Trek Strengthens Testimonies and Teaches Powerful Lessons

Early on Wednesday, June 3, seven buses started in Queen Creek and headed for the Tonto National Forest, east of Payson. With that, 300 Young Men and Young Women, 80 “Mas and Pas” and 90 support staff, all dressed in…

Castle International Offers Unique Air Ambulance and Rescue Services Around the World

A unique rescue service is now available in Arizona. Castle International Air Ambulance and Rescue Service provides compassionate medical care to the community utilizing state-of-the-art technology and medical staff with experience spanning from the Korean Conflict to present day. Recently,…

Neil L. Andersen Dedicates New Meetinghouse and ASU Polytechnic Institute

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to hundreds of Arizona young adults and others gathered Sunday, April 19, for the dedication of the meetinghouse and Institute building on the ASU Polytechnic Campus in Mesa.…

Is there simply too much jam?

We live in a complicated world. Never has more information been available, all accessible via a few keystrokes on our computers or handheld devices. Never in the history of mankind have we had so many choices. Yet, rather than increasing…

Gilbert Mission Hosts Extended Zone Conference to Teach Members to Expect Missionary Work Miracles

The chapel and cultural hall of the Queen Creek West Stake center were filled to capacity on the evening of April 21, for a zone conference of the Arizona Gilbert Mission. Zone conferences are typically for the dozen or so…

New Presidency Called to Serve in The Gila Valley Arizona Temple

In November, a new temple presidency will begin serving in The Gila Valley Arizona Temple. Mark Clayton Herrington, 63, of Safford 1st Ward, Safford Arizona Stake, has been called as the new temple president. His wife, Nona Kay Udall Herrington,…

Missionary Mom, Revisited

Three weeks from today, our second eldest son will board an international flight bound for Central America. There, he will serve the next two years of his life as an LDS missionary. I’m conflicted in my feelings about this whole…

FamilySearch Launches the Freedmen Bureau Project, a Massive Nationwide Indexing Effort

On June 19, at a special press conference, FamilySearch International announced the digital release of 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records and launched the Freedmen Bureau Project, a nationwide volunteer indexing effort. The press conference, held at the California African…

Young playwright from Mesa writes new play, “The Hate Hypothesis – Love’s Amazing Power”

Most high school students would say they have a pretty busy schedule and don’t have much spare time. Mesa High student, Kyle Ellingson, of the Southern Estates Ward, Kimball Stake, is no exception. When he isn’t in class, he’s playing…

Wake Up with The Broken Yolk Café– a San Diego Breakfast Favorite is now in Mesa!

One of the most popular breakfast and lunch spots in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood can now be found in Arizona. Since 1979, from the prestigious, San Diego beach location, the Broken Yolk Café has built a strong reputation with…