Missionary Work: Experiences Shape the Future

A while back, the Church Newsroom had a nice write-up about how missionary work shape the lives of missionaries. I know that this is put out by the Church, so people could say it was just PR work, but having served a mission myself, I definitely agree with the general premise of the article. I […]

Making the transition from seminary to institute

One of my responsibilities in our stake is to work with the young single adults,¬†our YSA branch presidency, and the Institute Teacher. One of our biggest challenges is in getting the YSA to attend institute. When you are a youth in the Church, it is generally expected that you will attend seminary. Not everyone goes, […]

Elizabeth Smart is my hero

I hope that didn’t sound sarcastic, because I mean it. Let me explain why… When the 14-year-old Mormon Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped in 2002, it got a fair amount of attention in my part of the world. I live in Canada near Buffalo, and so a lot of our radio and TV stations come from […]

“Red Hat board member trades one mission for another”

CNET News has a nice article about a board member from Red Hat that is leaving the company to serve as a mission president in Japan: Steve Albrecht, a longstanding Red Hat board member, has resigned from Red Hat’s board effective June 30, 2009. The reason? Albrecht, originally tapped six years ago by Red Hat […]

Brother Russ Ballard in the Instructor

As I’ve mentioned before, I recently borrowed some old issues of the Instructor magazine (see The Busy George Romneys – Juvenile Instructor May 1958 and April 1957 Juvenile Instructor – Draw It With Chalk… note: I erroneously called the magazine Juvenile Instructor). The July 1970 issue of the magazine had an article by some guy […]

“When choosing where to play, Mormon recruits face unique issues”

Andy Staples, a writer for Sports Illustrated (and one whom I’m not familiar with) posted an excellent article last week about the challenges that active LDS athletes face in choosing a school and the possibility that they may leave for 2 years for a mission. I was an average athlete in high scho0l, and never […]

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