Date: August 10, 2018 11:57AM
Russel M. Nelson seems to think it's necessary to rename the same church programs. Home and visiting teaching are now ministering. You still have families assigned to you and you still have to answer about them in private interviews. What they got away from is the corporate type record keeping and reporting. An attempt to make the church seem more of a church than a corporation.
Gathering Israel is just the same missionary work. By saying it's gathering Israel makes it sounds new and important. Something we need to get done because the second coming of the Lord is at hand.
Of course the members will buy into to it like the suckers they are and praise Russel M Nelson as an inspired prophet. The reality is Russ with soon be gone and replaced by another geriatric and the church will show no more growth in numbers than it did before Russ became the prophet. The same ol same ol but more temples will be announced and built. More temples and fewer people who even care that there are temples.