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Letter: Women missionaries used to attend, speak at priesthood meetings
First Published Mar 21 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 21 2014 01:01 am

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. Do female missionaries still attend priesthood meetings, and if not, when and why did they stop?

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Mary Anne Chesarek


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