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Mormon bishop dresses as homeless man to teach church lesson
Fox News ^ | December 1, 2013

Posted on 12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST by greyfoxx39

From the video, "Lesson in Compassion".

(Excerpt) Read more at video.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Other non-Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: homeless; inman; judgmental; ldschurch; mormon; nonchristian; poverty; unwelcome
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Kudos to this man for his bravery in performing this experiment. This story has had wide exposure on the internet.
1 posted on 12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST by greyfoxx39
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; svcw; Zakeet; Tennessee Nana; aMorePerfectUnion; Godzilla; fishtank; metmom; ..

Ping


2 posted on 12/01/2013 1:32:55 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: greyfoxx39

because fraud teaches a lesson


3 posted on 12/01/2013 1:33:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: greyfoxx39

here is another experiment

Nobody give no money at all to the church, give it all the homeless.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 1:34:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: greyfoxx39

The problem here is that most of the folks here who look like that and have the little sign are professional beggars and scam artists.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 1:42:15 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: greyfoxx39

We don’t get too many homeless in my little town but I did find a guy passing through on his bicycle last winter. He was looking for a warm place to be for the night.

I wasn’t going to invite him home but I did buy him a hot sandwich at the party store and stood inside and talked to the cashier while he ate it. I showed him on a map the quickest way to get to town where there are homeless shelters. It probably took him an hour to get to town.


6 posted on 12/01/2013 1:43:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like the Bishop did a bit of reading. It’s exactly what the character in “What Would Jesus Do” (the book that prompted the movement) did.


7 posted on 12/01/2013 2:26:27 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: greyfoxx39
As the CC scrolled across the screen... it said WOMAN bishop...

WHOA!!! says I; HERE's the REAL story!!!

But then it became obvious it was just a transcription error.


I sure don't agree with MORMON theology (heck; lots of it don't agree with itself!!!) but this bishop is to be praised for delivering a very good object lesson!

8 posted on 12/01/2013 2:45:11 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: tenger; Elsie; greyfoxx39; GeronL; cripplecreek; All
oks like the Bishop did a bit of reading. It’s exactly what the character in “What Would Jesus Do” (the book that prompted the movement) did.

Yeah, this Mormon bishop did a little bit of reading...but numerous articles showed Pastor Jeremiah Steepek doing this earlier this year...and it probably wasn't original with Pastor Steepek either:

Food for thought: Pastor who dressed like a homeless person

Of course, we don't see the Mormons give proper attribution for such idea-borrowing.

But, hey, the Mormons have borrowed over 50% of their hymns from Christian leaders, Christian music leaders, etc. -- without usual prominent attribution there, either.

Their missionaries go out & tell the world that the Christian world is "apostate" -- all as they sit in their wards & see hymns written by so-called "apostates." (Go figure)

9 posted on 12/01/2013 3:03:52 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: greyfoxx39

I really couldn’t care less. Certainly not enough to obsess enough to post about it and only it day after day after day.

People who do that have serious mental issues.


12 posted on 12/01/2013 3:20:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Elsie

Found a nice red head mother and daughter in my town 2 winters ago...stranded..husband in hospital..no money no place to stay...not drugies....not drinkers....from a small town down south.....at the time I didnt have a house either...and the place I was staying had no room....they were too proud to even get in my car or let me pay for anything....several blocks from my church so I sent them there......a huge heated building.....a church that professes to support all kinds of sorry ass people from OTHER countries.....whouldnt let them in and wouldnt..put them up......they were too nervous and wouldnt let me put them up for the night.............and the church said there was nothing they could do.......Thats not MY church anymore....

The whole thing still p-isses me off.uppity snotty religious BUSINESS MEN....WORRIED ABOUT THE CHURCH
REPUTATION...and the mother -daughter wouldnt take help from a strange male.....Wonder why the churches are failing?

Maybe FRAUD is the reason?

Jesus might have froze to death in my town.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 3:22:14 PM PST by Therapsid (t)
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To: cripplecreek; Colofornian
I really couldn’t care less.

