To this perhaps naive observer, the LDS Church is missing a historic opportunity. It has an army of magnificent, talented young people scattered around the globe knocking on the doors of a disinterested world. The talent and man-hours wasted are astronomical. Would not some of this force be better employed conducting free elementary schools in the underdeveloped countries, teaching basic skills as reading, writing and arithmetic?

In the shade of trees with chalk boards, they could literally work miracles and bless millions. Who else could do this work? Who else has this enormous resource of talent, dedication and leadership?De Lamar Gibbons