Cinderella team reunited 50 years after epic softball tournamentDuring the late 1960s, the boys from Chula Vista First Ward weren't expected to go far in the Junior Fast-Pitch All-Church Softball Tournament.
The original team of the 1968 LDS All-Church championship softball team: Top row: Dennis Kirkman, Steve Foster (coach), Bob Wilkes (coach), Greg Wilkes, Wes Miller. Middle row: Gary Braun, Jerry Wilkes, Rick Black, Jim Nutz, Gene Amonette.

Bottom row: Carl Haas, Rex Whitehead, Bobby Ferons, Lee Aland, Mike Gilbert. At a recent reunion the team paid tribute to deceased teammates: Steve Foster (died in 2011), Jerry Wilkes (1973), Wes Miller (1993), Gene Amonette (2012), Mike Gilbert (2014) and Bob Ferons (2017).
What this retired BYU professor did to make his mark on Church history in WalesDr. Ronald Dennis, a great-great-grandchild of Dan Jones, was invited to unveil one of the U.K.’s famous blue plaques to commemorate the old Island Place Meetinghouse and the presence of early Church members in Wales.
On the right, Dr. Ronald Dennis presents at the unveiling of the blue plaque to commemorate the historic Island Place Meeting House on Aug 25, 2018, in Llanelli, Wales. To his left stand a representative from Llanelli Community Heritage, the Chair of the Carmathenshire County Council, Councilor Mansel Charles, Plaid Cymru of Llanegwad, and Counselor W.E. Skinner, Labour, Bigyn Ward of Llanelli.
North Carolina Relief Society ministers to flood victims 'on a whole new level' following Hurricane FlorenceSisters cared for one another even during the most frightening moments of Hurricane Florence as the Relief Society works with priesthood brethren to minister to those in need.
5 things to remember when considering a senior missionFor prospective senior missionaries — both married and single — missionary service is something many have been looking forward to for years.
A Church-service missionary helps another woman with her family history.
See 31 #followtheprophet reactions on Twitter, Instagram about President Nelson's messages last weekendMany took to social media during and after two devotionals with President Russell M. Nelson to share what they learned from the prophet’s visit. The hashtag #followtheprophet offers a glimpse of the responses.
A view from high above Safeco Field's home plate of the Sept. 15, 2018, member devotional held in Seattle, Washington. Speakers included President Russell M. Nelson; his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson; and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
Former UVU President Matt Holland talks missionary safety in the midst of Hurricane FlorenceEmergency preparedness, evacuation plans were mission priorities long before "monster" storm's arrival.
Tybee Island residents Sib McLellan, left, and his wife, Lisa McLellan, load sandbags into the back of their truck while preparing for Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept., 12, 2018, on Tybee Island, Ga.
Memorable moment: How President Nelson interacts with children during his travelsPresident Russell M. Nelson and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a little exchange in a media interview in Montreal on noticing the children in the congregation.
This missionary wrote an original song in the MTC and recorded it on her mission. Watch the video herePrayerful scripture study at a moment of personal struggle yields divine guidance, popular song for young missionary.
Sister Erin Roach, a missionary in the Germany Berlin Mission, made a studio recording of a song she wrote in the MTC. The song celebrates personal revelation and has been viewed by thousands.
'It looked like World War III had hit': Carolinians reflect on past storms, prepare for Hurricane FlorenceChurch members are heeding evacuation orders while local priesthood and Relief Society leaders prepare to minister to others before the storm strikes.
People shop at the Harris Teeter, filling up on water and supplies as Hurricane Florence becomes a threat to the coast Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina.
National university rankings are out — how did BYU fare this year?The U.S. News and World Report released their annual "Best Colleges" report. See what categories Brigham Young University made the top ten.
Brigham Young University campus during sunrise. 
Meet the Mormon History Association's new executive directorBarbara Jones Brown has a well-earned reputation as a gifted historian and writer, but her relationship with history had a rough beginning.
Barbara Jones Brown began her tenure as executive director of the Mormon History Association in May 2018.
Why these teens donated more than 7,000 pairs of underwear to a Washington, D.C. children's hospitalAs part of their Personal Progress requirements for the Young Women's program of the Church, 13-year-old Beehives Sofia and Mirabel Atkinson decided to collect underwear for the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Mirabel Atkinson,left, Isabel Marchena, center, and Sofia Atkinson, right, posing with a few of the more than 7,000 pairs of underwear they collected and donated to the Children’s National Medical Center.
No more waiting for mission call letters with this new Church initiative — all it takes is the click of a buttonProspective missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now open their calls online.
Bill and Liz Elliott stand with their son, Billy Elliott, on the day the 17-year-old received a call to serve a mission to Peru. The call to serve as a missionary came electronically rather than by mail.
A sneak peek at the 'home centered' Church curriculum for 2019Curriculum writers share some of the background, purpose of the newly announced curriculum for 2019.
6 reasons why Church members today should read 'Saints'Steven C. Harper, Church historian and a writer of the Church’s new history “Saints,” asks the question, “Why do Church members today need ‘Saints’?”
The first volume in the new history of the Church series, titled "The Standard of Truth," will be available on Sept. 4, 2018, in 14 languages digitally and in print in English. Print editions in other languages will follow before the end of the year.
