Summarized by Gregor McHardy
Young Missionary Musters the Strength for His Leap of Faith
Los Angeles Times 4Sep99 C3
By Roberto J. Manzano: Times Staff Writer
Steven Davis got his mission call to Buenos Aires, left his San Fernando
Vally home, traveled to the MTC in Provo, and made the requisite call to
his family from the SLC airport before flying to South America. Nothing
really newsworthy as far as Mormon families go. But his entire experience,
from splits with the missionaries before going into the MTC, what he can
pack in his bags, an interview with a family taking the discussions, to
his prospects for marriage with good Mormon girl upon his return, are all
documented in this LA Times article.
The article also points out a few doctrinal aspects including the Word of
Wisdom, pre-mortal life, and the effect that our choices in this life have
on the next. Overall a very illuminating and complimentary article about
the missionary force.