The Mormon church encourages its youth to be church-service missionaries — spreading the Word. The young people serve voluntarily for approximately 2 years and do not receive pay for their work.
The four young men currently working in the Cleveland area are Mike Christensen, Keith Frye, Taylor Hunter and Chad Boore.
Christensen, 20, is from Farmington, Utah. An accounting major, he plans to return to college when he concludes his mission trip.
Christensen noted the people in Cleveland are “nice and friendly. Someone is always saying hi or how are you.”
He said he loves sharing the message of Christ. He feels the mission trip will help strengthen him in Christ so he can be a better Christian.
Frye, 19, is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. He also plans to return to school following his mission trip.
Frye said he “loved to tell people about Jesus Christ.”
The mission offers “me a chance to learn more, strengthen my faith and learn to better rely on Him (Christ),” Frye said.
Hunter, 20, is from Sandy Point, Idaho. He plans to study computer technology when he completes his mission of service.
From this mission service, Hunter hopes to be “more converted for Christ, to follow the Spirit and to come closer to Christ.”
Boore, 19, is from Axtell, Utah. He plans to study agriculture at Utah State.
Boore said his “focus is to keep his eyes on the Father and what He has for us.”
He said the trip has helped him become stronger in his faith and in finding everlasting happiness.
“I want to open doors to happiness to others. I know how happy we can be by true faith in Jesus Christ,” Boore said.
The local Mormon church has service from 9 to 10 a.m. on Sundays, followed by Sunday school from 10 to 11 a.m. The church is located at 4200 Pryor Drive N.E.
Individuals interested in learning more may contact the missionaries at 423-994-1734.