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Wow! I find it amazing that an article about some really good athletes who also want to serve the Lord would elicit such negative responses. And I failed to see where Jordan Bychinski was "whining" about how tough his mission was. Engaged Voter took the quote out of context, leaving out the part where Jordan mentioned how much he matured and learned from his experiences, and that he wouldn't trade his experiences for anything.
As a scholarship athlete myself I can relate to these young men's stories. I once had to make the decision of keeping my four year scholarship or going on a Mission. No one from the Church forced me to decide, in fact, most thought I would be better off to keep my scholarship. But the decision was between me and the Lord, and I chose the mission. I have been forever grateful. As Jordan mentioned, the experiences a missionary has, and the things they learn are things I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. It still remains the smartest decision I ever made. As for the scholarship, when I got home I went to another University, earned a scholarship there, graduated with honors, and then graduated from dental school. The Church has been nothing but a positive influence in my life. The programs it sponsors for young people trying to find their way in this life are the same programs that helped me make wise decisions as a youth, and helped me see the importance of living by good, moral, Christian values. If everyone were taught these values, and lived them, what a much better world this would be.11 months ago