BETA

Stories By Valerie Johnson

Snakes, snow and surprises for Latter-day Saint hikers on 35-day trek through Australian Alps A small crew of hikers, including several Latter-day Saint team members, helped raise $10,000 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation's Indigenous Education Programs, Newsroom Australia reported.
A small crew of hikers, including several Latter-day Saint team members, helped raise $10,000 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation's Indigenous Education Programs, Newsroom Australia reported.
What 9 Church leaders have said about the miraculous impact of the Bible "You people can't be Christian because you don't believe in the Bible. You've got your own book." How many have heard something similar from someone who is not a member of the Church?
An image from the Church's Bible video series depicts Christ teaching a group of people.
This week on social: President Ballard on marriage, inspiring women and a lesson from blackberries The social media accounts of President M. Russell Ballard, Sister Joy D. Jones, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon and Sister Michelle D. Craig shared inspiration they found this week.
The Instagram account of President M. Russell Ballard shared a photo of a young M. Russell and Barbara Ballard on Aug. 23, 2018.
Why is wheat so important to Relief Society? Sister Sharon Eubank shares her insights in this LDS.org blog post Do you know what the wheat on the Relief Society logo represents? Sister Eubank shared the crop's symbolism and history in an LDS.org blog post on Aug. 17.
Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, enjoys taking ambassadors and other international visitors to Welfare Square. One of her favorite places to stop on the tour is in front of the tall white grain elevators.
Here are 6 reasons to call The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its full name On Aug. 16, the Church released a statement from President Russell M. Nelson regarding the correct usage of the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a subject that has come up repeatedly for several years.
The Salt Lake Temple reflects in the reflection pool in Salt Lake City on Jan. 3, 2018.
From the Vault: Elder L. Tom Perry's 'Preparing Today for a Better Tomorrow' In a LDS Business College devotional held on Oct. 15, 1996, Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on the theme that the college had adopted that year: "Preparing Today for a Better Tomorrow."
Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
11 testimonies from prophets about the power of the Book of Mormon From the Prophet Joseph Smith to President Russell M. Nelson, presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have testified of and extolled the divinity of the Book of Mormon.
This Arnold Friberg painting depicts the Book of Mormon scene of the resurrected Jesus Christ descending from the sky as he appears on the American continent.
How this BYU-Idaho employee learned to 'abide heaven's time' “I had discovered Heavenly Father loved me and all I had to do was seek His will in my life. … I had sought to align my will with God’s will and I was happy.”
Spencer Allen, who works in A/V services and teleprompting at BYU Idaho, speaks during a summer devotional in the Manwaring Center on Aug. 7, 2018.
This week on social: A Christmas thank you in July, Elder Renlund's family vacation in Iceland Issuing invitations to act, Church leaders this week on social media encouraged readers to ask questions, avoid tearing others down, and to watch for natural or spiritual warnings.
Elder Dale G. Renlund's Instagram account posted on Aug. 1 a photo of a grassy field with cotton-like flowers, which warn of more dangerous, watery areas.
Why a Q&A with your Heavenly Father is a good thing, according to this new Primary leader After being sustained to the Primary general presidency, Sister Lisa L. Harkness began walking up to the stand in the Conference Center. Suddenly, shouting broke the quiet, reverent atmosphere. It was then a kind voice told her, "Keep moving."
Sister Lisa L. Harkness, right, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, with her husband, Brother David S. Harkness.
In a 'grand night for singing,' Broadway-themed concert celebrates Pioneer Day In a ‘grand night for singing,’ the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square celebrated the 171st anniversary of the arrival of the first pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley with "Music for a Summer Evening."
Guest performers Laura Michelle Kellythe and Matthew Morrison take the stage as they join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Pioneer Concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Church leader shares how to develop spiritual resilience at BYU-Idaho devotional Elder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, spoke on how to develop spiritual resilience during a BYU-Idaho devotional held in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 8.
Elder Timothy J Dyches greets a student following a devotional held in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 8, 2018.
Church leader issues invitation to help LDS young adults overcome 'sense of emptiness and gloom' Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy invited young adults to commit to discover the transformative power of ministering during a worldwide devotional, broadcast from the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 6.
Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy greets devotional attendees following the Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults held in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 6, 2018.
Elder Steven R. Bangerter: A love for people of all faiths Practicing religious law has enabled Elder Steven R. Bangerter, newly called as a General Authority Seventy, to see and understand how people of all faiths desire to draw nearer to God.
Elder Steven R. Bangerter, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Susann A. Bangerter, in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Be grateful, have integrity, be humble and be kind, Elder Stanfill tells BYU-Idaho graduates at commencement Speaking on several Christlike attributes they would need following graduation, Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, spoke to new alumni of Brigham Young University-Idaho in his commencement address on April 13.
Graduates of BYU-Idaho attend commencement exercises held in the BYU-Idaho Center. Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, spoke at the event, held on April 13, 2018.
First Presidency explains ministering concept in letter to worldwide membership Immediately following the closing session of the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church, the First Presidency released a letter explaining the Melchizedek Priesthood quorum changes and the new ministering concept to members.
President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency and President Russell M. Nelson exit after the General Priesthood session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto: 'With one accord' Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, spoke during the Sunday morning session of general conference on the importance of unity. "In order to reach our sublime destiny, we need each other."
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency