MSNBC's World Blog highlights the LDS Church's ability to quickly locate and account for church members in this article, attributing it to "a culture of discipline and emergency preparedness." 

Elder Richard G. Hinckley, executive director of the church's Missionary Department, explains how the church used phone trees and the home teaching program to account for 124,000 of the 125,000 members in Japan within a few days of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11. 

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