Miriam Delgado Reyes was raised Catholic but felt something when she learned about the gospel. It's not easy to be the only investigator of the church in your family and Miriam's path was not quick and easy for her. But Miriam recognizes God's hand in her journey and the amazing life changing blessings it has brought to her.
Listen in on this short Skype call with Miriam as she shares with us her story and also shares how we as members and missionaries can help investigators and new converts get through the low that sometimes comes after the 'baptism high'.
Serving a mission was something that Yahaira always wanted to do as a young girl. Believing in "girl power", she wanted to show that she could do anything that boys could. But sometimes real life gets REAL hard and Yahaira's activity in the church lessened to the point of losing her testimony and making choices that completely derailed her... all the while keeping up her image as a 'good Mormon girl'.
But something in Yahaira kept that question in mind... "Should I serve a mission?". After fervent prayer and receiving a clear answer to go, Yahaira sent in her papers and went!
But even on a mission, life can be challenging. Yahaira shares her struggles with pride, viewing people as numbers, bulimia, and wanting to give up.
This is a powerful episode that shows that missionaries are regular people just like anyone else and that with perseverance anything can be accomplished.
Brian Milligan always craved adventure. As a young child watching his brother's mission videos from the Philippines, he knew where he wanted to go.... the Philippines. Amazingly, at the age of 19 he was actually called to the mission of his dreams!
Brian had an amazing mission. So many good times, humor, but also his share of "life punching me in the face", sorrows, and hardship.
Brian packs this episode with great stories, life lessons, and fantastic advice for the missionary to be.
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Isaiah Myers had never been around so many Mormons as the day he walked into the mission training center. Experiencing poverty in his early years, Isaiah knows what it means to struggle. But love is something that he's had no shortage of in his life. From beautiful passionate parents and wonderful siblings, to a love for the gospel that inspires him to always reach for more.
Isaiah's natural ability to educate and sincere love for all people made him a natural missionary and powerful one, at that. Like his father, Isaiah feels a special responsibility to help his fellow black sisters and brothers come to terms with the history of the blacks and the priesthood so they can enjoy all the blessings of the gospel with joyful hearts.
Isaiah Myers is an extraordinary young man and this isn't an episode you'll want to miss!
Ryan Davis was perfectly suited to travel across the world to teach the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Thailand. Polite and soft spoken, he was a natural fit for the Thai people. Ryan is an inspiring example of setting shyness aside to boldly fulfill his commitment to himself and his faith that he loves.