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Written by Anna Butler   
Monday, 29 December 2014

Sister Sharon Howell, a new Church Service Missionary on the LDSTech Communications team, comes from a rich LDS pioneer heritage . “One ancestor wrote the words to ’We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet’ while serving a mission in England,” she says. “Another ancestor was well-known as a poet, healer, and midwife.”

In some ways, Sister Howell is a “reverse pioneer.” After she graduated from Brigham Young University, she married and moved to Maryland, and then to rural Virginia where many Church members are first generation converts. “Here the members are spread out over many square miles. Living here has been a blessing. My personal boundaries have been stretched beyond my natural abilities as I serve in various stake and ward callings...

Sister Howell says, “As I approached retirement age, I considered what I should do after a post child-rearing career of over 20 years using technology. I was led to service opportunities at LDSTech. There I found a technical writer service opportunity that resonated with me. At each step, I felt spiritual promptings to make the next call and talk to the next person.  I recall being in the temple during this process, and I immediately felt an unmistakable confirmation that all would be well for me. So, here I am serving a mission at LDSTech, finding new ways to serve and loving it!”

There are many opportunities for service as Church Service Missionaries on the LDSTech team and throughout the Church. For more information about Church service missions, contact 801-240-7373.



# Josiah 2015-01-03 11:47
Welcome! Thank you for sharing your technology experience with all of us!
# JEM CSM Coordinator 2015-01-04 13:30
I am a Church-service Missionary Coordinator serving as a Church Service Missionary (CSM). We keep track of about 180 CSM serving in 38 Stakes in 50 different Operations.

The majority of church members do not know what a Church Service Mission is. President Harold B. Lee, stated in 1972, paraphrasing, If we can find members to give service where we now have paid employees, they will help the Kingdom of Heaven go forward and receive blessing from their Father in Heaven.

Go to>resources>missionary>church service missionary program, and learn how you can serve a CSM right from your home.
# Marilyn Sue Jones 2015-01-07 14:25
I, too, am a CSM Coordinator. I would love to have President Lee's original statement. Do you know where that can be found?
# Kenneth R. Allen 2015-01-04 14:01
Please pass on my congratulations to Sharon and her husband Mike.
Ken Allen, Menlo Park Stake Technology Specialist
# Sharon Jay Howell 2015-01-04 21:07
Sister Howell,
I was immediately drawn to your article for some strange reason.
Brother Sharon Howell
# Daniel Bryant Howell 2015-01-05 10:05
Congratulations to Sharon! Thank you for your service.
# Jacob Martin Howell 2015-01-19 07:51
Congratulations mom. It's amazing to consider how you're contributions are helping hasten the Lord's work. You're seemingly small efforts are helping large things come to pass. Your helping influence millions of people with the message of the restored gospel . Thanks so much. Your are great example to the rest of the family.

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