Missionary finds strength in conference as the world back home seems to crumble

While Alberta, Canada, may not seem very distant or international to those in the United States, for a young missionary from Arizona, it was far enough to feel like another universe. Serving in Edmonton, and preparing for a winter with minus-20 F temperatures, made it seem closer to the moon than anything else.

Add to that the news that President Richard Nixon had recently resigned his presidency and the world in general seemed to be circling down the drain.

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