August 16, 2016
LDS Entrepreneur Launches Project to Save His Mission’s Culture premium
Can you preserve a culture with a laptop sleeve? That is exactly what entrepreneur and RM Andy Thunnel is doing with his startup, WeaveSleeve. Founded by Thunnel in 2014, WeaveSleeve is an organization that buys handwoven material from local artisans in Guatemala and makes them into stylish laptop sleeves and wallets.  Thunnel’s mission with WeaveSleeve, […]
May 8, 2016
What My Mission Taught Me About Motherhood premium
I had the privilege of training another missionary while I was serving my mission. I was pretty young in the mission myself and I was terrified at the prospect of training another missionary but still excited for the opportunity. In my mission, and in many other missions, we had the tradition of referring to our […]
October 26, 2015
LDS Rap? This Mormon Is Proving It Has A Place premium
When you hear the words ‘rap’ and ‘Mormon’ in the same sentence, you might think of corny missionary P-Day YouTube videos, or you might, like the more musically puritan among us, think, “SACRILEGE.” The truth is that rap is not a beloved genre of music for many members of the church — you probably won’t […]
August 1, 2015
7 Ways to Come Pre-Trained for Your Mission premium
As a missionary trainer, I often talked in group settings with other trainers about their experiences and how their missionaries were doing. Often, one to two trainers would say something like, “It’s super easy training this one elder. He came pre-trained. He already knows how to be a missionary.” For that elder, home was the […]
July 1, 2015
How One Missionary Used Spray Paint To Spread the Gospel premium
Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of missionaries. In fact, art has never played a huge roll in traditional missionary work, but all of that is changing in part of the hastening the work of salvation. Missions all across the world are now trying to hone in on […]
April 29, 2015
How Not Serving a Mission Made Me a Better Missionary premium
Without realizing it, I had tears streaming down my face. I’d been online looking at what my friends were up to, scrolling through their lives with amusement and curiosity. Many of them had recently returned from serving missions, and I found myself clicking through their pictures. With each new click came a new, quiet heartache. […]