....SURE....Those who accuse others of having "mental issues" certainly seem to believe they are called upon to criticize the posting history of others...that sounds like "arrogance issues" to me....and to "care less" rings false when they could easily avoid clicking on this thread.

14 posted on 12/01/2013 3:26:44 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: Therapsid
Jesus might have froze to death in my town.

I find the fact that this particular congregation actively shunned this bishop and ordered him to leave while the 80,000 mormon missionaries are actively trespassing on the properties of thousands and expecting to be welcomed to spread their propaganda to complete strangers.

From the leaders on down, this militant missionary program is of great pride to the mormon church.

15 posted on 12/01/2013 3:40:37 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Your a HATER!!!

You KNOW we get Sunday OFF!!

--MormonDude(Don't MAKE me post the Rules!!)

17 posted on 12/01/2013 4:00:37 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39
It's merely 10/6 for you uninformed folks...

MormonDude(Do you WANT me to post the Rules??)

18 posted on 12/01/2013 4:01:57 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: cripplecreek
People who do that have serious mental issues.

This seems a bit, shall we say, judgemental...

But it's probably just because you care so much.

19 posted on 12/01/2013 4:03:15 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Therapsid

Sadly; our ‘reputation’ is a valued thing.

Some folks can only see one side of it.

Jesus caught hell from the ‘good’ folks about His associates as well...


20 posted on 12/01/2013 4:05:07 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39; restornu
From the leaders on down, this militant missionary program is of great pride to the mormon church.

HMMMmmm...


You've got to be carefully taught...


 
 
Professor Robert Millet        teaching at the Mission Prep Club in 2004  http://newsnet.byu.edu/video/18773/  <-- Complete and uneditted

 
 
Timeline...    Subject...
 
0:59           "Anti-Mormons..."
1:16           "ATTACK the faith you have..."
2:02           "We really aren't obligated to answer everyone's questions..."
3:57           "You already know MORE about God and Christ and the plan of salvation than any who would ATTACK you."


21 posted on 12/01/2013 4:07:05 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Colofornian

Mormans are some of the weathiest people in the country. Especially the bishops, with Mitt Romney being one of the richest.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 4:43:52 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: greyfoxx39
I find the fact that this particular congregation actively shunned this bishop and ordered him to leave while the 80,000 mormon missionaries are actively trespassing on the properties of thousands and expecting to be welcomed to spread their propaganda to complete strangers.

Bingo...

Mormon Pharisaical-like religious hypocrisy on display.

23 posted on 12/01/2013 5:17:14 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: greyfoxx39

This whole thing was nothing more than a publicity stunt and an exercise in hypocrisy. When I see this “bishop” sell all his possessions and give it to the poor, then I will praise him.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 5:26:15 PM PST by Nemoque
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To: cripplecreek

100’s of churches do this “acting” and do not go running to the press to announce it, don’t you find it strange that this story is even ‘news’.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 5:34:01 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Therapsid
Jesus might have froze to death in my town.

I understand your point but over half of the people who approach churches are scammers.

I got to talk a little with a “homeless” guy once and he was bragging out he got this church pastor to pay for a room for him. Once it was paid for with a credit card, room service and bar service was charged to the room and he left the pastor with over $300 in additional charges.

26 posted on 12/01/2013 5:34:44 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: svcw

I find it funny how desperate “Christians” are to denounce it.

Its not my fault that Mormons are behaving like better Christians than many actual Christians are.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 5:36:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

mormonism can not act ‘ Christian”, there is nothing Christian about mormonism, so I have know idea what you are talking about.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 5:47:02 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: tenger
Looks like the Bishop did a bit of reading. It’s exactly what the character in “What Would Jesus Do” (the book that prompted the movement) did.

Many years ago, when that book first came out, one of the deacons in our (Evangelical) church did the same sort of thing.

He let his beard grow in some, didn't shower for a couple days, wore some old, dirty clothes and came into the church to see what the reaction would be.

Some people reached out to him but it was not as good as it should have been, or what people claimed our church was like, that it would welcome homeless people.

