Feature Stories

By  Emily Abel
August 05, 2022 06:07 AM MDT
Jonathan Monteon’s natural pull to God had waned a bit over recent years, but now something inside was tugging him back.
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By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 11:57 AM MDT
As NYC fashion photographer Kah Poon chases the perfect moment from behind his lens, he’s grateful for a faith that reminds him to look beyond his camera and see the bigger picture.
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By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 09:51 AM MDT
Hold on to your tots, this in-depth history of a beloved potato snack is going to be a wild ride.
6 Min Read
July 23, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
My grandparents were forced to live in prison camps during Word War II. When they were released, they found their way to Utah where a new community awaited them.
7 Min Read
July 22, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
The first Spanish-speaking branch was organized in 1923. By 1946, the branch's women were setting an example for the world.
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July 20, 2022 10:57 AM MDT
Nowah's family was one of two families who made up the first group of Latter-day Saints in Togo. His wife Stephanie grew up in Boston and is also a pioneer in her own right.
6 Min Read
July 19, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Mauli Bonner came away from the 2018 “Be One” celebration a changed man with an intense desire to learn more about Black pioneers and to teach others about them.
7 Min Read
July 18, 2022 01:43 PM MDT
Marguerite Gong Hancock is a techno-optimist in Silicon Valley whose family roots, faith, and passion for humanity inspire her to bring an abundant life to civilizations worldwide.
16 Min Read
July 18, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
I disliked hearing pioneer stories when I was growing up. Stories of crossing the plains seemed to have little to do with me, a young Black girl.
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July 16, 2022 02:40 PM MDT
Harry’s search resulted in being baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 5, 1971, at the age of 56.
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July 13, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
This Pioneer Day, it is our hope that we can celebrate every kind of pioneer and remember the sacrifices that have been made by so many to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints what it is today.
6 Min Read
July 12, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
On June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan played his celebrated “flu game” as three Nike execs and a grieving teenager watched from the upper bowl.
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By  'Ofa Fotu
July 11, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
I asked my dad about his motives of baptism. I expected a personal miracle. ...What I got was a simple statement: “Because the Church school had more food.”
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July 07, 2022 10:02 AM MDT
How can the Book of Mormon be brought to people who can’t read or who have no written language at all?
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June 27, 2022 02:25 PM MDT
A fluke complication claimed his leg, but the amputation only drove Gary Weiland to greater heights of athleticism.
10 Min Read
June 27, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
In the midst of my emotional distress, the story of Elijah and the juniper tree taught me it’s OK to rest.
5 Min Read
June 02, 2022 11:33 AM MDT
“I never would have believed it, but I am seriously grateful that God has blessed me with a gay child.”
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May 27, 2022 01:08 PM MDT
“The more I followed this feeling to pursue something bigger, I felt this closeness to my Heavenly Father that I hadn’t before.”
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May 26, 2022 02:22 PM MDT
The Church couldn’t get past all the government red tape—until a well-connected local woman had a remarkably specific dream.
9 Min Read
May 25, 2022 10:25 AM MDT
Book of Abraham research is hard to do. But for me it also became hard not to do.
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By  Emily Abel
May 17, 2022 09:47 AM MDT
Hamilton, Missouri, was once in serious financial trouble. But in a matter of a few years, Jenny Doan and her family transformed the sleepy town into a magical destination. How did the Doans do it? By the power of faith—and quilts.
16 Min Read
May 11, 2022 12:31 PM MDT
After Michael threw a chair in frustration, Steve knew his approach to this delicate conversation had to change.
7 Min Read
May 05, 2022 09:49 AM MDT
His new ethnically diverse painting was bound for the DC Temple, but his toddlers had a last, unwanted addition to make.
10 Min Read
May 04, 2022 09:56 AM MDT
The first open house for the DC Temple in 1974 was an enormous challenge filled with unexpected problems, but also unexpected blessings.
9 Min Read
April 26, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
If you or a loved one feel isolated in battling infertility, it’s important to know that you are never alone. Here is some advice from one Latter-day Saint on the topic.
10 Min Read
April 21, 2022 10:43 AM MDT
A Coca Cola font, the Trajan Column in Rome, and other inspirations have helped create the Church logo.
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April 13, 2022 11:40 AM MDT
It is hard for me to fully imagine what the women must have experienced as they came to the tomb and found it empty.
8 Min Read
April 06, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has said that new temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil.
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By  Emily Abel
April 05, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The ground I was walking on in southern Utah had been baking in the sun for months and it still wasn’t dry, but Moses and his people were able to walk through almost immediately?
4 Min Read
March 30, 2022 11:48 AM MDT
Why live a covenant life when most of the world tells you that believing in Christ is sufficient?
7 Min Read
March 25, 2022 09:30 AM MDT
After joining the Church in the US, Sahar Qumsiyeh began the difficult journey of living her faith and strengthening the Saints back in her homeland of Palestine.
