Brady Howell was working in naval intelligence at the United States Pentagon.  Carolyn Beug was a children’s author, a filmmaker, and a producer.  Mary Alice Wahlstrom was an avid reader and musician.

But Brady was also a son.  A brother.   husband.

Carolyn was a sister.  A wife.  A mother.

And Mary Alice was a wife, mother, and grandmother.

When they were killed in the events of September 11, 2001, many of their family members held onto faith in the Savior Jesus Christ—something they say has been the only thing to get them through the last decade.

Read an extended story about these Mormon families, the losses they suffered on September 11, and the sustaining power of faith they have experienced in the face of those losses , at

We live in a time of turmoil.  Earthquakes and tsunamis wreak devastation, governments collapse, economic stresses are severe, the family is under attack, and divorce rates are rising.  We have great cause for concern.  But we do not need to let our fears displace our faith.  We can combat those fears by strengthening our faith.”

Elder Russell M. Nelson
Apostle of Jesus Christ
April 2011 General Conference