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Stories By Sarah Jane Weaver

Sister Barbara Bowen Ballard, wife of President M. Russell Ballard, dies at 86 After a life of dedicated service to her family and the Church, Sister Barbara Bowen Ballard died peacefully Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at her home in Salt Lake City, surrounded by her family.
President M. Russell Ballard and Sister Barbara Bowen Ballard
What I know now that I didn't know before the Nauvoo Face to Face This month I visited historic Nauvoo, Illinois. It was an emotional experience for me to think about the early Latter-day Saints who lived there — to walk where they walked and see what they saw.
From the foot of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, a worldwide "Face to Face" broadcast focuses on the history of the Church on Sept. 9, 2018. Participating were Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow.
President Nelson visits British Columbia, shares priceless parenting advice During a devotional with 4,600 Latter-day Saints in British Columbia, President Russell M. Nelson directed his remarks to those teaching “precious children.”
Devin Roth holds his son Miles Roth as they wait to hear President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speak at the Langley Events Center in Langley, British Columbia, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
President Nelson shares 5 lessons 'life has taught me' with 49,000 in Safeco Field From the heart of the Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, President Russell M. Nelson shared the "lessons life has taught me" with 49,000 Church members — the largest non-sporting event ever held in the history of the iconic baseball stadium.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
Why Church history isn't something to be afraid of, according to Apostle and historians With the historic Nauvoo Illinois Temple as a backdrop, Elder Quentin L. Cook promised young adult Latter-day Saints that studying the history of the Church will deepen their faith and their desire to live the gospel more fully.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses young adults during a worldwide "Face to Face" broadcast focusing on the history of the Church. Also participating in the Sept. 9, 2018, event in Nauvoo, Illinois, were Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow.
What Elder Cook and historians said about polygamy, seer stones and Church transparency during Nauvoo Face to Face Joined by Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow in a worldwide “Face to Face” broadcast from Nauvoo, Illinois, Elder Quentin L. Cook answered significant questions from young adults about Church history on Sunday, Sept. 9.
A musical number is performed before Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses young adults during a worldwide "Face to Face" broadcast on Sept, 9, 2018, focusing on the history of the Church. Also participating were Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow.
President Oaks talks Church history, LGBT issues, mental illness During a devotional held in the Los Angeles California Santa Monica Stake Center, President Dallin H. Oaks answered important questions raised by young married couples “on the frontline of what is vitally important to the Church.”
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, greets members of a capacity congregation of young married couples from nine stakes in the Los Angeles area before a devotional, held in the Los Angeles California Santa Monica Stake Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.
Sister Jones shares 3 things you can teach your kids about the name of the Church How can parents and teachers talk to children about using the proper name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Children will lead the way, says Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president.
Primary leaders hope parents and teachers can help children learn reverence and respect.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints releases statement on name of organization The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an important statement from President Russell M. Nelson on Aug. 16 regarding the name of the Church.
A meetinghouse for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.
'Mormon' is out — Church releases statement on name of organization The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement from President Russell M. Nelson on Aug. 16 regarding the name of the Church.
Church meetinghouse
Stumped by your family tree? The 63.7 million indexed names just added to FamilySearch might help The entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are now available online, thanks to a joint project between FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Historic photograph of Ellis Island. FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced Aug. 14, 2018, the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are available online on both websites.
We are family: Over 500 descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith gather for one epic reunion Reflecting on the life and sacrifice of the Prophet Joseph and members of his family, President M. Russell Ballard reminded their descendants that it is during times of trial that they can draw closer to God the Father and His son.
President M. Russell Ballard, a great-great-grandson of Hyrum Smith and Anina Mackay Luff, a great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Smith participate in a Smith family reunion, held in Salt Lake City on Aug. 4, 2018.
Twelve Apostles respond to misconceptions about their calling While some may think general Church leaders live a “charmed life,” the fact is that, just as with all of God’s faithful children, life is filled with “great blessings and challenges.”
Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2018.
The Apostles' divine mandate to be ministers — not administrators — and how it takes them around the globe The Twelve are commissioned to preach the gospel to all the world, said President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles greets member in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 17, 2018, as part of the global ministry tour.
Elder Holland remembers St. George Tabernacle for 150 years of sacrifice during rededication Nearly a century and a half after it was originally planned, constructed and dedicated by 19th century pioneers, a renovated and refreshed St. George Tabernacle was rededicated Saturday morning, July 28, by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks Saturday, July 28, 2018, in the St. George Tabernacle in St. George, Utah. The 147 year old building was rededicated after a two-year renovation.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies in accidental fall while serving in Australia A 19-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary serving in Australia Sydney Mission died Monday, July 23, after slipping and falling from a cliff in a popular sightseeing area.
Elder Gavin Paul Zimmerman, 19, from West Haven, Utah, died Monday, July 23, in an accidental fall while serving as a missionary in the Australia Sydney Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Church member killed in shooting during sacrament meeting in Fallon, Nevada A member of the Fallon 3rd Ward in Fallon, Nevada, was shot and killed by another member of the Latter-day Saints congregation during Sacrament meeting on Sunday, July 22.
The chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fallon, Nevada where a fatal shooting occurred on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
8 quotes on what Church leaders have been saying about ministering “For months we have been seeking a better way to minister to the spiritual and temporal needs of our people in the Savior’s way," said President Russell M. Nelson in April. Read additional quotes from Church leaders on ministering.
The Salt Lake Temple during the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
President Eyring shares the best way to replace self-doubt with confidence Only the Father, His Beloved Son, and the Holy Ghost can provide the assurance Latter-day Saints need to go forward boldly in their service, said President Henry B. Eyring on June 26 during the Mission Leadership Seminar.
President Henry B. Eyring speaks with Sister Kristen Oaks, Sister Wendy Nelson and President Russell M. Nelson at the Provo Missionary Training Center in Provo.
Elder Bednar teaches 5 lessons on the spirit of revelation, how it operates in the work of the Lord Receiving, recognizing and responding to revelations from God are spiritual gifts for which Latter-day Saints should yearn and appropriately seek, said Elder David A Bednar during the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar on June 26.
A mission president and his companion greet missionaries at the Provo Missionary Training Center during the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar on June 24-26.