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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

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to young adults in a first-of-its-kind devotional that originated outside the United States in a non-English language.

The 2025 show will feature art modeling theme of “Lift Up the Hands Which Hang Down” at the Church History Museum.

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new photo two months after Elder Patrick Kearon was called to the quorum following the death of then-President M. Russell Ballard.

First counselor in the Relief Society general presidency invited missionaries to study, understand the power of God to change lives.

Print subscribers in most of the world can receive the Liahona, For the Strength of Youth and Friend magazines at no cost.

Church video series includes murals based on personal experiences that led to strengthened faith in the Savior.

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talks about the blessings of daily scripture study in a Church News video released Jan. 11, 2024.

A companion to the 2024 youth theme found in 3 Nephi 5:13, the new music video and album aim to help teenagers and pre-teens find ways to become disciples of the Savior.

“It is a profound miracle in my life, that I have come to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God,” Elder Dale G. Renlund said.

In a New Year’s Day social media post, President Russell M. Nelson invited individuals to “marvel and rejoice” at Heavenly Father’s plan.

“What is the Book of Mormon to achieve? It is to invite people to come to Christ, be converted to Him, become His disciple, and get on and stay on the covenant path,” Elder Renlund said.

Topics and Questions replaces Gospel Topics, provides resources for those seeking answers and for helping others with their gospel questions.

The Church has made the first significant adjustment to “Come, Follow Me” curriculum since its launch in January 2019.

Without prompting, I could have recalled many of the “family” gifts I tried so hard not to like.

Lights, music and a crèche are open throughout December for the public to visit at the Mexico City Mexico Temple and the adjacent visitors’ center.

The First Presidency notified stake, ward and other Church leaders of the change in a letter Nov. 30.

In a broadcast to Portuguese-speaking youth around the world, Elder Ulisses Soares shared his testimony of the Savior and encouraged youth to “stay in the boat.”

Saints of all ages in Mexico gathered to hear from an Apostle during his nine-day ministry from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez.

Elder David A. Bednar met with government and community leaders in Mexico and found they have “more in common than may be different.”

As part of his nine-day ministry in Mexico, Elder David A. Bednar shared simple ways to engage in temple and family history work.

The broadcast from Elder David A. Bednar to those in the hurricane-ravaged city comes as he ministers for nine days in Mexico.

The second stop on its multiyear, multination tour will take the choir to the Philippines for the first time.

Latter-day Saint artist Tessa Broyles painted a mural in New York City based on personal experiences and the message that relief comes through the Savior.

“We walk with Christ, arm in arm. And then we walk with each other. We need each other,” Elder Alexander Dushku said.

Watch and listen as President Russell M. Nelson announces the locations of 20 future temples of the Church.

“As parents, we are God’s agents in the care of our children,” said Elder Valeri V. Cordón.

“Our need to recognize truth has never been more important,” Elder John C. Pingree said.

“Where there is design there is a designer,” said Elder Alan T. Phillips.

The first revision since 1985 is scheduled to be translated and published in 50 languages by 2030.

The latest version of the Church’s World Report includes updates on leader ministries, temples milestones and humanitarian efforts.