Elder L. Whitney Clayton, General Authority Seventy and Senior President of the Quorums of the Seventy, opened the 2018 Religious Freedom Annual Review by discussing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ pioneer history, and how it continues to define church members today.

BYU junior Crystal Flake walked up to the LDS Church building in Lisbon, Portugal, on her first Sunday there for a BYU study abroad in May. The building was different than what she was used to, with azulejo (painted ceramic tiles) covering the walls and the floors made out of cork.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it will be making “significant changes” to the “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook” the church uses in its worship services, according to a news release from Mormon Newsroom. 

Mormon volunteers help in the relief efforts from the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala, according to a news release from Mormon Newsroom.