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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.

President Spencer W. Kimball was one of the great advocates and examples of keeping a personal journal. Here’s how you can read the Church leader’s journals.

Walker Lyons is holding off on college football and NIL deals worth millions to serve a two-year Latter-day Saint mission in Norway. Here’s why he’s doing it.

Kirby Heyborne, an actor, comedian, narrator and songwriter, will serve as the official emcee at RootsTech 2023. Here’s what he will do.

Daniel Simmons, a Latter-day Saint from American Fork, Utah, has been named the 2022-2023 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Player of the Year.

RootsTech 2023 organizers hope to see its virtual growth continue while returning to host an in-person event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Read about the three Latter-day Saint chaplains who graduated from the Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

Matt Heiss of the Church History Department tells about recording Church history over his career, how it has changed and shares meaningful experiences.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke to young adults at the Weber Institute and counseled them to never lose hope and find strength in Jesus Christ.

Read the story of how a Latter-day Saint couple and others helped salvage and preserve 16 hand-stitched quilts in a flooded Kentucky home to give to the family whose mother died in the flood.

Researchers using the Church History Catalog now can now search and gain access to new records and collections.

Several members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are playing or coaching in the NFL playoffs. See a list.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, will be the featured keynote speakers at RootsTech 2023 Family Discovery Day.

RootsTech 2023 will feature 15 emcees who will act like sideline reporters for its online audience and provide localized content and guidance for different areas of the world.

Jordin Sparks, a multi-platinum recording artist, American Idol Season 6 winner and actress, will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2023.

Several Latter-day Saints, including many who served missions, are playing in the NBA’s G League and for teams in foreign countries. Here’s a list.

Martin Skougaard lost his dog tag in a foxhole grenade blast. Here’s how his dog tag was returned to him by a kind stranger more than half a century later.

Three of President Russell M. Nelson’s 10 children tell about growing up in a home with the world-renowned heart surgeon and Church leader, and his role as a father.

Along with RootsTech 2023, FamilySearch patrons can expect free access to more of the world’s genealogy records, new search capabilities, more technological innovations and new Family Tree App features.

Elder Holland writes that “we have every reason to hope,” Elder Uchtdorf opened 2023 by imparting wisdom he found in a fortune cookie and Elder Gong testifies of the Resurrection.

For President Russell M. Nelson, deep sea fishing has been “infrequent but instructive.” Here are three lessons he shared in a new years social media post.

BYU professor Gaye Strathearn provides four tips for understanding parables as Latter-day Saints prepare to study the New Testament in 2023.

Before making big plays for Utah this season, Utes’ safety R.J. Hubert, a Latter-day Saint returned missionary, battled back from two serious knee injuries.

Gladys Knight, America’s “empress of soul” and a Latter-day Saint, was among a group of distinguished names to receive a Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements.

Latter-day Saint Heather Seely-Roberts is believed to be the first woman to coach high school boys basketball in Oregon since the 1930s. The best part was getting to coach her twin-tower, all-state sons.

Elder Matthew S. Holland, a General Authority Seventy, was one of 12 speakers at Mike Leach’s memorial service. Here’s what he said about the college football coach and family man.

Kennadee Riggs, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2022. Here’s how serving a mission provided the Latter-day Saint with everything she needed.

Injuries, a Latter-day Saint mission during the pandemic and other unexpected changes have led Creedyn Foulger to play football for the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Re-centering our focus on Christ during Christmas will provide us a more significant measure of His love in our lives, and a greater capacity to love and serve others,” Elder Teixeira said.

Latter-day Saints have been encouraged by Church leaders to find ways to naturally share the gospel. It’s easier than you think.

The Church’s South America South Area held its first “MeetUp,” a one-day youth conference, simultaneously in more than 100 locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Here’s what happened.