Those who serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do so at their own expense. While they are serving, the only job they have is to share the gospel message with everyone, and they are not paid to do so. To prepare, some save their whole lives to afford a mission, some however have different circumstances, and wonder how it will be possible, like my friend Thomas.
Thomas is a convert to the Church, and like me, is the only member in his family. He was recently called as a missionary to Tucson, AZ, and has been working hard to prepare and save for his missionary service. Thomas was immensely blessed a couple weeks ago as he went to a store in Provo, Utah to buy a pair of shoes.
As he was about to make his purchase, a man representing Deseret First Credit Union stepped in and explained to Thomas that they would be making his purchase for him. Needless to say, Thomas walked out of the store with more than just a pair of shoes that day.
An article was written about the experience, and can be found by clicking the link below.
God knows all of our situations, and provides ways for us to serve Him. All we need to do is exercise faith in Him.
“For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith.” -Ether 12:12 (Book of Mormon)