Be a Mormon missionary, find your best friends

One of the side effects of being a Mormon missionary is that you meet lots of great people. (Probably because you simply meet lots of people, period.) Some of my best friends today are those I met while serving a mission in Brazil. That includes my mission companions, other missionaries who weren’t my companions, and families living in Minas Gerais. Those friendships and associations are among the best I have.

As I hinted above, meeting lots of people means you meet several negative or unfriendly persons as well. But those relationships fade quickly and the good ones remain.

Missionary work isn’t easy but the benefits are numerous.

2 thoughts on “Be a Mormon missionary, find your best friends”

  1. I am trying to find a missionary that came to my home in 1991 to minister the extended word of god by the name of elder slimboski or slimbosky. I really wanted him to know how much he has really touched my life. If anyone know of a way that i can get in contact with hime please email me.

    I know it was a long time ago but this really would mean alot if i could just contact him. He attended the mormon church on Lee Street. And I lived in the Carver Homes apartment complex.

  2. Hi Richard, that’s so true about the friends you meet on the mission. Some of my greatest friends have been from my mission and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

    I think another neat thing I learned on my mission was to get along with all kinds of people. So many people from so many backgrounds and a great side benefit of a mission is having to spend about 24 hours a day with the same person and learning to endure and not be bothered by their little quirks…and learning to give up some of the little quirks of your own that you don’t even notice until someone has to spend all day with you!

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