This week in Church history

50 years ago

President Henry D. Moyle, second counselor in the First Presidency, called for more missionaries while speaking in the South Davis (Utah) Stake priesthood meeting Sunday, Jan. 17, 1960.

According to the Jan. 23, 1960, Church News, President Moyle "admonished the approximately 500 priesthood bearers to examine their families to determine whether there was not someone who might fulfill a full-time mission."

The Church was growing faster than it could supply missionaries to sustain the growth, he noted.

He said whether missionary work was in a stake mission or a full-time mission, "you're in the work of the Lord."

The article continued: "He also encouraged them to take every opportunity to teach the lesson of the Godhead, the apostasy and the Restoration in their daily contacts with non-members of the Church. Every holder of the Melchizedek Priesthood ought to know that 'three-in-one-lesson' and have it on the tip of his tongue."

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