Watch: Latter-day Saint Honors Fallen Missionaries with Touching Portraits

by | Sep. 19, 2019

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At 76 years old, JR Johansen said he has finally found his calling in life by painting portraits of missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who passed away while serving.

This is therapy if there was ever therapy for me, JR said. Some people say it’s a real service; I just enjoy doing it, so if it’s a service, it’s a fun service.

JR set up a rustic studio in the backyard of his Weber County home where he paints the portraits for the missionary’s family members.

Article by Dan Rascon; lead image a screenshot from the video above.
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