Running For – And With – Kaitlyn

Once a tiny preemie facing the probability of severe, life-long physical and mental problems, Kaitlyn Burr has come a long way.  Startling news Seven years ago, well before she was due to be born, a routine ultrasound revealed that Kaitlyn had spina bifida, a neurological birth defect that occurs yearly in the U.S. in about […]

LDS Malone Brothers Fit Right In At The Air Force Academy

Richard and Masami Malone of Atascocita, Texas (northeast Houston area), recently returned from Colorado Springs where they participated with their son, Brandon, in Parents’ Weekend at the United States Air Force Academy (AFA).  Brandon graduated from Atascocita High School in May, and after six weeks of basic training, entered the Academy as a first year […]

Summerwood Stake Serves Wounded Warriors

In 2007, Ron Kocian never dreamed inviting 55 wounded vets from Brooks Army Medical Center to enjoy a free fishing weekend would explode into a national event.   “We thought we’d just give them a great day, a fun day going fishing”, said Kocian,” and it’s just grown by leaps and bounds.”

Kidnapped, Beaten, and Held for Ransom

Saratov, Russia, winter, 1998.   Two young missionaries serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lay bound, gagged, and blindfolded in a frigid little room.  They had no idea where they were or who had taken them.  They only knew that two men were talking about ransom – and about killing them.

Seminary Graduation 2013 Summerwood

Eleven seniors of the class of 2013 from five area Latter-day Saint congregations graduated from seminary or received certificates of partial completion of the four-year seminary program operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Summerwood girls camp 2013

More than 60 area girls aged 12-18 turned off all their electronic gadgets and headed to Camp Edgewood in Dequincy, La., to attend Girls’ Camp for the Summerwood Stake congregations of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (An LDS stake is a geographic area comprised of eight or more congregations.  Summerwood Stake congregations include […]