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Online missionaries? LDS meetinghouse tours? Been there, done that

During Sunday night's historic two-hour missionary broadcast, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints referred to two innovations they will employ to make Mormon missionaries more effective.

It turns out both innovations — allowing missionaries to take their proselyting activities to the Internet and having them conduct tours of LDS meetinghouses — already have been tested successfully in LDS missions.

Indicating that "the church must adapt to a changing world," Elder L. Tom Perry of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said that “during less-productive times of the day — chiefly in the mornings — missionaries will use computers in meetinghouses and other church facilities to contact investigators and members, work with local priesthood leaders and missionary leaders, receive and contact referrals, follow up on commitments, confirm appointments and teach principles from (the missionary guide) 'Preach My Gospel' using Mormon.org, Facebook, blogs, email and text messages."

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