MISSIONARIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Quarantine for missionaries working with Ebola patients http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282370-68/missionaries-ebola-charlotte-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282370-68/missionaries-ebola-charlotte-health.html.csp">Quarantine for missionaries working with Ebola patients</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T18:49:01.583-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 06:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • Missionaries retuning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored, health officials said Sunday. The quarantine will last at least three weeks since the missionaries were last exposed to people infected with the Ebola virus, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said. The missionaries are with Charlotte-based SIM USA. None of them is sick or show signs of having Ebola, but they agree with heal...</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> 58282370@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:49:01 MDT Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp">Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:43:06.573-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During the past week, all Mormon missionaries assigned to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been evacuated safely from those West African countries and reassigned to other locations due to the Ebola epidemic, according to a statement Wednesday on the LDS Church’s newsroom website. “Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days,” the news release said. “When they arrive, they will call their families to update them.” The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...</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> 58269009@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:43:06 MDT Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp">Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T10:34:07.925-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church is pulling its missionaries out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in West Africa. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in those countries are being “reassigned to other missions,” the Utah-based faith said in a news release Friday. “In recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments,” the release...</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> 58251904@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:34:07 MDT