Hundreds Tour the Gilbert Arizona Temple

With more than 400,000 online reservations and others who came without tickets, the Gilbert Temple saw large, steady crowds of visitors during the weeks the temple was open for public tours. Photo by John Power, Biltmore Photo. By Cecily Markland…

Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center Welcomes New Directors

Scott Cameron, with his wife, Christine, is serving as the new Director of the Mesa Temple Visitors' Center. Photo courtesy Scott and Christine Cameron. By Cecily Markland For the second time, Scott Wallace Cameron, 67, has taken a leave of…

Live True: Youth celebrate the temple

Youth from across the Gilbert Temple district come together to produce a music video portraying early Arizona settlers. The video will be shown between choreographed songs as part of the Cultural Celebration on March 1 at Gilbert’s Discovery Park. Photo…

Young Men’s Group Completes 57-mile “Tour de Temples”

Young men and their leaders--including (l to r) Ethan Carroll, Jacob Fisher, Bishop Nathan Andersen, Kelly Mullenaux, Chandon Herring, Tristan Mell, Jeremy Johnson, Chad Thompson, Ammon Krauser and Dallin Thompson--recently completed the Tour de Temples, a 57-mile bike ride from…

Arizonan Shoots to “Crash the Super Bowl”

Chris Capel, far right, takes a break from filming with the actors in his Doritos commercial. Larry Cedar, left, is the boss who confronts the office thief played by Steve Olson, center. Photo by Lindsey Capel. By Evelyn Hendrix As…

LDS Family Services offers social/emotional tools to strengthen home and family

By Cecily Markland             The welfare system of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not concerned solely with the temporal welfare of Church members. In addition, under the umbrella of LDS Family…

Sister Elaine Dalton to Keynote This Summer’s Time to Blossom Conference

Elaine Dalton, Young Women's General President from 2008 to 2013, will be the keynote speaker and will join other inspirational speakers and entertainers at this summer's Time to Blossom conference for junior high and high school-age girls. Photo courtesy Time…

Mesa Mom Takes a Stand for Prayer

After the practice of holding prayer before Mesa Public School board meetings was criticized, Michele Udall and other members of the board worked to create a new policy that was both legal and fair. Photo by Cecily Markland By Cecily…

Mesa Mom and Grandmother Serves as First Woman President of the Arizona Management Society

Claudia Reeder Walters is the first woman president of the Arizona Management Society. Photo by Carolyn Dickerson. By Cindy R. Williams Claudia Reeder Walters is the first woman to serve as president of the Arizona Management Society. She paved the…

Author, Artist Helps Children Apply Book of Mormon Lessons to Life

Author and illustrator, David Bowman, at a recent visit to Kimber Academy in Mesa, where he talked to students about his Who's Your Hero series of books. Photo by Stephanie Abney By Stephanie Abney As a seminary teacher, he knew…