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Navy football coach featured in 'Meet the Mormons' receives new call as stake president President/Coach Ken Niumatalolo continues his balancing act — serving in Church leadership callings while directing a high-profile Division 1 college football program.
The Annapolis Maryland Stake Presidency was reorganized on Jan. 20, 2019. From left, Elder Milan F. Kunz, an Area Seventy; first counselor President Jay Sweany; President Ken Niumatalolo; second counselor President Troy Corbett; and Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy.
How 1 newspaper ad, a missionary and years of friendship changed the lives of 4 Swedish converts in the 1960s When Dee Sandgren met four girls in Sweden in 1960, he didn't realize then just how much they would affect his life, and how much he too, in turn, would change theirs.
From left: Daila Vizulis, Lisbeth Pettersson, a visiting sailor, Bert Mattsson, Margareta Johansson, another member of their ward and Lena Lindberg.
The 2 percent: How Muslims, Jews and other faiths are fostering interfaith understanding at BYU In 2018, BYU reinstated an interfaith club on campus and was featured by a major Christian publication for creating an environment of inclusivity for non-Latter-day Saint students. Here's a look at what that means for the students involved.
Barrister Raffia Arshad, left, speaks with BYU junior Laith Habahbeh, among others, at an event held by the BYU Interfaith Club on Oct. 16, 2018.
Daughter of President Nelson dies after courageous battle with cancer Wendy Nelson Maxfield — the daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.
Norman A. Maxfield and Wendy Nelson Maxfield. Sister Maxfield, daughter of Church President Russell M. Nelson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
How BYU's Heather Olmstead inspired her volleyball team's run to the NCAA Final Four Heather Olmstead turns challenges of coaching volleyball at a Church-owned school into opportunities inside the lines and beyond.
BYU head coach Heather Olmstead celebrates during a third-set timeout in the Cougars’ 3-0 victory over Texas in the 2018 NCAA Regional Finals in Provo, Utah, on Dec. 8, 2018.
Advice for the 'whole soul': 4 invitations to help Latter-day Saints endure to the end In their first devotional of 2019 entitled “Developing Capable and Trusted Disciples of Christ,” LDS Business College President Bruce Kusch and his wife Alynda, focused their address on the condition of our hearts and souls.
LDS Business College President Bruce C. Kusch speaks during an LDSBC devotional held in the Conference Center Theater on Jan. 8, 2019.
'We are pioneers in Romania': How 1 family is determined to help grow the Church in their native country The Mescos are determined to remain in Brasov, Romania, and help build the Church there.
The Mesco family enjoys a fountain in the historic main square of Brasov. The South Carpathian mountains surround the town.
How being injured in the Brussels bombing has helped this returned missionary share the gospel in the Naval Academy Mason Wells continues to draw upon faith and testimony to navigate around the challenges of military life.
United States Military Academy Midshipman Mason Wells plans to become a military aviator following graduation.
Incredible view of the Rome Italy Temple centers this family's life on the gospel With a view of the new Rome Italy Temple through their apartment windows, the Salerno family is eager to apply the patterns of the new "home-centered, Church-supported" gospel study program in their home.
View of the Rome Temple from the Salerno's apartment in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
'God is good': How a not-so-typical mission reunion in Bolivia was the start of many miracles Twenty years after serving together as young missionaries in Bolivia, some 70 missionaries returned to the country to witness miracles, to see the fruit of seeds long ago planted and to visit the temple they never saw completed.
The mission reunion group at the Ciudad de la Bonded orphanage in October. A nonprofit organization, which was started by four women from the mission group, does humanitarian work throughout Bolivia and they mission reunion group partnered with them to help expand the orphanage.
The 'mind-blowing' discovery that reunited former BYU, NFL lineman Ed Kehl with his birth family 35 years later Former BYU and NFL lineman Ed Kehl shares the miraculous story of how he was able to reconnect with his biological family that he was separated from 35 years ago.
Ed Kehl holds up old photos of his biological father George Young.
A balancing act: Latter-day Saint ballerina achieves dreams of professional dancing, motherhood How Church member and renowned ballerina Sara Webb excelled professionally while staying focused on faith and a love of God.
Sara Webb Bardo, performing as the principal ballerina in Swan Lake, at the Houston Ballet.
How a father of 6 is moving forward with faith and forgiveness 1 year after his wife was killed by a drunk driver Since losing his wife of 15 years to a tragic car accident, life hasn't been easy for Jacob Evans and his six children. But in the year since losing their wife and mother, the Evans family has strengthened their faith through family and forgiveness.
Jacob and Marin Evans with the six Evans children and Katie's parents, Ken and Claudia Snyder, on Jacob and Marin's wedding day.
Spencer's shadow: How listening to a 13-year-old deacons quorum president helped this father with his autistic son When his 12-year-old son with autism received the priesthood and prepared to pass the sacrament, Jacob Evans was worried how it would go. He was humbled by the wisdom and priesthood authority of a young deacons quorum leader.
Spencer Evans, age 13, with his family during the summer of 2018.
How being struck by lightning is still shaping this man's life 20 years later People still remember harrowing account of faith, action retold in general conference by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.
A.J and Sarah Edwards with their dogs Lily and Pad. The Edwards are expecting their first child — a baby girl.
From cheese labels to New Era cartoonist: How this artist sketched his way to drawing for Church magazines For more than 40 years, Val Bagley's cartoons in the "New Era" and other publications entertained Latter-day Saint youth and adults alike. Bagley has also recently published the "Sunday Activity Book," a 190-page book with fun games for all ages.
Val Chadwick Bagley's cartoons have been published in the New Era and Friend magazines. This year is the 40th anniversary of his first cartoon published in the the New Era.
Bonner family launches #LightTheWorld effort in California In a musical presentation, the Bonner Family helped launch “Light the World” efforts in part of the Orange County California area.
The Bonner family performs during a special music presentation held in Newport Beach, California, on Nov. 18.
Full-time Peruvian missionary dies from illness while serving in Bolivia A full-time missionary from Peru serving in Bolivia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, following a brief illness.
Flags are displayed at the missionary training center  in Lima, Peru on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A full-time missionary from Peru died on Wednesday, Dec. 5 due to a brief illness.