My Mission

I served as a missionary in Sweden for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from May 1978 to June 1980. I chose to donate my time for two years to bear witness to those I contacted the reality of the life and mission of Jesus Christ, including all he has done in restoring his true gospel on the earth in recent times. Although it was many years ago, I still hold stongly to the purpose and memories of that wonderful experience.

This blog is intended to give an overview of my experiences in Sweden, and to offer to anyone interested further information regarding my testimony of Jesus Christ.

A Call to Serve in Sweden

I knew from an early age that I would someday serve as a missionary. My testimony of Jesus Christ and his restored church had developed over the years, and at age 19 I was ready to serve. I had always been interested in places beyond my backyard, was curious about other languages and cultures, and had a strong interest in Europe. So being called to serve in Sweden was a natural fit.

I received my call just 8 days after my papers were sent in, and I was to report to the Missionary Training Center two months later, on May 25, 1978. To this day, the receipt of calling and report date seems to be one of the quickest I've heard. They must have needed me there without delay.

My missionary service was from May 25, 1978 to June 6, 1980.

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