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Queensland Newspaper Features Returned Mormon Missionary

Last week Jacob Pinyon from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was featured in Mackay's Daily Mercury for his service as a missionary in Germany. Read full article here.

He is one of 75,000 young men and women who have put their young lives on hold for 18 to 24 months for the opportunity to volunteer their services in preaching the message of Jesus Christ.

Missionaries fund their own missions and are not paid for their services. The Mercury quotes Jacob about earning the money necessary to go, “I started working really hard. At one point I had two jobs.”

Elder Brent H. Neilson executive director of the Missionary Department for the Church said, “Our missionaries are always focused on their purpose, which is to invite others to come unto Christ through faith repentance, baptism receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end…And it was actually the purpose of the Saviour when He was on the Earth.”

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