Skip to comments.Service missionaries find joy in ‘calling from God’
Posted on 04/07/2013 5:16:42 AM PDT by District13
Elder Matthew Meaker doesnt have a companion. Instead of serving in a foreign land, he lives with his parents in Providence, and he doesnt go tracting or teach discussions. Instead, Meaker has spent his two missions stocking shelves at the Bishops Storehouse and being a teachers aide at the Logan High School seminary.
Meaker is a young church-service missionary, or YCSM. Elder M. Russell Ballard has said that it may not be wise for some of our young men and young women to face the rigors and challenges of a full-time mission. Because Meaker has Down syndrome, he falls into this category but he has found joy in serving missions that cater to his abilities and address his special needs.
Elder Scotty Salinas also serves as a YCSM during special needs seminary classes at Logan High School. Salinas and Meaker help their teacher, Wendy Parker, by passing out class materials, cleaning the dry erase boards, reading scriptures and quotes from the General Authorities, and sharing their testimony.
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I am hoping and praying that this article will be received in the Spirit with which it was posted. Does your heart not burn within you? When I read articles about other good works from other religious persuasions about the good things that are happening, my heart burns within me, too. Have a great Sunday, all.
No one can steal my joy when I learn of these wonderful happenings in our midst.
I think it’s a very nice story.
Thank you. Me, too. Have a great Sunday!
"One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
“Everyone needs to be useful, to be productive, to be needed”
It’s true. Be not weary in well doing. These 2 Missionaries are good examples of that standard.