Category Archives: Mormon Mission Experiences

In Memorium: Elder Marion D. Hanks

By Maryan Myres Shumway [1] I clearly remember many refugee stories–people who are some of my beloved friends. But I also thought of a visionary man, Elder Marion D. Hanks [1921-2011], an LDS General Authority who has a remarkable story … Continue reading

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John Lennon: “Imagine” a Better World

Happy 75th Birthday John Lennon. Listening to Lennon’s hymn Imagine has always been a spiritual experience for me.  It causes me to stop and recommit to my assumptions. “Imagine there’s no countries/It isn’t hard to do/Nothing to kill or die for/And … Continue reading

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Comments About Mormon Missions, Part XV (Rocky Spiker)

by Heidi Hall, The Tennessean, Nov 19, 2014 NASHVILLE–Theatergoers here are getting a low-key dose of real proselytizing when they come for the sold-out Broadway tour of The Book of Mormon. Rocky Spiker–Elder Spiker to his colleagues–holds open the door as ticket … Continue reading

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Comments About Mormon Missions, Part XIV (Anziano Jensen)

By Menachem Wecker, Religion News Service For the past eight months, young Mormon missionaries have trekked to a busy corner of Via Rizzoli and Via Calzolerie [Bologna, Italy] each Sunday to draw in chalk. At a time when “tracting,” or … Continue reading

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Comments About Mormon Missions, Part XIII (Robert Kirby)

By Robert Kirby, Forty years ago, I dragged a film production around South America while serving an LDS Church mission.  “Man’s Search for Happiness” was originally created for showing in the Mormon Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, … Continue reading

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Should LDS Missionaries Indulge in Civil Disobedience?

There seems to be some frustrations with the autocratic way in which LDS proselytizing mission are governed.  Perhaps one way for young LDS missionaries to release these frustrations is through some modest form of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience in wikipedia … Continue reading

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Comments About Mormon Missions, Part XII (Michael)

By Michael on bbc.com The Mission President doesn’t need to approve everything.  If you’re doing something good, keep at it.  One companion and I managed to weasel our way into getting on the chaplain staff at a major hospital.  That … Continue reading

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