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LDS First Presidency Announces Mission Merge in Russia

LDS First Presidency Announces Mission Merge in Russia

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Saturday regarding the merging of two missions in Russia: The First Presidency announces that effective July 1, the Russia Vladivostok Mission will merge with the Russia Novosibirsk Mission. Doing so requires fewer volunteers to staff the combined mission. In anticipation of this change, …

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LDS Church Reassigns Some Volunteers Called to Russian Missions

Church Reassigns Some Volunteers Called to Russian Missions

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today about the reassignments of some of its volunteers called to Russia: The Church has reassigned 30 volunteers in the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) who were originally called to serve in Russia. These volunteers were reassigned to serve in different missions in Russia …

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LDS Missionaries to Be Called “Volunteers” in Russia With New Law

LDS Missionaries to Be Called "Volunteers" in Russia After Law Changes

Earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin approved new laws designed to reduce terrorism in Russia. The new laws also placed tighter restrictions on the proselyting work of religious parties and the members of those religions themselves. Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement affirming that the Church “will honor, sustain and obey the law. …

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Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad / Flickr Earlier today, news reports began circulating of new legislation in Russia that would affect LDS missionaries serving there. According to Christianity Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a set of new anti-terrorism laws and regulations that would place tighter restrictions on proselyting and evangelism. His approval was announced by the Kremlin yesterday. Opponents …

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