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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."
Tweet that Stuffy Nose
Research from Brigham Young University says posts on Twitter could actually be helpful to health officials looking for a head start on disease outbreaks. BYU undergraduate Kesler Tanner is a co-author on the study. He also wrote the code to obtain the data from Twitter. Full Story
Improving the Pacific Rim One Information Systems Student at a Time
Helping students realize their potential, donors know the joy of being generous. Full Story
Tegucigalpa Temple Opens Doors to Public
The public is invited to tour the recently constructed Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Full Story
The Untold Story of "Silent Night"
A new movie produced by BYUtv recounts how a Christmas lullaby of peace, love, and hope stemmed from a setting of strife, enmity, and spite. Full Story