Monday, March 22, 2010

prayers and processions - mormon missionaries

had the opportunity to spend a day with local mormon missionaries for the latest prayers and processions installment. i'll post more from the day soon, but here's the one image that ran and the story.


Matt Randall, 20, drapes a towel over his shoulder and picks up a comb. He tends to his tightly cropped hair and eyes the finishing touches before leaving the bathroom and heading out the door.

Above him hangs a picture.

Three men - three symbols - of his inspiration.

“When I look at the picture, I feel empowered,” said Randall. “I know I've been called to preach the gospel to those here in Virginia.”

Randall's a missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as a Mormon Missionary. He along with two other missionaries, Riley Petersen (CQ) and Pauliasi Wolfgramm (CQ), are about to hit the streets to spread their faith.

The men are key figures in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including the current and past president. “These are men that we look up to,” said Randall. “When I look at them, I can tell they're called of God.”

Randall looks to the picture, especially in times of difficulty.

“I think of the things they testify and teach of, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Randall. “I know through the feelings that I feel, which is the Holy Ghost, that what they say is true.


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