Missionary Beat is back after an extended holiday, and you can expect to see around the web today for stories of interest to future missionaries, missionary moms, returned missionaries, member missionaries, and missionaries of every sort and variety every morning once again.
- Danny Crivello “Best. Elder. Ever” – We see a lot of articles in local newspapers about the missionaries serving in those cities. This article, however, looks at the difference one newspaper article had on the trajectory of this young man’s missionary work. “After [the reporter] interviewed Kimball from the 19th floor of the Enquirer building, she watched him at work, walking the neighborhood with his companion. . . . ‘He was very kind to people he encountered on the streets, in fast-food restaurants,’ she said.”
- Matt Gittins “Local Missionary in Jamaica Improving After Accident”– Prayers are being answered as one missionary struggles to heal from a serious injury. “Doctors with the LDS Church tell the Martin Family that this is truly a miracle saying they have never seen someone with this type of an injury overcome the trauma.”
- LDS.org “Church Service Missionaries“– The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out with some new material this weekend highlighting the work of service missionaries, and the history of the program. Here are some who are most excited for Christmas tomorrow because they’ll get to talk to their missionary. Though this article isn’t new, the advice is critical in helping you make the most of those 45 minutes.
- Lucy May “Book of Mormon: Using satirical Broadway musical’s buzz to educate about LDS”– When the national tour of The Book of Mormon musical came to Cincinnati, Ohio, local members of the Church decided not to fight the musical that mocks their faith, but instead use the publicity to teach more about the Church.
- Trent Toone “Weldon Kitchen and the baptismal waters of Taiwan’s Wu-Lai Canyon”– One man’s search led him to the secluded location of his first missionary baptisms. “We went down to the water’s edge and took out the pictures to look at the rock formations,” Kitchen said. “There it was, the same formation from 50 years earlier. The water was still crystal clear. The water looked exactly the way it did in 1957 when I walked out into the middle of the stream to perform my first baptism. We were absolutely able to 100 percent confirm that was the spot.”