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Published: Friday, July 18 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, July 21 2014 5:24 p.m. MDT

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WabbitSeason
Newcastle, WA

One of the things that I find funny is that members think we're always busy. Yes, we are busy in the sense that we're trying to find things to do, but rarely find anyone in that regard. I served in Utah and just because we're out on the street walking during the day doesn't mean we've found anyone home, nor anyone to teach at all. I had pretty humbling success on my mission. People weren't home during the day, go figure, and in such a small area (8 blocks by 4) we're still expected to produce the numbers that would make a missionary in Central or South America cry with laughter.

crimendelsiglo
sandy, UT

my time in south america - not one single baptismal success story. my only success is that i love those people - i love that nation. i often return to that country for vacations to hear their language and reinforce my spanish; to see their life struggles, and be with them for 30days. i look like them, dress like them (except for shoes) live as much as i can with them in pensiones and hosterias. i should be there again in november or december, but i won't, except in heart and memories

Heart and Mind
BUENA VISTA, VA

When the dust settles on this dispensation, I believe we will see that the 'hastening of the work' was in saving the spiritual lives of more of our 18 & 19 year olds than we previously had been doing. If Heavenly Father needs the work hastened, as in more new converts, there are many other ways He could make it happen more efficiently and effectively. But, there may be no better way for naturally selfish 19 to 21 year olds to find out the deep joy of charity at such an early stage in their lives.

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