Category Archives: Mormon Mission Experiences

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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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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