Friday, December 6, 2013

Mormon missionaries shine shoes, teach the gospel in Harlem

It was a simple act of service that Elder James Pickard, from Lindon, Utah, and Elder Jeffrey Kerr, from Mesa, Ariz., had planned, and it turned out to be a success not only in Harlem, N.Y., but also across social media channels.
The two young men serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New York New York North Mission under President Tom Morgan. After a meeting with other mission leaders, the elders and sisters decided to come up with an effective way to share the gospel through a group activity.
We noticed as we were shining people's shoes, we had a lot of time to talk with people, and as the conversation began we started talking about how people's days were, and it led in to a more gospel-centered conversation, which is exactly what they needed.”
Elder James Pickard

read full article at Deseret News here 

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