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Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist and feature writer for the Deseret News and Church News. He was raised in northern Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He has worked for several newspapers and received a number of awards over his career. Toone is the author of “No Excuses, No Regrets,” a sports biography of NFL football player Eric Weddle. Toone served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, and spent a year teaching seminary. Like his father before him, he is a proud Eagle Scout. Trent and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four children.


Learn about the principles of missionary work taught by two Latter-day Saint Apostles to missionaries serving in Gilbert, Arizona.

Taylor Talbot may be the first to train and compete in track and field while also serving as Latter-day Saint service missionary.

“Luz de las Naciones” (“Light of the Nations”) is now available for on-demand viewing online in three different languages.

Three researchers recently embarked on a research trip on the Joseph Smith Papers legal series. They found what they were looking for and more.

Just as a group of missionaries did nearly 100 years ago, more than 50 Latter-day Saint missionaries planted thousands of tree seeds on the Hill Cumorah in the final step of a reforestation project.

The West Point Glee Club’s guest appearance with The Tabernacle Choir for ‘Music & the Spoken Word’ will also be a homecoming for a cadet from Utah.

After two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Luz de las Naciones” celebrated its 20th anniversary by returning to the Conference Center.

Speaking to Church-endorsed chaplains, Brother Corbitt taught how activism against the Church can undermine the doctrine of Christ and mislead valiant souls.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles came away “impressed” by Tony Finau’s golf skills, but even more so by his love for the gospel and his family.

Latter-day Saints can now read from more than 1,200 of Eliza R. Snow’s discourses and 47 volumes of Emmeline B. Wells’ diaries online.

Bryce Harper’s two-run blast in the eight inning of the National League Championship Series was the biggest of his career. The Latter-day Saint slugger hopes to do more against Houston in the World Series.

Sheriff Minor Deming was not at Carthage Jail when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were murdered. But he did his best to bring their killers to justice in the year that followed.

As nice as it is to watch general conference at home, here’s how being present in the Conference Center for one session of general conference was a blessing for one Latter-day Saint family.

More and more Latter-day Saints are claiming the blessings promised in 2018 by President Russell M. Nelson for scripture study and home-centered gospel learning, the Sunday School general presidency said.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is more than a year into a reforestation project with the historic Hill Cumorah. See photos showing the project’s progress.

Langi Tuifua’s neck injury ended his NFL aspirations but helped him to discover a new passion and a talent for acting, even leading him to an iconic role in the Church’s Book of Mormon Videos series.

Meet Army Lt. Col. Sonie Munson and Sister Andrea Wagenbach, the first two women to help advise Church leaders on military matters.

Several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke about the trials of life and how to overcome adversity during the October 2022 general conference.

Many Latter-day Saints worldwide reacted to the new temple locations with tears of joy. Here’s what they said.

Thousands entering the Conference Center for general conference were greeted by 18 new images of Jesus Christ in different styles from different artists.

Church leaders address abuse, introduce revised guide for youth at the Saturday morning session of October 2022 general conference

Sister Joyce Forman has served as a missionary in the Church History Department since 2009. During that time she has survived cancer and is now earning a college degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

Two Latter-day Saint historians and editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provide perspective on the project’s history, how it is influencing people and the final two volumes coming in 2023.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is collaborating with charitable organizations to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Fiona throughout the Caribbean region.

Here’s how to watch, listen and receive news or updates for the October 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In BYU–Idaho’s first fall devotional, President Henry J. Eyring taught students using a series of examples to demonstrate the meaning of living a consecrated life.

Professor John G. Turner, who is not a Latter-day Saint, is writing a biography of Joseph Smith. He has found the Joseph Smith Papers to be a “historian’s treasure trove.”

After getting cut twice, Breiden Fehoko, the 300-pound lineman from LSU and Hawaii, made the Los Angeles Chargers’ regular-season roster this year. He credits his family and faith.

Latter-day Saint teen Evan Andrews was introduced to NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” at age 10. Seven years later he finished in the top 15 of the finals.

When Barrett Brooks was a young, he received a gift of shoes from NFL player Vai Sikahema. The experience changed his life.