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Sydney Walker

Sydney Jorgensen Walker is a reporter for the Church News. She graduated from the BYU journalism program in 2017. She previously wrote for the Faith section in the Deseret News and worked as an assistant in the Priesthood and Family Department at Church headquarters. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @sydney_walker31

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Despite ongoing construction, Temple Square is offering a variety of activities for visitors during the 2022 Christmas season.

Read five suggestions from FamilySearch for incorporating family history into your Thanksgiving festivities.

The Church and NAACP launch the MyBaby4Me program to help combat high infant mortality rates in Memphis, Tennessee.

“The Church is made up of millions of members ... and we’re here to serve them,” said Bishop L. Todd Budge.

Watch a 25-minute video with RootsTech speakers about learning opportunities at next year’s event.

The youth theme for 2023 is “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

In a new Church video, Jennie Taylor, widow of Maj. Brent Taylor, talks about her journey reclaiming hope in the four years since he was killed in Afghanistan.

“Elder Rasband’s visit to Brazil has been an expression of God’s love for the country and everyone living within its boundaries,” said Elder Adilson Parrella, Brazil Area president.

The Relief Society general presidency shared insight from the General Handbook about counseling together during Relief Society meetings.

Elder Peter M. Johnson taught BYU students of the Savior’s Atonement, invitation to act and promised blessings.

During a devotional broadcast to Latter-day Saints in Nevada, President Russell M. Nelson taught what he described as “my ABCs of personal preparation for a temple.”

Here’s how MeetUp — an annual one-day youth conference held simultaneously in Latter-day Saint meetinghouses across Brazil — is strengthening youth and young single adults.

“Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Thomas S. Monson” is now available in the Gospel Library app and on the Church’s website.

As part of the Church’s effort to address maternal health issues in vulnerable communities, Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson recently ministered to new and expectant mothers during a citywide baby shower in Chicago, Illinois.

“Preparing Children for a Lifetime on God’s Covenant Path” discussion guides for parents and fifth-Sunday lessons for Primary teachers can be found in appendices of the 2023 “Come, Follow Me” manuals on the New Testament.

“We are committed to help everyone learn and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own language,” said Elder Peter M. Johnson, who chairs the new board.

The third and final Friend to Friend of 2022 taught children the two great commandments: Love God and love others.

The concert included youth performers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Honduras.

The broadcast, titled “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” will be available for viewing beginning Saturday, Nov. 5. It is the first Friend to Friend prerecorded with a live audience.

At the close of October 2022 general conference, President Nelson invited all to “focus on the temple in ways you never have before.”

“I had many questions in my mind and heart that I wanted the Lord to answer and He did,” one participant said.

The RootsTech team participated in live Q&A on Facebook on Oct. 21 about registration options for RootsTech 2023. The three-day event will offer both in-person and virtual experiences.

The Young Men general presidency says that new “For the Strength of Youth” guide — like other recent initiatives and efforts by the Church — is designed to help youth focus on the Savior and seek personal revelation in making decisions.

The public open house begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 5. Elder Dale G. Renlund will dedicate the temple on Nov. 20.

How do legal professionals fulfill their responsibility as advocates? “As in all things, we try to be like Jesus,” President Camille N. Johnson said.

The new guide, subtitled “A Guide for Making Choices,” focuses on gospel principles, agency and inspiration.

The 2023 youth theme album “I Can Do All Things Through Christ” and other youth theme resources are now available.

Approximately 4,450 volunteers have provided 83,930 hours of service — and counting.

Overcoming the world through covenants, following the Savior in every footstep and putting trust in Him were among invitations extended during general conference.