The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

In the coming years when Cody Myers’ children ask about his missionary service during the COVID-19 pandemic, he already knows what he will tell them.

“I had the shortest mission, but the best mission,” Myers said.

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The Parma, Idaho, resident’s full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lasted just under a month, from Feb. 26 to March 23, with three weeks in the Missionary Training Center and one week in the Washington Vancouver Mission, where he experienced “three little miracle moments.”

The day after Myers arrived in Washington, the young missionary learned that because of a minor health condition amid the spread of COVID-19, he would be counted among many missionaries sent home and released.

Initially he was shocked and saddened by the news, then recognized it as a blessing. The previous year his mother had suffered a stroke and needed special care. Before receiving his mission call, Myers wondered if he should leave his mother and family under those circumstances. Now it was clear what the Lord wanted him to do.

“I think the Lord wanted to test my faith,” he said. “Now he’s sending me home to help take care of my mom.”

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