When I was a little girl, my Aunt was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the first sister missionary to serve in my family. It had such an impact on me, and I knew I wanted to serve just like she did. The Lord had a different plan for me; I met my husband. We’re now raising four incredible children. Yet, I have never lost that desire to serve and teach the gospel. I confess, until recently, I had never made a connection between missionary work and motherhood.
Called to be a “Mom-onary”
A few months ago, the thought came to me that I needed to focus my family more on the plain and precious truths of the gospel. I felt a sense of urgency to reinforce our foundation in the simple doctrine of Jesus Christ. I desired my children to be truly converted. As I prayed and asked the Lord how he wanted me to approach this, the missionary manual “Preach My Gospel” came to my mind. If this is the source that the Lord’s missionaries use to teach new investigators the gospel, then I should use it to teach my family. I felt called to the Motherhood Mission and my children have become my investigators.