So most people I am sure have heard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. However I know more of you have heard of That Mormon Church everyone talks about or The Mormons. The Mormon religion is a Christian religion and the name that the people in the church like to go by and prefer is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So now that, that's out of the way. I am sure most of you are aware that the church has a missionary program where young men and young women serve the church as missionaries for 18 months for the ladies and 2 years for the guys. I received a phone call last week to photograph a young woman who had been called to serve a mission for the church. She was leaving the following morning to begin her service to the Lord's work. For all missionaries who serve this is an exciting time for them. I was more than happy to go snap some photos of this young woman with her closest friends and family so that she could have some photographs to look back on. The neat thing is a book will also be made out of the images for her to see while she is away on her mission. When you serve a mission, you are completely devoted to the church and the gospel and it's teachings, and sharing that knowledge and testimony with others. In order to serve to the best of your abilities you must follow some rules as a missionary. You are only allowed to call and talk to your family at certain times and for holidays, and you are not able to come home and visit your family while you are serving. You aren't allowed to date anyone or have someone at home you are fully committed too. Also all those people you saw at your missionary farewell, well you won't get to see them until your mission is over. So pictures are a pretty big deal. I mean that's a long time to not see those people who you love and care so much for. So by having photos you have a great memory to look back on plus maybe while you are away having those photos will bring you some comfort in case you get homesick. Most missionaries I have met tend to bury themselves in the Lords work that they don't get homesick or they don't get homesick until the very end. I hope that when this sister looks back at her photos it brings her some joy and happy memories as well as gets her through that one time she misses someone or just home in general. I would like to congratulate Sister Black on her mission call and wish her good luck. I hope the lord blesses this woman in her endeavor while she serves her call.
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Crystal Spear is a local photographer from Enumclaw, Wa who specializes in natural light and outdoor photography. She loves photographing, weddings, couples, families, seniors, and much more!