MISSIONARIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormon missionary numbers to rise — and then fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146904-78/evans-missionary-missionaries-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146904-78/evans-missionary-missionaries-church.html.csp">Mormon missionary numbers to rise — and then fall</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="2014-07-07T13:24:55.754-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First came the surge. Next comes the settling. The Mormon missionary force began to balloon almost from the moment the LDS Church lowered the service age, jumping from 58,500 then to nearly 86,000 today. That number is expected to plateau at about 88,000 this fall, David F. Evans, head of the Missionary Department, said this week in a video interview on the Utah-based faith’s newsroom website. That two-year surge then will start to slip — as expected. Evans estimates the missionary tally to set...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58146904@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:24:55 MDT Mormon missionaries remove flagpole concrete from Mount Olympus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133720-78/concrete-missionaries-flagpole-wilderness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133720-78/concrete-missionaries-flagpole-wilderness.html.csp">Mormon missionaries remove flagpole concrete from Mount Olympus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T07:29:32.4-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Mormon missionaries who planted a flagpole in a concrete plug on Mount Olympus last week returned to the 9,026-foot summit Saturday to remove what was left of their unauthorized project. They chiseled some 80 pounds of concrete from the rock and hauled it off the mountain, said District Ranger Cathy Kahlow of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Although installing such fixtures in wilderness areas violates federal law, no citations will be issued. “They cleaned up what they were suppos...</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> 58133720@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:29:32 MDT Letter: Missionaries showed poor flag etiquette, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123588-82/flag-missionaries-eight-etiquette.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123588-82/flag-missionaries-eight-etiquette.html.csp">Letter: Missionaries showed poor flag etiquette, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:38:02.651-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I applaud the U.S. Forest Service for requiring eight missionaries to correct the infringement they made against a designated wilderness area. These young men, trained at home, school, and in the Missionary Training Center, should know better. In order to make it right, they should be required to read and practice the Code for Displaying the United States Flag. For example, did those missionaries: 1) plan that it would be perpetually illuminated? 2) know that it should be displayed at sunrise...</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> 58123588@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:38:02 MDT Hikers knock down flagpole illegally erected on Utah peak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118501-78/flagpole-lake-salt-wilderness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118501-78/flagpole-lake-salt-wilderness.html.csp">Hikers knock down flagpole illegally erected on Utah peak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T09:06:34.364-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An unidentified hiker or group of hikers by Thursday had knocked down a flagpole that Mormon missionaries illegally erected on the summit of Mount Olympus last weekend. Hiker Joe Bullough said he found the pole lying on the ground when he hiked to the top of the peak east of Salt Lake City Thursday morning. He had seen the pole, adorned with an American flag and autographed mission T-shirt, last weekend. Bullough, who has climbed the 9,026-foot-elevation peak 478 times, carried the pole bac...</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> 58118501@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:06:34 MDT Letter: Don’t missionaries do what Kate Kelly is doing? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109091-82/kelly-missionaries-letter-given.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109091-82/kelly-missionaries-letter-given.html.csp">Letter: Don’t missionaries do what Kate Kelly is doing?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:51:04.939-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Based upon the reasons given by Vienna, Va., bishop Mark Harrison for the excommunication of Kate Kelly, as given in the official letter to Ms. Kelly that was quoted in the Tribune, all Mormon missionaries should also be excommunicated. The wording of the accusation against Kelly: “you have persisted in an aggressive effort to persuade other(s) .... to your point of view and that your course of action has threatened to erode the faith of others.” ... “You are not entitled to promote (your views...</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> 58109091@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:51:04 MDT