MISSIONARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Video: Mormon missionary has a dance-off with Michael Jackson impersonator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58514257-226/michael-dance-impersonator-missionary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58514257-226/michael-dance-impersonator-missionary.html.csp">Video: Mormon missionary has a dance-off with Michael Jackson impersonator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T16:32:02.348-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 04:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Mormon missionary and Michael Jackson impersonator held a dance-off on a street of Barcelona, Spain. The YouTube video was uploaded Thursday, and it identifies the missionary as Gus Garcia. Both he and the impersonator have skill, including pulling off the moon walk. So, who do you think won the dance-off? - Michael McFall Twitter: @mikeypanda</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58514257@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:32:02 MDT 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 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 Utah missionary’s funeral planned for Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434159-78/thredgold-missionary-saturday-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434159-78/thredgold-missionary-saturday-sltrib.html.csp">Utah missionary’s funeral planned for Saturday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T10:51:16.032-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The family of a Utah Mormon missionary will finally lay him to rest Saturday morning. Connor Thredgold, of Springville, and a fellow missionary were found dead in their Taipei apartment Aug. 23. Taiwan news agencies reported that the two, 19-year-old Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Thredgold’s funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springville West Center at 996 W. Center Street, said family spokesman Tom McHoes. No foul play is suspected in the ...</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> 58434159@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:51:16 MDT 3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388292-68/nuns-italian-burundi-convent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388292-68/nuns-italian-burundi-convent.html.csp">3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T11:57:50.037-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Three Italian missionary nuns were found slain in their convent in Burundi, church and ministry officials said Monday. The Italian foreign ministry confirmed the slayings in Kamenge, near Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital. The ministry declined to give details, including exactly when the slayings occurred. The Italian missionary news agency Misna quoted the Saverian missionaries’ superior in the east African nation, the Rev. Mario Pulcini, as saying the bodies of two nuns were found Sunday aft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882922014-09-08T11:57:50.037-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T11:57:50.037-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388292@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:57:50 MDT Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369276-68/ebola-sim-liberia-writebol.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369276-68/ebola-sim-liberia-writebol.html.csp">Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MITCH WEISS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T12:13:56.807-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 12:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • The third American sickened with Ebola is a Boston-area doctor who decided to return to Liberia after the two others fell ill with the deadly virus, the president of his missionary group said Wednesday. Dr. Rick Sacra went back to Liberia about a month ago and was not caring for Ebola patients, instead delivering babies at the missionary group’s hospital in Liberia, SIM President Bruce Johnson said at a news conference. When a fellow SIM worker and another missionary doctor bec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583692762014-09-03T12:13:56.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T12:13:56.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369276@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:13:56 MDT Doctors group: World ‘losing” Ebola fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364472-68/ebola-liberia-countries-disease.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364472-68/ebola-liberia-countries-disease.html.csp">Doctors group: World ‘losing” Ebola fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDRA OLSON </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SARAH DILORENZO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T20:06:29.72-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 08:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been “reduced to places where people go to die alone.” In separate remarks after a United Nations meeting on the crisis, the World Health Organization chief said everyone involved had underestimated the outbreak, which has now killed more than 1,500 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. U.N. offici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644722014-09-02T20:06:29.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T20:06:29.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364472@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:06:29 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