Arizona Students Enjoy Educational Opportunities, Cost Savings of BYU-I Pathway Program

The BYU-Idaho Pathway distance-learning program takes priesthood-driven, Church-sponsored higher education to thousands of students around the world. In 2009, when Pathway was launched, Mesa was one of three pilot sites.

Arizona’s Mother of the Year Finds Fun and Purpose as a Mother

“My greatest work, my magnum opus, is my family,” says Lila Shoemaker, who was named Arizona’s 2014 Mother of the Year in May and represented Arizona in April at the national American Mothers, Inc. (AMI) convention.

After Fostering 125 Children, Arizona Mom Gets Dream Job at the Fair

“Dreams Delivered” is the theme for this year’s Arizona State Fair, and, according to MaryEllen Simmons, it’s an apt description of the job she’s had for the last seven years….

Childhood Faith led to Her Conversion to LDS Church

Janna O’Loughlin, who joined the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints at 26, says her conversion journey began much earlier, when, as a child she talked with God. Picture courtesy of Janna O'Loughlin. By Cindy R. Williams Childhood Faith led…

Youth in Phoenix Temple District Prepare for Cultural Celebration

“Be a Light,” the theme for the Phoenix Temple Cultural Celebration, is also a challenge of sorts to the more than 4,700 Young Men and Women of the 15 stakes in the Phoenix Temple District who will participate.

Corporate Trainer Empowers Teens to “Own” Their Success

Dennis Deaton, nationally known as a corporate educator and popular convention speaker, has trained thousands of businessmen and women over the past 25 years.

LDS Gymnast Sets Her Sights on 2016 Olympics

On August 23, the Gilbert teen and member of Lyons Gate Ward, Higley Stake, earned two silver medals at the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh. She also was named the fifth best all-around gymnast in the U.S.

Trek Connects Pinetop-Lakeside Stake Youth to their History and Heritage

As the Pinetop-Lakeside Stake made plans for a pioneer trek reenactment this summer, extreme fire danger in the area meant a feasible trail was not available.

Four AZ stakes join forces with Valley of the Sun United Way to help the homeless

This past June, four Arizona stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worked with The Valley of the Sun United Way to host Project Connect.

Third Annual Family History Conference to be Held in Tempe

The Mesa FamilySearch Library will host its third annual Family History Conference on October 25, with topics and classes for beginner genealogists and seasoned family history buffs as well.