September October 2019 Missionary Page

Meet some of our latest, local Elders and Sisters that have entered the mission field. Each of these Missionaries visited Duke & Brandt Photography and Digital Imaging for their Free Picture, ready for their Ward Plaque, and lifetime keepsake. Your missionary may do the same. Contact Duke & Brandt to set up your photo session.

What’s The Buzz?

I recently taught an Elders Quorum lesson based on President Nelson’s April 2019 General Conference Priesthood Session talk entitled “We Can Do Better and Be Better.” President Nelson remarked that “when Jesus asks you and me to ‘repent,’ He is inviting us to change our mind, our knowledge, our spirit – even the way we breath. He is asking us to change the way we love, think, serve, spend our time, treat our [spouses], teach our children, and even care for our bodies.”

World Travelers In The 19th Century

When considering early settlers of Mesa and Lehi communities, we might be inclined to imagine such personalities as those depicted in American Gothic. But is that fair when we haven’t ventured anywhere in their shoes or ships? The Stapley name may be familiar; however, details of this family’s journey to settle here may be less familiar.

Good Companions: Pete’s Fish & Chips Celebrates 72 Years!

Peter Grant, Jr., founder of Pete’s Fish & Chips, left a legacy of a family owned and operated business for 72 years running.

Making Our Homes Family Discovery Centers

In a General Conference address several years ago, Elder Quentin L. Cook said, “We finally have the doctrine, the temples, and the technology for families to accomplish [the] glorious work of salvation. Our family history centers are now in our homes.”

Financial Preparation For The Field

When preparing for a mission, cost should be a concern addressed early on. With a plan in place, this daunting task can be a straightforward and faith building experience. Before a missionary report, knowing how the funding system works, and who to talk to when it comes to monthly payments and coordinating donations from extended family or generous friends can be a real relief for families.

Fall Festival Feeling!

Looking to get into the festive fall spirit? Family-friendly farms open their gates to guests with pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and harvest treats.

Espionage, Romance and Dream Walking

When you’re a spy with special abilities, you do what you must to save the ones you love. Tainted Lies, by Arizona author Leona Nation, catapults readers into a wild adventure of flames, bullets, a covert branch of the CIA, photographic memories, a bantering romance, and the ability to dream into another’s reality.

So, You Want To Be A Writer? Join American Night Writers Association!

Dreaming of writing a book, but no idea where to start? American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a writer’s organization for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both male and female, adult and youth.

Estate Planning: Being Prepared For Hardships Ahead

The Church continually warns members about the difficulties that lie before us and the importance of being prepared for whatever the future may hold. This is the essence of self-reliance—taking the initiative to prepare now in order to avoid pitfalls in the future. The goal of estate planning is to transfer the most assets as quickly and as stress free as possible to your loved ones. Upon your passing, the last thing your children need to worry about is being tied up in lengthy court proceedings while having to pay attorneys thousands of dollars out of the estate. While estate planning can be somewhat complex, the basis of estate planning can be summarized into two main categories: Wills and Living Trusts.