Missionary Moments

President Nelson said, “I invite you to be proactive and look for opportunities to share your feelings about the Lord Jesus Christ with your family and friends.”

Please submit your written-down feelings for our ward to read, starting with our Ward History collection. Submit to Penny Allen http://www.jpma143@outlook.com   Read on http://www.http:Centerville7thwardhistory.com

Here is an example of what was happening as missionaries were sent home:

The Taylors delivered the stunning news: 101 of the 131 missionaries needed to pack everything, clean out and temporarily close 50 apartments and rush to the mission office in Seoul to catch flights to their home countries. There, they were to be quarantined for two weeks and then reassigned to domestic missions.

COVID-19 had hit China and spread. The missionaries already had been quarantined in their apartments for more than two weeks. The coronavirus had reached 89 countries and killed nearly 3,500 people (3,045 in China), according to the World Health Organization’s daily COVID-19 report.

“It’s hard enough to say goodbye to six missionaries when they go home on schedule at the end of their missions,” President Brad Taylor said. “To say goodbye to 101 missionaries all at once when the news came out of the blue is one of the most difficult things we’ve ever done.”