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Mormon youth stepping out to share their faith

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012

Brookings native Sister Cami Owens, third from left, and her fellow missionary pause for a photo with a family they taught about the “Armor of God” from Ephesians chapter 6. Owens is currently serving an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in St. George, Utah. Courtesy photo / Elders Benjamin Lund, left, and Michael Klapp came from Utah and California, respectively, to serve their missions in Brookings. Lund’s two-year mission ended last Tuesday, but Klapp will continue to serve here with another elder for the next several months. Photo by Charis Prunty/Register

• A look at the local missionaries who knock on your door

BROOKINGS – At 6:30 each morning, young Mormon missionaries around the world wipe the sleep away and begin a half-hour of exercise. From 7 to 8, they shower, eat breakfast and generally prepare for the day. From 8 to 10, they study. Then, they head out.

“Sometimes you’ll see us just out on the streets talking to people; sometimes we’ll knock on people’s doors and talk to them,” said Elder Benjamin Lund, 21, who last week completed his two-year mission, the last leg of which he served in Brookings.

Sister Cami Owens, 23, is a Brookings native who is currently serving her 18-month mission in St. George, Utah. She explained the purpose of each Mormon missionary: To "invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end."

For the complete article see the 11-13-2012 issue.

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