Missionary returns to Luling after 18 months
Luling resident Gelana Stovall enjoys the scenery in Newville, Pennsylvania while serving an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Stovall explained that the decision to leave home and family for 18 months was not an easy one.
“After graduating in 2008 from Hahnville High, and then from UNO with a degree in Behavioral Studies, I fasted and prayed about what to do with my life. I knew I needed to serve,” Stovall said.
Stovall applied and received her call to Pennsylvannia where she served in small towns like Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Carlisle and Bloomsberg.
On March 23, 2014, Stovall spoke to the Luling Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the chapel in Luling during which Stovall described some of the things she learned.
Stovall dedicated her time and talents, without pay, to missionary service for 18 months. Just like Stovall, missionaries in Luling are available to provide community service to those in need or to bring a spiritual message about Jesus Christ.
While on her mission the force of Mormon missionaries swelled from 50,000 young people serving to an historic high of 80,000 young men and women between the ages of 18 to 25 years old serving in 140 countries world-wide. Thousands of young people have joined the ranks, since the age requirement for missionaries to serve was lowered to 18 for young men and 19 for young women last October.
Stovall is the daughter of Peggy Stovall Margan and step-father Maurice Margan.
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