Because of the new law in Russia, elders and sisters are now to be called volunteers instead of missionaries. The new law will go into effect July 20 and will change what the Church allows missionaries to be involved with and be known as.
This new anti-terrorism law requires that all proselytizing occur inside places of worship.
When the law was enacted earlier in July, the Church responded with this statement: “The Church will honor, sustain and obey the law. Missionaries will remain in Russia and will work within the requirements of these changes. The Church will further study and analyze the law and its impact as it goes into effect.”
The work of the Lord will go forward and we know that God is able to do His work, despite what may look like a temporary set back.
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