Richard Walker came from Utah to run the Missionary Training Centre in Chorley 18 months ago
'The missionaries here are pure, clean, worthy, loving young people. We love them dearly. We believe that every one of us are spirit children of our heavenly father, that He created the world for the purpose of giving us a place where we can receive a physical body and learn how to walk in His paths. We believe that a person can become a god – but we will never be equal with God.'
Kathleen Walker's father was a missionary in Britain from 1933 to 1934. He became the president of the Church when he was 84, serving until his death in 2008
'[My father] used to stand at the pulpit, and I could almost see when that spirit kicked in and he began to speak with power. That is a form of revelation; there is no question in my mind the prophet is inspired. But we all have a sense of that in life, when we get thoughts we need to respond to: that is a spirit whispering to us.'