I’m writing this in hope that it will inspire or help others who have returned home early from their missions. My story goes clear back to that eventful day when President Monson stepped up to the pulpit and gave us all that shocking news. USA firstname.lastname@example.org
I once heard a saying that went something like this: “Leaving is hard, but coming home is a lot harder.” After events that have occurred, I have one thing to say about this; it is so true!
I was called to serve in the Guayaquil, Ecuador North Mission. Unfortunately, my mission was cut short dramatically due to an illness that should have been resolved 2 1/2 years prior. I have been home 4 weeks.
On the day I received my mission call, I phoned up all of my friends inviting them to come over and watch me open it. I remember my hands and voice shaking with excitement as I read the words, “You have been called to labor in the Washington Everett Mission.” I remember spending the next 3 months getting ready to serve a mission. I remember saying goodbye to my friends and family in late September 2010, going to the MTC, and loving every second of it. I loved my MTC companion. I loved the classes. I loved ice cream Wednesdays. And I kept hearing that the mission field was even… [Continue Reading]
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”-George Bernard Shaw
We hope to open community discussion about missionary health issues. Every year, over 1,100 missionaries return home early for a medical reason. Hundreds more serve two years but still deal with injuries and illnesses that went unresolved during
We hope to open community discussion about missionary health issues. We're putting our stories and the stories of those who have chosen to share out there. We hope you come away with a better understanding of what those who are injured or sick