Jason Swensen
Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

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Elder Dale G. Renlund challenges early-risers to make the Mormon pioneer legacy their own.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presides at the dedication of the LDS Church's 147th temple and offers counsel to young people at Saturday cultural event.
Coverage of the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina Temple and the Saturday Argentine cultural event.
A lineup's worth of baseball players from one team will soon begin missionary service.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson is the second Mormon apostle to deliver speeches on religious freedoms at non-denominational gatherings in South America.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential amidst a global spike of secularism.
The Inclusion Center for Community and Justice honors several Utahns, including President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
The LDS Church's Presiding Bishop presented a $1.8 million check to the American Red Cross on Thursday. The money was raised from ticket sales of "Meet the Mormons."
LDS-sponsored conference brings awareness to historic refugee crisis — and explores local ways to assist those resettled in Utah.
Latter-day Saints gather for annual Christmas Devotional that is rich in holiday messages and music.