Around the web today for stories of interest to future missionaries, missionary moms, returned missionaries, member missionaries, and missionaries of every sort and variety.
- Trent Toone “A mission isn’t ‘out of the question’ for Jabari Parker” – Not every 18 year old prospective missionary is averaging 18 points and 7 rebounds for Duke’s basketball team, but just like them, Jabari Parker faces the impending question of whether he will serve a mission or not. Parker’s unique position puts that decision on the national stage.
- LDS.com “Missionary Work”– This new video short by The Church, perfect for a Family Home Evening lesson, highlights what the daily work of missionaries is like.
- Sandra “The M Word“– Missionary work doesn’t come easily for everyone. One sister’s experience teaching a lesson about missionary work opened up her mind about what it means to share the gospel. ” I know it isn’t advised to counsel God, but I advised; if you want me to share the gospel with someone specific, could you shout please? Nothing short of lightening bolts, being struck dumb and heaven-parting visions from above.”
- Matt “Stakes Likely To Split Outside the US and Canada”– This thorough list looks forward to 2014 and how the Church may grow.
- Jörg Klebingat “We Love You But”– The Kiev Ukraine Mission President recently finished a survey from his missionaries about different areas of missionary life. While the mission president uses the information to encourage greater obedience, the numbers give a great insight into what the daily work of missionaries is like.