Archives for July 2013

LDS Church sponsors preparedness fair in Houston

Over four hundred Houstonians flocked to the LDS Church building on Richards Road in Spring, Texas. They came to attend free classes ranging from sprouting to sour dough fermenting to beekeeping all presented at an annual preparedness fair co-sponsored by the Houston North Stake and Spring Texas Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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.

Dusk Dash 5K family run

By Carol Santiago As the sun set at Alexander Deussen Park, runners set off at the inaugural Dusk Dash 5k & Family Run to benefit Boy Scout Troop 474 sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Summerwood.

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 […]

Treasures on earth

Recently I was reading from Matthew chapter 6 with my pre-school aged son about treasure. My son has a little metal box with all his “treasures” inside such as half of a doorknob, a matchbox car, “lots of money” (a.k.a some loose change), and some cap gun ammo “to protect against the bad guys.” Naturally, […]

Pedaling for principles: Houston cyclists choose to not ride on Sunday

How far would you go to uphold your principles? Better yet, how far would you pedal — more than 140 miles? How about also burning more than 8,200 calories and helping out a good cause? Ah, but one more thing. It has to be done in one day.

Firefighter widow receives message from Mormon husband

Juliann’s husband, Andrew, had been one of the 19 firefighters killed Sunday, June 30th, as he fought a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona.  Though the news was devastating to her and their four young children, she received peace when a message that she believes was sent from her husband and from God came to her in […]

Social media enhances family history research

By Sarah Brenner Jones TOMBALL, Texas — New advancements in digital technologies are transforming genealogy research by making it easier, more accessible and increasingly more personal. A case in point is the incorporation of social media features in the recent redesign of, a free family history website produced by FamilySearch International. FamilySearch is the […]

South Liberty local Latter-day Saint missionaries

Jamie Devereaux, LDS Public Affairs Rep These missionaries, who serve as representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are just seven out of more than 70,000 missionaries in more than 180 countries around the world.

There is still hope

A few weeks ago I had the remarkable opportunity to visit Boston Massachusetts with a few of my sisters. While visiting such historic sights such as the homes of Paul Revere and John Adams, Granary Burying ground (final resting place of some of our founding fathers and other patriots), and Old South Meeting-House where many […]