When missionaries brought the gospel to the Lopez family in 1989, they didn't know they were bringing a family into the Church that would send six missionaries throughout the world. The Lopez family now loves missionaries and has started a fun way returned missionaries can subtly share their faith and mission with others.
Antonio Lopez and his nephew Noel Lopez recently launched a business that they hope will help young men reflect on an important chapter in their lives. And for the Lopez family, this business venture is just another chapter in their story about an American dream.
The neckties created by their company, The Town and Co., each have a logo representing countries throughout the world. They hope the ties will help young men who served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to remember the places where they served and have opportunities to share their mission experiences. But for Antonio Lopez, his nephew’s idea to create ties that subtly share where a person has served means even more.
“Noel has always thought outside the box, and when he told me about the idea, I thought it was so cool that you can represent where you served, the people, all those experiences you had. You can kind of express it as you walk around,” Antonio Lopez said. “And for me, that’s a big deal because I have blood from another country. So it’s kind of neat in a sense that you get to express yourself.”