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Kaulin Goulding is serving a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tucson Arizona Mission. He said, “At first I was hesitant about a Church service mission. But after thinking about it and learning more about it, I knew that a mission was a mission. It di…

People can be divided various ways, and today we divide them according to choices they make. Some people left alone will do what is right--they have an inner governor. Other people left alone will do what is wrong, but with supervision will do what is right--they have no inner governor and s…

With the marvel of the internet I just listened to a sermon preached by a man who was a very good childhood friend. He has been a pastor for at least several decades, and as such I had not heard him speak. He was guiding the congregation in looking at a psalm where it seemed that God was abs…

There is a chapter late in the Bible that has been included in order to encourage the people of God as they pass through life here. It has been given various titles, but much of it is a list of people who successfully conquered the difficulties of life by faith. It is well worth our time to …

Sydni Hales leaves Feb. 19 to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Panamá City, Panamá. Hales’ choice to serve has not been an easy one to make. In fact, she explained it took a lot of prayer to finally come to the decision.

When you mention Jonah, lots of people think immediately of the account about the great fish or whale. Not many people think about the worm. But the worm should be considered, don’t you think?

Siblings Serena and Tobias Thurber are leaving their home to serve a mission within weeks of each other. Serena, the eldest said, “I wanted to go on a mission sooner, but prayerfully decided that finishing two years of school and leaving at the same time as my brother would be best for me an…

There is chatter these days coming out of Israel on the part of rabbis who think that the Messiah is about to appear. I follow this with great interest while not treating their pronouncements with total acceptance. We who read the New Testament and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ understa…

We invite you to join us for a free performance of The Night of the Nativity to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ at the Klein Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19.

Thanksgiving Day is almost here, and there are reasons to anticipate it. There is vacation from school and from some jobs. There is opportunity to eat special foods. (I can’t imagine it possible, but, judging by activity at the grocery stores, some people are eating much more than usual!) If…

Does anyone care these days whether she or he is pleasing to God? Maybe only a few give some thought to that, but David, the song-writer, did. Psalm 141 is one of his prayers, and today verse four is the request that intrigues me.

First Baptist Church of Sierra Vista hosted a Fall Festival last Sunday, an event celebrated with a barbecue and family-fun activities for kids of all ages.

When we lived in another state about 35 years ago I sometimes met a man walking with his dog. The dog didn’t look particularly remarkable, but it was obvious that the two enjoyed and took good care of each other.

Daniel Noriega of Douglas recently returned home from serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Puebla, Mexico, the land of his ancestry. He feels that his missionary service helped not only himself, but his family too.

If you took a survey of what people think God is like, there would be a variety of answers. Some people think He is like Santa Claus or a benign grandfather who gives you whatever you want. Others think He is like a stern judge whose goal is to ruin everyone’s fun now and forever.

In a fast-paced world, with so many unimaginable advancements made, it is easy to lose sight of the initial purpose of mankind. Our struggles and anxiety to constantly move forward, to keep up with our friends, neighbors, co-workers can be all-consuming, sometimes creating a shift in our lon…

Almost at the back of the Bible is a little book, one could properly say, a letter, which John wrote. Actually there are three little books back there carrying his name: two of them are only one chapter each, and this is one of those. This letter was written to “the chosen lady and her child…

The Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums, dedicated to the music of the great Highland bagpipes, will perform before and during worship at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 E. Choctaw Drive, Sierra Vista on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Christmas may be a few months away, but local organizers of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an annual campaign that helps impoverished children, are already hard at work.

Edward Sullivan recently returned from serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Atlanta, Georgia. While serving, Edward said, “My relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ, grew by knowing that He is my brother… that He will always love me and always…

Linda Flynn came to live with her daughter, Sunny, and son-in-law, Spencer Ray, from California in June. She moved with her piano and two dogs into the Rays’ home, but now is saying goodbye again and leaving to serve a year-long mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in …

Bruce and Deborah Evans recently returned from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Montreal, Canada Mission. They were impressed with the people they met in Quebec. They are a very calm people and don’t get upset; there is no road rage. “They just ch…

Attempting to decide what to do with the rest of her life after graduating from Buena High school, Chloe Luevano felt like she wanted to do something worthwhile that would really help other people. She said, “I began praying and asking my Heavenly Father what the next step in my life should …