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    lol. i never liked any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Why didn't I think of that?
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    I volunteered to help inspect our mission's cars this morning during a mission conference. Overall, the cars were in good shape, although sisters' vehicles were invariably cleaner and in better shape than elders'. While inspecting a sisters' car, I turned on the radio and was amused to hear a CD of some rockin' instrumentals. The first one up was, appropriately enough, the theme from Mission Impossible. The CD was a violation of mission rules, but the sisters' secret remained safe with me. They got a full pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I volunteered to help inspect our mission's cars this morning during a mission conference. Overall, the cars were in good shape, although sisters' vehicles were invariably cleaner and in better shape than elders'. While inspecting a sisters' car, I turned on the radio and was amused to hear a CD of some rockin' instrumentals. The first one up was, appropriately enough, the theme from Mission Impossible. The CD was a violation of mission rules, but the sisters' secret remained safe with me. They got a full pass.
    inspecting mission cars? wow, they are really putting you out to pasture, aren't they? i assume they are going to call you to work in the stake genealogy library soon or maybe lock the building up each night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    inspecting mission cars? wow, they are really putting you out to pasture, aren't they? i assume they are going to call you to work in the stake genealogy library soon or maybe lock the building up each night.
    I volunteered. This kind of occasional assignment, along with my demanding calling of HP Group Secretary, keeps me way out in said pasture, where I am very content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    inspecting mission cars? wow, they are really putting you out to pasture, aren't they? i assume they are going to call you to work in the stake genealogy library soon or maybe lock the building up each night.
    It's called lobbying. First thing is volunteering to inspect cars, and the next thing you know... 24 months later your sending guys home in boxer shorts.

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    http://www.sltrib.com/home/2686577-1...mtc-prompt-lds

    Well, one of the creepy web-winged mammals recently awakened a "sister missionary," and now she and her roommates are undergoing "appropriate preventative treatment for rabies," LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Wednesday.

    In addition, just to be cautious, 600 other female LDS missionaries — housed in a once-vacant building on the south side of the MTC campus near Brigham Young University — have been moved to nearby areas so pest-control experts can address the bat infestation.
    Sister missionaries. I tell you...
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    New program for missionaries to help them adjust after the mission:

    https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/my-plan

    PTSD therapy for missionaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    New program for missionaries to help them adjust after the mission:

    https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/my-plan

    PTSD therapy for missionaries?
    I think it's good for no other reason than to give soon-to-be RMs some internet time to start making arrangements when they land home. In some areas without Ipads, it's ridiculous how little computer time is available. There are place where missionaries are assigned times at the stake center just to email home. It's not uncommon to read an email ending with: "Got to end the email now, my time slot started 10 minutes late and now another missionary is telling me that my time is up. Or it's an ingenuous excuse to write a short email. Can't imagine how a missionary would be expected to reapply to a university, secure housing, pull a semester schedule with the few minutes of computer time they are allowed on a given P-Day without a program like this.

    Personally, the wait or delay between communications got somewhat frustrating for me as a parent. Universities have deadlines to reapply and get into campus housing, etc. Finally, the my-plan gave my son the "excuse" to devote time to getting readmitted to college, determine semester schedules (course requirements tend to change over time) and try to set up an internship or other work opportunity before the semester starts. Universities and employers outside the Mormon West often don't realize how cut-off missionaries are from the outside world and many (most?) missionaries don't feel they have the freedom to devote time to establishing their plans once their mission ends. Like most things in the missionary world, a program has to be set up so a missionary knows it is officially sanctioned.
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    That's a pretty good idea. I know I had about a month long lapse of empty space between coming home and going to school, in which I binged on tv, music, and junk food, effectively corroding away most of the good habits I had developed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    I think it's good for no other reason than to give soon-to-be RMs some internet time to start making arrangements when they land home. In some areas without Ipads, it's ridiculous how little computer time is available. There are place where missionaries are assigned times at the stake center just to email home. It's not uncommon to read an email ending with: "Got to end the email now, my time slot started 10 minutes late and now another missionary is telling me that my time is up. Or it's an ingenuous excuse to write a short email. Can't imagine how a missionary would be expected to reapply to a university, secure housing, pull a semester schedule with the few minutes of computer time they are allowed on a given P-Day without a program like this.

    Personally, the wait or delay between communications got somewhat frustrating for me as a parent. Universities have deadlines to reapply and get into campus housing, etc. Finally, the my-plan gave my son the "excuse" to devote time to getting readmitted to college, determine semester schedules (course requirements tend to change over time) and try to set up an internship or other work opportunity before the semester starts. Universities and employers outside the Mormon West often don't realize how cut-off missionaries are from the outside world and many (most?) missionaries don't feel they have the freedom to devote time to establishing their plans once their mission ends. Like most things in the missionary world, a program has to be set up so a missionary knows it is officially sanctioned.
    It probably varies according to mission president. My brother-in-law just got home, and he didn't have time restrictions. He registered for classes, and I helped him with the rest (mostly the parts that involved paying money). I'm sure that there are many presidents who would disagree with my brother-in-law's president and put severe restrictions on how their missionaries use the internet.
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    Gregory Prince said that a GA told him that 50% of RMs go inactive within five years of returning home from their missions. He also said that 13% of full-time missionaries will leave their missions prematurely. Around 20:00 and 22:00 in the recent radio west broadcast: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/lds-missions

