Jamie Devereaux, LDS Public Affairs Rep
These missionaries, who serve as representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are just seven out of more than 70,000 missionaries in more than 180 countries around the world.
The Church has recently lowered the age at which a young man or woman can serve resulting in a world-wide influx of missionary service. The age is now set at 18 for young men 19 for young women.
The Liberty/Dayton congregation has also been the recipients of this influx receiving two additional sets of missionaries, one of which are Spanish speaking, to accompany the pair that was already in place.
Elders Hamilton and Henrie are assigned to serve in the Liberty, Hardin, Ames, Hull-Daisetta, and Raywood area. Sisters Larsen and Shelby are assigned to serve in the cities of Dayton and Kenefick.
The Spanish speaking trio of Sisters Duchene, Shannon, and Duffin serve in all these areas combined.
Missionaries choose to put off school, career, family, hobbies and even pay their own way to serve a mission. Young men dedicate 2 years and young women dedicate 18 months of their life to share their message of faith in which ever part of the world they are assigned too, often times learning a new language in order to do so.
All missionaries routinely transfer cities within their missionary zone, so expect to see new faces in the near future. If you would like to speak with them call 936-776-7703 for the Liberty area, 936-253-4359 for the Dayton/Kenefick area, o para Espanol 936-253-4360.
Feel free to approach them while they are biking around their respective cities as well. Learn more about LDS beliefs at mormom.org.