Missionaries explain why Norwood is nice place to live
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 8:49 am

To the Editor:

Have you ever wondered about those Mormon Missionaries? What are they thinking? Riding bikes in skirts and walking country highways in all kinds of weather- smiling, waving, and carrying blue copies of the Book of Mormon.

This is the story of two Mormon Missionaries and how they came to Norwood, New York. Both came from very different backgrounds, but they had one thing in common: a strong desire to help their brothers and sisters feel the joy and love of their Savior Jesus Christ by serving a mission for the church. Both saved up their money and with excitement, awaited the letter to find out where they would be serving for eighteen months.

The call came. Their journey began. They packed their bags and voluntarily gave up television, radio, dating, college, and careers for the next year and a half. Upon arrival to Utica, they met each other and were informed that they would be serving in Norwood. As they drove into town they read the sign that states “Norwood, A Nice Place to Live.”

Here we are, two Mormon missionaries in Norwood. Our time here has been spent serving weekly at the Norwood Public Library. We have also enjoyed the wonderful community events, such as, the Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades, and LibraryPalooza. The rest of our time is spent serving others through yard and house work, helping individuals with their family history, strengthening families and teaching them the ways they can be together forever as a family, and sharing our unique message that the fullness of Christ’s Church and authority has been restored on the earth through a living prophet in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

We would like to express our love and gratitude to the Norwood community. Thank you for your kindness and for helping us feel welcome. Norwood truly is a nice place to live!

Whether you or someone you know would be interested in a visit from missionaries you may request a visit on Mormon.org by clicking on the ‘visit’ tab. Mormon.org is a great way to find more information concerning what members of our church believe along with many profiles of how their faith in Jesus Christ has helped them in life.

Feel free to worship with us Sundays at 21 Castle Dr. in Potsdam. Church is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

Sister Nicole Blevins, Virginia

Sister Brie LeBaron, Utah