Behind the scenes of Mormon missionary work in Ghana MTC

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  • GeoMan SALEM, OR
    Dec. 31, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    Excellent response. There are abundant social ills in every country in the world. If any organization were to focus only on attacking those short comings and failings, then that organization's ability to accomplish good in the lives of individuals would be greatly diminished.
    Amnesty International is such an organization. They do accomplish some good in the world, but I doubt that they actually touch the lives of very many individuals. Their goals are often worthy, but their progress has been very slight. They are welcome to pursue their objective by whatever means they choose. I'm just questioning their effectiveness at bringing about change. I do think their documentation of what is occurring around the world is a great service to humanity.
    If a majority of people in a country embraced the teachings of Christ (and not some political agenda masquerading as religion, which is what too many mistake for religion) then real change would occur. It might not even take an actual majority.

  • RDLV Costa Rica, 00
    Dec. 30, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    By making such a political statement, the government could very easily end all LDS missionary work with the citizens of Ghana.
    Would you really want to deny the good people of Ghana the right to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ or deny them any benefit, right, or blessing because of the policies of their government?
    I am sure you really didn't mean that we should go that far. If you feel there is an injustice, there may be ways of expressing your opinion and even doing something about it without punishing innocents.

  • NorthOfHere Rexburg, ID
    Dec. 30, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    waikiki_dave, I should have guessed someone would impulsively trip over their QWERTY at the opportunity to post something like that here. I wish you the best of luck, but you surely must know that no one will be convinced (who isn't already convinced) of what you are trying to peddle who is reading this article, right? You should be enjoying the beach instead, I would if I were in Hawaii! May you have a wonderful day.

    I attended the Ghana MTC back in the day, and then served in the Ghana, Accra mission. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity. Ghana is a beautifully peaceful, progressing country. Ghana's people and culture will always have a place in my heart.

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    Dec. 30, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Would it be too much to ask that the Church require,as part of its MTC training, to include instructions for missionaries sent to Africa, that the Church is strictly opposed, and will not support in any fashion, governments that pass laws against gay people that result in their imprisonment or death, for simply being homosexual. How about it????

  • Downtime Saint George, UT
    Dec. 30, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    My son was in the Ghana MTC before serving in Sierra Leone and Liberia. There were only eight missionaries in there when he was there. It is awesome to see the work grow in that area of the world.

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 30, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    This is so cool!