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Sam and Mayra are typically one of the first people to connect to their weekly virtual meetings. Using a TV as a computer monitor, they and their 17-year-old son, Isaac, welcome smiling faces and join in a cheerful chorus of hellos.

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SIERRA VISTA — “I have been called to serve an 18-month mission in the Costa Rica San José West Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” announced Eliza Lambson.

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For journalists who braved the chaos, the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill offered a buffet of the bizarre — a throng of Proud Boys, QAnon prophets, former U.S. military personnel and radicalized Donald Trump supporters that crashed through security lines and, thus, into history.

At this time of year we hear songs that speak of peace on earth. It certainly is a nice idea, but in scanning around the world we don’t see much of it. Do the people writing these songs see a future that is largely hidden from us? Maybe they don’t know what they are talking about.

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This month we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, into this mortal world. For me, this is the happiest time of the year. Many of us, even those who do not call themselves believers in Christ as the Son of God, enjoy the lights, the festivities, the g…

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Recently, I was reading in Jeremiah 13 on this year’s pass through the Bible. One verse caught my attention because of its contribution to a theological argument and because of at least one relationship to another part of the Bible.

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COCHISE COUNTY — On Tuesday morning three semi-trucks stuffed with holiday cheer and messages of faith pulled out of Calvary Chapel in Sierra Vista, en route to Fullerton, California.

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All of us make mistakes intentionally or by mistake. There is only one person who ever lived or will live on this earth who was perfect, and even he had to grow “grace by grace.” Sometimes we think of repentance as “sore medicine.” It is not nice! Then why did the Savior suffer and die so we…

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Tucson will be one of the thousands of communities around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s hope for a better world.

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SIERRA VISTA — Christian Lewis recently returned from serving a two-year, Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. George, Utah and several surrounding towns.

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Asked if the topic of abortion came up during his recent Vatican summit with Pope Francis, President Joe Biden said: “No, it didn’t. It came up — we just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic, and I should keep receiving Communion.”

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If you are picking and choosing what parts of the Bible you would like to read, you just might skip over Ecclesiastes. It seems like kind of a morbid book. It is dark. It is pessimistic. But there is purpose in that. Solomon was trying to investigate the possibilities in life apart from God.…

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I have been somewhat surprised by the statement made in Judges 3:1-2 in that I didn’t really think the Bible promoted warfare. It’s obvious in reading the Bible, especially the Old Testament, that war abounds. And even Jesus announced that there would be wars and rumors of wars. Maybe the pa…

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SIERRA VISTA — It’s taken more than $50,000, 15 months and a lot of prayer, but on Thursday the leaders of the New Jerusalem Community Church will proudly open the doors of the their new Fellowship Center to the public.