Ever wondered what it’d be like to have someone of the opposite gender as your missionary companion? Chloe had that opportunity while she was at the Provo MTC. Find out some of the interesting things she learned from the Elders!
Editor’s Note: This missionary has skills that he spent years perfecting. Don’t try this yourself, or encourage your companion to do it. You could get hurt, or damage someone’s car, or both. The video may take a minute to load, but it’s worth it! Elder Pectol: I bet I could jump over the car. Elder Struthers: Like over the hood? Elder Pectol: No like over the top. Elder Struthers: There is no way you can jump over the top of the car! Elder Pectol: I want to try it.
Colby Ferrin included this message along with his video on YouTube: “It’s been a crazy long time, but after serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) for 2 years in Mexico City, I’m now back in Utah, and will be studying in BYU.
“My experience as a missionary was the best of my life and changed me forever, but now I’m excited to get into college life and especially to get back to making music. I’ve missed you all, and I hope that you can forgive my 2 year absence. I’ll be posting plenty of songs shortly, I promise!”
If you’ve been feeling a little down since your mission ended, DO NOT miss these two beautiful videos from Apostles that address your concerns. It is natural, even unavoidable to miss the constant spirituality, inspiration, and joy that come with dedicated missionary life.
Those who haven’t served missions can still feel very uplifted by these videos, because the pattern of wonderful spiritual growth followed by spiritual plateaus or struggles is common to us all.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discusses how RMs finding the same joy in life that they felt on their missions. He talks about how a missionary has the opportunity to live as a ‘true apostolic disciple of Christ,’ because they are full-time witnesses, similar in some ways to how apostles are full-time witnesses. He acknowledges that upon being released from that calling, it is natural for RMs to feel ‘borderline devastation’. Elder Holland says it’s just temporary, and that life can and should go joyfully on. ‘Faith always points to the future. Always.’
In the next video, a young man asks how he can feel the intensity of the spirit, every single day, like he did on his mission. Elder David A. Bednar explains why we might NOT want to feel constant and intense spiritual experiences all the time. As we mature in the gospel, we become more like Christ, Elder Bednar explains. Heavenly Father begins to trust us more, and he doesn’t need to constantly send intense spiritual experiences to get our attention.
Editor’s Note: How many times have you thought a scene from a movie, or TV show, or even a commercial makes a gospel point perfectly (and with a little humor)? The awesome Ghana MTC blog, run by President Robison, posted a bunch of clips that effectively demonstrate some missionary principles. What other clips or scenes can you think of that teach a gospel principle?
To teach the principle of not just talking about the work, but actually doing it, these are very effective video clips:
After introducing her friend to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a young woman now serving a mission in Japan was surprised to learn her friend would be serving a mission in the same country.
Brooke Lacey and Jason Sherrill met during their senior year of high school in Apple Valley, California, after Sherrill moved from Kansas. They quickly became friends, and Lacey invited Sherrill to LDS activities for youths.
While Sherrill wasn’t interested in the church at the time, he was interested in Lacey and spent time at her home. He watched the Lacey family read scriptures, hold family home evening and pray.