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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Utah heart surgeons celebrate the work of "our pioneer" — surgeon and apostle President Russell M. Nelson.
The Holy Ghost can be a lifelong companion — offering guidance, comfort and discernment, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, said in his Sunday morning conference address.
President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in his Sunday morning conference address, invited the women of the Church to embrace their essential role in God's kingdom.
Elder Stevenson shares his testimony as he accepts a call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
"As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of convictions," declared President Thomas S. Monson in his Sunday morning conference address.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve paid tribute to mothers and their selfless love for their children.
Happiness can be found in mortality and beyond by following God's commandments and observing the Sabbath Day, said Elder Quentin L. Cook during the Saturday morning session of general conference.
Elder Francisco J. Vinas declared the power found in discovering and embracing 'the pleasing word of God."
Elder Scott's mission call to Uruguay over 50 years ago was the first chapter in the apostle's storied connection to Latin America.
Two members of Mexico's Area Presidency — Elder Benjamin De Hoyos and Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela — enjoy a special, long-established connection to the Mexico City Mexico Temple.