Visiting church missionaries help the community of Sisters, free of charge, through various acts of service
(Update: Added video, comments from the missionaries)
Complete tasks and provide acts of kindness
SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Marshall Thatcher and Brycen Uffens serve the community of Sisters, along with other missionaries, by assisting and performing a variety of tasks for free.
Thatcher arrived at Sisters six months ago and at Uffens two months ago. Thatcher said on Tuesday he wanted to get more involved in the community and offer help to anyone who needed it.
“I’ve seen people serve who weren’t able to do it themselves because it’s hard to ask for help,” he said.
“I’ve noticed that for a lot of people, it takes a lot for someone to ask for help – to be there, to help someone make their day better and to do a job they needed help with. is honestly a very gratifying achievement.”
Both do their missionary work with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The pair provided a variety of help to residents, from shoveling rocks and moving a sofa to pulling weeds, splitting wood, raking and helping with yard work to prepare their garden beds for spring.
If the projects are too big, the duo will bring in missionaries from the surrounding area to help them. They’ve served over a dozen people in the community and they don’t plan on stopping there.
Maryland native Ira Delahunty said he came to the Northwest to test his limits and show his faith in Jesus Christ.
“I come here and I’m on a mission because I love to serve,” he said.
“We are taught in the scriptures that when we are of service to our fellow man or other people, we are serving God, essentially. I think serving people who need help – it is a very humiliating, because at some point or another, every human being on Earth will need someone else’s help with something.”
I asked Thatcher what drives him to do these different acts of service.
“It’s more out of the kindness of our hearts,” he said.
The two post their activities on the Sisters Community Updates and News Facebook group, leaving their phone number at the end of each post, for those who want their help.
One of the people they helped wrote in thanks that they were fast, efficient and well organized.
Thatcher and Uffens can be reached at (458) 899-8030 and [email protected]