I didn't see him until it was over so I heard about it before I saw him. You would not have recognized him.

29 posted on 12/01/2013 5:48:58 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: greyfoxx39
I find the fact that this particular congregation actively shunned this bishop and ordered him to leave ..

_______________________

Really? Your reading comprehension skills need improving, or at least your honesty in commentary.
He said 5 member of his congregation did that. A typical LDS congregation is composed of between 450 to 500 members.

Even the Anti Mormon newspaper, SL Tribune was honest in its story... Here's a snip:

But then some church members rushed to help the man.

“I was just overcome with emotion,” Kay Lamoreaux said. “Because this is church in action. He’s not being escorted out, but he’s being treated with love and respect.”

Then the man made a highly unusual request — he wanted to address the congregation — in the middle of the service.

Yates said the man mumbled at first, then read a verse of a song and said the ward had been nice to him and said he wanted to give something back.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57199090-78/bishop-lamoreaux-homeless-musselman.html.csp

30 posted on 12/01/2013 5:54:49 PM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: svcw

Nobody said they were Christian but they’re still doing a lot better job than many.

If you’ve got to use strawman arguments I’m not going to waste my time with you.


31 posted on 12/01/2013 5:55:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Ripliancum

The question still remains, why is this a news story, when hundreds of churches do this sort of thing and it does not generate a story?
How did it make it into the press?
Who went to the press and why?


32 posted on 12/01/2013 5:59:42 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: cripplecreek

huh?
A person of group of persons cannot act Christian when they are not, so I still do not know what your point is.


33 posted on 12/01/2013 6:01:45 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: svcw

I’m sure you don’t.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 6:02:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Its not my fault that Mormons are behaving like better Christians than many actual Christians are.

So are many atheists.

35 posted on 12/01/2013 8:02:22 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Ripliancum
“I was just overcome with emotion,”

Mormonism 101

36 posted on 12/01/2013 8:03:17 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: svcw

They can ‘act’ Christian; just not BE Christian...


37 posted on 12/01/2013 8:03:57 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Sure...I talked at length with these women...they wouldnt accept help from me ...didnt want to owe a stranger....If they were going to bilk the church....seems like they would have tryed to trick me first.

Anyway....I understand there are scams out there....and how important reputation is to the snotty and delusional.

Mary had to sleep with the pigs.....Joe prob-ly had to play bouncer...or cut wood ...or....I dont know milk cows or something to pay their rent....seems to me a WHOLE lot of church people have a skewed understanding of reality...you know?...
They watch the dog and pony show on sunday and use that as rationalization to “work the gray areas” and look down their nose at the rusty cars...and trailer house people.....all week long.....Wonder why socialism has a hold on U.S?....part of it is neighbors dont take care of each other anymore....and churches...are sposed to be setting an example...right?

REPUTATION ?.....right and wrong are not ever behavioral absolutes ....they cant be....because situations constantly change. And reputation is based off Perceived behavior....by a group at a distance from the situation.

So.....a church closes its doors”in the cold night”because they “have to protect their “REPUTATION”?....guess what?

Im not giving them a dime then,and the way things are looking....in this country the preachers will be living off donated chickens soon.......again.

so there


38 posted on 12/01/2013 8:04:52 PM PST by Therapsid (t)
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To: Therapsid

so there


I am not saying the situation you cite is right BUT you spend YOUR money several times with this and be scammed and we will see how you respond.

The proper response is to test heavily and even then mistakes will be made. Some churches have a committee to slow things down so in theory the scammers will get light shined on them. Some pastors give their monthly budget away as quickly as possible so they don’t have to deal with it all month. Even if a churches heart is right it can not be done right.

Just trying to help you understand the situation. If you were in charge of benevolence, you would understand.

Yes, the church is dysfunctional but so are we as individuals. Go do your personal benevolence and report back to us. It is our individual responsibility, you tried in this case and it didn’t work out.


39 posted on 12/01/2013 8:36:40 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: PeterPrinciple

Ok Peter.....

