First let me say that I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That is the actual and proper name for our church. Our church is often referred to as the LDS Church, or the Mormon Church. This series of posts was at the request of some of my friends on Facebook. You can read more about that here–on my Landing Page or introduction for the Write 31 Days Challenge.
Sisters are the girl missionaries. Many young women feel the call to serve a mission and they volunteer for a period of 18 months. The sisters can begin serving a mission at the age of 19. There is no upper age limit, but to be a sister missionary, you must be single.
President Thomas S. Monson said: “We affirm that missionary work is a priesthood duty—and we encourage all young men who are worthy and who are physically able and mentally capable to respond to the call to serve. Many young women also serve, but they are not under the same mandate to serve as are the young men. We assure the young sisters of the Church, however, that they make a valuable contribution as missionaries, and we welcome their service.” (Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference,” Liahona, November 2012, 4).
Sister missionaries also have a lot of fun amidst the seriousness of missionary work. If YouTube had been around back when I had served my mission, there would be several videos of me with a couple of my companions singing parody songs. We had so much fun making them. We even made a cassette tape of our greatest hits for our mission president one time. He loved them. I found this video of some sister missionaries lip syncing the children’s Primary song, We’ll Bring The World His Truth, aka…Army of Helaman. They reminded me of what the videos we never got to make would be like back in the day. The Sister behind the wheel could have been me in how much she puts into it. Not kidding.