Almost a year after the pandemic sent home thousands of missionaries, several missionaries who were reassigned to stateside missions are being sent to their original mission calls for the first time or returning to where they started their mission.
Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found some new ways to share the gospel and serve while cooling off on Saturday, June 27.
Missionaries aren't the only ones who have adapted to the pandemic. Their MTC teachers have also had to make some changes.
A lot of the changes in Jaylon Vickers' life have come suddenly, including his recruitment to BYU Football, his decision to serve a mission and his unexpected return due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With each one, however, he gained a new perspective and received unexpected blessings.
The coronavirus became real for Elder Eli Stanford during a March ward activity in New York City when his ward mission leader started talking to him about how everything was shutting down.