Apparently you plan to assuage some imagined righteousness position perpetually....Whatever..........Most of the modern Christian churches are Wealthy.......
.........and just a shadow of what they once were.

The preacher is not part of the community....
The policeman is not part of the community...
The Dr. is not part of the community.....

They are all specialists now.....and they have special revenue generating skills.

Reputation.....Thats awfully important .....right up to the day the news “reviles” What theyve been doing when theyre not telling other people what to do.

Oh Well


40 posted on 12/01/2013 9:34:33 PM PST by Therapsid (t)
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To: Elsie

True dat!


41 posted on 12/01/2013 9:43:10 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: cripplecreek
Certainly not enough to obsess enough to post about it and only it day after day after day.

I see you still have your copy of the memo!


Office of First President & Living Prophet®:

December 11st, 2011

 

URGENT!

Fellow MORMON Freeper Christians!!

I've been getting lots of feedback from those of you on Free Republic (spit) about a certain Colorfornicator (or something like that), who is REALLY giving us a hard time there.
 
Why not try to point out to the uninformed how OBSESSED he seems to be.
 
Let's see if we can tangle him up so much trying to defend his reputation that he'll no longer have as much time to post facts about MORMONism.
 
As always, Tommy M.

42 posted on 12/02/2013 4:41:53 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Therapsid
...part of it is neighbors dont take care of each other anymore....and churches...are sposed to be setting an example...right?

MOST of it is that the GOVERNMENT has taken over these 'responsibilities'; STEALING the money that WOULD have been filtered through the churches; by excessive and oppressive TAXES.

THAT money would have been spent a LOT more efficiently and with a LOT more discernment.

43 posted on 12/02/2013 4:46:46 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Therapsid
...part of it is neighbors dont take care of each other anymore....and churches...are sposed to be setting an example...right?

Sorry, but 'neighbors' DO take care of one another.

Taking care of a welfare queen with 6 bastard children are NOT on our radar any more!

44 posted on 12/02/2013 4:48:12 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie; Utah Binger; restornu; Normandy; teppe; trebb; Tennessee Nana
Do you WANT me to post the Rules??

I do!

I do!!!


Any ex-missionaires want to comment on YOUR experiences serving the Church - trying to reach the unchurched as well as Apostate 'christians'?


