Reyna I. Aburto

May 18, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
After graduating from high school, I started attending college. I always enjoyed learning and getting an education. However, over the years, the situation in Nicaragua was just getting worse. I decided to marry a young man that I was dating, and we left the country shortly after. We arrived in San Francisco in October 1984.
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March 16, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
My husband Carlos joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico, together with his family, when he was nine years old.
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March 03, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Editor's note: This article is the cover story of the March/April 2021 issueof LDS Living magazine.
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February 16, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This excerpt is adapted from Reaching for the Savior available now for preorder at
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October 02, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
The night before she was called as Relief Society General President, Jean B. Bingham contemplated the purpose behind a meeting that was scheduled between her and President Thomas S. Monson the next morning. “What could he possibly want to talk to me about?” she remembers asking herself.
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September 11, 2020 08:29 PM MDT
You may have first grown to admire Sister Reyna Isabel Aburto, Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, by watching the videosabout her life story released by the Church two years ago. Perhaps you were also moved by her remarks to the sisters in the October 2019 general conference as she testified, “Your struggles do not define you, but they can refine you.” But no matter how much or how little you know about Sister Aburto, you will appreciate some thoughts she shared in a recent discussion with Yahosh Bonner.
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September 03, 2020 12:44 PM MDT
In an article in the September Ensign, Sister Aburto testifies of the power of healing found in the temple and shares how that power provided healing in her own life.
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By  Emily Abel
August 11, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Women in the General Presidencies are missionaries in many ways, from speaking in general conference to humanitarian work to serving with their husbands as mission leaders. But did you know that four of them served full-time missions as young adults? When you read about the experiences they had, it is easy to feel the love these sisters have for the Lord and the people they served. It is also inspiring to read about how their missions helped them develop a confidence in themselves as disciples of Christ—a confidence that is now blessing millions.
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January 24, 2020 01:53 PM MST
Editor's Note: Our weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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November 12, 2018 07:50 PM MST
“I’m impressed to see how strong the Church is in this place,” said Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as she reached out to Latter-day Saints in New Mexico and Arizona.
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September 18, 2018 06:57 PM MDT
If you feel sad, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, of the Relief Society general presidency, says it’s okay to cry and feel sad for a while. In a talk to students at the Salt Lake Institute on Sept. 13, Sister Aburto shared tips for overcoming feelings of inadequacy and discouragement, Church News reported.
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By  LDS Living
August 02, 2018 01:27 PM MDT
Sister Reyna I. Aburto was just 9 years old when a horrific earthquake changed her life.
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By  LDS Living
July 19, 2018 02:44 PM MDT
"I knew I needed to share my story, even though there were parts of my life that I didn’t want to relive," says Sister Reyna I. Aburto in an article recently posted
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July 19, 2018 07:00 AM MDT
As an English major, I have enjoyed taking several classes on ethics and social justice that address issues like implicit bias, racism, and sexism. I love the way these classes opened my eyes to things I had never noticed before about the world around me. While I had always known that equal rights were important, I became more sensitive to the importance of these issues in a way I never had before. I felt that gaining this wisdom was invaluable—that it would make me a stronger, more sensitive voice, both in my career and in my service in the Church.
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By  LDS Living
July 02, 2018 10:37 PM MDT
With the World Cup in full swing, many around the world are caught up in the competition, scores, and standings. But Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, recently shared a message on Facebook that reminds us of the unity the World Cup can bring. She also shared a miracle her husband experienced during the 1990 World Cup that teaches us that even while we may feel each game has a lasting impact, our relationship with our Heavenly Father, Savior, and families are truly the only things that will have eternal significance.
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By  LDS Living
June 08, 2018 03:52 PM MDT
In a historic event, the Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of the priesthood revelation at the "Be One" event last Friday.
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July 14, 2017 07:24 PM MDT
“I had visited different churches, but I didn’t really like the feeling that I had in there. I was not really looking for a religion. I didn’t know what I needed,” Sister Aburto says.
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