Elizabeth Smart Asks for 'Time, Attention and Prayers' to Help Find Missing Utah Woman

One month ago, Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado moved to Utah from Mexico so that she could learn English after serving a mission for the Mormon Church. Now the 26-year-old is missing, and another young woman who shares her first name has stepped up to urge the public to help find her.

Elizabeth Smart: My Greatest Aspiration Is to Be a Mom

Elizabeth Smart has motherhood on her mind – but she and husband Matthew Gilmour aren’t starting a family just yet.

Instead, it will happen when it happens, she told PEOPLE at the Moms+SocialGood summit in New York City on Wednesday: “But that is my greatest aspiration – to be a mother.”

Elizabeth Smart on Her Abduction: 'There Was a Point That I Stopped Crying'

A decade after her rescue from a nine-month kidnapping ordeal that began when she was taken at knifepoint at 14 from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart is telling her tale in her book to be released next week and to Meredith Vieira in an NBC interview to air Friday.

Elizabeth Smart's Message to Rescued Women: Don't Blame Yourself

Very few people can truly understand what the three women rescued from years in captivity can be feeling today – and what they may face in the years to come.

Elizabeth Smart is one of them, and she has a message.

“First of all, I’d make sure these young women know that nothing that happened to them is their fault,” Smart tells PEOPLE. “They still have the same worth. They’re still valuable. They haven’t lost any of their worth to what’s happened.”

Elizabeth Smart's Memoir Cover Revealed

Elizabeth Smart is a smiling, married woman these days, but such a future was unthinkable for her in 2002.

Smart, 25, who has worked as an activist and ABC News contributor in recent years, was abducted from her home when she was 14.

Raped daily for nine months by Brian David Mitchell – a onetime homeless preacher – she was rescued in 2003. Her case drew national attention, and she is finally sharing her story – in her words – with the world.

Top 10 Celebrity Stories of 2012

What a year!

While the nation moved through an economically challenging election year, Hollywood kept things interesting by focusing on everything from engagements and divorces to babies and bikinis.

Here, in descending order of popularity, were the biggest PEOPLE.com news stories of 2012.

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Elizabeth Smart's Dream Wedding

A modern-day fairy tale complete with a beautiful heroine and a dashing Scottish Prince Charming, came to life on Saturday on the North shore of Oahu, Hawaii, as Elizabeth Ann Smart married her boyfriend of one year, Matthew Gilmour in an intimate ceremony attended by family and close friends.

Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour Step Out Post-Wedding

The Hawaiian wind in their hair, newlyweds Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour stepped out after tying the knot in a private ceremony there.

The young couple wed Saturday “in one of her favorite places,” her spokesman tells PEOPLE, adding that having her family there made it “a dream wedding.”