Posts by Thad

Truly, Without the Spirit We Can’t Do This Work

Two January 8, 2019 letters from Elder Andrew Call (one of them is in Spanish, with translation). Having the Spirit is the key: to training, to teaching, and to Spanish.

The Lord Has Been Good to Me

Elder Spencer Call reflects on his mission, which ends January 11. Learn about President Bush's favorite finding question, Bishop Sierra's reaction to Spencer coming home soon, and what a 17 year-old girl feels after reading a page of the Book of Mormon.

Christ is the Prince of Peace & AUDIO: “Silent Night” Missionary Quartet

Elder Spencer Call writes his Christmas testimony, and shares audio of a mission office (including President Bush!) singing "Silent Night".

Political Protests and Spiritual Rescues

Some of these final weeks in Honduras have been especially challenging for Elder Call: he’s been serving as the Assistant to the mission president in the midst of political protests and rioting, and he's also developed an infection from some what was likely unclean water that he drank. So, he’s sick, tired, and happy. The happy part comes from helping people to change their lives for the better, and Elder Call shares a few short stories about that in this audio letter from December 18, 2017.

Service and Seeing Others Through God’s Eyes

An audio letter Elder Andrew Call recorded on December 1st, 2017, after a long, busy day of serving. How service helps us to see others from God's perspective, even on our not-so-good days. Plus, Elder Mosley expands his list of acceptable foods!

The Parables of the Fishermen and the Football

After a long hiatus, the Called to Serve podcast is back. This episode features excerpts from December audio letters from Elder Andrew Call (serving in Monterrey, Mexico). Listen to his parables of the fishermen and the football.

Video: Sprinting Through the Week

Watch a 1-minute video of Elder Call giving a tour of his missionary apartment! He also answers some family questions about serving in Monterrey, why he came on a mission, and what he's learning about God.


Honestly, being stuck in your house is like being in Hell. You can do plenty of good, even great things, and even though some things are better than before (for example, now the house is super clean), that wears off and you miss your full freedom and ability to go out and do many good things for others. You´re limited, and at some point, you really just wish you could be 100% active. Won´t lie - I´m really excited for this to end.

Elder John & Sister Mary Lynn Call’s Fall 2017 Mission Update

Preparing zone conference meals, keeping up with missionary bike repairs, Thanksgiving with family, and a sweet experience in the temple helping a sister from China...and MORE in this quarterly missionary report from Elder and Sister Call.

“The Seed You Have Planted Has Given Great Fruit”

...We were with the Familia Baquedano, we were sitting and waiting for dinner (they had prepared something by suprise); Hermano Gabriel, the dad, smiling invited all of his kids to come and sit at the table and once everyone was seated and waiting he said, ¨Elder Call, the seed that you and Elder Vasquez planted has given great fruit - now all of us are baptized!¨ He was giddy, and I was filled with joy.

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