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    Virtual Mission Call Map

    When I was a freshman at BYU, during the winter semester of 1995, most of the young men in my ward were submitting their mission papers and receiving their...

    • July 8, 2015
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    Young Church Service Missionary Program

    In 2010, I wrote about Church Service Missions (CSMs) as an excellent opportunity for members who are unable to live away from home, to contribute in a meaningful way...

    • June 12, 2015
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    Rural Ward: Apr 1996 to Aug 1996

    After serving in my first mission area, the Gazano Branch in the city of Paraná, Argentina, I was transferred to the Rural Ward in the city of Santa Fe...

    • April 21, 2015
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    Mission Prep Quotes from Gen Conf April 2015

    The Parable of the Sower By Elder Dallin H. Oaks Those “who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,” but because they “have no root...

    • April 9, 2015
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    Gazano Branch: Dec 1995 to Apr 1996

    In an effort to better tell the story of my mission and the wonderful experiences I had, for the benefit of my children and the audience of this website,...

    • March 28, 2015
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  • Elijah Abel feature
    Timeline and History of Blacks Receiving the Priesthood in the LDS Church

    The subject of blacks receiving the priesthood in the LDS Church is somewhat of a weighty matter, but one that most missionaries will have to deal with. The following is a...

    • February 7, 2015
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    Missionary Farewell Feature is Back

    We have big news today. The Missionary Farewell feature is back. This was a very popular feature years ago. But in 2013, when I revamped the site, the feature broke and...

    • January 16, 2015
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    James, Lost Boy of Sudan

    A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to hear a talk by James Manyok Ayuen, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He gave a fascinating account of himself...

    • December 29, 2014
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    LDS Church Digital Universe

    While I was creating the list of public LDS Church websites, mobile apps, and social media accounts, I thought it might help to visually represent this universe of LDS...

    • November 18, 2014
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    List of LDS Church Websites and Social Media

    This list below is my best shot at listing all the official LDS Church digital properties including public websites, social media accounts, and mobile applications of The Church of...

    • November 8, 2014
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