LDS emeritus general authority named honorary consul to Belarus for Utah

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  • NeilT Ogden, UT
    April 1, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    moresureword. You grossly misinterpret scripture. We are charged to take the gospel to all nations, kindred, tongues and people. The church accomplishes that by building relationships with countries, thus allowing our missionaries to proselyte. I have see the flags of all nations flying outside the church office building with a banner that read "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, friends to all nations".

  • Forgiveness is the Answer St George, UT
    March 31, 2018 9:22 a.m.

    Congratulations Elder Neuenschwander. What an honor! To be respected and honored after so many years of service such that two distinguished ministers of a foreign government would make such a recognition speaks volumes of the high regard they must hold for you. And that President Nelson would make time to meet with them at this most busy time of year exhibits the importance of meeting these two men and the priorities of the Church. May God bless you, these two honorable diplomats, and the country of Belarus.

  • LawrenceG Payson, UT
    March 31, 2018 8:38 a.m.

    While he was in charge of the Middle East Africa North area, Elder Neuenschwander presided over Stake conference in Kuwait during my tour there with the Utah National Guard in '08-'09. Between meetings we ate lunch. I was hesitant to try some gray looking food and Elder Neuenschwander put a spoonful of it on my plate and said, "It's hummus! Try it, you'll like it." I did like it. And now my family does too.
    Elder Neuenschwander is a great leader and will do a wonderful job wherever he serves.

  • moresureword Maple Grove, MN
    March 31, 2018 7:25 a.m.

    "Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander ... was named an honorary consul of Belarus for the state of Utah . ... [D]iplomacy is usually about being able to become friends with people . ..."

    Do general authorities take advice from the public? If so, I'd like Elder Neuenschwander to protect his integrity with respect to two scriptures:

    1. D&C 121:34-35: "Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen? Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men. ..."

    2. James 4:4: "[T]he friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. "

  • Chessermesser West Valley City, UT
    March 30, 2018 9:47 p.m.

    Elder Neuenschwander is a great man. He will do a wonderful job, and make it much more than an“honorary” one. Utah and Belarus will both benefit, because of his efforts. , . !