Wade to speak on preparation for spread of gospel


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    The BYU Student Life vice president will speak about how the Lord is preparing for the restored gospel to be taken to the uttermost parts of the earth in the Marriott Center at the Tuesday, April 4 Devotional.

    Alton L. Wade’s talk, which is called “And Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me,” will feature his personal testimony and experiences during the rapid growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to a news release.

    Wade was recently called as a mission president for the Washington, D.C. South Mission.

    Wade has been the Student Life vice president since 1994. He previously served as the president of BYU-Hawaii from 1986 to 1994. He also served as president of Dixie College from 1981 to 1986.

    Wade has served in the Church Education System for 31 years and supervised programs in the Pacific islands, Asia, South America and the eastern United States.

    He has held various callings in the church including branch and stake president. He is a member of the Utah Commission on Educational Excellence and president of the New Zealand Association of School Administrators. Wade is also a member of the board of directors of the Polynesian Cultural Center.

    Wade received his bachelor’s degree in political science from BYU, a master’s degree in social sciences from California State University at Long Beach and a doctor of education degree in educational administration from BYU.

    Wade and his wife, Diana Daniels Wade, are the parents of eight children.

    The devotional will be broadcast live to the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium on KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM. It will be rebroadcast on April 23 at 6 a.m. on Channel 11 and at 8 p.m. on 89.1 FM.

    The BYUSA Unforum on April 11 will be the final Tuesday morning gathering of winter semester.

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