The LDS Church recently announced that young women are welcome to serve a full-time mission for the Church at age 19 instead of 21. The excitement over this prospect is high and the world is being flooded with strong, happy young women who want to serve others and teach what they believe about Jesus Christ. Our family has 4 missionaries serving in full-time missions all over the world right now with one more niece headed out in June. We are kind of in missionary mode right now!
Here is Kylee on her first day of her mission in Brazil. She’s the one with the long hair in the light blue sweater – a darling girl ready to serve.
Here’s a quote about girls and their desire to serve in this way. For those of you working with LDS young women, enjoy this free printable that I designed for our area. Some people don’t believe that the youth of today have much to offer but I say they do – no matter your faith or beliefs or way of life, we have strong youth in the world today and they will affect this world for good.
Here’s an example of kids making a difference in their daily life. I cried like a baby while watching it. My desire is strong to help mold Coleman to be the kind of young man that will SEE the needs of those around him, RECOGNIZE that he can do something to help, then ACT on those feelings even when that action is different than what might be normal in that situation. Seeing the need – to me that is the key. So often we pass by opportunities to help simply because we do not see the need. We don’t observe it because we are focused on other things. I want to teach Coleman to see the need then have the courage to act on what he observes.
What amazing young people he has to learn from! Strong, capable, happy young men and women who are accomplishing good things – whatever faith or beliefs they might have.
I love watching it happen.