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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 3:10 p.m. MST

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Olysupporter
Hollady, UT

oly kids are great the class of 2011 did a video like this last year they had 84 boys (before they changed the age for girls)that had received thier calls at the time they put it together. Titans all over the world.

rok
San Diego, CA

I've never seen sister missionaries that looked like that before. Those were some nice houses. Did you see the size of those fireplaces? It's like Grayson Manor.

wear2manyhatz
Holladay, UT

My son and I joined the Church just about a year ago; in some part because of his father's return after almost 30 years. He is now considering a mission. A lot to handle for a special needs Son of God.

I hope this video will help him make up his mind.

there is never a right time or place to bash anyone. I made missionaries weep for having much more knowledge of the First and Second Covenants than they. But I never disrespected...or now, disrespect, anyone else. And I expect, and get, the same treatment.

Love God with all your mind, heart and soul. And love your neighbor as yourself.

How simple a message...

lynnea1
JEFFERSON CITY, MO

What an amazing and moving video this is! It's so wonderful to see the excitement in our youth when they get their mission call. What a miracle and a labor of love shines through!

Jack
Aurora, CO

@ Patriot.
No, now is the time to understand why the Prophet and Apostles sponsored BSA and moved away from their own brand of scouting in 1913, and CONTINUED to support it since. BSA is the tool we have been given to train young men to be great missionaries. It was inspired then and is now.....remember "no unhallowed hand...". If BSA is not working in your ward or stake it isn't BSA fault, it's those adults who think they can change it or ignore what they don't like and try (and fail) to do it their own way. Duty to God does not replace Scouting! For those who think that the Church could do a better job on its own...then why haven't they? The program works if you implement it fully, not just partially! Boys need to be challenged, to be outside, to be able to achieve to succeed. They need to lead and be allowed to grow and learn. Now, more than ever we need to prepare boys to serve missions and BSA is the tool to do it.

Scovy
rexburg, ID

Good for them in making the Prophets new announcement coming true, they will make great missionaries. Just think by the end of this year they are predicting up to 90K missionaries in the field.

kaikoa
Provo, UT

@onlythecross
You don't know the bible yourself....there is no point of talking to you coz at the end i know whos going to win

GabrielTruman
Rexburg, ID

@OnlyTheCross
And what did you find, reading the Bible from a non-mormon and strictly objective perspective? There are a number of ways to interpret most portions of the Bible.
The Mormon Perspective of the Bible, as you call it, clarifies doctrines which may seem to be contradictory. For instance, Matthew 4:1 says that Jesus was led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. In the very same book, in chapter 26 verse 41, Jesus tells his apostles, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
By this account, Jesus would be a hypocrite, would he not? It is only with the added information from the Joseph Smith translation that such a situation is clarified: Jesus went up into the wilderness "to be with God."
One might argue that Jesus was greater than man, and therefore, that the rules do not apply for him. But then why would he have been baptized either? "Thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness." Why would Jesus disobey his own commands for us and thus break the rules he has made for us concerning righteousness?

GabrielTruman
Rexburg, ID

@OnlyTheCross
Also, if the Bible is totally infallible, why would it ever be contradictory? Because it seems to be, without a proper perspective and interpretation of it.
For that matter, without any knowledge of what the Bible is teaching, no man could ever understand it, infallible as it may be. Even Jesus taught his disciples the interpretations of his parables. Would he ever give us a book that we could not understand and depend on us to understand/translate it by ourselves? There are a multitude of ways one could interpret the messages of the Bible—one could take the parable of the hundred sheep and take it at face value, arguing that the simple meaning is that if we are a shepherd and we lose a sheep, we should go after it so we can bring it back to the fold of ninety and nine—that that is the extent of the meaning and there is nothing more to it.
Can you ever isolate yourself into a totally objective view of the Bible? If you are not using LDS definitions, you are using someone else's, aren't you? How can you know beforehand that those are correct?

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@Onlythecross
"My passion is to bring my Mormon family and friends to the true (Biblical) Jesus"

By that do you mean the 4th century derivative of Jesus that was conceptualized over 300 yrs after His death through political debate and compromise under threat of banishment by a Roman Emperor (if you didn't sign the creed) rather than the actual 1st century Jesus we read about in the New Testament?

James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." It says if you don't understand something you need to ask God, not convene a political convention and debate the subject until you can find a compromise that everyone is satisfied with and is approved by the Emperor.

This creed teaches that God and Jesus are incomprehensible. That is contrary to the Bible. John 17:3 says, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." It says that knowing the only true God and His Son is the foundation of eternal life. You can't have it both ways.

Rwright
Seattle, WA

I'm a Mormon, but find this kind of crossover between Deseret News and LDS Church News disturbing. Editorial objectivity is passe, apparently. I am here from Reddit, where this is being panned as a silly propaganda video. I don't really see how Deseret News can defend itself from charges that it increasingly acts as the Ministry of Information either. There is a reason I no longer subscribe to a local paper.

killpack
Sandy, UT

Rwright,

There isn't one single journal out there, local or not, that is without bias or an agenda of some kind. You're asking for the impossible. Do you really think a national paper like USA Today or NYT isn't trying to make you think a certain way? Because if you do, they have certainly accomplished their mission.

Mauiman
Kihei, HI

Great video of these Olympus youth even though I went to Skyline. :-)

bw00ds
Tucson, AZ

So wonderful to see how important this was to all of them. This was awe-inspiring!

AZhombre
Mesa, AZ

Danielle et. al. Thanks for your good works! Had to send the link to everyone. Can't imagine anyone not tearing up like I did. Would like to see former mission president's face when he watches it. All of these worthy young adults will make terrific ambassadors of Christ. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories when 4 of our 6 children opened their calls, and when I did. Great to see all the phones used to share the good news! And everyone was pleased to serve wherever they were called by a prophet of God. Especially enjoyed "Dear Elder Farley..." then said, "Doesn't that sound great?" Sister Flynn... "Honduras something mission"! Having served in the CA Mission, 44 yrs ago, we brought the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to 4 countries. Now the region has many missions and 5 temples. "Te-gu-ci-gal-pa" temple in that country's capital city. Thanks again. No wonder we've enjoyed a spiritual feast with multiple young men and women coming to the temple before leaving on their missions. Their mission president's and others must feel great joy receiving such wonderful, sweet, young missionaries joining their forces to testify of Christ. Awesome!

grouchyoldman
Arden, NC

After so many years I did no know that I could feel again in my heart the feelings of 45 years ago. Congratulations my friends. Return with honor and avoid the sophistry of those who would distract you from the path that the Lord has directed for you.

softball ump
Lehi, UT

my wife and I volunteer at the MTC... we play the role of investigator so the elders/sisters can practice teaching. We were thrilled about the younger sisters... We have seen a dramatic increase in sisters.. Sorry, elders, no offence intended, but, Sisters bring something to the table that the elders can NEVER bring.... Our son is currently in the South Carolina, Columbia Mission... surprised no to see that mission in this video... our daughter came home three years ago from Riverside Ca....

Breathe Deep
Eagle Rock, ID

@OnlyTheCross

You are the perfect example of:

"Those who leave the church - Cant leave the church alone"

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