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March 24, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Violinist Meredith Campbell can’t name all of the famous musicians she’s accompanied in orchestras over the years, but she can list a few.
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March 23, 2022 10:01 AM MDT
“I worked with refugees for years, but I never thought I’d be one.”
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March 16, 2022 11:47 AM MDT
On an island divided by political and religious borders, about 8,000 plucky Irish Latter-day Saints have discovered a way to find unity through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
10 Min Read
March 15, 2022 01:57 PM MDT
Self-compassion helps us be more caring, loving, and intimate—and less controlling. So why can it be so hard to be kind to ourselves?
7 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 03:08 PM MST
Nnamdi sculpts straight from the heart, and his story might change yours.
16 Min Read
March 01, 2022 08:00 AM MST
As we remember our eternal purpose and identity, we can find hope and put our troubles into perspective.
7 Min Read
February 27, 2022 11:15 PM MST
Lita Little Giddins explores how racism can be a “thorn in the flesh” for those who seek to gather Israel.
15 Min Read
February 25, 2022 12:35 PM MST
Nina Scurtu and her husband, Dima, finally made their way to a bus headed out of Ukraine, only to face the heartbreaking news that he would be forced to stay behind.
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February 16, 2022 09:08 AM MST
As I pulled out the kid-sized table and chair and tried to convince my almost-2-year-old to sit down before the Friend to Friend event, I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.
5 Min Read
February 15, 2022 01:25 PM MST
Q: My father was abusive to me as a child. He’s expressed remorse, and I love him and am working on forgiving him, but don’t really want to be around him. He accuses me of holding a grudge and not letting go of the past. Am I in the wrong?
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February 09, 2022 03:13 PM MST
Understanding the multifaceted meaning of the cross can help us honor those who find deep meaning in the symbol—and increase our own appreciation for the Savior.
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February 09, 2022 01:50 PM MST
It’s been 175 years since the Mormon Battalion was formed, but only in the past year have historians discovered exactly who served with this historic group.
16 Min Read
February 07, 2022 09:32 AM MST
After they first met, President Oaks wrote in his journal, “Sharmon and I met and walked with Kristen McMain, who proved to be attractive, intelligent, faithful, and fun.”
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February 03, 2022 11:33 AM MST
The identity of her father had been a mystery for almost 49 years. And now it was no longer a mystery. It was simply a name.
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By  Emily Abel
January 26, 2022 01:54 PM MST
Kirk knew from his son’s labored, rattling breaths that his battle with cancer was nearly over. But Kirk also knew that Kyle's testimony and legacy would live on.
7 Min Read
January 26, 2022 11:30 AM MST
Thurl Bailey played in a championship victory dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the greatest college basketball moment of the 20th century. But now Thurl’s focus is on what it means to be a champion in life.
16 Min Read
January 20, 2022 12:00 PM MST
At a youth event in Oregon, one teenager asked, “If this is called the plan of happiness, then why am I so miserable?"​
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January 19, 2022 11:00 AM MST
Lehi taught Jacob there must be “opposition in all things”. Fourteen verses later, he taught his son that “men are, that they might have joy”. How do we reconcile those two concepts?
7 Min Read
January 18, 2022 09:00 AM MST
Lisa Valentine Clark was working in San Francisco when she got a call from her husband that brought on the first panic attack she had ever experienced.
13 Min Read
January 18, 2022 08:00 AM MST
“By paying tithing, Church members ... help further the work of the Lord in the earth.” But what does that mean?
4 Min Read
January 12, 2022 01:28 PM MST
Though Adam and Eve would leave divinity’s immediate presence, in a very tangible way, Christ would leave with them.
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By  Emily Abel
January 05, 2022 06:00 AM MST
A former full-time seminary and institute teacher, Tammy loves digging into the gospel as host of the popular Sunday on Monday podcast. We recently asked her a bit about her gospel insights, her life, and her faith.
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January 03, 2022 10:06 AM MST
Here are five names of Christ from the Old Testament that remind me He is real, approachable, and unfailingly compassionate.
9 Min Read
December 30, 2021 07:00 AM MST
“In some ways, the only way you deal with tragedy is to turn to God... many faith on that team... were brought to bear in getting this group through this tragedy.”
4 Min Read
December 16, 2021 02:29 PM MST
These heartfelt poems connect Christmas with the cross, and bring perspectives on Mary that only women can.
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December 15, 2021 11:51 AM MST
“The impression that weighed upon my soul was that God would be far less troubled by Richard’s ‘thorn in the flesh’ than He would be of our sins against charity.”
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December 10, 2021 09:14 AM MST
“20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir” will start airing next week. Here's where you can watch it:
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December 10, 2021 09:00 AM MST
Some people who will be alone for the holidays are just hoping to endure. But there are some ways to manage this experience and find joy.
6 Min Read
December 08, 2021 10:24 AM MST
Near the end of his mission, then-Elder M. Russell Ballard felt compelled to buy a women’s pink sweater set he saw in a street shop, but he had no idea to whom he would give it until later.
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