Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News and host of the weekly Church News podcast. Since 1995, she has traveled the globe covering The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Weaver grew up in Salt Lake City and received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints return to Great Britain.
President M. Russell Ballard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with government leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said nothing is more important this December “than to rivet our focus on the Savior and on the gift of what his life really means to each of us.”
“This work is moving forward at an accelerated pace. I can hardly wait to bounce out of bed each morning and see what the day will bring,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Disabled children without a wheelchair have limited access to education and medical treatment. It’s why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partners with a local nongovernmental organization in Argentina to provide help.
It was in Hawaii that Elder Johnson discovered sports — especially basketball — and started down a road that would lead to a university education and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In the hours before President Russell M. Nelson entered the Amway Center here Sunday evening, June 9, Disney show director Ken Malquist looked at the electronic ribbon circling the arena and explained the pattern had its origins on the Orlando Florida Temple.
Before addressing a crowd of more than 15,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orlando, President Russell M. Nelson quietly acknowledged a dark day in this city known for theme parks and happy memories.
After addressing a total of 94,510 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; flying 17,844 miles; and calling upon kings, presidents and prime ministers, President Russell M. Nelson completed his Pacific Ministry Tour.
Addressing a capacity congregation of 8,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in this increasingly secular city, President Russell M. Nelson delivered a custom message on the importance of the Book of Mormon.
Originally dedicated Nov. 17, 1964, the Oakland temple closed in February 2018 for extensive renovations.
Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined political and religious leaders at the White House on Thursday morning, May 2, for the National Day of Prayer. As part of the event, Sister Jones offered a prayer.
“We’re hoping that Tooele will be open before the Salt Lake Temple. ... And we will be moving as rapidly as we can on the construction of that temple.”
In an effort to reflect the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and better convey the faith’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ, the First Presidency announced today changes to the names of LDS.org, Mormon.org and other Church communication channels.
Four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a serious car accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the island of New Caledonia.
Effective immediately, the Church’s 65,000 missionaries are authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day by text messages, online messaging, phone calls and video chats in addition to letters and emails.
“Whatever your faith tradition or personal circumstances, as a servant of the Lord I invite you to look to him and make him the center of your life,” wrote the 94-year-old leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an op-ed article published this morning in The Arizona Republic.
Two months after the Camp Fire savagely claimed an entire community here, President Russell M. Nelson surveyed the ashes of Paradise on Sunday and spoke to the community’s Latter-day Saint residents about loss — his and theirs.
It has been two months since the Camp Fire — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history — destroyed Paradise.
Wendy Nelson Maxfield — a daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a battle with cancer.
True followers of Jesus Christ have the privilege of experiencing unspeakable joy forever, said President Russell M. Nelson on Dec. 2. During the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, he addressed “Four Gifts That Jesus Christ Offers to You.”
In a “heavenly crescendo,” President Russell M. Nelson concluded his five-country South America ministry tour with the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple here Sunday.
Two decades ago, President Russell M. Nelson — then of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — stood at a new missionary training center here and prayed for the land of Peru, a nation “preserved through the ages for Thy holy purposes.”
Thousands gathered Monday to celebrate the “matchless life” of Sister Barbara Bowen Ballard — a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who made the lives of those around her “a little better, a little happier and better focused on the Lord and His gospel.”
Latter-day Saint women gathered “in unity, in strength, in purpose, and in testimony” for the historic women’s session of the church’s 188th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday evening.
After a life of dedicated service to her family and the Church, Sister Barbara Bowen Ballard died peacefully Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at her home in Salt Lake City, surrounded by her family. She was 86.