RDLV,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.
waikiki_daveBy 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
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.
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????
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.
This is so cool!