Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Elder Jepsen Goes to Washington

The Washington Spokane Mission (marked in green). 
The moment has come and Elder Jepsen is now not only on a mission but a missionary in the Washington Spokane Mission. The mission boundaries include portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, Canada. 

Mission President and Sister Palmer with Elder Jepsen.
Upon arrival, Elder Jepsen was welcomed by Mission President and Sister Palmer (here shown in front of the Spokane Washington Temple). 

Elder Taylor and Elder Jepsen.
Elder Jepsen was assigned to work with Elder Taylor, who will be teaching Elder Jepsen how things are done and they will be working in the Moses Lake, Washington area. 

Moses Lake, Washington.
Moses Lake, Washington.
Moses Lake, Washington is a small city in Grant County with a population of approximately 20,000 people. 

This is the real thing. Elder Jepsen is on a mission to share the gospel. He will be spending every day in the service of our Lord, sharing a message of faith and hope. He'll spend every day prayerfully, to most effectively find and teach the people in the Washington Spokane Mission because this is what God has called him to do. 

Elder Jepsen is not doing this because it is easy or because it's fun, he's not doing it for entertainment or gain and is not expecting anything in return. Certainly, missionaries are blessed for their dedication and effort but being a missionary is hard work. The effort shown by these young people known as missionaries, Sisters and Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is both admirable and  commendable. Missionaries all deserve our respect, help and prayers, every day. We can't all be on missions all the time but our prayers and support can be with those that are out there as missionaries, those preparing to go on missions and those returning home from missions. Invite the missionaries into your homes, make them feel welcome and you'll be inviting God's Spirit into your home. Share the missionaries with your friends, you'll be glad you did.

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