Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Purposes of the Church
A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, "New LDS emphasis: care for the needy," reported that the new Church Handbook of Instructions, due out next year, will include a revision to the current description of the three-fold mission of the Church articulated by Pres. Spencer W. Kimball some 20 years ago. The new statement of the "purposes" of the Church will add a fourth purpose: "to care for the poor and needy."