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Soccer Player Interrupts Career for Mormon Mission

News Release — 25 June 2007

Lohran Saldanha Queiroz’s father, Milton (also known as Tita), is a professional soccer player who has played in five countries, won many titles and been a member of the Brazil national team. It was not a surprise that his son Lohran was playing in elite competitions at the age of 12 and by 17 was in the junior soccer league — a fast track to professional recruitment.

Mormon Woman’s Commitment to Faith Leads to Mission

News Release — 25 June 2007

Puji Purwanti wanted to demonstrate her commitment to her new faith, but doing so led to a loss of business as she refused to sell her baked goods on Sunday.

Mormon Missionaries Find Family Roots in India

News Release — 25 June 2007

Jordan Matthew Barr and Benjamin Ajay Kwame Reichert had never met prior to their mission, but their assignment to India would take them both back to the country they were born in and where they would discover the parallels of their background.

Mormon Missionaries

News Release — 25 June 2007

Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ voluntarily serve at their own expense for one to two years, responding to a call from the president of the Church to work in any of nearly 350 geographic areas of the world.

Mormon Declines Scholarship to Serve Church Mission

News Release — 25 June 2007

Following his required national service obligation in Singapore, Choo Su Jian declined a government scholarship to Oxford University in order to go on a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

History of Missionary Work in the Church

News Release — 25 June 2007

Missionary teaching methods and preparation expanded under the administration of David O. McKay, president of the Church from 1951 until 1970. A seminar for newly called mission presidents was first held in 1961, while a six-lesson teaching plan and an “every member a missionary” program were implemented that same year.

Church President Turns 97

News Story — 23 June 2007

President Gordon B. Hinckley, the oldest man to ever serve as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrated his 97th birthday today by attending the dedication of a new Brigham Young University building named in his honor.

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