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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakoma View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    What was spine chilling about that? Relaxing traditional mission rules resulted in many missionaries misbehaving. why is that surprising? Is there more to this story? nikuman always seems to have some additional scoop. lets have it!
    What's spine chilling is that it proves that the church is not true!

    Although the project eventually failed, an interesting aspect of the Mormon church can be observed from this ordeal. That is, rather than receiving divine revelation directly from god as to how the church should go about performing its missionary work, the leaders of the LDS faith rely upon statistics and pilot programs to figure out what is effective and what isn't. It truly seems silly that a church which claims to be led by a "living prophet of god" should need to rely on empirical data in order to know how to best conduct itself. Instead of seeking heavenly guidance like an organization supposedly led by god should, Mormonism is "based on a sales model"7 like that of a corporation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Here's additional information from a purported missionary during that time (starting with comment #11):

    http://mainstreetplaza.com/2008/02/1...est-two-years/
    That was an interesting read. From there it sounds like a good program killed by short sighted leaders and/or politics. Which make me even more curious about Nik's comment.

    I guess SU was going by Guy Noir, Private Eye on message boards back in 2008?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Here's additional information from a purported missionary during that time (starting with comment #11):

    http://mainstreetplaza.com/2008/02/1...est-two-years/
    Hmmm... Sounds like it was pretty successful. What is the controversy?

    Must be another one of these closely-guarded nikuman secrets.
    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 Lost Student View Post
    What's spine chilling is that it proves that the church is not true!
    That is indeed a funny comment. Yeah, we shouldn't have to think or work at all. The prophet should be able to tell us everything!
    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
    That is indeed a funny comment. Yeah, we shouldn't have to think or work at all. The prophet should be able to tell us everything!
    Why use a focus group when we can just pray about something? My testimony has come crashing down thanks to this blog post (combined with the recent discoveries of the benefits of caffeine that we previously had no idea about).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That is indeed a funny comment. Yeah, we shouldn't have to think or work at all. The prophet should be able to tell us everything!
    It's the anti/ex mo thing that always makes me laugh the most. As if that's what's taught. Actually most of the ex-mo crowd (the ex-Mormon.org ones I mean) is like that. If you believed them, we go to church every Sunday to learn about Kolob, the Adam-God theory, and how all GA's take dictation from God in everything they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imanihonjin View Post
    I believe it was the Fukuoka mission that tried this and the results were atrocious. It is hard to know what stories that came about as a result of the Ammon project were made up or hyperbole, but in the end it was not a good thing.
    Yes, this. A year or so before I served. You were better off dropping the f - bomb in an interview with the MP than mentioning the Ammon Project

    I served with the son of the MP who started it, so it was always awkward. I'll type more when I have a chance. The big deal about it was that it was a big deal - nothing more. It was successful in Fukuoka but it resulted in horrid results in my mission - elders getting people pregnant, running off, getting jobs, and getting married, and general naughtiness. I had to clean up a series of areas where elders were having sex parties and getting drunk. Nothing really worse than that. The stories from 10 years prior were waaaaay worse.

    Personally, I thought the Ammon Project sounded like a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheidippides View Post
    Yes, this. A year or so before I served. You were better off dropping the f - bomb in an interview with the MP than mentioning the Ammon Project

    I served with the son of the MP who started it, so it was always awkward. I'll type more when I have a chance. The big deal about it was that it was a big deal - nothing more. It was successful in Fukuoka but it resulted in horrid results in my mission - elders getting people pregnant, running off, getting jobs, and getting married, and general naughtiness. I had to clean up a series of areas where elders were having sex parties and getting drunk. Nothing really worse than that. The stories from 10 years prior were waaaaay worse.

    Personally, I thought the Ammon Project sounded like a good idea.
    So from Seattle Ute's perspective the program was a success in your mission as well.

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    New Assessments for Prospective Missionaries



    SALT LAKE CITY - Prospective missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will see changes to the screening process to become qualified for missionary service. The church announced a series of new requirements early Tuesday that will allow for a "better prepared, and more fully equipped" workforce of full-time missionaries. From church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Brother Jacob B. Boswell, head of the Missionary Qualifications and Assessments Department, addressed the media saying, "Since President Monson's announcement of the missionary age change in October 2012, we have seen our missionary force nearly double." Brother Boswell continued, "We would like to make one-hundred percent certain that these missionaries are qualified spiritually, as well as physically for the demands of daily missionary labor."

