Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shared a sweet message of support for the thousands of Latter-day Saint missionaries around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in his message on social media, was a video of his missionary grandson. You can read the message and watch the video below.
Recently we have had tens of thousands of missionaries traveling around the globe back to their home countries. And, all missionaries throughout the world are still working and serving the Lord in the ways possible under local health conditions and requirements. Some missionaries work from their apartments, others from their homes until they will be reassigned to a new mission. They all are still magnifying their sacred callings to proclaim the gospel and bear witness of the Savior Jesus Christ.
You might think, “What can these missionaries really do from their apartments?” I assure you—they are not just sitting at home. They are active and doing a lot of marvelous things! We get wonderful reports of the creative ways missionaries are working to fulfill their callings from their homes during this unique time. Many of them are digitally reaching out to people who are interested in this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here is an example of a companionship in Europe who are quarantined but still continue on to preach the gospel with word and with music. Their message reminds us that Jesus is a light to the world. This is just one example of the multitude of possibilities that are used by our creative and inspired missionaries to preach the gospel.
These missionaries are an example to me during this difficult time. Look and see what you can do right now to lift yourself and others. Protect the health of others by being careful and considerate. Find hope in the many opportunities we have to be a good example and follow the Savior. There are so many ways we can do this! I wish you happiness and hope you will stay healthy and safe at this time.
P.S. One of the missionaries in this video is my grandson. 😊
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.