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Australian Media Features Millionaire Mormon's Decision to Leave Work to Become LDS General Authority


When millionaire Mormon mining executive Peter Meurs stepped down from his job Monday as he transitions from business to full-time ministry as an LDS general authority, the move sparked headlines in Australia.

Sydney Herald: "Fortescue Metals Group loses Peter Meurs to the Mormons"

Sky News Australia: "Meurs quits Fortescue for Mormon church"

Australian Mining: "Peter Meurs quits FMG to join the Mormons"

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I am a Mormon - Peter Meurs

Elder Peter F. Meurs, as he'll be known in his new role, actually is a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served previously as a branch president, bishop, stake president and Area Seventy, and on April 2 he was called as a General Authority Seventy by the faith's leaders at the church's worldwide general conference.

"It is completely different, and I see it as a chance to give back after receiving many blessings and having many great opportunities," Elder Meurs told the Sydney Herald. "It's a chance to be a teacher and a leader and to try and help other people with their lives."

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