This All-American runner thought being a mom would end her career. Now, she says it makes her a better BYU athlete Cross country star Erica Birk-Jarvis says being a returned missionary and a mother has made her into a better athlete.
BYU athlete Erica Birk-Jarvis has learned to find balance as a mother, a wife, a full-time college student and an elite college distance runner.
'Music is keeping me alive:' Why a 90-year-old piano teacher has made it her mission to teach 58 students for free 90-year-old Gay Goaslind officially moved to Stockton, California, about six years ago and has since accumulated 58 students, whom she teaches Monday through Friday at her Brookside ward building in the Stockton stake — all for free.
Gay Goaslind poses for a picture at her 90th birthday party on Jan. 14, 2019.
'I felt something that made my heart explode': The inspiring conversion story of a former branch president in Italy A former Italian Latter-day Saint branch president reflects on the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy and shares his miraculous conversion story.
Roberto Deni holds up a photo of himself as a young man in his apartment in Murray. About 40 years ago, Deni served as a branch president of a small branch in Rome, Italy.
13-year-old Latter-day Saint soccer phenom turns pro After signing an endorsement deal with Nike, Olivia Moultrie has officially gone pro — but while soccer is her life, she puts faith and family above everything else.
Latter-day Saint soccer player Olivia Moultrie, 13, recently signed an endorsement deal with Nike and plans to pursue a professional career.
Social media missionaries and Sister Joy D. Jones share how family history work can protect children and families At RootsTech and on social media, women of the Church are finding ways to participate in family history and temple work and are creating new ways to engage their families in the work.
Julie Ilene Koch and her daughters, Mckinsey Koch, left, and Rebecca Koch, right, listen to a speaker during the Light Keepers session at the RootsTech conference at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Latter-day Saints respond to tornado in Alabama While no missionaries or members injured in the Alabama tornado disaster that claimed 23 lives on March 3, members are anxious to get out and serve their neighbors affected by the disaster.
A man salvages belongings near Beauregard, Ala., on Monday March 4, 2019. Friends in eastern Alabama are helping tornado survivors retrieve the scattered pieces of their lives after devastating winds destroyed their homes and killed at least 23 people. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Church releases new series of videos called 'The SafetyZone' to emphasize missionary safety Watch the first episode of a 12-part series of videos produced by the Church that promote missionary safety.
The "SafetyZone" studio logo for the Church's new series of missionary safety videos, which was released March 1, 2019.
Family Tree app, RootsTech expansion among hot topics at largest family history conference in the world During a media interview last week, Elder Bradley D. Foster repeatedly reached into the breast pocket to pull out his cellphone and access the FamilySearch Family Tree mobile app, holding it up to make a point.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces a $2 million donation from the church to the International African American Museum Center for Family History, at Rootstech in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.
Have a family history calling? Don't miss this live-stream with 3 Apostles on how to better help your ward According to, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak in a live-streamed event on family history this week.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses Family History Leadership Session at RootsTech March 1, 2018.
'He was in charge': Richard Norby on surviving Brussels bombing through faith in Jesus Christ Richard Norby survived the terrorist bombings at the Brussels Airport and shared how he's been able to heal through his faith in Christ. Norby's story was shared in October 2018 general conference.
Richard and Pam Norby at their Lehi, Utah, home on Feb. 19, 2019. The Norbys are planning a return to Belgium, where Richard was seriously injured in the 2016 Brussels Airport terrorist bombing while serving as a full-time missionary.
L. Don LeFevre, longtime Church spokesman, passes away at age 85 Don LeFevre, a frequently quoted former spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died of natural causes Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, surrounded by his children. He was 85 years old.
Brother L. Don Lefevre and Sister Bonnie LeFevre at the time of their call to the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors Center in 2000.
'Like Christmas and Mother's Day': 17 of the best reactions from families about staying in touch with their missionaries Here are some reactions from readers after speaking to their missionaries on preparation day this week.
Sister Sarah Emmett of the Layton Utah Mission visits with her parents, Marie and Chad Emmett, during video chat on Monday, Feb. 18. The First Presidency announced Friday, Feb. 15, that missionaries worldwide are authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day by text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chats, in addition to letters and emails.
Emeritus General Authority Seventy, Elder V. Dallas Merrell, dies at age 83 Elder V. Dallas Merrell, who served as a General Authority Seventy from 1992 to 1997, passed away at age 83 on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Elder V. Dallas Merrell left, and his wife, Karen, with Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, on the occasion of their first meeting at the Vatican in 1995. Elder Merrill's friendship with Cardinal Cassidy bore fruit in goodwill and improved relationships between the Catholic church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
With 3 sons who hear and 3 sons who are deaf, the Featherstone family stays anchored by faith and fun Though they were born deaf, Joseph, Zach and Ben Featherstone want to set the record straight: They are just like everybody else.
A family photo of the Featherstones.
Missionary from Utah serving in Dominican Republic dies after fall from apartment building roof An 18-year-old missionary from Utah serving in the Dominican Republic passed away Wednesday morning after falling from the roof of his apartment building.
Elder Brennan Conrad, 18, of Hyde Park, Utah, holds the country flag of the Dominican Republic, having been called to serve in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission. Elder Conrad passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, after falling from the roof of his apartment building.