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Valerie Walton

Valerie Walton is a Church News reporter and editorial assistant, University of Utah grad, Ensign College student and returned missionary who served in Florida. She loves knitting, Church history artifacts and teaching Sunday School. Email:

On the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s appearance to Joseph Smith, read what the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and three women leaders have said about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

Rely on the Savior to help reach goals and new heights, Elder Juan Pablo Villar teaches at BYU–Idaho devotional.

It’s no accident that BYU students of today are attending at a time when following the updated Honor Code means an elevated, principle-based approach, President C. Shane Reese teaches.

Read a quote from each of President Nelson’s general conference addresses since he was called as an Apostle in 1984.

From mock U.N. leader, to missionary, to Ivy League graduate, Riley Owen’s career in international affairs and public policy has been shaped by a love for the gospel and all of God’s children.

Joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “basically saved my life,” says Kevin Walton; for his wife, Susan Walton, finding the gospel “just completed me.”

“Preach My Gospel” chapter 9: “Understanding the need to find helped me be fearless in opening my mouth to find and teach,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband taught new mission leaders.

Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus will begin serving as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency on Aug. 1

President Ballard tweeted why all should “Strive to keep the Holy Ghost as your constant companion, even during dark times.”

Ensign College President Bruce C. Kusch speaks at a campus devotional on becoming more devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

Called during April 2023 general conference, President Freeman, Sister Runia and Sister Spannaus will begin their service on Aug. 1

New Church leaders were sustained during the Saturday afternoon session of April 2023 general conference. See photos of the session and find summaries of the talks here.

Elder Paul V. Johnson taught BYU students that they, who were born not too long ago, “now are ready to right wrongs, do God’s work, preach the truth and make a difference in the world.”

“It is time to make our life sweet, full of safety, friendship and love and to live in harmony,” His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al-Qasimi says.

Elder Meredith teaches BYU–Idaho students 5 principles for making decisions with heavenly guidance.

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After her husband’s hospitalization for depression, Valerie Walton found strength and blessings from a surprising source: accepting a calling as a Sunday School teacher.

“Such wrestling is a struggle to find and express one’s real desires and receive inspiration of the Holy Ghost,” Elder Yamashita teaches.

In an institute devotional address, Elder Rasband explains how personal integrity has defined his life from marriage and Church service to business and career.

Despite individual or family circumstances, each person is “dear to the heart of the Good Shepherd,” Elder Taniela B. Wakolo taught at a BYU–Hawaii devotional on Sept. 20.

During the Days of ‘47 Sunrise Service, Elder Lynn G. Robbins taught listeners to choose “not a spirit of murmuring, but a spirit of ‘faith in every footstep.’”

As the Aug. 1 transition of the Relief Society general presidency comes closer, these leaders want their testimonies of the Savior to be remembered best.

When it comes to ambitions, make sure your life’s drill is set to go forward, Bishop L. Todd Budge of the Presiding Bishopric taught in a BYU Pathway Worldwide devotional.

“I’m not the same mother I was when I started,” Sister J. Anette Dennis said. “[The Lord] teaches you along the way through your children.”