First Line News Articles for Friday, April 28 2017
The Church has implemented a system that allows immediate communication by email from headquarters to ward and stake leaders worldwide. Now, when the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, or Presiding Bishop issues an official letter or notice, it is immediately emailed to local leaders worldwide.
They’re young. They’re committed. They’re energetic. They’re fun-loving, faith-filled, and they comprise a force of nearly 20,000—most in the age range of 19 to early twenties. They are the “sister missionaries” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – a little less than a fourth of the Church’s current missionary force of over 70,000.
Some critics of Mormonism deny that any reference to Joseph Smith’s First Vision existed prior to 1832.
At one point in his life, Garrett Bolles was living on the street; his only possessions were those wrapped in a plastic garbage bag. But now, Bolles is expected to become a multimillionaire this week as he’s projected to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft.
College gets a bad rap among some religious Americans. Campuses are thought to weaken personal faith, whether it’s because young people are free to sleep in on Sundays or because the secular, academic environment leads students astray.
May is National Military Appreciation Month — so here are a couple of remarkable yet opposing military facts to consider.