New Mormon missionaries working in community

Posted 7/20/18

Three young Mormon missionaries recently joined a fourth serving the Cleveland and Bradley County area.

Matthew Broadhead from Utah, Christopher Daines from Arizona and Torey Gohr from Idaho have joined Cameron Ney sharing the message of Jesus Christ here. Broadhead and Daines are riding bicycles through the area.

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New Mormon missionaries working in community

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Three young Mormon missionaries recently joined a fourth serving the Cleveland and Bradley County area.
Matthew Broadhead from Utah, Christopher Daines from Arizona and Torey Gohr from Idaho have joined Cameron Ney sharing the message of Jesus Christ here. Broadhead and Daines are riding bicycles through the area.

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, which is more commonly referred to as Mormon, inspire their youth to spend a couple of years serving as missionaries.

Broadhead, who is from the Salt Lake area, has recently started his missionary journey. He has been in Cleveland only a few days. While he comes from a hot climate, he is finding the area humidity difficult.

He hopes through his missionary experience to “learn how to help people.” He noted, “Anyone can rely on Jesus Christ.”

Broadhead quotes about the missionary challenge from Helaman 3: 27 and 28 (Book of Mormon), “Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name. … Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked.”

Daines, from the Phoenix area, has been on his missionary trek for six months. He attended Arizona State for a year studying chemical engineering.
He said he has “learned to love people and connect with people.”

One thing he has noted about local residents is “they are too polite. … If they are not interested,” they should say so.

Daines said, “sometimes life is tough, but if you work at it, you will get better.”

His favorite scripture helping him meet the missionary challenge is from Mosiah 2:17 (Book of Mormon): “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

From Menan, Idaho, Gohr has been on his missionary quest for about a year. He has spent time in Maryville, Bristol and Rockwood prior to coming to Cleveland.

He thinks the missionary experience has given him a deeper love for and testimony of Jesus Christ.

The biggest challenge has been letting people know “we believe in the same Jesus Christ.”

His favorite scripture comes from the New Testament — John 10:4, “When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”

Ney has been in Cleveland several months. He said his missionary journey has helped him develop a “deeper testimony of Jesus Christ. … We can be more like him.”

The Mormon Church holds services on Sunday, 9 to 10 p.m., and Sunday school, at 10 a.m. The church is located on Pryor Road.

They have a Book of Mormon study on Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the church.

Individuals wishing to speak to the missionaries may call them at 423-994-1734 or 423-503-6394.

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