The Mormon Missionary Flash Mob

The Flash Mob

A single person stands up and begins to sing or dance.

Everyone around them is surprised.  In normal society it is uncommon for someone to break out into song and dance in public so bystanders might not know what to think.

Others begin join in.

People recognize that there is something cool going on.

As more and more people join in you start to feel excitement building in the air because what seemed as out of place is turning out to be something really cool.

People want to be a part of this extraordinary thing.

I am currently re-reading the Book of Mormon and trying to apply everything I can to missionary work since I’ll be serving in just two months. I was reading in second Nephi 24:7 when I came across what seems to me to be a pretty dang cool flash mob.

“The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing.”

Now I don’t know if this is exactly what Isaiah meant by this, but since missionary work has been on my mind I began to realize that this wave of missionary work that the world has seen in the past few years is indeed a flash mob.

In October of 2012 President Thomas S. Monson made a historic announcement.

This was the beginning of a great flash mob that the world was about to see.

Thousands of young adults as if in sync began to sign up to join in this missionary service. It was as if they were prepared to surprise the world in a great flash mob of missionaries.

To those around them that didn’t know about this “flash mob” it might seem confusing and they might not know what to think. It’s something different and out of the ordinary for so many young people to give up eighteen months to two years of their life to do nothing but service.

But as more and more people began to join in this missionary service people began to recognize how cool this is. This is something that everyone wants to be a part of.

Russell M. Nelson gave us some advice on how we can all be a part of this missionary flash mob. Even those not planning on serving a full time mission or those who aren’t of our faith.

This is a flash mob of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Moses 1:39 says “for behold, this is my work and my glory to bring to pass immortality and eternal life of man.”

This flash mob is God’s way of bringing this plan to all the world.

I can’t wait to be a part of this marvelous flash mob of missionary work in two moths when I put on my name tag and join together with so many of my brothers and sisters in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and especially to the people in Florida. I can’t wait to be a part of this.

“Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.” (D&C 4:1)

Let’s be a part of this marvelous work.

feel my sunlight

Since I’m a fan of flash mobs, here are some of my favorite flash mobs that I’ve seen!