The Rules

  1. Learn and obey all missionary rules.
  2. Keep your thoughts, words, and actions in harmony with the gospel message.
  3. Read only books, magazines, and other material authorized by the Church.
  4. Don't debate or argue.
  5. Center your mind on your mission.
  6. Dress conservatively. Elders: white shirts, conservative ties, and business suits. Sisters: conservative colors and skirts that cover your knees. No floor-length skirts or dresses.
  7. Cut your hair regularly.
  8. Keep your hair clean and neatly combed at all times in the approved style.
  9. Be neat and clean.
  10. Bathe frequently.
  11. Use deodorant.
  12. Polish your shoes.
  13. Iron your shirt and business suit.
  14. Arise at 6:30 A.M.
  15. Study for 2 hours every morning.
  16. Proselytize for 10 hours between 9:30 A.M. and 9:30 P.M.
  17. Turn off your lights at 10:30 P.M.
  18. Exercise regularly.
  19. Write in your journal regularly.
  20. Follow the "Missionary Gospel Study Program" (31157) for your personal study.
  21. Regularly study the Missionary Guide and the Discussions.
  22. Attend Sunday priesthood or Relief Society meetings, Sunday School, and sacrament meeting.
  23. Attend the general session of Stake Conference.
  24. Attend general conference broadcasts if available.
  25. Avoid all other church meetings unless you have a special assignment or are brining an investigator.
  26. Proselytize as much as possible on weekends and holidays because this is when you'll find people home.
  27. End your preparation day at 6:00 P.M. and proselytize from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
  28. Wear your missionary uniform in public on preparation day while not engaged in recreational activities.
  29. Arise at 6:30 on preparation day and study for 2 hours from the approved books.
  30. Take care of your physical preparation for the week on preparation day: wash your clothes, clean your apartment, wash your car, get your haircut, and shop for groceries.
  31. Write to your parents every week on preparation day.
  32. Write less frequently to your siblings, friends, and acquaintances.
  33. Don't communicate with any friends or acquaintances that are within or close to your mission boundaries, except as a part of official mission business.
  34. Plan safe, wholesome, and uplifting activities for preparation day.
  35. Stay with your companion during all activities.
  36. Do not go on road trips.
  37. Do not leave your assigned area without permission
  38. Do not watch television.
  39. Do not view unauthorized videocassettes.
  40. Do not listen to the radio.
  41. Do not listen to unauthorized audiocassettes or CD’s.
  42. Do not participate in musical groups.
  43. Do not participate in athletic teams.
  44. Do not sponsor athletic teams.
  45. Do not engage in contact sports.
  46. Do not engage in water sports.
  47. Do not engage in winter sports.
  48. Do not engage in motorcycling.
  49. Do not engage in horseback riding.
  50. Do not engage in mountain climbing.
  51. Do not embark on a private boat.
  52. Do not embark in a private airplane.
  53. Do not handle firearms.
  54. Do not handle explosives.
  55. Do not swim.
  56. Do not play full court basketball.
  57. Do not play basketball in leagues.
  58. Do not play basketball in tournaments.
  59. You may play half-court basketball.
  60. Never be alone.
  61. Seek advice from your mission president if your companion is "having difficulties".
  62. Be loyal to your companion.
  63. Ask your mission president for help if your companion doesn’t obey the rules.
  64. Pray with your companion every day.
  65. Study with your companion every day.
  66. Plan your work with your companion every day.
  67. Take time at least once a week for companionship inventory.
  68. Seek to be one in spirit and purpose and help each other succeed.
  69. Always address your companion as Elder or Sister.
  70. Sleep in the same bedroom as your companion.
  71. Do not sleep in the same bed as your companion.
  72. Do not arise before your companion.
  73. Do not retire after your companion. (apparently, being together is more important than getting the correct amount of sleep that your unique body requires.)
  74. Frequently study with your companion the Missionary Guide section on companions.
  75. Never be alone with anyone of the opposite sex.
  76. Never associate inappropriately with anyone of the opposite sex (conversely, they don't mention whether or not it is against the rules to associate inappropriately with anyone of the same sex).
  77. Do not flirt.
  78. Do not date.
  79. Do not communicate via phone or letter with anyone of the opposite sex living within or near mission boundaries.
  80. Do not visit a single or divorced person of the opposite sex unless accompanied by a couple or another adult member of your sex.
  81. Try to teach single investigators in a member’s home or have missionaries of the same sex teach them.
  82. Always follow the above rules, even if the situation seems harmless.
  83. Use the commitment pattern to get referrals from members.
  84. Keep your dinner visits with member briefs and during the customary dinner hour in the area.
  85. Remember to say thank you to those who feed you.
  86. Visit members and nonmembers only at appropriate times.
  87. Do not counsel or give medical treatment.
  88. Do not stay in the homes of people when they are on vacation.
  89. Only write letters to family members and friends at home.
  90. Do not telephone parents
  91. Do not telephone relatives.
  92. Do not telephone friends.
  93. Do not telephone girlfriends.
