In the News

Hundreds of community members enjoyed Latin American food, dancing and music at “Celebración de 100 Años.”

When Jane Anne Morgan Lewis and her husband, Enoch, moved from Wales to Bountiful, Utah, they had to change professions and learned news skills.

The British Pageant in Chorley, England, portrays the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. Find out how to watch it in-person through Aug. 12 or the livestream on Aug. 11.

Mary Parry Rowberry joined the Church in England, her family moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and then to the Salt Lake Valley. Her faith is evident in many of her experiences.

Ghassan Bikhazi was a Greek Orthodox Christian in Beirut, Lebanon, when he read the Book of Mormon for the first time. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969.

Church News staff members and others share stories of pioneers in their families, some from the 1800s and some from the 1900s, in remembrance of Pioneer Day.

Nadia Gavarret writes about a modern-day pioneer, her mother, and the story of her conversion that started in a small city in Uruguay.

See photos of the British Pageant in historic Nauvoo that shares the stories of Church members from the British Isles.

A combination of actors and family cast members perform in the Nauvoo Pageant in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. The pageant is Thursday, Thursdays and Saturdays until Aug. 5.

See photos of Days of ‘47 parade floats created by members throughout Utah celebrating their pioneer ancestry.

How a clever disguise saved pioneer Daniel Allen Jr. from mob violence

“Our task today is to ... be mindful of all that they have done to prepare the way,” said Elder James W. McConkie III.

Bert Davis Randall was heartbroken when his sweetheart, Lucy, passed away at 35, but he pushed forward with faith.

Individuals and families braved the heat to attend A Pioneer Fair outside the Church History Museum where they participated in various activities and gained appreciation for the skills, ingenuity and industry of the early pioneers of Utah.

“Pioneers of all types are driven by the desire, deep in the human soul, to make a difference, to make the world better,” Lloyd Newell observes in the “Music & the Spoken Word” with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

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.”

The Days of ‘47 parade preview party offers a look at the floats in the July 24 parade.

Trent Toone writes about his Norwegian ancestor Laura Ingeman Mickelsen, who lost her parents at a young age and was arrested for joining the Church before finding a new life in America and Utah.

When Lance Eggenberger left his hometown to search for a job on the west coast, he was about to find a testimony of the gospel strong enough to inspire a generation of Latter-day Saints.

You never expect to hear a relative’s story during general conference, but that’s what happened to me in April 2002. Here’s what I learned from Susanna Stone Lloyd

As Pioneer Day in Utah approaches, Ellis Ivory joins the Church News podcast to talk about This Is the Place Heritage Park and the Church’s pioneer legacy.

Gail Miller related her ancestral history and offered gratitude for the Latter-day Saint pioneers during the SUPer DUPer event at This Is the Place Heritage Park.

Genevieve Pettit Francom lived with faith and fortitude throughout her life, but especially during her nearly 20 years of widowhood.

After participating in the Election Day Battle at Gallatin, John Lowe Butler joined the Nauvoo Legion and was appointed as a bodyguard to the Prophet Joseph Smith.

While she was the first in her family to join the Church, collectively they will have many more firsts as they remain faithful to the Lord, Vanessa Fitzgibbon wrote about her family’s Church experiences.

Francis and Mary Kerby left behind wealth, prestige and family at their home in the Channel Islands to join Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake Valley.

Tunis Rappleye was a wagon driver in the 1847 vanguard company and his life shares an unwritten testimony of the gospel.

After being baptized at 24 and immigrating to Utah two years later, Rosmarie Brunold Schneider set an example as a first-generation Latter-day Saint, a Church News staff member writes about his mother.

Wayne Crossen did not get along with his mother, so he moved across the country — which led to his baptism, marriage and the sealing of his wife’s childhood family.

A woman of deep faith, Leonora Cannon Taylor supported her husband as he served as an early Latter-day Saint missionary and ultimately as the Church’s third president.