Elder Nelson encourages missionaries to 'open eyes, fortify minds'

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  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Dec. 30, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    Too many members get caught up in this type of faith-promoting gossip. Elder Nelson's counsel is wise to stay true to gospel principles and not engage or sensationalize that which doesn't come through our leaders.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Dec. 27, 2012 2:39 a.m.

    It seems when a rumor gets to a certain point, something has to be said to correct it. Now, on the other hand, when a rumor gets to a certain point, it would seem logical to dig a little deeper to see what exactly the basis of the rumor was. This type of information does not do the LDS Church any favors as new areas are open for missionary work. When can we expect another article from the Deseret News providing the follow up on the background of these rumors?

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Dec. 26, 2012 6:20 p.m.

    He really speaks the truth when he says "feel an atmosphere of evil" to get out. He really speaks the truth. I've had a couple of times when I've had to get out.

  • Seattleview Federal Way, WA
    Dec. 26, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Skype and facetime are great new ways to make visiting with missionaries during Christmas such a joyful time.

    As for rumors, they seem to grow as they pass from one person to the next. I supppose if would be natural for people to speculate that with more missionarys going out that new missions might be created or expanded, perhaps in areas that were closed previously. That doesnt mean it would be done without the countrys permission and knowledge.

    Our best wishes to all the missionaries.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Dec. 26, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    When I was in the MTC over Christmas 1980, President Spencer W. Kimball visited us. I don't remember what he said, as much as I remember how it impacted me. How could this diminutive servant of God who most resembled Yoda physically, have taught with such power and conviction and authority? Truly he was a Prophet of God.

    I pray for all the Missionaries around the world, full time or member missionaries. Christmas is a hard time, but persevere. Often the greatest blessings are right around the corner and out of our view.