In many countries, young men have a difficult time deciding whether to go on a mission because going away for two years could jeopardize their educational opportunities. Many colleges do not allow deferments of any kind, and the longer you wait after completing your basic schooling, the less likely you are to be admitted to college. This month’s New Era contains a story of a young man in England who was more than qualified to enter Cambridge University but put a mission first. It is titled “Mission or Admission.”
If you can guess the rest of the story, that’s perhaps because we are, after all, talking about the New Era here. But this story also represents the kind of trust we should place in the Lord, and the outcome shouldn’t entirely surprise us. (Of course, not everyone who makes this kind of decision is blessed in the same way, but the blessings do come.) Check out this story and see if there isn’t something each of us can learn from it.