February 17, 2022

The larger value two national journalists see in Latter-day Saint missions

Tad Walch of the Deseret News reported on Deborah and James Fallows’s February 17, 2022 appearance at a BYU, Provo forum. The Fallowes compared their experiences living in China and crisscrossing the United States to write a book and produce a documentary both titled Our Towns with those of young missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Said Deborah Fallows, “You have a secret weapon that other people your age don’t have. You are going into your calling in these communities and having the opportunity as an outsider to see what makes them work. What are the keys here? Who are the people who are making these towns grow? And what are they doing? Those are lessons you can bring back to your communities in your life and apply to wherever it is you end up living to build the strength of your communities.”

Read the article here.