Jun 10, 2019 3:45 pm MDTChurch News: Basketball led Church's first African-American General Authority to Christianity It was in Hawaii that Elder Johnson discovered sports — especially basketball — and started down a road that would lead to a university education and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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.
Jun 10, 2019 10:32 am MDTChurch News: How President Nelson's visit made dreams come true in Orlando In the hours before President Russell M. Nelson entered the Amway Center here Sunday evening, June 9, Disney show director Ken Malquist looked at the electronic ribbon circling the arena and explained the pattern had its origins on the Orlando Florida Temple.
Jun 9, 2019 9:51 pm MDTPresident Nelson meets with Pulse nightclub owner prior to addressing Latter-day Saints in Orlando Before addressing a crowd of more than 15,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orlando, President Russell M. Nelson quietly acknowledged a dark day in this city known for theme parks and happy memories.
May 25, 2019 5:34 pm MDTChurch News: President Nelson concludes Pacific Ministry Tour by warning 'there's trouble ahead' After addressing a total of 94,510 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; flying 17,844 miles; and calling upon kings, presidents and prime ministers, President Russell M. Nelson completed his Pacific Ministry Tour.
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.
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.