Eighteen Months Author:Melissa Baird Carpenter What long term influence does full-time Missionary work have on women? How do the experiences of sister missionaries compare with the experiences of elders? In what ways do women's God-given ability to love and nuture bless those they serve? How do sister missionaries gain their spiritual strength? — 18 Months answers these questions as it explor... more »es the nuances of sister missionary service through the voices of twenty-one Latter-day Saint women. Their experiences, though sometines difficult, illustrate the blessings that come to those who serve. Their stories reveal the motivations, character, and fortitude of some of Heavenly Father's valiant daughters. Testimony is one of the book's underlying themes, and the essays bear witness of God's love for his children and the truthfulness of his plan for us.
Written for women who are deciding whether to serve a mission, who have already served, and who have served the Lord in other capacities, this moving anthology paints an accurate picture of what missionary life is really like. These upbeat essays will also appeal to parents, siblings, and friends of current and future sister missionaries who wonder what kinds of experiences sisters might have as they join in the harvest.« less