MISSIONARIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 85 Mormon missionaries moved in troubled Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57807235-180/missionaries-church-ukraine-mission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57807235-180/missionaries-church-ukraine-mission.html.csp">85 Mormon missionaries moved in troubled Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T12:38:02.446-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerned about civil unrest in Ukraine, the LDS Church said Friday it is moving another 85 of its missionaries from the Donetsk Mission to another part of the country. Last month, the Utah-based faith transferred 23 missionaries in the Dnepropetrovsk Mission from the Crimean peninsula to other areas within the mission “as a precautionary measure,” the church said in a release. And 22 missionaries serving in that country ended their missions early, going home in March and April, the church said....</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57807235@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:38:02 MDT Online Mormon missionaries outperform traditional proselytizers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57797283-180/online-missionaries-missionary-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57797283-180/online-missionaries-missionary-mormon.html.csp">Online Mormon missionaries outperform traditional proselytizers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T15:29:35.386-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Online Mormon missionaries, often discussing their faith with anonymous seekers and trolls, have five times the success of traditional LDS proselytizers. “Whereas traditional Mormon missionaries convert, on average, six people during their 18- to 24-month service, the online apostles in Provo have averaged around 30 converts per missionary per year,” Gideon Burton, a professor at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, told The Huffington Post. “And these people stick around. Ninety-five perc...</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> 57797283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:29:35 MDT Mormon missionaries in Chile are safe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57765684-180/chile-church-safe-faith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57765684-180/chile-church-safe-faith.html.csp">Mormon missionaries in Chile are safe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:18:03.046-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Chileans assessed the damage Wednesday from a massive magnitude-8.2 earthquake, the Utah-based LDS Church announced that its proselytizing forces were safe. “All missionaries serving in Chile have been contacted and are safe,” church spokesman Cody Craynor said in an emailed statement. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints counts more than 575,000 members in the South American coastal nation, with nine missions and one Mormon temple, according to the faith’s website.</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> 57765684@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:03 MDT Missions trumpet a growing role for Mormon women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57630749-80/women-church-mormon-farr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57630749-80/women-church-mormon-farr.html.csp">Missions trumpet a growing role for Mormon women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JODI KANTOR </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURIE GOODSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:48:02.029-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Daejeon, South Korea • Ashley Farr, once Miss North Salt Lake Teen USA, is the first in her family’s long line of Mormon women to become a missionary, and, in December, she embarked on her new life in this gray corner of Asia. She packed her bag according to the church’s precise instructions: skirts that cover the knee, one pair of pants, earrings that dangle no longer than an inch, and subtle but flattering makeup, modeled in photos on the church’s website. Sister Farr, as she now is called, ha...</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> 57630749@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:48:02 MDT ‘Sister missionaries’ causing a gender shift in Mormonism, BYU prof says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57738651-180/church-missionaries-women-moss.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57738651-180/church-missionaries-women-moss.html.csp">‘Sister missionaries’ causing a gender shift in Mormonism, BYU prof says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T15:48:19.851-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lowering the age for LDS “sister missionaries” to 19 from 21 has created a major shift in “gender negotiations” on all levels in the Utah-based faith, Mormon historian Andrea G. Radke-Moss will argue in a speech Thursday. For most of the church’s history, Mormon missions were mostly “male spaces,” full of “masculine structures, symbols and forms of corporatism, in which women entered as visitors or outsiders to those spaces,” Radke-Moss says in a email previewing her remarks, but with the surge ...</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> 57738651@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:48:19 MDT Letter: Women missionaries used to attend, speak at priesthood meetings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702871-82/priesthood-women-meetings-missionaries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702871-82/priesthood-women-meetings-missionaries.html.csp">Letter: Women missionaries used to attend, speak at priesthood meetings</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:03.897-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who wish to prevent women from attending priesthood meeting at General Conference (“Mormon women seeking priesthood may be blocked from Temple Square,” Tribune, March 17) may be interested to know a bit of history. My grandmother served an LDS mission in Oakland, Calif., from 1918 to 1920. I recently had the opportunity to read her missionary journals, in which she mentioned that she and the other lady missionaries not only attended, but were asked to speak, at local priesthood meetings. ...</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> 57702871@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT LDS Church moving missionaries out of Venezuela http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57696267-78/missionaries-church-venezuela-alberty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57696267-78/missionaries-church-venezuela-alberty.html.csp">LDS Church moving missionaries out of Venezuela</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T09:34:46.805-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 152 missionaries out of Venezuela due to political unrest. Missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens will be moved to other missions in South America, the church announced Monday. “Venezuelan missionaries are in frequent communication with their mission presidents, and every effort is being made to keep them safe,” church officials wrote in a news statement. More than two dozen people have been killed in February and March as pro...</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> 57696267@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:34:46 MDT 22 Mormon missionaries coming home early from Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647343-78/missionaries-ukraine-church-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647343-78/missionaries-ukraine-church-news.html.csp">22 Mormon missionaries coming home early from Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T10:39:11.001-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 10:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nearly two dozen Mormon missionaries are coming home early from Ukraine, due to the evolving tensions in the Crimean Peninsula. The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced late Thursday that 22 missionaries — including those due to end their missions this month and next — will leave Ukraine for their homes during the next few days. “Missionaries who have been in missionary training centers preparing to enter Ukraine are being temporarily reassigned to other missions,” th...</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> 57647343@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:39:11 MDT LDS Church moves Mormon missionaries in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57618179-78/ukraine-church-missionaries-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57618179-78/ukraine-church-missionaries-lds.html.csp">LDS Church moves Mormon missionaries in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:27:42.807-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has moved 23 missionaries within Ukraine amid violence, chaos and the threat of war. To keep them safe, the church moved missionaries in the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission from the Crimean peninsula — the main pro-Russian flashpoint in Ukraine’s brewing civil crisis — to other unspecified areas within the mission “as a precautionary measure,” according to a statement released Saturday by the LDS Church. Ukraine, which shares its eastern border with...</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> 57618179@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:27:42 MDT