Today in the Bloggernacle: New Mormon Message on King James Bible, and MTC food police

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  • Southernmiss HATTIESBURG, MS
    Aug. 20, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    As for the food police, I am sure there's some locals (in Provo) who would abuse the privilege of being able to drop a treat to the missionaries at the mtc, but when we travel to the area, which is very infrequently, and have wanted to drop a treat it has cost us an exorbitant amount of money to have one delivered by the so called "good deed" companies that service the mtc.

    We have a son who is large. He had ask if there was a certain weight he needed to be and was told there was not so he had his physical was found healthy. His papers went off and we waited to no avail. Finally our stake president called and told us he had to lose 100 lbs. It took him a year, but he work, lost the weight, and went out with the elders 3 or 4 times a week. I believe it was a blessing in disguise. He has now been out for 18 months and loves his mission! He is definitely serving exactly where he is suppose to be.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    Really? We're all created in gods image, of various sizes, races and gender, but put on a few pounds and god punts you?

  • Bill in Nebraska Maryville, MO
    Aug. 19, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    to byu rugby: Did you know that the problem isn't being a full-time missionary. Many of those who quit attending church actually starts long before they reach the age of 18 or 19. They raised the bar on who would be called. There is a difference between being overweight and obese. We currently have a missionary in our mission that was borderline with the weight standards. He has been up and down on his mission. He is a good missionary and is doing great work.

    The rest is that many things that once allowed a missionary to enter the mission field is no longer allowed. Oh, by the way did you know that you can't get in to the US Military if you are overweight and you have monthly weight ins as well. Did you also know that many individuals are discharged annually because of weight problems? The missionaries on in God's army and he sets the standards. Maybe if you really are upset about it, you should take it up with who sets the standards.

  • megen Truth or Consequences, NM
    Aug. 19, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    "many important points touching the salvation of men, had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled " (Joseph Smith History of the Church, v. 1, p. 245)

  • byu rugby Crystal Lake, IL
    Aug. 19, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    "MTC Food Police"

    Funny picture- not funny situation. The church bureaucracy is really out of wack with regard to the missionary weight issue. There are thousands of young men who will not serve missions because of the missionary department Health Nazis have decided that the 99 are more important than the 1. If you say anything, you are first told that there are statistics regarding obesity and extra missionary costs. Then you are accused of not being faithful enough to loose the weight.

    So, the result is now less worthy young men serve missions and transition into full activity as adults. Then we have to listen to overweight general authorities at conference complain about the horrible reduction in activity percentages during the transition from Aaronic Priesthood into the Melchezidic Priesthood.
    I wonder how the missionary department figured out what the worth of a soul is in terms of USD? Oh well, now that they have it figured out, we should be able to save all kinds of money by calculating how much to spend on Humanitarian aid, missionary work in less productive parts of the world, etc. Just as long as the members in those missions aren't fat!

  • Lesta Lee\'s Summit, MO
    Aug. 19, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    Love, love, love the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible video! The videos that the Church puts out now are done very well. They are a perfect way to share our beliefs with friends on Facebook and the internet.
    Thanks for sharing this video!