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  • Missionary-Farewell-Feature
    Missionary Farewell Talks

    When I left for my mission to Rosario Argentina in 1995, on the Sunday before I left there was held a farewell sacrament meeting for me. My grandma spoke,...

    • August 18, 2014
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    The Role of Women in the LDS Church

    With the role of women in the Church and in the priesthood being an ongoing issue in the news, it is likely that missionaries will get asked difficult questions on...

    • August 12, 2014
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  • Young-Men-18-Priesthood-feature
    Young Men Must be 18 to Receive the Priesthood

    I would like to revisit a subject on which I may have inadvertently given bad advice a time or two. The question is regarding the age in which young...

    • July 11, 2014
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  • setting apart missionaries feature
    Setting Apart Missionaries

    We believe that men and women “must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel” (Article of Faith 5). When a...

    • June 16, 2014
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  • 1978 Revelation on the Priesthood feature
    1978 Revelation on the Priesthood

    This Sunday marks the 36th anniversary of Official Declaration 2 of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known by many as the LDS Church’s 1978 Revelation on...

    • June 4, 2014
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  • physical challenges feature
    Missionary Service for Members with Physical, Mental, and Emotional Challenges

    I am often asked about the possibility of missionary service for young people who face physical, mental, or emotional challenges. These members can sometimes serve full-time or church-service missions,...

    • May 28, 2014
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  • Archaeological-Evidence-of-The-Book-of-Mormon-feature
    Archaeological Evidence of The Book of Mormon

    This is another in my series of article on challenging questions that missionaries will likely face. Today we will talk about some common criticisms of The Book of Mormon...

    • May 23, 2014
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  • Race and the Priesthood feature
    The Church’s Statement on Race and the Priesthood

    Since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new statement on Race and the Priesthood in December 2013, there has been a lot of discussion on...

    • May 16, 2014
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  • Answers to Challenging Questions feature
    Answers to Challenging Questions

    Missionaries frequently get asked challenging questions about beliefs and practices (current and past) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Questions like: Do Mormons believe in polygamy?...

    • May 16, 2014
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  • Jesus Christ ministering feature
    Forgiving: The Crowning Expression of Christ’s Love

    The bishop called me early last week and asked me to speak on love. As I was doing my research for the talk, the theme of forgiving others as...

    • May 10, 2014
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