The Dec. 23, 2006 issue of Church News carries a short note, “No Foundation to China Rumor.” The rumor being put to rest maintains that people have received mission calls with the field of service left blank. A note allegedly told the recipient to call a phone number, and those who did were “patched through to Gordon B. Hinckley” and asked to serve a three-year mission in China. This rumor is untrue. (At least for now.) And not even that creative.
If you’re going to start a rumor, make it a little more interesting. How about a secret mission to Iran? Or better yet, a long-term mission for a new colony on Mars?
Anybody want a “Mormon Mission to Mars” T-shirt?