Missionary Beat: December 21, 2013

Around the web today for stories of interest to future missionaries, missionary moms, returned missionaries, member missionaries, and missionaries of every sort and variety.

  • Kimberly Bonham “Who are Some of Your Favorite Blogger Mormons” – When we open our mouths and people like what they hear, they will start to ask questions. That is the experience of many “mommy bloggers” many of whom are members of The Church. “There is one particular question that seems to be popping up everywhere though…‘Why are there so many Mormon mommy bloggers??’  The more I find different bloggers across the internet, it seems lately every blog I find is Mormon!”
  • Samuel B. Hislop “Mormon Newsroom is Now on Instagram” More online tools for sharing the Gospel. “One of the page’s first videos, embedded below, provides a glimpse of this year’s Christmas lighting ceremony at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington D.C. Temple.”
  • LDS Mission Stories “Advice for LDS Sisters About Deciding to Serve a Mission– [Video] One returned missionary’s very prayerful decision (Let’s just say, Enos eat your heart out) to serve gave her valuable insight for everyone making the decision about serving a mission. “Each of you feel the spirit differently, and you have your own personal relationship with Heavenly Father. So my advice is just pray and pray, and do what’s right for you. Ask people for advice, but most of all look to the Spirit.”
  • Hillary Bowler “Mormon Teen’s Testimony Shines in Her Music” This high schooler is years away from being able to serve a mission, but that hasn’t stopped her from finding a way to share her testimony. “‘Kira doesn’t hide the fact that she’s a Mormon,’ Jared Stone said. ‘She’s very much happy to talk about her faith.’ He said that he’s excited to see what opportunities she might have to share The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as she goes so many places and meets so many different people.” Here’s a link to her first obsessively re-listenable single.
  • Laura Jill Dunford “Dominican Republic Officials Interested in Church Programs”– The Dominican Republic is worried about the health, safety and productivity of their youth. They turned to the Church to help get answers.”Sister Stevens described some of the strategies and programs that the Church has to promote the healthy development of children and adolescents . ‘We believe that every child is God’s creation, and so we are His children, which, along with other teachings, helps them to understand their identity and purpose as human beings.'”
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