Podcast: Safeco Field expects 40,000 to listen to President Russell M. Nelson

Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the 13th episode of Therefore, What? — a podcast from Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson. It’s been edited for clarity.

Boyd Matheson: This Saturday, the Seattle Mariners will be far from their home at Safeco Field playing a weekend series in Los Angeles, yet the stadium will be bursting with an expected crowd of over 40,000. That is a strong attendance for any weekend event at Safeco Field, but Saturday’s event is of particular note as the 40,000-plus spectators will be there to watch a 94-year-old take second base. Find out why on this week’s episode of Therefore, What?

Therefore, What? is a weekly podcast that breaks down the news while breaking down barriers, challenges you and the status quo, explores timely topics and timeless principles, and leaves you confident to face what’s next. I’m Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News, and this is Therefore, What? This weekend at Seattle’s Safeco Field, Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will take the stage, which will be positioned above second base. The 94-year-old president of the church will address members from around the Northwest area. To discuss this, Sarah Jane Weaver, editor of the Church News, joins us. Sarah has covered everything within the church, from welfare services, church education and social issues impacting members of the church. Sarah, thanks for joining us today.

Sarah Weaver: It’s great to be with you.

BM: So this event at Safeco Field is really one of the largest ever in the Northwest with a president of the church. Give us some perspective on that.

SW: There’s about 140,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in the Greater Puget Sound Area. And local organizers …read more

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