Missionary Trips

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 2

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 528

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 2

Today is part two of a two-part article about the most recent missionary trip to Dominica. We're picking up the story where we left off yesterday, with Brothers Jerry and Patrick trying to get a flight home to the U.S. with Hurricane Irma on her way towards them.

We informed our families of our situation, and the word quickly spread throughout the church of the need for prayer. Many, many people prayed for us, and many contacted our families to encourage them. A brother sent us a vision he had of a white mist with gold letters spelling out the message, “I will not forsake my own, thus saith the Lord.”

God heard all of your prayers on our behalf. The hurricane bypassed Dominica on Tuesday night, and we were all kept safe. There was some heavy rain and some power outages, but things were back to normal by Wednesday afternoon, so we ventured out to set up some appointments for Thursday.

 

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 1

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 585

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 1

Today is part one of a two-part article about the most recent missionary trip to Dominica.

Going into our recent missionary trip to Dominica, there was no reason to expect this trip to be markedly different from other recent trips that have been taken. However, when Brother Patrick Monaghan and I arrived there on August 31, the people there informed us that there was a hurricane named Irma on its way to the Caribbean, and it was expected to arrive on Wednesday, September 6. Since we were scheduled to leave on Tuesday, it appeared that we would get out in time, but the threat of the oncoming hurricane loomed.

Our days were filled with our normal activities, such as spending time with the local elder, visiting the members, and inviting people to church for Sunday. In addition:

 

Missionary Spotlight: Trip to Ecuador

Written by Q70 Communication Team on Friday, 21 April 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 814

Missionary Spotlight: Trip to Ecuador

Did you know that 14 years ago Brother Richard Christman made a trip to Quito, Ecuador, and we now have a mission of eight members? That’s how news of the Restored Gospel spreads.

Recently, Brothers Ken Lombardo and Noah Comacho traveled to Quito to do the usual “missionary things” that you would expect to hear about. They held services, met with various people interested in hearing about the Gospel, anointed the sick, blessed two babies, counseled someone who asked for baptism, bought a microwave for the mission and a computer so the saints can have meetings via Skype.

From the Mission Field: Oaxaca, Mexico

Written by IMOC on Thursday, 28 May 2015. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 1669

From the Mission Field: Oaxaca, Mexico

Many of you have probably heard about the missionary effort going on in Oaxaca, Mexico. Today, we're sharing a special testimony (reprinted from the HFF Newsletter Vol. 21, No. 1) and a video from one of the recent trips there. When you get a chance, remember to pray for the mission in Oaxaca as well as the many other missions throughout the world.

Why Are You a Missionary?

Written by IMOC on Thursday, 14 May 2015. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 1794

Why Are You a Missionary?

If you caught our top 10 takeaways from April Conference a few weeks ago, you may remember a reference to the video that the IMOC shared.

(By the way, IMOC = International Missionary Operating Committee. This is the organization that oversees all missionary work outside the U.S.)

The video captures many of The Church's current missionaries on video answering the question, "Why do you continue to be a missionary?"