Living Faith

1 Latter-day Saint couple gives their perspective on what it's like being a medical missionary David and Elizabeth Blackwell of Highland, Utah, recently returned from their second mission together where they combined their life work and professional skills to serve the Lord and His missionary army.
Screen capture of Sister Blackwell in a video on
Music and the Spoken Word: Service can help heal one another's wounds When the body cannot readily respond to our best healing efforts, there is a balm that can provide peace of mind and hope of heart.
Annette Ferran with some of the coats they received as donations for her family's November 2018 service project. Ferran was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2018, with a life expectancy of 12 months. For the Ferran family, serving others in their time of trial is the perfect way to draw closer to the Lord and to take the focus off of their own worries.
How Latter-day Saint Charities and UNHCR have been bringing relief and comfort to refugees for nearly 30 years Honoring World Refugee Day, a new video highlights how the work of UNHCR and Latter-day Saint Charities has been impacting the lives of refugees, volunteers and communities around the world for almost three decades.
Sister Jean B. Bingham sits outside on Temple Square with Asifa Nadir, left, and Nadira Nadir, right, while being filmed by Lucian Perkins from USA for UNHCR on May 16, 2019. Sister Bingham has known the Nadir family, refugees from Afghanistan for nearly 15 years.
Music and the Spoken Word: Fathers don't have to be perfect to be good examples for their children Good fathers make a big difference in the lives of their children — bigger, in fact, than they might realize.
Nathan Miles, 3, gets new goggles from his dad, Todd Miles, as he gets ready to swim at the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center swimming pool in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 31, 2019. 
Video: Watch Elder Gong share his apostolic testimony in new Church video Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a new video on June 12.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Susan Gong share a smile prior to his speaking to a group of LDS Business College Students and staff a the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
How an 8-year-old Latter-day Saint proves her faith runs more than skin deep Due to a medical skin condition, 8-year-old Latter-day Saint Hanna faces many obstacles. But despite her challenges, she has proven that her conditions do not define her and that her faith is more than skin deep.
Hanna Barrott, center, has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.
What I learned from Tongan Latter-day Saints about how to endure When I think of our prophet and the Pacific, I will think of the dignified Tongan Saints, already wet after waiting for two hours in rain to hear the prophet. Instead of stopping the rain, their faith sustained them as they weathered the storm.
Attendees sit in the rain during a devotional in Tonga on May 23, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: Humility can lead to better careers and better families Think about the goals you have for your family, for your most cherished relationships. Perhaps humility is a first step toward achieving them.
As one expert observed: “Humble leaders can also be highly competitive and ambitious. But they tend to avoid the spotlight and give credit to their teams.”
Music and the Spoken Word: The 1 choice we all have in common The Tabernacle Choir's Music and the Spoken Word message focused on the power of choosing when dealing with disappointment.
For more than 30 years, a man carried bitterness in his heart. As a result, he closed himself off to others, shutting out their light and love.
How the Tacoma Refugee Choir has been 'nothing short of a miracle' for this Washington community Erin Guinup received an impression to start the Tacoma Refugee Choir. Three years down the road, the project has become a full-time nonprofit that blesses their community.
The Tacoma Refugee Choir sings on stage during one of their performances.
Boyd Matheson: 'The power of gathering' and how it relates to President Nelson's Pacific tour The longing to connect, to be part of a story, a movement or a family is hardwired in humans, writes Boyd Matheson, Deseret News opinion editor.
Attendees sing for President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after a devotional in Papeete, Tahiti, on May 24, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: Remembering those who died for freedom "The Spoken Word," shared by Lloyd Newell, is given during the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square broadcast. This week's message honors those who have given their lives for the sake of freedom.
Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Every grave is decorated with an American flag.
10 blessings promised to Latter-day Saints if they participate in temple work Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Nancy Duncan, addressed Brigham Young University–Idaho students Tuesday, May 21 during the university’s weekly devotional.
BYU-Idaho devotional guest speakers Elder R. Kevin and Sister Nancy Duncan address students on May 21, 2019.
Boyd Matheson: A look at some of the most meaningful lessons from President Nelson's Pacific tour Every nation on the Pacific Ministry Tour itinerary includes a harbor. President Nelson and Elder Gong are transforming these harbors into havens where heaven can draw near, members can unite and empowering principles of the gospel can be shared.
The harbour in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: How we can react to children who have strayed Lloyd Newell shares Music and the Spoken Word on May, 19 about how "wayward" loved ones aren't all the same and how to always seek improvement.
Landon Henneman as Tyler McMillan in "Wayward: The Prodigal Son" hugs his father Robert McMillan (played by writer/director Rob Diamond) after they are reunited.
Tabernacle Choir announces Sissel as Pioneer Day concert guest World-renowned vocalist Sissel will once again join the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day concert in July 2019.
World-renowned vocalist Sissel will join the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day concert on July 19-20, 2019.
LDS Tools, LDS Media Library and more Church app names are changing — here's what you need to know Many mobile apps and media channels names have been changed to reflect the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Following President Russell M. Nelson's call to honor the proper and full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tools, apps, and other media channels of the Church continue to update and change their names.
Music and the Spoken Word: The greatest reward mothers can both give and receive every day For Mother's Day this year, the Tabernacle Choir and Lloyd Newell will take part in a "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcast.
A mother plays with her 1-year-old son in May 2018.
More than 800 JustServe volunteers partner with Salt Lake Bees to serve community JustServe, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, partnered with the Salt Lake Bees baseball team, and several cities and other organizations, to complete several major service projects in Salt Lake and Davis counties in Utah.
JustServe and volunteers are honored at the Salt Lake Bees game on April 27.
The advice Sister Craig would give to her 16-year-old self In a breakout session of Women’s Conference on May 3, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women general presidency shared advice she would give to her 16-year-old self.
Women wave as they move to other classes as they attend BYU Women's Conference at BYU in Provo, Utah, on Friday, May 3, 2019.