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Senior Mormon Missionaries

Not all missionaries are young.  After retirement, many Mormons go on missions.  They may have served missions when they were young, or they may not have.  What unites them is the desire to serve, whether they’ve served in the “mission field” before or not.  These late-life missionaries are called, as a group, senior missionaries. Like the more common and better-known young Mormon missionary, the senior missionary goes with a...

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Fasting Mormonism

Fasting, a voluntary abstinence from food, has been practiced for centuries as a way for the Lord’s people to humble themselves before Him and increase their ability to receive inspiration and blessings. Mormons today practice the fast for these same reasons; they fast to receive spiritual strength. In Mormonism, one Sunday each month is set aside as “fast Sunday.” On this day all members are encouraged to fast for twenty-four hours...

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We [Mormons] Bear Testimony to the World

President Gordon B. Hinckley The Lord is richly blessing His Church, and our duty is to do all we can to move it forward. My brothers and sisters, as we gather in another general conference, I am pleased to report that the [Mormon] Church continues to grow in strength and influence. In 1982, some 24 years ago, I noted this in my journal: “There will be in place for the October general conference more than 300 downlinks in our satellite...

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Word Of Wisdom Mormonism

Mormons follow a strict code of conduct regarding the care and respect of their physical bodies. Mormons believe their bodies to be sacred gifts from God–gifts for which Jesus Christ has paid the ultimate price. Our bodies are made after the likeness of the Lord and should be treated as sacred. Members of the Mormon Church are taught from a young age to respect their bodies as temples wherein the Spirit of the Lord can reside. 1...

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What Matters Most Is What Lasts Longest

What Matters Most Is What Lasts Longest

Elder M. Russell Ballard Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Several of the Brethren and I recently visited a few of the refugee centers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas where devastated and displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina were staying as they began to try to put their lives back together. Their stories and situations are tragic and poignant in many ways, but in all that I heard, what touched me the most was the crying out for...

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Mormon Missionaries

About Mormon Missionaries The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church as it is sometimes called, has always been a proselyting church. Since the beginning, Mormon missionaries have followed what they believe is God’s will and desire – to spread the gospel to every nation and every people. In fact, every Mormon is supposed to be a missionary, in the sense that they share the gospel with their friends and neighbors. ...

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