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 David A. Bednar teaches of the importance of following the Lord's sacred patterns in teaching, learning and hastening His work.
Coverage of the May 4, 2014, dedication of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple.
More than a thousand Latter-day Saint youth celebrate the dedication of southern Florida's first temple.
A series of Church-produced commercials enlist humor to promote the mission of the Deseret Industries.
Church youth leaders speak of the many lessons to be learned from a popular Church video about bullying.
Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Ronald A. Rasband preside over various gatherings in the South America South Area, imploring members to "hasten the work" of the gospel.
Two apostles share counsel and direction with tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints living in the islands of the Pacific.
The Wolverines just might be the most missionary-centric program in college basketball history. There are probably ward basketball teams that roster fewer returned missionaries than UVU.
California Latter-day Saints and their neighbors observed a day of fasting and prayer, petitioning the Lord for relief from a historic drought.
Lillian Martino was born into poverty in Buduburam, Ghana, in 1996. Her mother died a short time after her birth. She never knew her father. The infant orphan was placed in the home of her uncle.