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Mary Richards is a reporter for the Church News. Before that, she was a morning reporter/anchor for KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism, and she and her husband have five children. Email her at

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé offers encouragement and resources in a new “Hear Him” video from the Church.

Each child of God has the capacity and potential to “grow into the principle of revelation” and receive heavenly help.

Giving-focused vending machines to be in 61 locations across the U.S. and around the world, with options to donate online.

The Church of Jesus Christ and Water for People are working on completing water systems in Gicumbi District, Rwanda.

A young man who received a wig in his own cancer journey joins in project to help in California’s Bay Area.

The Relief Society is involved in a global effort to improve the health and development of children under five and their mothers.

The Relief Society, Primary and Young Women general leaders meet with a U.S. senator, held interfaith meetings and conducted training in Nashville.

In a devotional at Brigham Young University, Elder Gary B. Sabin spoke of graduating with honor from mortal life.

A statement says the Church is devoting significant financial resources for critical needs.

Born Nov. 6, 1940, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has been an Apostle since 2004.

This year’s celebration at the Conference Center included songs, dances from multiple countries.

“I’m so excited to start a life as a bigger, happier family.” said Kristen Gardner.

Brazil and Spain included with Latin American countries in this year’s celebration at the Conference Center.

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and the Church’s Mexico Area presidency invited others to reflect on lessons from their ancestors and do family history work.

An event in Santiago let organizations and volunteers know how to get started using JustServe in Chile — the 14th country to have the free community service platform.

The Africa West Area presidency visited the Nigerian National Mosque and a Nigerian stake president was named an Eminent Ambassador of Peace.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the Akosombo Dam spillage flood.

Youth and leaders shared how bearing and listening to testimonies increased their strength in Jesus Christ.

Parents and youth leaders are encouraged to teach principles from the theme, found in 3 Nephi 5:13, at home and at church throughout the year.

The Church of Jesus Christ is working with CARE to support thousands of families in poultry production.

Missionaries are safe and accounted for after one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit Mexico.

“When you don’t know what to say, you speak of Christ,” Elder Neil L. Andersen said.

“We need more organizations like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to recognize the growing need and ask, ‘How can I help?’” said the CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

In a BYU devotional, Sister Kristin M. Yee gives 5 thoughts on relief that Jesus Christ brings through covenant relationship with God.

A new video highlighted how the Church’s large donation has helped feed vulnerable people in nine countries.

While in Asia, Elder Ronald A. Rasband met with Vietnam government leaders and ministers in Hanoi.

“May all who come here, recommended to the Lord, be further enlightened with the doctrine of the gospel, the hope of life eternal, and Thy promised peace.”

Youth around the world gathered to bear testimony of Jesus Christ and hear a message just for them from President Russell M. Nelson and the Young Men and Young Women general presidents.

The Church News wants to share your photos of how you gathered for the Worldwide Day of Testimony.

A multitude of resources help Primary teachers, leaders and parents teach children about the covenant path.