A year had gone by since she was hit by a car while serving a full-time mission in Curitiba, Brazil. One afternoon in the Dallas Texas Temple, after months of physical therapy and working to regain movement in her leg, McDown believed she had done everything she could. While she accepted God’s will for her, she knew that if anything about her situation was going to change, He was the only one who could make it happen.
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Joyful Notes is a Latter-day Saint children's choir out of Layton and Midvale, Utah who recently put their a cappella rendition of this Irish blessing on YouTube as a perfectly poignant missionary farewell song. Watch it here.
Recently, Refinery29, a media outlet focused on empowering and sharing stories of women and their unique perspectives, featured an article chronicling a day in the life of a sister missionary. Read the article here.
Three people, two of whom were full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were hospitalized after an apparently accidental shooting in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Elder David A. Bednar has given us this challenge: “Brothers and sisters, what has been accomplished thus far in this dispensation communicating gospel messages through social media channels is a good beginning—but only a small trickle. I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood." Here are six social media platforms and a great suggestion of how share the gospel through each one.
Share with your friends: "No matter where they serve, missionaries all have the same basic responsibilities: to love, serve, teach, and baptize. The intent is for all people everywhere to have an opportunity to learn about Christ and follow His example of faith and baptism."
This 93-year-old couple has served 23 missions for the Church. Here’s how they created a ‘legacy of love’
Joyce Nixon, 93, recently sat down on the edge of her seat across from her husband, Reed Nixon, also 93 years old, in their home in Orem, Utah, to talk about some of their adventures over their last 72 years together. “I don’t know why you’d want to speak to us. We’re ordinary,” Joyce said. But in many ways, Reed and Joyce’s life together has been anything but common, starting with their journey to the altar and continuing on through their serving more than 23 missions worldwide.