A Missionary-Minded Branch
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“A Missionary-Minded Branch,” New Era, Mar. 2013, 45

A Missionary-Minded Branch

pictures of youth on bulletin board

Photographs courtesy of Joel Flake

In a rural mountain town in Idaho, 12 has become quite the golden number. That’s because in a small branch with only 75 active members, 9 missionaries (8 elders and 1 sister) are serving full-time missions. That adds up to 12 percent of the entire active congregation. Missionary prep is a big deal to this branch, including regular preparation classes. “Serving a mission is the single best decision I’ve ever made,” says Elder Dillon Flake, one of the elders serving from the branch. “It’s the most worthwhile thing I’ve ever done with my life.”