Two young men have joined the missionary teams for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Cleveland. Cameron Ney of Peoria, Ariz., and Kadon Shelley of Mesa, Ariz., are …
Two young men have joined the missionary teams for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Cleveland.
Cameron Ney of Peoria, Ariz., and Kadon Shelley of Mesa, Ariz., are pairing with Bradley Frederick of Glendale, Ariz., and Tyler Hodson of Highland, Utah. Frederick and Hudson have been serving in Cleveland for several months.
Shelley and Frederick can be seen around town on bicycles. Hodson and Ney have automotive transportation.
Before beginning his two-year tour as a missionary, Ney was involved in community activities, including high school swimming and as an Eagle Scout. He wants to help strengthen his community.
When he concludes his mission, Ney hopes to become a fireman.
“In a class I took in high school, the teacher was captain over the Peoria Fire Department. I wanted to serve the community the way he did, ” Ney said.
During his 10 months on the mission path, he said, “I’ve learned greater love for people. You get the chance to see people for who they are and that there is good in everyone. “
The mission has helped him to see the importance of family and serving your fellow man, Ney said.
“The more you serve people, the more you love them, whether it is someone you know or a complete stranger.”
Shelley, who has been on his mission 16 months, worked on the family farm. After he finishes his time on the mission field, he plans to go into the military. He would like to be a Marine and serve in aviation-related field.
His mission has taught him about people. “You get to sit down, have a conversation with people and learn what they have gone through. There are a lot of things you find in common with people — A lot of struggles and exciting things.”
He said he has learned that “hard work brings blessings.”
“You learn skills of talking with so many people, that it becomes natural,” he said of his mission to share the love of Jesus,” he said.
He said one of his favorite verses to share with people is John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.”
If you would like to talk with the missionaries, they are available at 423-994-1734 or 423-503-6394. You may also contact them by going to LDSclevelandtnward@LDSClevelandtn. They may be messaged at LDScleveland@gmail.com.
The local LDS church is located at 4209 Pryor Road. They have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday meetings at 9 a.m. The study of the Book of Mormon is held on Tuesday, 7 p.m.
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