When Ashley Sargeant returned home early from her mission to Brazil, she was in a dark place. Since then, she's used that experience to "create support and provide resources for both early-returning missionaries and those fighting to overcome mental health challenges" with her website, "Don't Stop, Sargeant."
Ashley's latest project is called a "welcome-home kit," and it provides early-returned missionaries with a 30-day video series they can watch to experience a more healthy adjustment back to their old lives.
Ashley delivered this heartfelt advice to her fellow ERMs: There are two things I hope you will take away from using this manual. First and foremost: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Second: this experience does not need to destroy or define your life. Learn from it but keep calm and carry on! I am the proof that you can return early from a mission and still live a very abundant and very happy life. Hold on tight to Hope in Christ. You’re going to make it, please trust me on that. And whatever you do, just don’t stop!