Mormon Missionary Stories Podcast

Step into the lives of Mormon missionaries as they teach their Christian faith around the world. Host Lily Gold interviews past missionaries to explore their stories, from the poignant to the hilarious. Also included is the ever important 'member missionary' stories which are as valid and important! Mormon Missionary Stories gives you a glimpse into an integral thread of the LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) church and the ordinary people doing the extraordinary. Explore the website: Contact me at
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Apr 24, 2016

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.