Video: Watch reactions from Church members around Europe after completing this 21-day challengeAt 531 pages and 239 chapters throughout its 15 different books, reading The Book of Mormon in just 21 days takes time and dedication.
Screenshot from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom Facebook page.
What Latter-day Saint families battling rare diseases do to survive and thrive despite their challengesIn March 2017, 12-year-old Ethan Bruns stood in front of about 300 people at the Utah Rare Disease Symposium and shared his story.
Ethan Bruns, who has a rare disease called Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome, gets his hand stuck in a mason jar of homemade slime at his house in Plain City, Utah, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.
Snakes, snow and surprises for Latter-day Saint hikers on 35-day trek through Australian AlpsA small crew of hikers, including several Latter-day Saint team members, helped raise $10,000 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation's Indigenous Education Programs, Newsroom Australia reported.
A small crew of hikers, including several Latter-day Saint team members, helped raise $10,000 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation's Indigenous Education Programs, Newsroom Australia reported.
This Church member wasn't expected to hear, speak or hold a job but now is doing all 3 — and then someLuciana Adele Föger, who had a profound hearing impairment, can speak both German and English, and has a full-time job in the cosmetics industry. Doctors said this would never happen.
Luciana Adele Föger, born with a profound hearing impairment, was able to serve in the Germany Berlin Mission, thanks to cochlear implants and a strong desire to share the gospel.
Church’s self-reliance program results in temporal and spiritual changeSince 2015, the self-reliance program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped more than 670,000 members to improve their lives temporally and spiritually.
Toni Sleight arranges items on a shelf at Ridley's Family Market in Tremonton, Utah. Attending a self-reliance course helped the 70-year-old have the confidence to secure a job as a cashier.
We asked what you think single members bring to the Church and how they can be better utilized. Here are 3 answersWe asked our readers, "How can the Church utilize the skills of unmarried members? Or how can unmarried members share their skills with the Church?" Here are some of their responses.
Just as New York City is a gathering place for people from all over the world, so was the Regional Young Single Adult Conference held in New York City, April 20 and 21 a gathering place. Drawing from 13 stakes in the Northeast, conference attendees’ countries of origin included China, Brazil, Ukraine, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic as well as many American states.
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, 1,000-year-old Stephansdom Cathedral is a symbol of her adopted country.
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 call to the stake high council at age 90.
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.
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 efforts to do family history indexing on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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.
Zolzaya Hamilton works as a cashier at a Deseret Industries store.
NFL player shares what it's like returning home early from a mission, what you can do to help othersIsaac Asiata came home from his mission early due to an injury and didn't go back out. Feeling judged by others, he drew back from the Church, but with the help of family, teammates and coaches, he returned with a message to share.
Returned missionary Isaac Asiata, who was drafted by the  Miami Dolphins in 2017, lines up against the Baltimore Ravens  at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL,  on August 17, 2017.
What Catholic priests, nuns have to do with this man's success in finding his Italian ancestorsElder Mark Balzotti was excited to serve in the land of his ancestors when he was called 47 years ago to serve in the Italy Mission. He was understandably excited to be called to serve there again, in the Italy Rome Mission, with his wife Debbie.
The young Elder Mark Balzotti, right, connected with cousin Ornelio Balzotti when he visited his grandfather's hilltop village, San Polo dei Cavalieri, 47 years ago.
Pakistani refugee digs in on service project at one of Houston's oldest African-American cemeteriesMembers of the Hermann Park Ward welcome Pakastini refugee teen into their Scout troop and help him with his ambitious Eagle project.
Johnson Joseph, left, and his son, Asher, right, participate in a service project at the historic Olivewood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Horrific meetinghouse shooting followed by outpouring of support for victim's family, Fallon communityChurch leaders and communities have reached out in love for the victims of the recent shooting in Fallon, Nevada.
A woman who would only identify herself as a niece of shooting victim Charles 'Bert' Miller, is joined by her children as she places flowers at a makeshift memorial Monday, July 23, 2018, in Fallon, Nev., outside the fire department where Miller was a longtime volunteer firefighter. Police in the northern Nevada city are trying to determine why a 48-year-old man walked into his Mormon church on Sunday, July 22, 2018, and opened fire, killing Miller and injuring another person.
'Like a dream': The miraculous conversion story of a family in Rome that's blessed generationsAgostino and Pierina Vardeu were baptized members of the Church in June 1978. Married since 1961, they are among the most influential longtime members in Italy, and they've passed their love of the gospel down to four generations so far.
Agostino and Pierina Vardeu are surrounded by some of their grandchildren. The two older boys pictured have served full-time missions.
How one Utah community continues to minister to a missionary shot 21 years agoSporting a white shirt, tie and name tag, Orin Vooheis sat in his electronic wheelchair smiling at people as they entered the American Fork Deseret Industries on July 11. As always, his wife Chartina was by his side.
Orin Voorheis, with his wife, Chartina, by his side, works as a greeter at the Deseret Industries in American Fork, Utah, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Shining moment: This member has contributed 25,000 hours of service since retirementAfter retiring from his career, Bob Anderson immediately started working full time as a volunteer at the local bishop's storehouse.
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