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Rachel Sterzer Gibson

Rachel is a reporter for the Church News, sharing stories intended to inspire, enlighten and build faith.


Elder Soares taught, interacted and worshipped with congregations in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji March 10-19

Highlights of the April 2023 World Report include the rededication of the Hamilton New Zealand Temple and Elder Holland’s visit to Ukrainian refugees.

After nearly 60 years, Latter-day Saint sisters learned the unexpected good that came from their teenage misadventure.

Elder Soares and Prime Minister of Tonga Siaosi Sovaleni presented each other gifts and discussed collaboration in humanitarian aid, education.

BYU President Kevin J Worthen has served for nine years and will complete his time as BYU’s 13th president on May 1.

The study provides some empirical evidence that supports what Church leaders have long taught about participation in family history.

BYU’s Office of Belonging has sponsored activities, events and tributes to celebrate Black History Month and help students understand that all are children of God.

Donations of funds, supplies and service are being offered to help in recovery.

From exercise to icebergs and leopards to social media, take a look at some of the recent research coming out of BYU.

Australian rugby star and Latter-day Saint William Hopoate talks about faith, family and finding balance.

Latter-day Saints will add their helping hands to prayers, says Elder Nattress, Pacific Area president, following devastation from tropical storm.

During annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley lecture at BYU, Ronald B. Mincy from Columbia University shared how more can be done to improve the quality of interactions between fathers and their children.

BYU engineers recently developed a deep-learning algorithm to automate the process of analyzing football footage.

Members of a Church branch in Niue, a small, remote island country in the South Pacific, traveled 1,500 miles to the New Zealand temple in January.

The First Presidency recently announced a groundbreaking date for the Port Vila Vanuatu Temple. Here’s what members in Vanuatu are saying.

Local Latter-day Saints are striving to provide aid in a variety of ways.

President of Yeshiva University in New York City taught BYU students why faith-based education is important to society today.

Elder and Sister Wakolo presented His Excellency Taneti Maamau and first lady Teiraeng Maamau with a framed picture of Jesus Christ.

“When we actively follow this pattern, the Lord opens the way before us,” Elder Ulisses Soares testified during a BYU–Hawaii devotional.

Young single adult conference mixed spiritually uplifting devotionals and discussions with opportunities for service, fun and connection.

What will never change is that seminary requirements will be “Christ–centered, learner–focused and scripture-based,” said the Church’s administrator of seminaries and institutes.

Elder Clark G. Gilbert encourages Church educators to utilize new emphases in their curriculum, the way they teach and minister to students.

God will “fulfill His promises to us,” Elder Christofferson testified during devotional that included the Relief Society general president and other leaders

“Looking back 50 years later, will your faith in the Savior be the most powerful force that moved you forward?” Elder Andersen asked BYU students.

How this Latter-day Saint went from being rejected by three nursing programs to becoming BYU dean of nursing.

Divine identity, prophetic promises, nurturing and logokophosis were all among topics at devotionals at BYU, BYU–Idaho, BYU–Hawaii, Ensign College and BYU–Pathway Worldwide on Jan. 10

Individuals can learn more about their true divine identity as they keep covenants with God, even in difficult times.

Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Gerrit W. Gong, Sister Tracy Y. Browning and other Church leaders are among BYU’s upcoming devotional lineup.

BYU students cite prayer, inspiration, “great professors” for success in creating internationally recognized game.

A look back at the topics, counsel, invitations, insights and warnings of Church leaders during university devotionals and graduations in 2022.