    Have these numbers always been this high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Gregory Prince said that a GA told him that 50% of RMs go inactive within five years of returning home from their missions. He also said that 13% of full-time missionaries will leave their missions prematurely. Around 20:00 and 22:00 in the recent radio west broadcast: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/lds-missions

    Have these numbers always been this high?
    50%? That is really hard to believe.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    50%? That is really hard to believe.
    Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing. But he claims a GA told him that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    50%? That is really hard to believe.
    It's impossible to believe. Just think about the numbers for a minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing. But he claims a GA told him that.
    In 1979, the number of RM's attending church at least once a month was 97%

    In 1999, the number of RM's attending church at least once a month was 94%

    In 2019, I expect the number of RM's attending church at least once a month will be nowhere near 50%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccougar View Post
    In 1979, the number of RM's attending church at least once a month was 97%

    In 1999, the number of RM's attending church at least once a month was 94%

    In 2019, I expect the number of RM's attending church at least once a month will be nowhere near 50%.
    I don't believe the 1999 number one bit either unless you give me what they classify as RM. All RM's or just recently returned missionaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    I don't believe the 1999 number one bit either unless you give me what they classify as RM. All RM's or just recently returned missionaries?
    https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.ph...File/6936/6585
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    It's not the 50% activity rate, but the 5 year window it takes to get there that is impossible to believe for me.

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    Greg Prince must have the same insider as John Dehlin.
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    Seems a little high but of true it wouldn't shock me. The percentage of inactive mid-single RM's is much higher.

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    how is inactive defined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    how is inactive defined?

    No TR?
    I think you have to attend church once a month to be considered active. Maybe it's twice a month. TR has nothing to do with it.

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    So am am listening to the podast now. Greg Prince said that a general authority told him 15 years ago that there was "an alarming rate of inactivity" among returned missionaries. A more recent convesation he had puts that rate at 1/3 to 1/2 of returned missionaries. If KC's numbers are correct (or the study he linked to is correct) then why would a general authority say that an "alarming rate" were going inactive? 6% is not alarming (considering the general inactivity rate of members as a whole). One explanation may be that US RM's are doing well but foriegn RM's are not.

    *By the way the study looked at almost 5000 random returned missionaries (US only) home as far as 17 years (or basically under 40 years old). Mail survey forms were sent with a 73% response rate. They then called the bishops of the non-responders to see if the missionaries were active and the response was that 76% were active (coming at least three times a month).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    how is inactive defined?

    No TR?
    Based on the survey, 85% of RM's were TR holders. 96% attended at least once a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    So am am listening to the podast now. Greg Prince said that a general authority told him 15 years ago that there was "an alarming rate of inactivity" among returned missionaries. A more recent convesation he had puts that rate at 1/3 to 1/2 of returned missionaries. If KC's numbers are correct (or the study he linked to is correct) then why would a general authority say that an "alarming rate" were going inactive? 6% is not alarming (considering the general inactivity rate of members as a whole). One explanation may be that US RM's are doing well but foriegn RM's are not.

    *By the way the study looked at almost 5000 random returned missionaries (US only) home as far as 17 years (or basically under 40 years old). Mail survey forms were sent with a 73% response rate. They then called the bishops of the non-responders to see if the missionaries were active and the response was that 76% were active (coming at least three times a month).
    Hmmmmmm, I wonder what it could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Gregory Prince said that a GA told him that 50% of RMs go inactive within five years of returning home from their missions. He also said that 13% of full-time missionaries will leave their missions prematurely. Around 20:00 and 22:00 in the recent radio west broadcast: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/lds-missions

    Have these numbers always been this high?
    I will say this, all but one of my cousins' kids, and I have a lot of cousins, have come home early. They did, however, remain active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    So am am listening to the podast now. Greg Prince said that a general authority told him 15 years ago that there was "an alarming rate of inactivity" among returned missionaries. A more recent convesation he had puts that rate at 1/3 to 1/2 of returned missionaries. If KC's numbers are correct (or the study he linked to is correct) then why would a general authority say that an "alarming rate" were going inactive? 6% is not alarming (considering the general inactivity rate of members as a whole). One explanation may be that US RM's are doing well but foriegn RM's are not.

    *By the way the study looked at almost 5000 random returned missionaries (US only) home as far as 17 years (or basically under 40 years old). Mail survey forms were sent with a 73% response rate. They then called the bishops of the non-responders to see if the missionaries were active and the response was that 76% were active (coming at least three times a month).
    Who is Greg Prince anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccougar View Post
    Who is Greg Prince anyway?
    He is a liberal leaning mormon historian. He wrote the biography on President McKay.
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