    New spirituality tests, physical assessments, and even background checks, will be conducted to ensure missionaries can handle the rigorous day-to-day demands of missionary work. Previously, missionaries were required to see a family doctor to ensure minimal physical health standards were met. The church is raising the qualifications with a new series of tests to be adminstered by a Bishop, in addition to the standard tests performed by the family physician. "Missionaries have accepted the challenge to be more spiritually prepared, we want to ensure they are physically prepared as well." Said Brother Boswell in the news conference early Tuesday morning. "Bishops will conduct pushup tests, timed sprints, as well as weight bearing tests, to ensure top physical fitness for male and female missionaries."

    In addition to the physical tests administered by the Bishop, future missionaries will also be required to score at least 85% on a series of fill in the blank, short essay, and short answer questions. "These questions have been carefully thought out and considered by the entire committee of the Missionary Qualifications and Assessments Department. We want to make sure that potential missionaries understand basic church history, fundamental principles of other religions, and when it may or may not be okay to talk about outer darkness with potential investigators." Said Brother Boswell. "We feel confident that if applicants for missionary service know the answers to these select questions, they will know the answers to many of the other questions that arise during typical missionary service."
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    the church should host a combine and a draft, with mission presidents picking from prospective elders and sisters. The most elite elders would be allowed to test at regional pro days at select stake centers across the country. Sisters obviously would not be allowed to do that.

    sounds like they are making all applicants take a form of Wonderlic test. I predict that the name of the test will be changed for the sisters for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    New Assessments for Prospective Missionaries





    Knowing how many Hindu Gods there are is a good thing but being beat by that girl is embarrassing.
    Hopefully the highly recruited incoming OL and DL Freshman will not pass the "weight" and "in shape" requirements. Of course I am referring to the males.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    the church should host a combine and a draft, with mission presidents picking from prospective elders and sisters. The most elite elders would be allowed to test at regional pro days at select stake centers across the country. Sisters obviously would not be allowed to do that.

    sounds like they are making all applicants take a form of Wonderlic test. I predict that the name of the test will be changed for the sisters for obvious reasons.
    This isn't an April fools "joke"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    This isn't an April fools "joke"?
    No I think it is very serious. Didn't you see the pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    No I think it is very serious. Didn't you see the pictures?
    I like the girl running in heels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    This isn't an April fools "joke"?
    It's April 2nd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    This isn't an April fools "joke"?
    What do you think "hastening the work" means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    I like the girl running in heels
    Perhaps the weight of having the Priesthood slowed the boys down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    the church should host a combine and a draft, with mission presidents picking from prospective elders and sisters. The most elite elders would be allowed to test at regional pro days at select stake centers across the country. Sisters obviously would not be allowed to do that.

    sounds like they are making all applicants take a form of Wonderlic test. I predict that the name of the test will be changed for the sisters for obvious reasons.
    Great idea. I love the thought of all the behind the scenes talk between mission presidents, making deals to trade a bunch of older elders/sisters with expiring 'contracts', to move up in the draft. And of course you'll have the arrogant #1 pick, who's obviously going to get picked by the stateside mission president, who will refuse to go there and demand to be traded.

    And it can all be televised on BYUTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Great idea. I love the thought of all the behind the scenes talk between mission presidents, making deals to trade a bunch of older elders/sisters with expiring 'contracts', to move up in the draft. And of course you'll have the arrogant #1 pick, who's obviously going to get picked by the stateside mission president, who will refuse to go there and demand to be traded.

    And it can all be televised on BYUTV.
    I think the church should stay with the current process of having a computer program determine the best fit for each missionary and then have the auto-pen sign the call. I don't think I could sit through a weekly draft that lasts 4 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I think the church should stay with the current process of having a computer program determine the best fit for each missionary and then have the auto-pen sign the call. I don't think I could sit through a weekly draft that lasts 4 days.
    What? ? I thought there was giant map that the prophet used the urim and thumin to guide him for each call. Kind of like a really big ouija board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    What? ? I thought there was giant map that the prophet used the urim and thumin to guide him for each call. Kind of like a really big ouija board.
    So does Elder Rasband:

    https://www.lds.org/general-conferen...onary?lang=eng

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    Quote Originally Posted by byu71 View Post
    Perhaps the weight of having the Priesthood slowed the boys down.
    Not bad, '71.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    A couple of other times as the process moved along, Elder Eyring would turn to me and say, “Well, Brother Rasband, where do you feel this missionary should go?” I would name a particular mission, and Elder Eyring would look at me thoughtfully and say, “No, that’s not it!” He would then continue to assign the missionaries where he had felt prompted.
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