Obstacles to a higher calling

Elder Gracia, a New York native gave up various soccer scholarships to serve.Elder Pingera - "It was just one huge thing (obstacle) and I guess you can call it my life."Elder Durtschi put his plans to become an aviator on hold as he begins another flight on his mission.Elder Bautner, a farm-boy who's hard work has payed of for him.Elder Smith has not seen his brother for over three years because of the timing of his and his brothers' missionary work.Elder Hess truly believes that he traveled nearly 3,000 miles to help a specific family and other specific people.
Elder Ford an Oregon native believes that the blessing is far greater than the sacrifice.Elder Wendt is a Panama City journeyman who has traveled from New York to Panama to Salt Lake City to Santa Clarita to serve his mission.Elder Kohler, a Utah native reminisces on the passed two-years as his mission comes to an end.

Obstacles to a higher calling, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Latter-day Saint Missionaries take two years out of their lives to serve a mission, sister missionaries serve 18 months. Many are chosen to serve all over the world at their own expense. Many sacrifice and leave their lives behind. This is a look at the Los Angeles county missionaries and the obstacles they overcome to serve.

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