Being a sister missionary is great and being a returned sister missionary is even better! Some sisters may not think so, but I want to give you six reminders to help you see that life after the mission is as great as you make it, just like the mission. Six things that you should NEVER forget.
1. You are STILL Needed.
During the mission, you probably feel more needed than you ever have in your life. Your ward and stake leaders need you, your investigators need you, less active members look to you, your companion needs you and most importantly, the Lord needs you. It is pretty validating to feel like you are needed and a great part of the Lord’s work. Then you come home. But I promise you sister, you still matter just as much as you did in the mission! The world needs you. It needs your voice for good. This is a world where your voice is needed more than it has ever been needed. Elder Ballard’s words (above) are true: “Sisters your sphere of influence is a unique sphere – one that cannot be duplicated by men. No one can defend our Savior with any more persuasion or power than you, the daughters of God, can — you who have such inner strength and conviction. The power of a converted woman’s voice is immeasurable, and the Church needs your voices now more than ever.”
You are needed now more than ever. Just because you have no name tag, doesn’t mean you are not needed. Never forget this.