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Love and Friendship to all Singles ages 31+
A Great Place To Be
From & Live! There is
so much to See and Do
The Tri-Cities is a
metropolitan area in the southeast corner of Washington,
consisting of Benton and Franklin counties. Three neighboring
cities are the principal cities for the metropolitan area:
Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. A fourth neighboring city, West
Richland, is generally included as part of the Tri-City area and
region. Pasco is the seat of Franklin County, while the other
cities are located in Benton County. If the Tri-Cities were a
single city, it would be the fourth largest city in the state
of Washington, behind Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma.
The Tri-Cities make up the largest metropolitan area in the
southeastern quadrant of Washington
The Tri-Cities are in a semi-arid climate, receiving an average
of 7 to 8 inches of precipitation every year. Winds
periodically exceed 30 mph when Chinook wind conditions exist.
There are 300 days of sunshine every year. Temperatures
range from as low as 10 °F in the winter to as high as 110 in
the summer, and even reached 115 °F in July 2006. The region
receives occasional snow most years. The large Cascade Mountain
Range to the west contributes to the semi-arid climate.
The Tri-Cities economy has historically been based on farming
and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Recent years have seen the
region's booming wine industry second in size only to
California's Napa Valley. The production of Milk as well as
Apples, grapes, Cherries, Grain, Alfalfa and many other
Agriculture products keeps the Tri-Cities at the top of the list
as one of the most favorable places for fresh Farm products.
Seven golf courses, Base
Ball, Boating, Fishing, Camping, snow and water skiing,
Schooling and much more, The Tri-Cities has something to offer
most any interest.
The LDS Church is a big part
of the Tri-Cities with a beautiful Temple where members can
attend often. The Single
program here is very
active and involves not just the Tri-Cities, but Hermiston, Wala
Wala, Yakima and Selah.
Single Adults ages 31+,
Members or Non Members of the Church are welcome to attend the
As the Tri-Cities
to grow and more people move here our little corner of the state
diversifies to satisfy the tastes of the people that live here.
Some people like the Tri-Cities for it’s outdoor recreation. How
many places can boast that they have a river that runs thru all
three cities! Some people like the small town feel. Some people
like the mild climate. Some people move away but many find their
way back. All in all it is a pretty great place to live.
As you face your daily battles, rest assured
that you can receive strength to overcome
whatever comes your way. President Henry B.
Eyring gives six steps to increase spiritual
Keep the Sabbath day holy and honor the
Make and keep sacred covenants.
Continuously repent and plead with the
Lord to receive forgiveness of our sins.
Work on our family history and attend
Pray and serve and testify and exercise
faith in Jesus Christ.
Immerse ourselves in the holy scriptures
and the words of the Lord's chosen
As we do our best to live the gospel, President
Eyring testifies that "we will be given more
than enough power to withstand whatever evil
forces we face." Read his full message, "Armed
Why “Good Samaritans” Are Needed at Church and Always
As a little girl I
remember learning the parable of the good Samaritan and
asking myself, “When will I ever find someone lying on
the road robbed and wounded that would need my help?” In
my protected world and literal understanding of this
beautiful story, I felt that I never would see such a
thing. Somehow it didn’t apply to me.
During my teen years my
parents were separated and then divorced. This
experience broke our home and shattered my world. I felt
that I was different from everyone else. I had learned
that families are forever, and now I no longer belonged
with the community of Saints for whom that was true.
Keeping the commandments no longer seemed as relevant.
My faith in God and my belief about whether His gospel
really works in our lives came into question. I didn’t
realize it at the time, but I had become emotionally and
spiritually robbed and wounded.
Since that time, I have
learned that my experience is actually no different than
so many others who, for a variety of reasons, are
clinging to their faith. Every week, sons and daughters
of God come to church feeling wounded with overwhelming
challenges—struggling children, overpowering
temptations, damaged reputations, unintended offenses,
insecurities, and a multitude of experiences, behaviors,
and attitudes that cause them to feel removed from the
mainstream members of the Church. They honestly feel
like they do not belong, that there is no place for them
in the gospel of Christ.
For many it is a leap of
faith just to go to church on Sunday. Just to walk in
the door often requires a great deal of courage. Perhaps
they hold out hope that people will be kind and that
they will come away feeling stronger and more able to
cope with their challenges.
Can we understand why it
is so important that members of the Church reach out to
others in loving kindness?
I have spent some time
thinking about the man who lay suffering along the road
to Jericho. The ministry of the good Samaritan saved
him. The Samaritan did not stop to consider whether he
approved of the man’s actions or attitudes. He did not
avoid or ignore the need. He did not judge the man or
assume that his suffering was caused by his own foolish
decisions. The Samaritan simply cared. He acted to
preserve the well-being of a precious son of God who was
in need, to lift and to nurture just as the Savior would
have done. He exemplified the love of God and was a true
disciple of Christ.
I was the recipient of many who reached out to me in
Christlike love and who helped me feel that I had a
place on the covenant path. The young women who invited
me to join in their weekend activities; the bishop who
reached out to help me and my family integrate into a
new ward; the Young Women leader who taught the doctrine
of eternal families with sensitivity, love, and pure
testimony; and so many others were among those who
walked with me as I rediscovered God’s plan for me and
rekindled my hope for the future.
There is no mistake
about the significance of our influence in the lives of
those around us, wherever we are. Everyone is on a
different part of the path to return to God, and we need
to develop an awareness of the people who are around us.
We can start by being deeply aware of what the purpose
of coming to church on Sunday is and make sure that
everyone who comes feels loved, needed, accepted, and
lifted. When anyone walks out the door, they should be
inspired to go and be better because they know the Lord
loves them and because they have friends in their faith.
With sincere kindness
and gentle concern, and often with a good dose of
wholesome humor, we may help those who are struggling to
feel the Savior’s love. I know personally that the
capacity to be the good Samaritan in the heart of
another is within us as we listen to the Spirit and
learn to love as the Savior did.
Carol F. McConkie has traveled the world meeting with
Saints and leaders as the First Counselor in the Young
Women General Presidency. She has a degree in English
education from Arizona State University, where she met
her husband. They are the parents of seven children and
enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.