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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Senior missionary seriously injured in Belgium terrorist attack transferred to hospital in his home state.
Ten members killed in disaster. Missionaries accounted for and unharmed. Thousands injured or left homeless. Church providing relief and comfort.
Richard Norby is recovering in a hometown hospital several weeks after being seriously injured by bombs at an airport in Belgium.
General conference remains a treasured gathering to know God's will through His prophets and apostles.
Speaking Sunday afternoon, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged members to look to tomorrow and beyond with the knowledge that the Lord continually offers His support and love.
Opposition allows God's children to exercise agency and realize their eternal potential.
The Savior can rescue, redeem and uplift all who turn to Him and follow His words.
Elder M. Russell Ballard teaches that family councils can help parents and children grow closer together while offering a safeguard from the world's invasive evils.
Young people can claim the benefits of restored priesthood keys by preparing for missions, serving in the temple and exercising faith, said Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, begins the 186th Annual General Conference with an appeal for prayers of support and faith for those who share messages and offer music and pr...