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Church Begins Offering Its Magazines at No Cost

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering print subscriptions at no cost to its three magazines, which are currently published in 50 languages and distributed to millions of Church members worldwide.

Beginning August 1, 2023, anyone with a Church account in certain parts of the world will be able to sign up for one annual subscription (per household) to one or more of the Church’s magazines: the “Liahona” (for adults), “For the Strength of Youth” (for youth ages 12 to 18) and “Friend” (for children). The new subscription system will roll out to the rest of the world over the next several months. No-cost subscriptions will be an ongoing offer in the years to come.

“We come closer to Jesus Christ as we consistently participate in gospel study in the home,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The Church wants to give greater access to the words of the prophets, and we are excited to make the printed copies of the Church magazines available at no cost.”

The Church has published the words of living prophets and helped members understand the gospel of Jesus Christ through magazines and other periodicals since the 1830s.

In recent years, Church magazines have undergone significant changes to support members in their efforts to learn and live the gospel of Jesus Christ, and their content has been made more accessible to members worldwide. In 2021, the Church began publishing its magazines for each age group in multiple languages; they are now available in 50 languages in both print and digital formats. Additional languages are available digitally.

The “Liahona” for adults highlights the teachings and ministry of Church leaders, shares inspiring articles that show how to apply gospel principles, supports learning the gospel at home and provides insight into scriptural topics.

“For the Strength of Youth” has spiritually uplifting messages from Apostles and other Church leaders, testimonies and experiences from youth all over the world, fun activities, and inspiration and strength to help youth find joy as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

The “Friend” invites children worldwide to follow Jesus Christ. Each issue contains scripture stories, child-friendly messages from prophets and other Church leaders, games and coloring pages, and stories of children throughout the world who are putting their faith in the Savior into action.

“Church magazines are a valuable resource for learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ and feeling a sense of belonging in His Church,” the First Presidency stated in a 2020 letter to Latter-day Saints worldwide. “Our desire is that members everywhere will subscribe and welcome this faith-sustaining influence into their hearts and homes.”

“As I read the stories from members from around the world, I love seeing how we are a global church, all building the kingdom of God together,” said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson. “It helps me feel closer to our brothers and sisters who may live very far away.”

Timeline of Availability

Beginning August 1, 2023, households in the Church’s Asia North and North America West areas will be able to subscribe to the Church magazines of their choice at no cost. The no-cost subscription system for the Brazil Area has been delayed and will be released at a later date.

Beginning December 1, 2023, households in the Church’s Africa Central, Africa South, Africa West, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe Central, Europe East, Europe North, Mexico, Middle East/Africa North, Pacific, Philippines, South America Northwest and South America South areas will be able to subscribe.

Households in the Church’s North America Central, North America Northeast, North America Southeast, North America Southwest and Utah areas will be able to subscribe beginning February 1, 2024.

Subscribers will receive their first magazine six to eight weeks after subscribing. Additional copies of current issues of other magazines may be purchased at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or at retail stores. Past issues may be accessed digitally in Gospel Library.

How to Order Magazines

An adult member of a household may manage subscriptions at MagazineSubscriptions.ChurchofJesusChrist.org; sign in using a Church account. Anyone who doesn’t have a Church account may sign up for one at no cost at account.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Click the “subscribe” button next to the magazine images and descriptions for a subscription to printed magazines. Fill out your shipping address and language preference at the bottom of the page.

To sign up for a monthly email notification when a new issue of a magazine is released online, select the digital magazines wanted under “Email for Online Magazines.”

The ward council can subscribe for children and youth who do not have parents attending church with them as well as for members who need additional help. Soon, leaders can do this by going to Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) Reports and then Magazine Subscriptions. Subscribing for these groups will require permission from members who need additional help and from the children’s parents.

See this FAQ page for more answered questions about subscriptions.

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