Living Faith

5 stories that give a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put on President Nelson's devotional to 65,000 Here are the anecdotes of five Latter-day Saints prior to the Feb. 10 Phoenix devotional featuring President Russell M. Nelson and his first counselor, President Dallin H. Oaks at the State Farm Stadium.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints walks into the State Farm Stadium with his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
Church members react on Instagram to President Nelson's inspiring address at State Farm Stadium President Russell M. Nelson spoke to a crowd of 65,000 in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday night at the State Farm Stadium. Inviting members of the Church to help “gather Israel on both sides of the veil, the devotional was the largest congregation to lis
Church members wait for President Russell M. Nelson to speak during a special devotional at the State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
Dating in ambiguity: 1 scholar's advice for single adults Speaking at the 15th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture at BYU, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of Denver shared advice on how to handle dating with the goal of marriage in a dating culture ruled by ambiguity.
Students attending the 15th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture chat prior to the lecture on Feb. 7, 2019 on the BYU Provo, Utah campus.
Church donates funds raised by Light the World giving machines in New York, Arizona, and Utah Several humanitarian organizations receive funds raised during the 2018 "Light the World" charitable campaign sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Recipients of donations from a giving machine in Gilbert, Arizona. From

left to right, the recipients include Dave Richins, president and CEO of the United Food Bank; Mike Hughes, president and CEO of A New Leaf; Katie Pompay, executive director of Helen’s Hope Chest; and Tom Kertis, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Courage in adversity: The story of a blind wood carver who survived as a POW during WWII In telling me about his life, Fritz E. Bollbach, a blind wood carver, gave me a glimpse of courage in adversity and hope during trials.
Fritz E. Bollbach gave former Church News editor Gerry Avant a glimpse of courage in adversity and hope during trials.
Music and the Spoken Word: Do you simply 'look' at people, or do you 'see' them? Here's why this distinction matters We might think we can easily discern a person’s intelligence, moral character and abilities. But are our eyes deceiving us?
The spiny leaf insect is one example of how our eyes can deceive us and why we should not judge something — or someone — by appearances.
New BYU exhibition teaches souls can be constructed, rebuilt and improved — just like the Provo City Center Temple Like incinerated walls that were transformed into a temple, our lives can be reconstructed though Christ.
Firiefighters battle blaze that destroyed Provo Tabernacle on Dec. 17, 2010. From the ashes, the Provo City Center Temple has been constructed.
What I know now that I didn't know before Camp Fire “There is a fire on the east side of Paradise …,” wrote Bishop Rob Harrison in a text message to members of his ward on the morning of Nov. 8. “Grab your Important documents and your go bag.”
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks over destroyed homes with his wife Wendy Nelson in Paradise, California on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019,  two months after the Camp Fire destroyed 1,400 homes and hundreds of businesses.
Music and the Spoken Word: Losing your grip? Here's the most important lifeline for you to hold onto You don’t have to be a sailor or even a swimmer to know what it feels like to be thrown overboard into a stormy sea and struggle to keep your head above water.
Thai rescue divers and a tourist police boat are seen during a search mission for missing passengers from a capsized tourist boat in the water off Phuket, Thailand, Saturday, July 7, 2018. A search resumed for some 23 missing tourists on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket.
How the FamilySearch Tree mobile app is making family history work easier than ever before Learn about all the ins and outs of the FamilySearch Tree mobile app and how it makes family history a less intimidating experience.
Since it was launched in 2014, the FamilySearch Tree Mobile app has had more than 4 million downloads.
Tell us about your experience using the new 'Come, Follow Me' curriculum Members of the Church are roughly a month into implementing the new "home-centered, Church-supported" curriculum. The Church News wants to know how it has affected the way individuals and families are studying the gospel — at home and at church.
The "Come, Follow Me" curriculum was implemented with the start of the new Sunday church schedule at the beginning of 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: Life lessons from Nelson Mandela and why we need to 'keep on trying' We all know that we aren’t perfect; we know we have room for much improvement. But if we just keep trying, we can change for the better.
Nelson Mandela at the 5th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2007.
Ask: Did you finish the Book of Mormon before the end of the year? In the general women's session of October 2018 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson issued the invitation to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year.
Sister Carolyne Dwomoh holds an Italian Book of Mormon while finding in Rome, Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: Our past doesn't always determine our future — and that's a good thing Life is all about growth. Our physical growth is most obvious, but we also grow in other ways that are more meaningful.
Life is about learning and progressing and becoming better versions of ourselves with every passing day.
'More than just medicine': How this yearlong Young Women's project brought hope to kids with cancer After 1,000 hours of work by 200 members spanning almost an entire year, the Young Women of the Spring Texas Stake deliver their gifts to cancer kids at Texas Children’s Hospital
A child who just finished her latest round of radiation therapy at the Texas Children’s Hospital receives a yarn wig from Savannah Morris from the Spring Texas Stake.
What the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis teaches about optimism and why we shouldn't always trust the news Speaking to students at BYU-Idaho, President Henry J. Eyring and Sister Kelly C. Eyring related the importance of optimism and the Savior's mission to ensure that all people can have hope and happiness in their lives.
BYU-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring speaks during the first devotional of the semester on Jan. 8, 2019.
President Worthen, Sister Worthen kick off BYU semester with lessons on divine identity, spiritual gifts Speaking to students gathered at the Marriott Center on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, university President Kevin J. Worthen and his wife, Sister Peggy S. Worthen, share important reminders of loving Father in Heaven as students begin a new semester.
BYU President Kevin J Worthen speaks during the first devotional of BYU's Winter 2019 Semester in the Marriott Center, Jan. 8, 2019.
What President Hinckley taught me in an interview where he asked — and answered — all the questions As my family drove returned from a short trip to Southern Utah this weekend, I viewed signage for one of the Church’s historic sites — Cove Fort. Instantly, my mind returned to a time that I learned one of the most important lessons of my care
President Gordon B. and Marjorie Hinckley laugh during media interview Mar 13th, 2003.
Music and the Spoken Word: Handling life transitions with confidence and faith Life is often compared to a pathway. And, as most of us know by experience, that pathway is rarely smooth and straight.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia