Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 5

screen-shot-2013-07-27-at-7-41-08-pm
Photo credit: Fox5 San Diego

The following is the fifth, and final, in a multi-part series. I hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »

Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 4

meetingwithbishop
Photo credit: ThoughtCo.

The following is the fourth in a multi-part series. I hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »

Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 3

career-mistakes-you-will-regret-672x372
Photo credit: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide

The following is the third in a multi-part series. It’s my sincere hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »

Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 2

LAX
Photo credit: MyNewsLA.com

The following is the second in a multi-part series. It’s my sincere hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »

Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 1

bogota
Bogota, Colombia. (source: Finance Colombia)

The following is the first in a multi-part series about my experiences as a returned missionary who came home earlier than expected. Commonly, we’re referred to as early returned missionaries. However, in 2016, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints requested that this moniker no longer be used (source: personal correspondence with Cedar Fort Publishing & Media). Read More »

Conflicting truths: How can this be?

man convertible map road lost 19195223
This is NOT me in my twenties, though I wish I had a convertible like that—then and now!

Truth: One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I didn’t serve a full-time mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Truth: One of the best decisions I’ve made in my life was to not serve a full-time mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Read More »