Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Trent is a Missionary!

Today Bryce's brother went into the MTC, Missionary Training Center, to prepare to serve in the China, Hong Kong mission! He will be gone for two years, that's two Llama Fests he will miss. A mission is a pretty big deal in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is an opportunity for a young man or young woman to set aside two years to be selfless. Seriously selfless, not just a little. They spend all all all their time doing humanitarian work and teaching the gospel to anyone who is interested in learning. So, no Facebook, no video games, no dating, no reading your sister-in-law's blog; they only get one day a week to take care of normal things like laundry and grocery shopping! They study, teach, and serve all day for two years! This is what missionaries use to teach people about the Mormon church.

A lot of people think this is a weird thing to do, and they don't understand why Mormons are interested in doing it. If you are wondering that same thing, then I recommend this article/talk about Mormon Missionaries.

Some people are not very nice to missionaries, there is even a group of people who spend a lot of time trolling on Mormon Chat! (Some of them are pretty funny, but some are not.) A mission is a big sacrifice though, so if you see missionaries remember to be nice, one of them might be Trent! You can recognize Trent because he will look like this:
Except he will be wearing a dress shirt, and a better tie, and also his companion will be a human guy, not a llama, and his companion will also be wearing a dress shirt. (I didn't have a lot of pictures of Trent ok?)

Anyways, we are all really proud of Trent and his willingness to to serve the people in Hong Kong. The gospel is the center of our lives, it gives me peace and purpose. We will all miss him, but I know it is what he is supposed to be doing right now.

1 comment:

Haley! said...

Yay for Trent! :)