As an early returned missionary, I can't express enough how important this message is. But not only to early release missionaries, every member of the church should understand that any mission, no matter the length, is a mission. And we should feel just as welcome to be home again as a missionary who served the full term. Please watch this inspiring video created by the Don't Stop Sargeant campaign, whose mission is to create a network of support for both early-returning missionaries and those struggling to overcome mental health challenges.
I encourage each of you to read the inspiring stories found on Don't Stop Sargeant's website, and if you are an early returned missionary, write the creator of the campaign, Ashley Sargeant at firstname.lastname@example.org telling her your story.