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National “Back to Church” Sunday

I happened to stumble on a link to this site:http://backtochurch.com/resources/statistics/ while researching a topic for the girls’ camp devotional I helped with this week. What an interesting read! The site, http//BackToChurch.com/ is promoting a Christian “Back to Church” Sunday. It lists a number of extremely interesting statistics from a variety of sources regarding church activity. I’ll share a few they mentioned below: 82% of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited – Dr Thom Rainer Wow! Somewhat likely??? Or more! I wonder knowing this might help some members be less afraid to invite friends to activities. “Four percent of formerly churched adults are actively looking for a church to attend regularly (other than their previous…

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A Century of Missionary Work

Larry A. Hiller, “A Century of Missionary Work,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 28 The missionary message has not changed since the time of Joseph Smith. But missionaries and missionary life have changed a lot—especially in this century. Elder Scott DuVall, of Taylorsville, Utah, serves in Hyderabad, India. His maternal grandfather, Joseph Cummings, served in the Northwestern States Mission. The differences between their mission experiences are more than those between India and Montana, or between the years 1999 and 1946. Go back to 1901, and the changes are even more remarkable. The numbers: In January of 1901, there were only 1,739 missionaries serving. In 1946, when Elder Cummings served, about 2,400 answered the call. Today, his grandson Scott is one of…

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