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President Monson invites support for General Missionary Fund
With the great increase in the number of new missionaries - many coming from modest means - President Thomas S. Monson invited members to donate generously to the missionary fund.
"As you know," said President Monson during the Saturday morning session of General Conference on April 6, "in the October general conference I announced changes in the ages at which young men and young women might serve as full-time missionaries, with the young men now being able to serve at age 18 and the young women at 19.
The response of our young people has been remarkable and inspiring. As of April 4 — two days ago — we have 65,634 full-time missionaries serving, with over 20,000 more who have received their calls but who have not yet entered a missionary training center and over 6,000 more in the interview process with their bishops and stake presidents. It has been necessary for us to create 58 new missions to accommodate the increased numbers of missionaries.
To help maintain this missionary force, and because many of our missionaries come from modest circumstances, we invite you, as you are able, to contribute generously to the General Missionary Fund of the Church."
The Power of One: Faith Guides the Life of Lone Student from Vanuatu
Maklen Kapalu is the only BYU-Hawaii student from Vanuatu. “Even if I don’t know anyone, I feel like everyone on campus is my best friend,” she says. “I’m grateful to those who helped me get here and for the I-WORK program. Without it, I don’t think I could be here.” Full Story
LDS Business College Graduates Instructed to ‘Stay on Course’ in Life
LDS Business College awarded 549 degrees to 335 students during graduation ceremonies in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on April 12. Full Story
New Temples Announced: Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build temples in Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today during the Saturday morning session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference. Exact locations of the temples will be announced at a later date. Full Story
Fox Society Members Take Their Seats at the Head of the Class
As major donors, society members learn firsthand about the growth of LDS Business College and its future prospects. Full Story