of parents and teachers.

Ministering in South America, Elder Ulisses Soares encouraged people to keep God in their hearts.

“I still study every day, and I learned how to do that on my mission,” Elder Ulisses Soares said.

Elder Soares also spoke with an Argentine journalist about the state of the world and society’s relationship with God.

“We are engaged in doing good, in helping people, in blessing people. That’s part of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Elder Soares said after the visit.

“If more people felt the Savior’s love, the world would be different,” Elder Ulisses Soares told members in Santiago, as he begins three-country ministry trip.

The newly called General Authority Seventy shares how focusing on the Savior has helped him to show love and feel loved.

A unique style of sand art brings Elder Clark G. Gilbert’s general conference message about moving in the right direction to life.

President Henry B. Eyring shared in his 38-word acceptance speech when he became Ricks College president a principle that has helped guide every major decision in his life.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong expresses appreciation for the ”‘mutual respect our communities enjoy” at event for Utah’s Jewish community.