May 19, 2019 10:35 am MDTChurch News: Pacific tour — As religion declines in Australia, President Nelson speaks on Book of Mormon, happiness Addressing a capacity congregation of 8,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in this increasingly secular city, President Russell M. Nelson delivered a custom message on the importance of the Book of Mormon.
Sarah Jane Weaver
Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News. Since 1995 she has covered, among other things, the church’s welfare services, Church Education and social issues impacting Latter-day Saints. Her favorite assignments include reporting on church temple dedications and writing about members of the church around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor and chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz.
May 2, 2019 1:44 pm MDTChurch News: Primary General President asks God to 'inspire' and 'strengthen' U.S. at National Day of Prayer Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined political and religious leaders at the White House on Thursday morning, May 2, for the National Day of Prayer. As part of the event, Sister Jones offered a prayer.
Apr 15, 2019 5:51 pm MDTParis France Temple dedication is 'very tender thing' for President Eyring, other Church leaders “I think I feel the blessing of a temple — perhaps a little more — in France, because of the feeling of faithful saints over the years,” said President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency.
Mar 5, 2019 9:00 am MSTChurch News: LDS.org, Mormon.org, other social channels are changing to reflect the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In an effort to reflect the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and better convey the faith’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ, the First Presidency announced today changes to the names of LDS.org, Mormon.org and other Church communication channels.
Feb 15, 2019 10:05 am MSTChurch News: Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call, text home weekly, First Presidency announces Effective immediately, the Church’s 65,000 missionaries are authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day by text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chats in addition to letters and emails.
Feb 10, 2019 7:38 am MSTChurch President Russell M. Nelson writes in Arizona Republic prior to addressing State Farm Stadium crowd “Whatever your faith tradition or personal circumstances, as a servant of the Lord I invite you to look to him and make him the center of your life,” wrote the 94-year-old leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an op-ed article published this morning in The Arizona Republic.