Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LDS Online Missionaries: Michigan Lansing Mission

There were twenty-five missionaries involved in the LDS Online missionary pilot.  On December 13, 2010 President Marc Jones decided to reduce the missionaries down to six.  He left the ones on the university campuses which consists of six elders still using social media. The missionaries are Elder David Adams, Elder Jonathon Curley, Elder Tyler Merrill, Elder Ky Ransley, Elder Ryan Swapp, and Elder Joshua Wood. The other nineteen missionaries took down their Facebook pages and discontinued blogging.  I left the links to Facebook  and their blogs so you could see their involvement who actually participated.

As far as I can tell about nineteen of the twenty-four Michigan Lansing Mission missionaries had blogs.  Only six are active:
*active blogs

     The following Michigan Lansing mission persons used social media:

     Sister Sara Barras (Facebook)
    By Small and Simple Things (Blogspot)
    (returned home)

    Sister Nicole Evelyn Bartley (Facebook)
    I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus (Blogspot)
    (returned home)

     Elder Jonathan Curley (Facebook)
    Scripture Stories (Blogspot)
    Mormon.Org Profile

     Sister Mary Beth Davis (Facebook)
    Bring the World His Truth (Sister Mary Beth Davis, Blogspot)

     Elder Taylor DeHart (Facebook)
    269.352.2407 Mobile

     Elder Nick Fugleberg (Facebook)
    A Day in the Life of a Mormon Missionary (Blogspot)
    (returned home)

    Sister Golding (right)
    Marissa Golding (Facebook)
    (returned home)

    Sister Vanessa King (Facebook)
    Just A Girl on A Mission (Blogspot)
    (returned home)
     Elder K. Berlin Hinkle (Facebook)
    Daily Dose of Missionary Experience (Blogspot)

    Chadd Johnson (Facebook)
    Mormon on a Mission (Elder Chadd Johnson, Blogspot)

    Elder A. David Meldrum (Facebook) 
    Michigan Missionary (Elder A. David Meldrum, Blogspot) 

     Elder Tyler Merrill (Facebook)
    A Mormon Missionary's Tale (Blogspot)
    Hi, I'm Tyler (Mormon.Org)

    Elder Max Merritt (Facebook) 

    Sister Stephanie Miner (Facebook)
     Leap of Faith (Sister Stephanie Miner, Blogspot)

     Elder Ky Ransley (Facebook)
    You Are My Hands (Blogspot)

    Sister Rawson (r) and Sister T. Sheffer (l)
    Sister Tamara Rawson (Facebook)

     Elder Spencer Riley (Facebook)
    In the Life of An LDS Missionary in Michigan (Blogspot)

    Sister T. Sheffer (Facebook)

    Sister Smith (far right)

    Sister Elise Smith (Facebook)
    Thoughts of a Sister (Sister Elise Smith, Blogspot)

     Elder Lloyd Sutton (Facebook)
    I'm on a Mission. In Michigan. Cool. (Blogspot)

     Elder Patrick Taylor (Facebook)
    Life of a Michigan State Mormon Missionary (Blogspot)

     Ashley Webb (Facebook)
    Called to Serve--Sister Ashley Webb (Facebook Group)
    ...enjoy the journey (Sister Ashley Webb, Blogspot)
    Elder Joshua Wood (Facebook)
    Why I Believe (Elder Joshua Wood, Blogspot)

    Earlier I wrote about the New York Rochester Mission being the first to pilot LDS missionaries officially blogging. A second wave of missionaries from six other missions the California Santa Rosa Mission, Connecticut Hartford Mission, Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission, Michigan Lansing Mission, Montana Billings MissionPennsylvania Philadelphia Mission, and a special branch of the MTC the Referral Center Mission have joined the network.  

    I really think the missionaries could use some friends to add on Facebook and to follow their blogs. They definitely need people to comment and get some discussions going. If you want to help in the official effort add them as your friends on both their blogs and Facebook pages.  They should have hundreds of friends who comment on their blogs plus if your like me you have dozens of nonmember friends.  If you want to help them make the new program successful please participate in their social media experiment then soon we might have thousands of missionaries using social media to convert thousands to Christ.  I really think all  missionaries and their mission presidents could use some friends right now so add  them

    1 comment:

    Elder Josh Wood said...

    Thank you for your efforts and all you do to help!