Category Archives: Mormon Mission Experiences

Book Review (Sort of): “The Legend of Hermana Plunge”

I was curious to read Angela Liscom Clayton’s (aka Angela C. and Hawkgrrrl on the Internet) memoir Hermana Plunge, which provides detailed recollections and opinions regarding her LDS proselytizing mission to the Canary Islands.  I was interested in comparing her experiences … Continue reading

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Do LDS Proselyting Missions Change Attitudes Toward the Poor?

According to David Evans at timesandseasons.org writes: In a recent research paper, economist Lee Crawfurd seeks to answer this question by comparing missionaries who served in a predominantly high-income region – Europe – with those who served in low- and middle-income … Continue reading

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The Short-lived LDS Health Mission Program

By Tulan, from wheatandtares.org I am female, went on a mission in early 1980s. I was called as a Health Missionary. It was a program that President Kimball put in place. Health Missionaries went through the traditional missionary training plus extra … Continue reading

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Improving Mormon Missionary Efforts

By Zach (commenting on wheatandtares.org) The [LDS] missionary program [needs to be fixed].  My oldest son is 13 and will be on a mission in a few years. Here is a novel idea.  Service every day until 5:00 and proselytizing … Continue reading

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What Is an LDS Spiritual Experience?

Even on “liberal” Mormon blogs, it is not uncommon for posters and commenters to mention that they have had deeply spiritual experiences.  Experiences that reaffirm their faith in the Church.  Occasionally, making it difficult when they start to question church … Continue reading

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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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