October November 2018 Missionary Page

“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul.” (D&C 4:4) Meet some…

Deepening The Faith Of Every Student: East Valley Institutes Offer Spiritual Strength To ASU and Mesa Community College Students

The Institute program focuses on, but is not limited to, students aged 18 to 30 who have not graduated from an Institute or LDS Church college or university. About a dozen sites in the Valley serve members wishing to attend Institute courses, with the Mesa and Tempe locations among the busiest.

Inspired By Her Mission In Italy, Gilbert Author Publishes Her First Book

Gilbert author Melinda Sue Sanchez served a mission in Italy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Years later, her love for the people and the country served as inspiration for her first published book, The Fisherman’s Daughter.

5 For $25: Fall Into Family Activities!

Did the summer heat depress not only your spirit, but your family activities? This fall is the perfect chance to bounce back and make lasting memories! The kids are back in school, and it’s a great time to plan active weekends. This is the time of year when gratitude for an Arizona lifestyle heals our hearts. After all, the sun is still shining, the heat is finally burning off as people head outdoors for hiking and playing. Wonderful deals abound to get families up and moving! Try each of these activities with your family and make this fall memorable.

What’s The Buzz?

What is the worth of a soul?

This question has been posed in countless Sunday School classes, Missionary trainings, Seminaries and Institutes since June 1829. It was then that Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer received a revelation in which the Lord exclaimed His answer to this question: “The worth of souls is great in the sight of God!” (D&C 18:10)

Former-Day Saints: Are You a Descendant of the Mayflower ‘Saints’?

In 1620, Puritan Separatists desiring to break away from the Church of England embarked on a journey aboard a ship called the Mayflower. According to passenger lists, about one-third of them identified with the religious group’s reason for creating a new society while others were hired hands, indentured servants, or farmers drafted by London merchants who were financing the trip.

Latter-day Prophets And The Holy Scriptures Speak Of The Constitution of the United States

Family Home Evening can be a time to discover what prophets, scriptures and the Founding Fathers say about the Constitution of the United States of America, and the concepts of freedom and peace.

Missionary Interview Questions: A Guide For Preparation

In October of last year, the Church announced changes to the missionary program. Managing Director Gary Crittenden and General Authority Seventy Elder Brent H. Nielson shared several announcements, including the introduction of a new set of eligibility and worthiness interview questions for prospective missionaries.

That Chocolate Craving

I struggle often to contain my sweet tooth. There are just too many delicious things to eat. But in deference to my doctor and my future health, I try to be good and find recipes that will satisfy my sugar cravings without destroying my sugar levels, and this recipe does that with the bonus of being gluten free for those who have gluten sensitivities.

Hyrum Smith Phelps: Pioneer and Maricopa Stake Patriarch

The Phelps family heritage is a veritable “Who’s Who” of local LDS family names. Hyrum Smith Phelps was born in Nauvoo, Illinois, February 26, 1846. His parents, Morris and Sarah Thompson Phelps, had been expelled from Kirtland, Ohio, and Independence, Missouri, and Hyrum was still young when, forced out again, they migrated with other early Latter-day Saints.