  94. Contact your mission president in case of an emergency.
  95. Take problems and questions to your mission president.
  96. Do not write to the President of the Church or to other General Authorities. Letters from missionaries to General Authorities are referred back to the mission president
  97. Respect the customs, traditions, and property of the people who you are trying to convert.
  98. Obey all mission rules.
  99. Obey the laws of the land.
  100. Do not get involved in politics.
  101. Do not get involved in commercial activities.
  102. Do not give any information about the area.
  103. Respect the customs and cultures of those who you are trying to convert to your own customs and culture.
  104. Respect the beliefs, practices, and sites of other religions.
  105. Do not say or write anything bad about the political and cultural circumstances where you serve.
  106. Do not become involved in adoption proceedings.
  107. Do not suggest or encourage emigration. (This rule is a bit ironic, given the now-defunct doctrine of gathering the believers to Zion)
  108. Be courteous.
  109. Provide community service.
  110. Do not provide community service that isn’t approved by your mission president.
  111. Do not provide more than 4 hours a week of community service.
  112. Do not provide community service during the evening, weekend or holidays—those are peek proselytizing times.
  113. Your mission president must approve your housing.
  114. Keep your housing unit clean.
  115. Do not live with single or divorced people of the opposite sex.
  116. Do not live where the spouse is frequently absent.
  117. Your living unit must have a private bath and entrance.
  118. You may occasionally fast for a special reason, but generally the monthly fast is sufficient.
  119. Do not fast longer than 24 hours at a time.
  120. Do not ask friends, relatives, and members to join in special fasts for investigators.
  121. Maintain your health.
  122. Eat a healthy diet.
  123. Sleep from 10:30 to 6:30.
  124. Follow the approved exercise program.
  125. Keep your body, clothes, dishes, linens, towels and housing unit clean.
  126. Dispose of your garbage properly and promptly.
  127. Follow the safety rules for all of your stuff.
  128. Seek medical care if you are in an accident or become sick.
  129. Be immunized.
  130. Spend your money only on things relating to your mission.
  131. Budget your money carefully.
  132. Keep a record of what you spend.
  133. Do not spend more than your companion.
  134. Do not loan money.
  135. Do not borrow money.
  136. Keep a reserve fund of $50 to $100 at all times for transfers.
  137. Pay your bills before leaving an area.
  138. Pay cash for all resale literature and supplies ordered from the mission office.
  139. Do not waste money on souvenirs.
  140. Do not waste money on unnecessary items.
  141. Be a frugal photographer.
  142. Do not accumulate excess baggage.
  143. Obey custom laws and regulations.
  144. Pay fast offerings each fast Sunday to the bishop or branch president where you serve.
  145. Pay tithing on outside sources of income (i.e. interest) to your home bishop or branch president.
  146. Evaluate your funds a few months before the end of your mission. If you have more than you need, ask that less be sent so that you can return home without excess money.
  147. Do not drive without a license.
  148. Drive only Church-owned vehicles.
  149. Do not drive members’ cars.
  150. Do not drive nonmembers’ cars.
  151. Do not give rides to members or investigators in Church-owned cars.
  152. Use cars only on approved mission business.
  153. Use cars only within the assigned geographical area.
  154. Be conscious of safety at all times.
  155. Drive defensively.
  156. Wear your seat belt.
  157. Pray for the Lord’s protection while driving.
  158. If your companion is driving, assist him or her.
  159. Do not tamper with the vehicle’s odometer.
  160. Know bicycle safety rules.
  161. Use extreme caution on your bicycle.
  162. Do not ride your bicycle after dark.
  163. Do not ride your bicycle in heavy traffic.
  164. Do not ride your bicycle in adverse weather conditions.
  165. Go directly to your new area when transferred.
  166. Find your new companion without delay when transferred.
  167. Have a maximum of two suitcases and a briefcase.

45 posted on 12/02/2013 4:53:23 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
  

46 posted on 12/02/2013 5:30:36 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

I’m not Mormon, I’m just not a bigot.

If people don’t like it, have me removed.


47 posted on 12/02/2013 5:59:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m not Mormon, I’m just not a bigot.

They are sometimes mutually exclusive; but not often.


So; just what constitutes BIGOTRY in your eyes?

48 posted on 12/02/2013 6:41:17 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: NKP_Vet
"Mormans are some of the weathiest people in the country"

Morman?

"Especially the bishops"

Really? You do realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn't have professional "Bishops", right? A Bishop is chosen from the congregation and serves for about 5 years and isn't paid for any ecclesiastical duties.

"Mitt Romney being one of the richest."

Mitt Romney is not a Bishop.
49 posted on 12/02/2013 7:35:17 AM PST by StormPrepper
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To: Elsie

Read at the start of this debate,then post from a position of relevance and understanding.


50 posted on 12/02/2013 8:04:41 AM PST by Therapsid (t)
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