July/August 2015 Issue

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Feature Stories: 

"The Inspiring Story of Kalaupapa: Uniting with Other Faiths to Serve Leprosy Victims" (Pg. 30)

By Fred E. Woods

The Inspiring Story of Kalaupapa: Uniting with Other Faiths to Serve Leprosy Victims

To most of us, leprosy is a disease that only existed in biblical times and meant misery and exile. But to Latter-day Saints in a small Hawaiian leprosy settlement known as Kalaupapa, the disease meant a community of unity coupled with faith in God that neither they nor their neighbors would trade for anything.


"The Ultimate Missionary Guide: Before, During, and After the Mission" (Pg. 38)

By Various Authors

The Ultimate Missionary Guide: Before, During, and After the Mission

Let’s face it: missions are hard work. Our children will be paired up with complete strangers, put on a rigorous schedule, and will probably work harder than they ever have in their lives. Here are some tips to help your missionary succeed before, during, and after the mission.



Other Stories:

"12 Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Someone with Mental Illness" (Pg. 19)

By Debra Sansing Woods

12 Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Someone with Mental Illness

We often talk about the struggle those with a mental illness have, but what about those who care for them? Here are some ways you can better help a struggling loved one while still keeping yourself healthy and happy.


"My Body Is a Temple: Teaching Young Children About Intimacy" (Pg. 23) 

By Cherri Brooks

My Body Is a Temple: Teaching Young Children About Intimacy

In a world that is increasingly spreading false ideas about physical intimacy, it is vital to ensure that even young children understand its true, sacred purpose.


"Behind the Scenes of the Hill Cumorah Pageant" (Pg. 52)
By Jannalee Rosner

Behind the Scenes of the Hill Cumorah Pageant

It takes 17 days, 800 volunteers, and 200,000 hours of service. It isn’t how most people choose to spend their vacation, but to anyone who has participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant, these two and a half weeks in Zion are well worth it.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Jamaica" (Pg. 59)

By Trent Toone, courtesy of the Deseret News

The Church in Jamaica

The Lord has promised that by small and simple things, great things shall come to pass. That is certainly the case in Jamaica. In the last several decades, the Church in Jamaica has blossomed from one humble family into a thriving community of happy, missionary-minded members.


Home Cooking

"Dutch Oven Gourmet" (Pg. 69) 

By Matt Pelton

Dutch Oven Gourmet

Want to wow your family and friends at summer parties this year? Try some of these delectable dishes you didn’t know you could make in a Dutch oven. Whether you use a campfire or a kitchen, your guests will be impressed with your new take on outdoor cooking!


Just Asking

Janice Kapp Perry (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Janice Kappy Perry

We loved chatting with the ever-charming and tender-hearted LDS songwriter Janice Kapp Perry. Using beautiful melodies and lyrics, she has found a way to touch members across the world with her inspirational songs.


Pictures from Fred E. Woods, iStock, Chad Hawkins, Trent Toone, Matt Pelton, Janice Kappy Perry