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Guest post - Biking in the Cook Islands

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Guest post - Biking in the Cook Islands

Meet Sister LJ AhMu.  She served her mission in the late 1970s in the Cook Islands.  She spoke with us recently about some of her biking memories from her mission. "I never had so much satisfaction riding a bicycle as I did on my mission."

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Mission Snapshot -- Novosibirsk, Russia

Mission Snapshot

Mission Snapshot -- Novosibirsk, Russia

Meet Sister Abby Harris.  She served her mission in Novosibirsk, Russia in 2012 and 2013.  She recently reflected on her unique mission experiences and shared some of her thoughts with us.

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Apple strudel at Sisters Conference

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Apple strudel at Sisters Conference

One of the special perks of being a sister missionary in the Germany, Frankfurt mission in the early 1990s was Sisters Conference, hosted by President and Sister Wirthlin every summer at the stake center in Frankfurt.  It was a wonderful conference and a time to catch up with former companions, get to know other sister missionaries and member missionaries, enjoy a fabulous lunch together, participate in a cultural highlight, and share faith-building testimonies.  At my first Sisters Conference, we learned to make apple strudel.  The instructions were provided by a wonderful German sister who also spoke English.  However, she was...

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Missionary Mom Highlight --Stephi Johnson

Missionary Mom Highlight --Stephi Johnson

My oldest daughter is currently serving in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission- July 2017-December 2018. One of my favorite memories or experiences associated with having a missionary serving has been the blessings that have come since she received her call.  One particular experience:  My husband had to commute 75 miles each way to get to work.  The summer our daughter was to leave on her mission was the summer we were going to try and move closer to his work.  We had not been able to sell our house for 3 years.  We had taken it off the market and...

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Sing Your Way Home

SSM stories

Sing Your Way Home

The first several weeks of my mission were a time of difficult adjustment for me. I was self-conscious about my lack of German speaking skills, and I didn’t feel bold enough to be a good missionary.  Both of these factors hindered my progress and my happiness. I felt very ineffective.  Then I was transferred to Frankfurt to work in the city. For one month, I was with Schwester D, who loved everyone and was simply my friend. She taught me how to order ice cream in German, introduced me to Nutella, and loved to sing. While we served together, I...

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