Monday, August 8, 2011

The Spiritual Growth of a Missionary

One of the most wonderful experience a Mission President and his wife have is that of seeing new, eager, excited, young missionaries enter the mission field and then see the growth they experience as they serve. The day they return home, a remarkable transformation has taken place. They have grown by leaps and bounds--not just spiritually--but in every way. I'm convinced that there is no other environment where such growth would be possible--no other combination of perfect circumstances that could bring about such amazing change. There is an extra infusion of the Spirit among the missionaries and that one fact--combined with the personal obedience of every single missionary--makes miracles happen. This quote is one of my favorite on the subject: