It is interesting how willing to respond to the posting of trolls we are
here. I would like to thank Scott Taylor for all the work he does
to keep us up to date on the status of missionaries and church members around
Everyone please, lets keep our minds, our thoughts, our prayers centered on the
subject at hand ie: our young missionary boys and girls and their families who
undoubtedly are going through a very difficult time, lets try to put ourselves
in their position, lets remember love and charity at this time. If you know any
missionaries and are close to them, then you would be able to put your own ideas
to rest during this time and keep your focus on Japan and the families of these
missionaries My heart aches for all the mothers and fathers who have children
over there right now. May God bless all of you and comfort you during this
Ann Nevile, Dear, what are you talking about? Who are the anti-American
Zealots? What have they to do with the earthquake in Japan or the safety of all
the missionaries? Is this an off-topic answer? Why is the LDS Church an
activist group? The Church does not usually get involved in political
situations. Even in Prop 8, it was the members who were supporting it. The
Church does offer guidelines for sinful behavior, but that does not make them
anti-anything. They are only obeying God's commandments. That's their job. What
in the world caused this undeserved attack where you say the zealots are not
welcome here? I don't understand your comments at all. Sorry
Re: ann nevile | 12:43 p.m. March 15, 2011 Your comment doesn't make
any sense. As you must undoubtedly realize the LDS Church has both a commercial
and a charitable arm. One is taxable and one is tax exempt.A tax
exemption doesn't come at the cost of the First Amendment right to free speech.
re:ann nevilesay what?? Political activist group? Anti-American? The
LDS church does stand - along with Catholics and Baptists and Jews etc.. for
morality , the protection of the family and sanctity of human life. Thank
goodness for their political activism in the case of prop 8 in California. The
LDS church is as patriotic a group as any in this country. Also as far as
humanitarian relief after disasters - hurricanes, earth quakes, etc... the LDS
is always among the first to offer aid. I would say this qualifies as very
"christian" and very "American".
Ann from Chicago: Your comment doesn't make any sense. What does the LDS Church
or Catholic Church standing up for morality have to do with becoming a political
activist group? And where in this article does it talk about anti-American
zealots? Please stay on subject. We're talking about the Japan earthquake, not
Prop 8. Thank you.
The LDS church should use their tax exempt status sincce they have become a
political activist group. The Catholic church can go right with them.
Anti-American zealots are not welcoome here.
having had a son that served in Miami and Bahama islands I can tell you first
hand what it is like to wait for word after a disaster hits an area (hurricane's
in our case). It is gut wrenching. There is so much uncertainty and parents
really get their faith tested. I will say that the the mission presidents do an
excellent job of handling disaster situtions and making sure the missionaries
are all accounted for. Glad all missionaires in Japan are ok.
Prayers for all the survivors of this terrible tragedy who have gone through
something very traumatic! (Sometimes surviving is worse than dying.) I trust
the Lord will send his tender mercies to strengthen and help them. Maybe the LDS
missionaries were spared specifically to be some of those angels of mercy.
It is tough to say The Lord blessed some and not others, not sure how to best
say it, the missionaries were protected, they were out of harms way. Had those
missionaries not been where there were who knows where they would have been.
Given my passed missionary experience, at 3:30 the only people who might know
where I was were the people that may have invited us into their homes or those
who slammed the door in my face. We never left a note or told anyone where we
were going in the afternoon or for the morning for that fact.I hope
the people of the world can come to the aid of the people of Japan. The tough
part about the whole thing is the time of the year, Winter without a home is
incomprehensible. Wondering what I can do to help beside pray and hope.
ever since I heard about this I have been so concerned for our missionaries over
there, I am so filled with joy that they are all ok. We have a missionary in our
branch who has a cousin serving in Japan, this past sunday I asked our Branch
President if he had any news, and he told us all of them are ok. what relief I
felt and joy for all of the parents and families who have and are making such
great sacrifices so their children can serve over there. and even hear. I am so
happy that our Heavenly Father is watching over them. But what can we do from
hear to help our missionaries or their families. Can anyone tell me what they
need and how to get it to them. thank you
Protected and angels?Surely the thousands who perished and children
who have lost parent's have not been unprotected in all of this.There is phone service as spoty as internet service. Not all were in the
To all the Family of the missionaries and all the people of Japan.. May God
bless you in your time of need. The Angles were there that day...
May the Lord bless the missionaries and their families there in Japan and
throughout the world. And, may the Lord bless the families and friends of all
whose lives have been affected.
I'm amazed that they can even email! Those 8 missionaries who can't return to
their homes might be dead right now if they had not been at the zone conference.
They really were protected!
The Japanese LDS church website just announced that the two Japanese sister
missionaries serving in Ishinomaki, who had been out of contact with the mission
for a day, were located by the Branch President.
What an amazing story...The Lord was certainly looking out for his servants on
this day. At a zone conference 35 miles inland....I'm still crying as I write,
I have a missionary whom I pray for daily for his safety and for his work and
for others serving the Lord...I guess it just wasn't time for any of those
Elders or Sisters to go "Home" yet...I'm so glad for the families!@K...seriously? Have you seen the pictures showing what actually
happened? Go to the website that allows you to see the before and after
pictures...maybe that will help you understand why they can't just call
directly....but, instead have to e-mail, or get word through other means.
Why aren't they calling home directly?