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Sub-Saharan Africa Gets 4 New LDS Missions

The Latter-day Saint Church just announced the creation of 8 new missions: Recife, Brazil Yaounde, Cameroon Guayaquil, Ecuador Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Beira, Mozambique Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Austin, Texas Dallas, Texas Four are in sub-Saharan Africa.  Two are in South … Continue reading

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Ghanaian Trade Beads (Recycled Glass)

Earlier this week (April 2019), I visited a bead fabrication shop in Accra, Ghana.  It was a informative experience. Trade beads have a long history in the West African.  Ghanaian beads, for example, were once a form of national currency … Continue reading

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Vibrant Colors of Yellowstone N.P.

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Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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Designing a DIY Teeter Totter (Seesaw)

When constructing a DIY teeter totter, proportions are important.   We recommend that the height of the pivot be approximately 30 inches above the ground.  The length the teeter totter works well at 10 feet.  The wooden beam is 2 … Continue reading

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Sad State of the School for the Deaf in Lira, Uganda

Today (6 Jun) we spent the day working at the Nancy School for the Deaf in Lira, Uganda.  The school is a sad place.  The dormitories are in poor condition and there are few recreational possibilities.  The school has no … Continue reading

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Recent Suggestions for Improving LDS Missions

The subject of Mormon full-time missions has been a popular discussion area on the bloggeracle lately.  Two recent posts make important points. Dave Banack on states unequivocally:  “We need to make the LDS mission a better experience for our … Continue reading

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