Why I Am Serving a Mission

    “Why I Am Serving a Mission,” Liahona, Mar. 2012, 57

    Why I Am Serving a Mission

    Elder Perez, Philippines Baguio Mission

    Missionary work is great! One of the reasons I decided to serve a mission is because of a missionary assigned to my branch at home. One time I asked him, “Elder, why did you serve a mission and leave your work and family?”

    He answered, “Brother, there are two reasons I went on a mission. First, I love God. Second, I love the people who have not yet heard about the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (See Mosiah 28:3.)

    Because of that missionary, I am now serving a mission.

    Photo illustration by Welden C. Andersen