“I believe that people are basically good; and if you live a good life, you’ll go to heaven.”

By Pastor Travis Lauterbach Pastors hear it often: “I believe that people are basically good; and if you live a good life, you’ll go to heaven.” I’ve begun to notice that I don’t even have to ask anything to prompt that statement. A person just … [Read more...]

Elder Jayden Perkins

Elder Maurice Jayden Perkins s been called to a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will serve 24 months in the Mozambique, Maputo Mission, speaking Portuguese. Jayden will report to the Provo Missionary Training Center … [Read more...]

Elder Kai Mitchell

Elder Kai Mitchell has returned home after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He served two years in the Australia Sydney Mission. Kai is the son of Kenny and Kelli Mitchell of the Mesquite 1st Ward. He plans to … [Read more...]

No God No Peace

Picture a massive hurricane raging over the ocean. Violent winds are whipping the water into a frenzy and giant waves are creating havoc and chaos everywhere. Ship crews fight desperately to anchor down their vessels to prevent them from being … [Read more...]

Sister Kennedi Jo Ludvigson

Submitted by Mesquite LDS Stake Public Affairs Sister Kennedi Jo Ludvigson has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will serve in the Cebu East Philippines, speaking Cebuano. Kennedi is the … [Read more...]

Sister Taylor Anne Barnum

Submitted by Mesquite LDS Public Affairs Sister Taylor Anne Barnum has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on September 19th and will serve in the … [Read more...]

“Abraham, Isaac, and Jesus”

By Travis Lauterbach God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son, and Abraham reached the point of faith believing that if he did so, God would raise his only son from the dead. Abraham trusted that no matter what, God would be faithful to Him … [Read more...]

God’s Portion

Speaking of God’s portion is a little ludicrous, because everything is His to begin with. God said, “The world is mine, and all its fullness.” (Psalm 50:12b) But while it’s all Gods, God has given it to us and has called us to be good stewards over … [Read more...]

“Why Was Abraham Willing?”

For years, God had promised to Abraham that he would “make of him a great nation” and through his offspring “all the families of the earth would be blessed” (Genesis 12). Finally, Sarah gives birth to their son. And then God tells Abraham to sacrif … [Read more...]

Humanity’s Greatest Need

The existence of God is probably the most important topic or issue facing our crazy mixed up world. That’s a heck of a statement considering all the horrific acts of terrorism we’re seeing, all the wars that are either happening or that are on the ver … [Read more...]