Prospective Missionary Fireside

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    By Contessa Hardman

    Everyone preparing to share the gospel in any type of missionary capacity, or those who just want to hear a member of the Quorum of the Seventy speak, should attend the campus prospective missionary fireside tonight, March. 1, 2006.

    The fireside will be in the WSC Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. and will focus on the missionary experience with the address given from Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone.

    “This fireside is open to anybody thinking about going on a mission or just anyone interested in a great fireside,” said Lawrence R. Flake, a BYU religion professor and conductor of the fireside. The topic of the fireside is based mainly on the sharing the gospel classes. The students of these classes make up a majority of those who attend the fireside, however it is open to all those who want to attend.”

    The prospective missionary fireside has continued for more than 20 years now, and a general authority always gives the address.

    Elder Featherstone, the general authority leading this fireside, did not have the chance as a young man to go on a mission, however he has now had the opportunity to preside over the Texas San Antonio Mission and has supervised many missionaries, Flake said.

    Elder Featherstone has served in the First Quorum of the Seventy for 25 years and has a total of 29 years as a general authority. However, before this he served in various positions in the church, which included scoutmaster, stake mission councilor and second counselor in the bishopric.

    Jennifer Welch-Babish, of the Metropolitan Opera, and her husband Darrell Babish, will also be giving special musical numbers.

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