In April 2016, Jessie Carter was called to serve a Spanish speaking mission in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission. For Carter, it was a joyful experience after a long journey. For four years, she had been working to overcome obstacles that would allow her to serve. She didn’t tell her family when she sent in her final application and surprised them with the mission call.
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“We speak sometimes of hastening His work as if we can change His time schedule by our effort,” said President Eyring, moments before offering a prayer of dedication on the new MTC facilities in Provo. “My guess is that we can neither delay nor accelerate His plan. But we can, if we listen to His Spirit, play our part to make His called messengers more joyful and more effective..."
When BYU students and alumni Austin and Elise Taylor moved into their Provo, Utah, house four months ago, they had no idea they would be helping with a miracle.
For two Mormon missionaries, one Saturday in September was a long day of sharing their gospel message in the hot streets of St. Louis. But the pair of missionaries was not knocking doors. They were tagging a public wall with spray paint.
I was one of the first people outside, and I saw that the top layer of our roof had flown off, what was left was this tarp and some other debris covering the entire area and the street. Trees had fallen into houses, breaking them and electric cables destroyed. In one moment, I realized that nothing was going to be the same.
While his father lived in England in 1989, Dieudonné Attiogbe became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he returned home, he was excited to tell his family about his new religion. However, the LDS Church did not exist in their little country.