Why You Should Attend Church While on Vacation

by | Jun. 11, 2015

Mormon Life

In October 2013, Elder Kevin S. Hamilton of the Seventy spoke during LDS general conference about the blessings that come from weekly church attendance — even while on vacation or traveling.

“Our family has committed to attend all of our Sunday meetings," Elder Hamilton said in his talk, “Continually Holding Fast.” "We have found that this strengthens our faith and deepens our understanding of the gospel. … We even attend all of our Sunday meetings when we are on vacation or traveling. One of our daughters recently wrote to say that she had attended church in a city where she was traveling and then added, ‘Yes, Dad, I did attend all three of the Sunday meetings.’ We know she was blessed for this righteous decision.”

With the summer season in full swing, Latter-day Saints who are traveling have access to digital tools that can help them find church meetings while on the road. Meetinghouse locators on lds.org, Mormon.org and the LDS Tools mobile app allow users to find nearby chapels and meeting times. For several church members, making the effort has resulted in not only the blessings that Elder Hamilton spoke of but also positive experiences for the whole family.

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