Missions and Mountain Climbing

So I felt like I should talk about what my mission in Utah is like. Considering that I’ve only been out on my mission for a month, don’t expect me to be the end all authority on the Logan Utah mission. Here goes!

First off, there are a lot of companionships in my mission. According the mission presidency we have seventy-two. That means we have at least 144 missionaries in our mission. To make things even more hectic twenty more missionaries are joining us next transfer. So in all we will have a whopping 164 missionaries. And considering how small geographically the Logan Utah mission is, we have a large density of missionaries.

Second, Utah is a lot different from other LDS missions. This is mainly due to the fact that everybody who lives in Utah already knows about the LDS church. There are members everywhere, and the religion is part of the culture here, which means that people who aren’t members can feel isolated from society and become bitter about the LDS church as a result. But on the other hand because the LDS church is so big here non-members have a lot of opportunities to learn about the gospel and many get baptized. Which is why we are the number one baptizing mission in the continental US.

And we get fed a lot, so most of us get fat 🙁.

And we walk a lot so many of us get buff.♥

And since LDS church members are really important here, we literally can’t do anything if the members won’t help us. (Also members take forever to do anything).

But I am enjoying life! Just today (Monday) I got to hike up to the top of Ben Lomond, which looks just like the mountain in the Paramount logo.

Hope you are having a nice day everybody.

Regards from North Ogden East.

P.S. Transfers are next week.


One thought on “Missions and Mountain Climbing

  1. It’s so good to hear of the vastness of your purpose there, yes, we as saints can do a much better job at being more prompt at following through. I am looking for assistance in the Pittsburgh area now and I can’t seem to get the meeting house locator to work here in China, go figure. Keep climbing those hard mountains, I wish I could do that mountain too.


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