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The Lord Will Stay By Our Side- Scotland Edinburgh Mission

The Lord Will Stay By Our Side- Scotland Edinburgh Mission

Rebecca Cieslak lives in Germany with her husband and children. She served a mission in the Scotland Edinburgh mission. Big thanks to her for her thoughts on persevering through trials on the mission and the blessings she's seen from her mission. If you or someone you know would like to share your mission experiences, let us know! Culzean Castle I hadn’t planned on going on a mission. In fact, I didn’t even want to go on a mission when I was younger. My plan was to get married young and start a family. Well that wasn’t Heavenly Father’s plan and as...

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Miracle at the MTC

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Miracle at the MTC

I am so excited to share this special story with you!  Today would have been my uncle's 83rd birthday.  In his honor, I want to share with you a remarkable MTC experience of two of his grandson's (cousins) and their connection to Elder Bates, who served his mission in Mississippi in 1885, as told by my cousin, Jennifer, her son (Elder Norwood), and her nephew (Elder Nail).  This history is amazing.  More installments coming.  Happy Birthday Uncle Hilton!  Jennifer:  Wow!  There are so many emotions as I wrote this.  I think I was afraid that I would be sad and...

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Scandinavian Autumn Soup in Frankfurt

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Scandinavian Autumn Soup in Frankfurt

I didn't do a whole lot of cooking on my mission, and when we cooked, we kept things pretty simple.  A couple of my companions were vegetarians, and I remember phases of eating endless varieties of vegetable stir fry. However, one of the charms of serving in a place so different from my home in Texas was getting to taste new and different foods, sometimes with new ingredients, sometimes with familiar ingredients.  As we shared an occasional meal with members and others in our area, I began a collection of my favorite recipes during my time there.  This recipe collection...

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Whom God Calls, He Qualifies- Memories of a Family History Mission

Whom God Calls, He Qualifies- Memories of a Family History Mission

Lin and her husband Augmond served as senior missionaries in the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission in Salt Lake City. In this post, she talks about overcoming a struggle with ADD and crippling anxiety through the loving support of other missionaries and learning to make her struggles her strengths. She relates some of her memories and the deep impact of serving a mission.

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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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