Service Contacting: Sing For an Old Person

Service contacting when no one wants to be served, singing "Happy Birthday" as the only guests of a poor aged widower, Elder Call's 2017 goals, and that little part of American culture that Elder Call just had to buy, regardless of the price.

John & Mary Lynn Call Start Their Mission in Maryland

My parents, John Call & Mary Lynn Call, started their senior mission in Baltimore, MD at the end of November. Their mission is focused around assisting Young Single Adults (aged 18-30) and their ecclesiastical leaders in the area...think reactivation, teaching, and supporting. Here's a letter sent home by Elder John Call on January 14, 2017.

The Kingdom of Crowley and the Sabbath Day

The Kingdom of Crowley and the Sabbath Day

What does a great-grandfather, a patriarch, share when he has his entire family gathered around him? At the 2016 Crowley family reunion, Bob Crowley celebrated, and instructed, and testified. It’s Know Your Crow.

Polish, Don’t Demolish

Yes, a dog bit him. Yes, they visited ancient ruins, one of which looks suspiciously like Elder Call. Find out why Elder Call is relieved to wake up in Honduras every morning. And what does "polish, don't demolish" mean anyway?

Meet Elder Elmer

Meet Elder Elmer

In January of 2017 Elder Call interviews his new, and first American, mission companion: Elder Elmer!

New Town, New Responsibilities

[A late posting: this letter was originally written 17 Oct 2016]. Elder Spencer Call becomes a zone leader and is sent to the Copan Zone, in La Entrada district (western Honduras). He reflects on the recent LDS General Conference, and what personal attributes he wants to work on. Investigator news, and a long-awaited baptism next week!

My First Gringo Companion: Elder Elmer

Elder Spencer Call's first gringo companion, Elder Elmer, transfers in to La Entrada, and Elder Call is super excited. Plus, get the lowdown on the La Entrada Branch, and what life is like in town.

One Week, 7 Comps

Elder Call and his companion are zone leaders, which means that they help to lead and train about 40 missionaries in their local area. Earlier this month Elder Call spent a week doing divisions with seven missionaries, and profiles each one.

2016 End of Year Letter

Elder Vasquez goes home next week, how Elder Call's Skype with family on Christmas Day went, and Elder Spencer Call's 2017 goals.

Feliz Navidad

Christmas in Honduras: food, new clothes shopping (extreno), and why Christmas Eve is the REAL Christmas! Plus, Elder Call asks, "Is my mission all I hoped it would be?"

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