Coming to Hawaii and serving a senior mission was not in the plans of Elder Brent Esplin, a senior missionary from Utah assigned to the Religious Education Department at BYU–Hawaii. He said because of his faith, Hawaii brought great blessings of health and spiritual growth.
Elder Ralph McAffee, a Church Educational System missionary and religion teacher at BYU–Hawaii, has devoted his whole life to teaching religion for the Church. He will finish his mission teaching the students of BYUH at the end of this semester.
With the announcement regarding how mission calls will be available online, students said they liked the idea of getting their mission calls faster, but they will miss getting the large, white envelope to open with friends and family.