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United Kingdom/Ireland/Africa Area

Elder comes to the rescueTHETFORD, ENGLAND - Helping to save souls has always been part of missionary work, but Elder Gordon Lee discovered the process has some very real implications. Elder Lee went to the aid of a young boy who had fallen into a river in Thetford, Norfolk, by leaping into the water and dragging the child to safety. The missionary, who had earned his Eagle Scout Award, was presented a certificate and medal by civic authorities for his spontaneous and selfless action.

Europe Area

Women rpmote legislation

CATANIA, ITALY - Several sisters living in the Catania and Siracusa branches are working to better their communities and country by gathering signatures of people in favor of a propsed law against sexual violence. The law is being promoted by the assessory of Public Education and the Female Condition of Siracusa. Sheets of gathered signatures have been sent to the National Committee in Rome.

Asia Area

Dancers perform before 300

KOWLOON, HONG KONG - Two months of hard work andpractice culminated recently in a stake dance festival here, reported Kowloon stake Pres. Hung Yia Fai. Pres. Hung said almost 50 LDS and non-LDS youths participated in the festival. An audience of 300 watched the participants perform the tango, waltz, and several other "fun" dances.

Pacific Area

Members mark anniversary

SUVA, FIJI - The Suva Fiji Stake and the Fiji Suva Mission will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the first LDS meetinghouse in Fiji on Oct. 20-23, said stake Pres. Ignosi Naga. President David O. McKay dedicated the building in 1958. The commemoration will include the LDS Technical College Band leading youths in a march around the meetinghouse. A talk will be given about early members of the Church in Fiji, and there will also be a cultural program by members, and special events presented by the Relief Society. A firside and missionary displays will also be included in the commemorative activities.

South America North Area

Bolivia's First Lady visited

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - Elder Charles Didier, president of the South America North Area, and Philippe J. Kardolfer, regional representative for Bolivia, paid a courtesy visit to Mrs. Teresa Cortez de Paz Estenssoro, wife of Bolivian president, Victor Paz Estenssoro. she complimented the Church, and encouraged the leaders to continue their work in Bolivia. The Chruch leaders also visited Archbishop Gonzalo del Castillos, and the Sub-secretary of religion in Bolivia, Dr. Pedro Martinez Martinez. At the meetings, the Church's progress in welfare and meetinghouse construction was discussed.

Philippines/Micronesia Area

Pres. Hincley returns to Manila

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - President Gordon B. Hinckley, first counselor in the First Presidency, completed a whirlwind nine-day tour of the Philipines in whic he met with and spoke to 1,500 missionaries and more than 23,00 Church members.

On Sept. 10, President Hinckley began his tour by addressing a leadership session of a regional conference in Manila and ended in Sept. 18 with an adress to a regional conference congregation of 7,000 in Bacolod, Philippines.

South America South Area

Ward's activites bring friends

SANTIAGO, CHILE - Various activites of the Lo Prado Ward in Santiago have resulted in 18 baptisms during a short period of time. Among the wellorganized activities were two productions of popular musicals and a children's theater as part of the Santiago Chile Pudahuel Stake Primary festival, According to Bishop Alexis Fuentes Salas, the cast members performed with enthusiasm and excellence in the productions, which resulted in increased missionary work.

North America Northeast Area

Spritual, temporal food

AUGUSTA, MAINE - More than 120 fathers and sons from Maine and northern New Hampshire gathered at Webb Lake for the Augusta maine Stake's annual father-and sons outing. Sons ranged in age form toddlers to returned missionaries. Activities including hiking, swimming canoeing, boating, softball, horseshoes and resting. A missionary/Scouting firside included talks by a prospective missionary, a returned missioanry, the father of a missionary and the father of a returned missinoary. Bishoprics of each of the wards served breakfast to the fathers and sons from their wards. Twenty pounds of bacon and sausage, 300 pancakes, six gallons of juice and two gallons of milk were consumed. Stake Young Men president Michael ellis said all who attended were fed spiritually and temporally.

North America Northwest Area

Couples cover the miles

MOORE, IDAHO - Seve couples from the Lost River Ward, Moore Idaho Stake, travel 75 miles each way to work as offciators in the Idaho Falls Temple. Because they work different shifts, they can't car pool. Some work the early shift, which requires leaving home a 2:30 a.m. to arrive at the temple on time. Others work the late shift and get home after midnight.

Utah South Area

Ward members make music

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH - Twenty members of the Hunter 20th Ward are making music togethre. The members have formed a ward band. The band, organized two years ago by Michael Dowse, a former member of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus, has violins, drums, trumpets, fiddles, banjos, and woodwind instruments. With a repertoire of almost 30 songs that include concert, jazz and bluegrass music, the band keeps busy playing at stake and ward activities.

North America Southwest Area

Primary renews Old Glory

ELKO, NEV. - A huge American flag that flies over the community here was getting tattered and torn. Primary leaders in the Springcreek Ward, Elko Nevada Stake, decided to do something about it. Under their leadreship, the primary children saved, earned and raised $1,300 for the new flag.

North America West Area

A 'Missionary Encounter'

ESCONDIDO, CALIF. - Primary children and leadrs participated in a "Missionary Encounter," an activity day event in the Valley Center Ward, Escondido Claifornia Stake, in which 130 children learned about missioary work. Each Primary class prepared a booth and gave a five-minute presentation on what it would be like to serve a mission. Fifteen countries were represented as children learned scriptures or greetins in various languages, performed dances and sampled foods from many countries. The activity was concluded with a message from full-time missionaries, who explained what a typical day is like for them and encouraged children to begin to prepare now to serve missions.

North America Central Area

Pair opens major-league game

CHICAGO, ILL. - Under the new lights of Wrigley Field, two Church members for Provo, Utah, sang the "The Star Spangled Banner" to open the Sept. 30 baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. Brad Wilcox and Steve Perry, who have sung together for years in LDS-oriented musicals and on record albums, were invited by their friend, Vance Law, a Cubs team member, to sing the national Anthem at the game, according to Wilcox's mother, Val. Wilcox is a member of the Grandview 9th Ward, and Perry belongs to the BYU 114th Ward.

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