June 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm (IDEAS) (, )

I am guessing that Sister Cameron (no longer Carol) won’t mind me pasting this copy of an email she sent out to Sister Renton…(still Marlene!!) 

Hi Marlene, would you please kind enough to send this to all the sisters
in our ward to announce I received my mission call today, 25th June,
2008, to the Australian Brisbane Mission beginning in the Mission Office
to become effective Friday 29th August 2008.  My eldest son Adam also
served in this mission so looks like the continuation of a family
tradition, cheers, Carol

We are excited for you Carol…woops Sister Cameron!

FYI, I am in the States and tired out of my brain and what’s more HOT…it’s lovely and warm here and I know you little Perth coldies won’t want to hear about it, but I am off water skiing today on a lovely lake here in Seattle…who thought Seattle would be hot??? Not me. Missing you already….(OK I’m not, but what did you want me to say???)

I also had an interesting email about this site from a LDS news website. Please find below a portion of the email which I found very pertinent. Please visit them on;

I am with LDS News Source, we are a company that has just launched an online news portal for the members of the LDS Church. As of this message our site searches over 5000 newspapers worldwide every hour on the hour and compiles any and all articles that pertain to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints into one place. Our goal in building this was to create a place where members and non-members alike can go and find out what is happening with the church and its members world wide. It is also our answer to Elder M. Russell Ballard’s speech at the BYU Hawaii Commencement Exercises last year where he said:

“may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the New Media, to share the gospel and to explain in simple, clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true. You can download videos from Church and other appropriate sites, including Newsroom at, and send them to your friends. You can write to media sites on the Internet that report on the Church, and voice your views as to the accuracy of the reports. This, of course, requires that you, all members of the Church, understand the basic, fundamental principles of the gospel.

We are living in a world saturated with all kinds of voices. Perhaps now, more than ever, we have a major responsibility as Latter-day Saints to define ourselves, instead of letting others define us. Far too many people have a poor understanding of the Church because most of the information they hear about us is from news media reports that are often driven by controversies. Too much attention to controversy has a negative impact on peoples’ perceptions of what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is. ”

I’ll keep you posted…have a great week.







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