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Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist and feature writer for the Deseret News and Church News. He was raised in northern Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He has worked for several newspapers and received a number of awards over his career. Toone is the author of “No Excuses, No Regrets,” a sports biography of NFL football player Eric Weddle. Toone served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, and spent a year teaching seminary. Like his father before him, he is a proud Eagle Scout. Trent and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four children.

Michigan offensive lineman Andrew Gentry is a giant on the field; off the field, he’s a leader in his Latter-day Saint congregation. Here’s how he is balancing it all.

After serving a Latter-day Saint mission, Utah safety Sione Vaki has become one of NCAA football’s most versatile players.

At least 21 people have reportedly died and more than 13,000 people have been evacuated to secure areas in the Dominican Republic.

Hundreds of pages of 1840s tithing records, with images and searchable transcripts, are now available for free on the Joseph Smith Papers website.

A fire started in a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Monday afternoon. The roof collapsed on firefighters but they were rescued and none were injured.

For the second straight year, the BYU men’s cross country team placed third in the NCAA cross-country championships while the BYU women’s team finished 14th.

RootsTech organizers have launched a video and social media campaign to promote its 2024 theme, “Remember.”

Funeral services for President M. Russell Ballard, who served as the Church’s Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, are scheduled to be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, Nov. 17. Watch it here.

Latter-day Saint Wayne Ursenbach is a veteran of World War II. He will turn 100 years old in less than a month.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Caribbean Latter-day Saints in a devotional and encouraged them to focus their lives on Jesus Christ.

BYU offensive lineman Jake Eichorn tells about his recent decision to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

FamilySearch participated in the ICA Congress in the United Arab Emirates where representatives announced a new initiative to digitize Ottoman Empire family histories.

President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote on social media that he spent time in the hospital with respiratory issues.

Hannah Speirs is a Latter-day Saint with Down Syndrome who likes to dance while working as an usher at Texas Rangers’ home baseball games.

FamilySearch has announced that Lynne M. Jackson, a descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott, will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2024.

BYU administrators joined Army ROTC cadets in a Black Hawk helicopter ride as part of a two-day exercise to enhance the students’ soldiering skills.

Nearly 4,000 visitors gained new insights about themselves and their families by stopping at a FamilySearch booth at the international Frankfurt Book Fair.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released summaries and videos from select presentations of the October 2023 general conference leadership meeting.

The BYU men’s and women’s cross-country teams are ready to compete in the school’s first-ever Big 12 championships.

Philadelphia Eagles’ punt returner Britain Covey, a Latter-day Saint returned missionary, was featured in a team video with his young family.

See what the Church’s First Presidency has said about the Sunday meeting schedule for Latter-day Saints on Christmas Eve.

Navy Chaplain Paul Schumann spoke to Church-endorsed chaplains about coming to know the ‘God of all comfort’ at the Chaplain Training Seminar.

Latter-day Saints in northern California reflect on the growth and impact of the new Feather River California Temple.

FamilySearch has renovated a 1932 revival-style Tudor chapel to create a new center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Students, faculty and staff have remained safe, with the center’s evacuation coming one week after the conflict in southern Israel began on Oct. 7.

Elder Lance B. Wickman, an emeritus general authority and military veteran, taught that chaplains are like angelic medevac choppers that ‘lift a badly wounded soldier to safety and care,’ at the 2023 Chaplain Training Seminar.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on social media that misses his wife Pat following her death, but he finds hope and joy in a new generation of their family.

Five years and one day since the day it was announced, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Feather River California Temple in Yuba City, California.

Latter-day Saint youth have played a role in helping Church members to prepare for the dedication of the Feather River California Temple by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles was the concluding speaker at the 2023 Chaplain Training Seminar.