Future Missionary

Regular readers will recall that I am trying to collect all secrets from the PostSecret project that explicitly reference Mormonism. You can see all the installments here.

For those not familiar with LDS culture, this secret shows a picture of a “future missionary” nametag (it’s a real thing). It looks just like the tags worn by all LDS missionaries, except instead of the individual’s name it just says “future missionary”. It’s just a little gimmick tag worn by kids. Teenagers, generally, don’t wear them, because the tags are stupid.

future-missionary

I don't know if I will be able to stay good forever

My impression is that this Secret was created by a teenager who is unsure about whether he or she will be able to “stay good” long enough to be permitted to serve an LDS mission.

1 comment to Future Missionary

  • Ryan gardner

    The “future missionary” tags I’ve seen have all been miniature and lacking the name of the church. If you know where to get full-sized authentic looking ones, that would be make for an interesting Halloween costume for a sci-Fi themed “missionary from the future” (but the more I think of it, the more it seems that even in 100 years, the missionaries will probably look identical to the current missionaries.)

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