Monday, October 29, 2012

Coming Home

Returning Missionary tribute!

Laughing Letters

Whether it is for an email or an addition to a written letter, a little humor adds something fun for your missionary to read. At the beginning of my brother's mission I tried including a joke at the end of my email, after exhausting any jokes I could find I decided a spiritual thought was a  little easier. Here are a few sites I sifted through to add a little humor for my missionary to read.

Here are a bunch of missionary funnies:
(click to enlarge and print)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paper Bouquet

Congratulations to all of you new Sister Missionaries that are preparing to serve now due to the age change. And congrats to all of those that were preparing earlier and for all of those that are already serving!

For a special Sister Missionary package. Give your Sister's apartment a little lift with a bouquet of flowers. A  paper bouquet that they can keep all year round! And they are simple and so utterly fun how could you not enjoy a package of flowers!

Here are a few ideas!

 Paper Flowers

Paper Flower Bouquet 

Paper Flower Bouquet
Crafted Bouquet from Martha Stewart

Coffee Filter Flowers
The books I made for my maids to carry and the crepe paper roses I made for the chapel

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sending a Halloween Treat?

Wanting to send your missionary a spooky care package in honor of Halloween this month?

The website SugarDoodle has a "spiritual twist" on this beloved holiday,
"I sent all of these to [my missionary] in a trick or treat bag reminding him that this year Trick or Treating will be different for him. I told him you will be sharing the ultimate TREAT of the Gospel message and bearing your testimony that is no TRICK.  "

Send something small to celebrate this scary season...

Hershey's Bar all wrapped in Gauze!

Orange Tic-Tacs

OR send a package with a Treat Bag filled with goodies to match the yellow words in a note like this...

For Halloween Care Package ideas and printables, view the full SugarDoodle Post Here!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Missionary News

Wonderful news!
So excited for all the new missionaries that will be serving due to the new change in missionary service age.  Below is a few statements from the Newsroom on the church website,

In a move to expand the opportunities for young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve full-time missions, Church President Thomas S. Monson announced today that, effective immediately, men may now begin serving at age 18 and women at age 19.

The previous age for beginning missionary service was 19 years of age for young men and 21 for young women.

The announcement was made during the opening session of the Church’s 182nd Semiannual General Conference, broadcast worldwide from Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Church anticipates that lowering the age requirement will significantly increase the number of missionaries who will serve by expanding the options for when they may begin their service.

“I am not suggesting that all young men will — or should — serve at this earlier age,” President Monson said. Rather, he said, the option is now available based on individual circumstances, as well as upon a determination by local Church leaders.
Regarding lowering the age requirement for women, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained that while it is not an obligation for young Latter-day Saint women to serve missions, “those who do serve are stunningly successful and we enthusiastically welcome your service.” He said, “Personally, I am absolutely delighted if this change in policy allows many, many more young women to serve.”

Currently 58,000 missionaries are serving, and that number has been increasing in recent years and will likely rise significantly with this change. Elder Holland said it is likely that additional missions will be needed around the world and many missions will have more missionaries serving in them.