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Rachel Sterzer Gibson

Rachel is a reporter for the Church News, sharing stories intended to inspire, enlighten and build faith.

BYU professor Jenet Erickson testifies of “The Grand Story of Our Eternal Family,” during BYU–Pathway Worldwide devotional.

The Church and the Kiribati government recently partnered to help some of the outer islands get clean drinking water.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, with music provided by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

President Eyring wrote he was both “humbled and grateful” for the prayers and service rendered to him and his family since Sister Eyring “passed onto the other side of the veil.”

Brother and Sister Tanner speak during Halloween forum about honoring the dead — or the past builders of BYU.

Knowing its importance, did Brigham Young dedicate the St. George temple? The answer is complicated

The Mou Tham family, featured in President Monson’s 2011 conference address, recently returned to the Hamilton temple to celebrate the 50th anniversary of being sealed there.

In a written tribute, President Nelson said Sister Eyring’s matchless life is a cause for “celestial celebration.”

A public viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, with the funeral held on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Sister Browning taught BYU–Pathway Worldwide students lessons, principles and truths from Moses’ face-to-face experience with God.

Brigham Young University, originally known as Brigham Young Academy, was founded Oct. 16, 1875.

Sister Kathleen Johnson Eyring — a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — is remembered for a life of serving others, strengthening family.

After a life of service to her family, the Church and community, Sister Ayala passed away in Valparaíso, Chile.

The former Young Women general president, who finished her general Church service on Aug. 1, will serve as the university’s 10th president.

Elder Christofferson, President Freeman, Elder Pearson and Elder Gilbert participate in education devotional broadcast throughout all of Utah.

During the installation, Elder D. Todd Christofferson tasks President Meredith with preserving the hallmarks of a BYU–Idaho education.

As he prepares for his inauguration, President Alvin F. Meredith talks about what he’s learned and what he loves about the the school he’s been called to lead.

“Bless Thy faithful sons and daughters in this part of Thy vineyard with Thy love and Thine encircling arms of mercy.”

“I invite you to take the long view — an eternal view” and “put Jesus Christ first,” says President Nelson during recent conference.

President Oaks, President Eyring and Elder Soares greeted Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa of the Independent State of Samoa, in the Church Administration Building.

What’s changed and what’s original following the renovation of the historic St. George Utah Temple, which will be rededicated in December.

President Eyring has pondered “what I might teach my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren about how to have that crucial guidance.”

“If you have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost today, you may take it as a sweet evidence that the Atonement is working in your life,” said President Henry B. Eyring.

“Let us accept the Savior’s invitation and bring our children to Him,” said Brother Jan E. Newman.

“Being honest in our tithes is one way we show our willingness to put the Lord first in our lives,” Elder Neil L. Andersen taught.

President Eyring noted the absence of President Nelson and Elder Holland in the Conference Center and the recent death of Sister Patricia Holland.

Two lessons to remember when we feel weak or mistake-prone or sinful or want to “hide ourselves” from God

The integration will begin in January 2024.

During a BYU–Hawaii devotional, Kahului stake president shared four ways to remember to find Jesus — and recognize His miracles — “as we go.”

President Oaks, Elder Christofferson, Elder Rasband and President Johnson participated in the inauguration for BYU’s next leader.