It’s not uncommon for those with physical impairments to serve. They are no different than you or I and have the same strong desire to help in any way that they can. I have a nephew with a number of challenges (Turrets, Non-verbal learning disorder, OCD, ADHD, and Dyslexia) from Fort McMurray, Alberta. It has been his desire to serve a mission. Whenever he, along with my sister and Brother-in-law, have approached their Bishop, the answer was always no. Of course my nephew was saddened each time at the news. He had worked hard to save until he had enough money to serve a mission. A change was made in the bishopric, and again my nephew asked if he could serve a mission. This time was different. The bishop said that he couldn’t be sent on a regular two year mission, but that he could be sent on a 1 year service mission. He was elated to say the least. He has been called to serve in Edmonton, Alberta and is now winding down on a rich experience.
Brother Hendricks is an example to all of us. What did Brother Hendricks do to help provide service when the Saints first settled the Salt Lake Valley?
A) Crawled to kill crickets
B) Crawled to clean the meetinghouse
C) Crawled to plant wheat and corn
D) Crawled to home teach
(B) Preston (England) Ward
Ever since 1837 the Church has had a presence in Preston. The Preston Ward is the oldest continuous unit of the Church in the world.
The Church News, July 15, 2012, 10.