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Curtis' Mission

Monday, November 20, 2006

Military Service And The LDS Church


"I went on a division with Elder Stokes, from Pocatello, Idaho yesterday. He was in the military before the mission, so he is really disciplined and the missionary regimen was no sweat for him. He was in Iraq last year but got home in time to do some school and now he's in the only Army that counts, the Lord's! I was really impressed by him."

Although the Church is opposed to war and recognizes that going to war is a very poor alternative in resolving conflicts, tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints have served their countries' armed forces, sometimes even fighting in opposing forces, especially in World War II. The Church considers being loyal citizens to be a duty of its members, irrespective of nationality. Responding to a call for military service is one appropriate manner of fulfilling this duty of citizenship.

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