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5 tips for adjusting to life after missionary service

When I returned home from a mission, I’ll admit it was hard for me to let go. For the first year, I struggled, feeling like I had gone from being someone that stood out, making a difference, to just another anonymous face in the crowd. I [...]

LDS missionaries joyfully rap explanation for missionary work

Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission found a unique way to tell people about what they are doing away from their homes. Elder Cavan Rutherford and Elder Joshua Newbold, from [...]

Finding light and spreading joy in the darkness of mental illness

When Josie Thompson Solomon found herself unable to serve an LDS mission because of mental illness, she decided to take a road trip to visit a friend in Farmington. After her visit she headed home to Arizona. When she stopped in Alamosa, Colorado, [...]

Tickets now available for public tours of new Provo Missionary Training Center Buildings

Tickets are now available for tours of the newly expanded Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah between July 31 and Aug. 19. The tours last approximately one hour, including a walking tour and a short video. All ages are invited to attend. The [...]

Elaine Dalton: Former LDS Young Women President’s personal progress leads her to UVU’s Board of Trustees

After Elaine Dalton finished her 16 years serving on the LDS Church’s Young Women General Board and presidency — including five years as president — she knew she had to be careful with how she spent her time. “I wanted to avoid things [...]

18 signs you attended EFY at BYU

EFY was the best week of your life. You made best friends, strengthened your testimony and made memories to last a lifetime. And it’s most likely that you also experienced these 18 things if you attended the Especially For Youth program [...]

LDS missionary from American Fork caught performing good deed in Washington, D.C.

Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were caught doing a good deed. While performing an act of kindness is commonplace for LDS missionaries, this time it was caught on camera. American Fork High School graduate [...]

Migrating with the Mormons: A guide to visiting Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Winter Quarters

The heartwarming aroma of freshly baked bread. The clanging of hot metal against an anvil. The clip-clop of horse hooves pulling a loaded wagon. Visiting Nauvoo, Illinois and Kirtland, Ohio transports you to life in the 1830s and 1840s, with [...]

LDS teen receives standing ovation from ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges, honors father battling cancer

A 13-year-old LDS girl from Florence, Arizona received a standing ovation from the audience and judges on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night. Before her performance, Evie Clair emotionally told the judges she decided to [...]

Retracing the Restoration: A guide to visiting Restoration sites

Ever dreamed of meeting Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and other early Latter-day Saints? Although they passed away 100-plus years ago, their spirits are still alive and well at the historical sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day [...]

What LDS Girls Camp is like around the world

When Young Women Camp began, a small group of young women from Salt Lake City went into the mountains near their homes for a weeklong excursion. Since then, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to millions of members [...]

LDS Church conducting survey to evaluate missionary safety

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is conducting a survey to evaluate missionary safety, the church announced Monday morning. The survey was sent to missionaries around the world. “The safety of missionaries is of great importance [...]

5 ‘follow the prophet’ traditions to start right now

The April 2017 general conference is now two months behind us. In conference, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared uplifting messages and gave directions on how to improve our lives. With two months past, we can [...]

LDS Church holding public tours of new Missionary Training Center buildings

The public is invited to tour the newly expanding Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah between July 31 and Aug. 19, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday. Tickets will be available for [...]

Utah’s best summer staycations for families

When summer hits, many Utah families plan to get far away from home and their busy school-time schedules. But instead of skipping the state, why not stay in Utah? Staycations are easier on your wallet, and Utah has some of the most beautiful, [...]

LDS Church leader expresses condolences following Manchester explosion

Elder Patrick Kearon, the Europe area president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed condolences to the victims of the Manchester explosion on Tuesday morning. “Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we hear of [...]

Rudy visits BYU football staff, shares LDS conversion story

BYU football has just found itself a new “honorary Cougar.” Daniel E. “Rudy” Ruettiger — who is best known for walking on to Notre Dame’s football team and the 1993 movie, “Rudy,” which was written [...]

What I learned when the Spirit took me on a detour

As a writer, I’ve learned that some stories must be told. I’ve also learned that some stories are maddeningly difficult to tell. The story of Katherine Love Paxman was, for me, both. I’d spent the better part of a day in the [...]

BYU grads earn accidental fame in the Philippines

On BYU’s campus, these five 23-year-old students are just you average Joe. In the Philippines, however, they are major stars. “People in the Philippines don’t always recognize that we’re not famous when we come back [...]

Heath Schroyer returns to BYU basketball as new assistant coach

BYU basketball hired Heath Schroyer as an assistant coach BYU head coach Dave Rose announced Thursday afternoon. “We’re very excited to have a coach of Heath’s caliber join our staff,” Rose said in a press release. “He will be a great [...]