MISSIONARIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) The changing life and times of Mormon mission presidents’ wives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472979-78/mission-president-missionaries-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472979-78/mission-president-missionaries-says.html.csp">The changing life and times of Mormon mission presidents’ wives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T17:11:49.908-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Raelene Hill grew tired of those daily middle-of-the-night calls from her young Mormon missionaries. Sure, stomach and digestion problems are endemic in West Africa, thought Hill, who oversees the LDS Church’s Ghana Accra West Mission with her husband, Norman Hill, but every night? After a few months of such complaints, Raelene Hill figured out the proselytizers were eating food that hadn’t been cooked or preserved properly. She obtained permission from LDS higher-ups to buy a microwave for ever...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472979@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:11:49 MDT Mormon leader speaks in Cantonese — translation: history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58487825-78/missionaries-church-lds-wong.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58487825-78/missionaries-church-lds-wong.html.csp">Mormon leader speaks in Cantonese — translation: history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T11:20:04.012-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Strictly speaking, Chi Hong (Sam) Wong made history Saturday morning. The Hong Kong native became the first Mormon leader to deliver an LDS General Conference talk in a language other than English. Wong, a member of the faith’s First Quorum of the Seventy since April, spoke in Cantonese while a voice-over on the Internet broadcast translated his remarks into English. Those viewing his sermon live in downtown Salt Lake City’s LDS Conference Center followed along on a giant screen with English su...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58487825@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:20:04 MDT College time for younger Mormon women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484971-78/women-mission-utah-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484971-78/women-mission-utah-college.html.csp">College time for younger Mormon women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T22:46:32.926-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first wave of younger Mormon sister missionaries are back and filling Utah’s college classrooms. Their presence is especially strong at Brigham Young University, where an early look at fall semester enrollment shows just shy of two in five women on campus have served a mission. That’s an uptick of nine percentage points since the fall of 2012, when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first lowered the earliest starting age for missions. “We see it as a positive thing,” BYU spo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484971@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:46:32 MDT Letter: Story on LDS Mission presidents’ wives? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485487-82/article-lds-mission-meager.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485487-82/article-lds-mission-meager.html.csp">Letter: Story on LDS Mission presidents’ wives?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T16:52:01.366-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oh goody! A big article today (Oct. 2) regarding the role of the wives of LDS Mission presidents. Our dear Tribune has become meager at best, and I have to wonder how many readers would really find this interesting in view of what else is going on in the world. Just goes to show you what power the women in the church are getting when these ladies can contact the LDS higher-ups and get some microwaves so the missionaries don’t die of food poisoning. If this article is a preparation for the sli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58485487@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:52:01 MDT Mormon leader foresees ‘strong missionary force for years to come’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58478901-78/mission-president-missionary-wife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58478901-78/mission-president-missionary-wife.html.csp">Mormon leader foresees ‘strong missionary force for years to come’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T16:01:13.96-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 04:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The following excerpts come from an interview with David F. Evans, executive director of the LDS Church’s Missionary Department: How many mission president couples are from Utah, United States and the rest of the world? It’s broadly mixed. There’s a whole lot from all over the world. There is, of course, a substantial number from parts of the world where the church is well-established. ... But there’s a surprising number who are not. Increasingly, we are working with area presidencies to ide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58478901@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:01:13 MDT Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp">Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T15:42:59.961-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few weeks ago, I was approached by two nicely dressed, polite missionaries who stopped by my condo to visit. I invited them in and, after a few minutes of cordial chitchat, I was asked, “Are you a member of the church?” My answer is always, “Yes.” I do belong to a church, specifically the Roman Catholic Church. I know what they really want to know is if I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot imagine why missionaries do not just ask that specific question. This is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:42:59 MDT Three Mormon missionaries die in two separate incidents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58328721-78/amp-thredgold-family-mission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58328721-78/amp-thredgold-family-mission.html.csp">Three Mormon missionaries die in two separate incidents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and michael mcfall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T18:24:55.054-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Springville • Connor Thredgold worked 20-hour shifts to pay for his Mormon mission to Taiwan, and by the time he got there, he was smiling bigger than his family ever saw. The 19-year-old was in the country for only about three months. He and another missionary, 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, were found dead Saturday in their Taipei apartment. Foul play is not suspected, church officials said. Another 19-year-old missionary from West Jordan, Nancy Ann Vea, also died Saturday. She was injured in an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58328721@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:24:55 MDT