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Joel Randall

Joel Randall is a writing intern with the Church News. He has worked as a writing/editing intern with the Liahona magazine, assistant copy editor at the BYU–Idaho Scroll newspaper and freelance copy editor on Joel is the author of the self-published book “Study, Sleep, Repeat: 130 Tips to Schedule Your College Life.” He was born in Arizona and graduated from Brigham Young University–Idaho with a degree in communication. Joel served a mission in the Peru Arequipa Mission from 2017 to 2019. He spends his free time playing Mario Kart and researching the etymologies of random words.

“We must first be committed to the process of coming unto Christ, through repentance, in order to help others make commitments that will bring them closer to Jesus Christ through repentance,” said Bishop L. Todd Budge, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric.

“The hopeful person has learned to draw strength from our ultimate source of hope, which is Jesus Christ,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf to Provo MTC missionaries.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks about building friendships with world leaders through transparency and respect.

Rebecca and Issac Goeckeritz share how Christ is the source of hope and strength.

Becoming an advocate requires love for one another and meekness, said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson to S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Elder Neil L. Andersen and Cedar City Institute of Religion students reflect on the First Presidency’s conference messages and testify of the Prophet’s calling.

“While much of what [the world] sells is exciting and stimulating, it does not, in the end, bring enduring safety, happiness, hope, peace or purpose,” said Elder David P. Homer, a General Authority Seventy.

Visitors to the Utah Area’s Tabernacle Experience project, to conclude next week, included dignitaries from Ethiopia and Iraq.

‘Temple covenants are gifts from our Heavenly Father to the faithful followers of His Son, Jesus Christ’

“No leader has shown more courage ... than Jesus Christ,” said Bishop W. Christopher Waddell

“To serve in this Church is to stand in the river of God’s love for His children,” said Elder Robert M. Daines.

From a concert and a dance to a devotional given by an Apostle, young single adults in Utah had plenty to enjoy throughout the month of August.

“I am a firm believer that once we have prayed and sought the Lord’s help, we need to get up and get moving,” said Brother Jan E. Newman, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, to BYU–Hawaii students.

“When the Spirit touches us, change happens,” shared Gregory Johnson at BYU Education Week 2023.

“We have the obligation as community members, as fellow travelers on this earth, to look out for one another, to open our eyes, and to extend a hand of gratitude,” said Chris Crippen at BYU Education Week.

The Book of Mormon “is a work of art ... that God overshadowed to keep the record accounted for,” said Steve Lundwall at BYU Education Week 2023.

“To me, ‘Together in Christ’ suggests that our individual commitment and loyalty to Christ quite naturally draw us together,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

How the Gather Together Conference of the Utah Area YSA Conference taught Saints a thing or two about history.

Events at the Gather Together Conference of the Utah Area YSA Conference that strengthened faith of Latter-day Saints.

Stories of connection from the Gather Together Conference of the Utah Area YSA Conference.

Topics included anxiety, depression, perfectionism and emotional resilience.

The 30-minute TED Talk-style messages were given by a variety of Latter-day Saints such as Sister Kristin M. Yee and former Utah congresswoman Mia Love.

“I don’t think I could find a soul in this world that wouldn’t just adore Nancy [Zornes],” says her lifelong friend.

“Our task today is to ... be mindful of all that they have done to prepare the way,” said Elder James W. McConkie III.

Bert Davis Randall was heartbroken when his sweetheart, Lucy, passed away at 35, but he pushed forward with faith.

How the faith and humility of one tennis icon set a permanent legacy.

“The lessons you learn and the spiritual habits you develop while on your mission cannot be left behind,” said Sister Rebecca L. Craven at Provo MTC.

“Religious freedom is not just the right to believe; it is the right to carry our beliefs into action,” said President Dallin H. Oaks in a Church News podcast.

“Preach My Gospel” chapter 1: Elder Quentin L. Cook teaches how the second edition of the missionary manual “shifts the emphasis from learning what your purpose is as a missionary to fulfilling that purpose.”

“Our ability to follow the Savior’s model makes all the difference in our ability to fulfill our callings,” said Elder Paul V. Johnson at the 2023 Seminar for New Mission Leaders.