Hi! I served a mission in the Sweden Stockholm mission several years ago and am now married to a returned missionary and starting a family.
Please share this blog with others so we can help as many future missionaries as possible. Feel free to add your own advice. I hope this can help many young people preparing to go on a mission, but most specifically, sisters.
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Looking for a Christian Church
Last week my husband, our kids, and I were able to go to the beach. Yay! Since we're from Utah, we haven't had that many opportunities to go to the beach. It was wonderful. My husband played in the water with the 2 year old while I watched with the baby. A lady, who was also watching her family in the water, came up and started talking to me. It started with the usual stuff - babies, the beach, where we're from, etc. Then she asked if we were Christian. I, of course, said yes. This started a conversation about what we believed in. She said she and her family were looking for a Christian church to attend. I gave a very brief summary of our beliefs and asked her if I could give her information to the missionaries. She said yes! She also said that she believed in prayer and personal revelation and would pray about what the missionaries said to see for herself if it was true. Isn't missionary work amazing?! I don't really feel like I did much... that opportunity pretty much just dropped from the sky and landed in my lap. But, I was in the right place at the right time and was able to answer her questions. This is what missionary work usually is. Have a desire and pray for opportunities. Be in the right place at the right time and be prepared to help with whatever they are seeking. Listen to the Spirit and trust yourself! You can do it. :) My husband and I were pretty bummed that we didn't have a copy of the Book of Mormon to give her. We have given her information to the missionaries though so now we just pray that everything will work out. Missionary work makes me so happy! There's nothing in the world like it.