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Sydney Walker

Sydney Jorgensen Walker is a reporter for the Church News. She graduated from the BYU journalism program in 2017. She previously wrote for the Faith section in the Deseret News and worked as an assistant in the Priesthood and Family Department at Church headquarters. You can email her at sydneywalker@deseretnews.com and follow her on Twitter @sydney_walker31


Church educators recently visited the Sikh temple and Hindu temple in Yuba City in an effort to improve their teaching and build relationships with the community ahead of the Feather River California Temple dedication.

April 2023 general conference falls on Palm Sunday weekend, April 1-2. Here’s what Church leaders have said about Palm Sunday.

All five general sessions, including the Saturday evening session, are for all audiences.

“General Conference Activities for Children and Youth” is a resource available on the Church’s website in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Learn about the April 2023 general conference schedule, in-person attendance, ways to watch or listen live, ideas to prepare and how to follow online.

The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta is awarding President Nelson the Gandhi-King-Mandela Peace Prize at a ceremony in April.

Videos on the Gospel for Kids YouTube channel teach children about prayer, service, revelation, forgiveness and more.

It was the first devotional of its kind for Portuguese speakers in the Utah Area.

The Church created an augmented reality map of the Holy Land to bring to life key events from the Savior’s life and ministry. Here’s where to find it.

How parents and leaders can best support youth as they use the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide to make decisions.

The Church’s humanitarian efforts in Brazil in January included renovating a cancer institute, helping fund surgeries for people with cleft lips and palates and donating shower chairs.

In honor of Black History Month, the Church News has compiled a list of stories honoring Black members of the Church.

Did you attend the recording of the youth devotional with Elder Gong, President Cordon and President Lund? Download the group photo here.

“Our Savior and His Atonement are our most important trail marker, our greatest source of strength as we make our way through life,” Elder Gong said.

Over 500 youth made it across the flooded river, either on the backs of YSA counselors or on their own with the help of safety ropes.

A new Church video shares the stories of refugees from Africa who have found belonging and support among Latter-day Saints in Spokane, Washington.

Registration opens this week for FSY 2023 in the United States and Canada. See a timeline of registration dates.

Thousands of Salt Lake-area youth attended the recording of the devotional in the Conference Center. Watch the broadcast Sunday, Jan. 29.

Here’s how Church leaders have used the 2023 youth theme verse Philippians 4:13 in general conference talks.

To help fight breast cancer in Uruguay, the Church recently donated a digitizer for mammograms to the José Royol Public Health Center in Rivera.

Some 2,000 boxes of canned goods and nonperishable items were distributed to families in need during the food drive presented by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

What has President Nelson invited Latter-day Saints to do? Here is a look at some of his invitations since becoming Prophet in January 2018.

“It was an answer from the Lord, no doubt,” said a Brazilian member.

See a chronological list of announcements and changes that have happened in the Church since President Russell M. Nelson became Prophet five years ago.

“The name changes will better align local centers with FamilySearch’s expanding global brand,” according to the FamilySearch news release.

Rock formations called cairns help hikers navigate when the path is unclear. Here’s why a cairn is the logo for the 2023 youth theme.

Watch this behind-the-scenes video of what it was like to record the 2023 youth album in Portuguese in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

“If we choose to truly understand and act on those 10 words, what we ‘do’ will change this year as we come to Christ,” President Bonnie H. Cordon said.

The 2023 youth theme music video “I Can Do All Things Through Christ” was filmed entirely in the Dominican Republic with an all Dominican crew and actors.

For the artist, the message of the song is simple yet powerful: “Christ is always there.”