Local Dentist Shares His Skills with Those at Home and Abroad

When David R. Ericksen, DDS, opened his dental office six years ago he wanted to establish a family practice. He is passionate about patient education and bringing dental services to those in need, including those in other countries, through his…

Local Bishop Fighting Cancer Focuses on Service, Little Miracles

On a Saturday afternoon, the Abplanalp kids are sprawled all over the couches in an East Valley hospital waiting room. Their faces are stoic, even a little guarded. Like every Saturday, they’ve come equipped—with books to pass the time, earbuds…

Anna Arnett, 92, Graduates With Her Second Master’s Degree and Begins Her Third

Anna Laurene Arnett, 92, graduated on June 4th with a Master of Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Wilkes University. When asked what that degree is about, Arnett says, “That means you take the facts, and do what you want with…

Four New Mission Presidencies Begin Service in Arizona Missions

In four of the six Arizona missions, new mission presidencies and their wives were called earlier this year and began their service July 31. Called as president of the Arizona Gilbert Mission Richard William Wheeler, 61, and his wife Linda,…

Cultivating Community and Self-Reliance in Cibecue

Growing up in Cibecue on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, Stevie Case often helped his great-grandmother tend her garden. She grew squash, corn, tomatoes and wild spinach. This year, with the help of a garden project supported by the Church…

Arizona’s Launches Professional Soccer Team

FC Arizona launched their mission to be Arizona’s first professional soccer team on August 5th. Soccer fans from around the East Valley flocked to MCC and drew on the enthusiasm and determination of the young franchise’s owner, Scott Taylor, as…

Brick’em Young Toy Brick Temple Models Let Kids Build the Kingdom—Literally!

Faithful LDS parents raise their children to be “builders of the kingdom”—a message that Suzanne and Tim Calton and their four children take to heart. “We live in China, where we don’t have temples. So every time we visited a…

Kimball East Stake hosts First Annual Interfaith Community Cultural Event

  The First Annual Interfaith Community Cultural Event was held recently on Saturday, July 23rd, at the Kimball East Stake building. The theme for the event was Our Global Neighborhood: Celebrating our Diversity and Serving our World, One Neighbor at…

Tucson Temple Makes Progress and Blesses Southern Arizona

Latter-day Saint President Thomas S. Monson announced the Tucson Arizona Temple on October 6, 2012, in General Conference. To say that the residents of Southern Arizona were excited to hear the news would be a gross understatement. The temple, located…

New Book by Mesa Scriptorian Helps Others Understand Symbols of the Temple

Driven by a passion for the scriptures and a serious pursuit of gospel study, Amy Hardison, of the Ridge Ward, Lehi Stake, gathered information about the temple and its symbolism for more than 30 years. From that, the Mesa mother…