Missionary Beat: December 5, 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.

  • Jason Swensen “Utilizing the Gift of Mobility”– When two LDS Paralympians went to Nepal to teach skills to local wheel chair users, what happened was amazing. “The two men are decorated athletes and have competed at the highest levels of their respective sports. But their new Nepalese friends had little interest in their sporting exploits.’They wanted to hear about our families.'”

  • Jimmy “Pouch Mail System” Looking for a way to get packages to missionaries outside of the United States? This article explains the Church’s pouch mailing system, designed to safely deliver packages to your missionary.
  • Antone Roundy “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go” – How can we build the kingdom? When one family moved to Nebraska they learned some valuable questions we could all ask when moving homes. “Many moved to our area during those years. We would often receive a phone call announcing someone moving in and asking which was the best ward. Only once in 16 years did I receive a call asking, “Which ward needs a good family? Where can we help?”

  • Larry Richman “Mormon Channel #52 Among YouTube Brands”– Sharing the gospel online is now an important part of missionary work. Read about how the church has made their YouTube Channel a success. “The high rate of subscribers is a sign that those ‘who saw the content liked it, wanted to see more and were comfortable taking the second step to create a relationship with the brand.’”
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