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How the gospel has shaped the life, career and trajectory of this Austrian medical studentAs she’s deepened her understanding of the gospel, Church member Esther Wosnjuk Duffles has found it taking her in a different direction than she first envisioned.
For Esther Wosnuk Duffles, institute director in the Austria Vienna Stake, 1000-year-old Stephansdom Cathedral is a symbol of her adopted country.
'How is your heart?' Elder Brent H. Nielson encourages grads to assess and improveSpeaking to the 2095 graduates and their supporters in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus, Elder Brent H. Nielson reminded listeners that no matter their current situation, their future is very bright.
Professor Alex Woods celebrates his wife Aubrey's master degree with their sons George and John during Brigham Young University during summer commencement in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
60 years after dedication, New Zealand temple closes for renovations. See what it will look like when it's finishedAfter serving Church members in the Pacific for six decades, the Hamilton New Zealand Temple has closed for an extensive, three-year renovation.
Rendering of Hamilton New Zealand Temple and auxiliary buildings as they will appear after renovation.
Japanese youth meet Face to Face with an Apostle in their own languageYouth in Japan received a special gift from Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the first regional Face to Face broadcast in their country on Aug. 15 — the apostle spoke entirely in Japanese.
Youth in Japan listen during a Face to Face event with Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, on Aug. 14.
From the Vault: Elder L. Tom Perry's 'Preparing Today for a Better Tomorrow'In a LDS Business College devotional held on Oct. 15, 1996, Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on the theme that the college had adopted that year: "Preparing Today for a Better Tomorrow."
L. Tom Perry, Tom Perry, Elder Perry
An unexpected call: 90-year-old man proves you are never too old to serve the LordAll callings are equal. And while some people may think they are exempt from certain types of service due to age or circumstances, Orem Utah Cascade Stake president, Benjamin Beeson, said, "The Lord will use us at any time in our lives."
Jim and Colleen Pinegar stand and look at each other at their home in Orem on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 as they talk about their life together and about Jim's new calling to the High Council.
Stumped by your family tree? The 63.7 million indexed names just added to FamilySearch might helpThe entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are now available online, thanks to a joint project between FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Historic photograph of Ellis Island. FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced Aug. 14, 2018, the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are available online on both websites.
The 24-hour challenge that built these Manchester students' testimony in a brilliant wayInstitute students in Manchester, England, recently completed a 24-hour Book of Mormon reading challenge that local institute director Luke Kerr called "extremely rewarding and moving."
Institute students in Manchester, England recently completed a 24-hour Book of Mormon reading challenge that local institute director Luke Kerr called “extremely rewarding and moving." This photo was taken shortly after finishing the Book of Mormon in 23 hours and 55 minutes; each student wrote something they learned from the Book and Mormon on a piece of paper and held it up for the picture.
New FamilySearch video makes learning about ancestors more interactive and fun than ever beforeA new video from FamilySearch shows viewers how they might have more in common with their ancestors than they think, and how memories can be recorded and preserved.
A screenshot from FamilySearch's new video titled “FamilySearch: Preserve Family Memories on Family Tree." The new video shows viewers how they might have more in common with their ancestors than they think, and how memories can be recorded and preserved.
Perfection, self-worth, technology and other topics addressed during the first Face to Face in AsiaIn an area of the world with more than one million Church members, the event, held in the Manila Missionary Training Center, brought youth together in the Philippines — as well throughout the entire Asia Area via live broadcast.
Youth in the Philippines participate in the Face to Face event with Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson.
Not done yet: How one Church member who suffers from ALS finds joy in faith, family and serving her ancestorsOn a sunny Sunday afternoon, a large jazzy wheelchair whizzes down the street carrying two people giggling and laughing. Moments later an older man walks quickly by to try to keep up. For all three, this is one of the best parts of their Sunday.
Jody Bashaw who is battling ALS talks about her work as she continues to do family history indexing. Jody visits on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. with her daughter Charlee Jessup, her father Van Palmer and her home teacher Scott Soulier who was instrumental in teaching her how to do the work.
11 testimonies from prophets about the power of the Book of Mormon From the Prophet Joseph Smith to President Russell M. Nelson, presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have testified of and extolled the divinity of the Book of Mormon.
This Arnold Friberg painting depicts the Book of Mormon scene of the resurrected Jesus Christ descending from the sky as he appears on the American continent. (Photo: © 2016 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved)
Eclipses, happiness and trusting in God: What Al Fox Carraway and others said at BYU-Idaho's Education WeekBrigham Young University-Idaho finished its annual Education Week Conference on Aug. 4. For three days, over 2,500 individuals came to the BYU-Idaho campus to hear uplifting messages, attend a variety of classes, and enjoy the many activities.
BYU-Idaho Education Week. Jul 2018
Brush up on your Church history with this new narrative While the new history of the Church, Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tells the story of ordinary men and women, it also “provides new detail and insight into better-known people and events from Church history...
Greg Newbold image of Nauvoo will be featured on the cover of volume 1 of new Church history, Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days.
More than a thrift store: How working at the Deseret Industries gave one man new life after he lost his legEighty years after the first Deseret Industries store opened in 1938, people — as well as commodities — are given new life as they donate, work and partner with Deseret Industries.
An associate in the job-training program works as a cashier at a Deseret Industries store.
The ins and outs of LDS Charities and what it provides across the globeFor more than 30 years, LDS Charities has worked across the globe to assist and partner with governmental ministries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations.
Surmarha Lauteles takes her turn tending one of the dozen babies staying at an LDS meetinghouse in Pétion-Ville, Haiti near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, Jan., 27, 2010.
We are family: Over 500 descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith gather for one epic reunionReflecting on the life and sacrifice of the Prophet Joseph and members of his family, President M. Russell Ballard reminded their descendants that it is during times of trial that they can draw closer to God the Father and His son.
President M. Russell Ballard, a great- great grandson of Hyrum Smith and Anina Mackay Luff, a great-great grand daughter of Joseph Smith participate in a Smith family reunion, held in Salt Lake City on August 4, 2018.
Newly published Joseph Smith Papers are a 'treasure trove of information' onlineTwo years after the Joseph Smith Papers first published the Council of Fifty minutes in print, the minutes are now available online.
The Joseph Smith Papers feature the minutes from the Council of Fifty meetings held in Nauvoo, Illinois. The minutes are contained in three volumes that have been in the custody of the Office of the First Presidency since the 1880s, when the Council of Fifty was disbanded, and were transferred to the Church History Department in 2010.
A glimpse of what President Monson was like during his more casual momentsOne afternoon in June of 1985, I visited President and Sister Thomas S. Monson in their home. That visit gave me a glimpse of his life "after hours," when he exchanged his suit and tie for casual clothes to relax at home.

June 23, 1985 Church News photo:
President Thomas S. Monson shows off a couple of his pigeons. Birmingham roller pigeons.

photo by Ravell Call, Deseret Morning News.