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What Vietnam Just Taught Me About Responding to Epidemics (Wuhan Coronavirus)

In China and many parts of the world, the price of face masks has jumped significantly. I tried buying some online to be shipped to my apartment when I get…

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Dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus: Some Thoughts for Those Traveling or Living in Asia

What some people may have viewed as just a normal outbreak of flu is beginning to cause alarm on a global scale, especially here in Asia. For those who recall…

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Lengthening Our Stride: Globalization of the Church: A Valuable Book for the Increasingly International Church

The day I learned of the passing away of President Monson was a rainy day here in Shanghai. It was a day on which I would contemplate his legacy and…

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News on David Sneddon: Former Missionary May Have Paid a Heavy Price for Fluency in Korean

There’s a downside to the gift of tongues, which is often alluded to in describing the ability of many missionaries to pick up a foreign language quickly. In one former…

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A Mormon Scholar and His Students Changing the World for Good: Dr. Gene Cole at BYU

One of the blessings of travel is the opportunity to meet new people and learn from them. These past 3 weeks of non-stop travel have been no exception. Part of…

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District Conference in Shanghai

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Susan Lindsay Gong, were with the Shanghai International District this past weekend for our District Conference. What delightful and intelligent people! Apart from…

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Hmongs and Mormons: A Window into LDS Diversity

One of my favorite US newspapers, the Sacramento Bee, just published a nice article about LDS diversity in Sacramento. “Mormon church a widely diverse entity in Sacramento region” mentions several…

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“I Met My Wife at Her Wedding”

During the just-concluded District Conference of the Shanghai International District, with over 500 people attending, Sister Susan Lindsay Gong (the wife of Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the First Quorum…

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The Church in Korea

While in Korea last week, my wife and I attended an old inner city unit of the Church in a hilly downtown area. There we met Brother Cho and his…

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