Serving With Joy: Reaping the Lord’s Rewards in Your Golden Years

Serving With Joy: Reaping the Lord’s Rewards in Your Golden Years builds on the acronym “ICAN,” which means “Involvement in Community Action Now’.” The author has formed the slogan “Get involved the AmerICAN way.” With this as a basis for his call to action, he describes numerous humanitarian service activities in which retired people can make significant contributions for the betterment of their communities. The author focuses on the joys of serving as couple missionaries for the LDS Church. He speaks many different types of callings and answers the hard questions: what is expected, the many types of community relationships, costs, and stay-at-home service opportunities in such Church functions as the Family History Centers and the temples. What makes this book sparkle is the author’s enthusiasm, the hundreds of inspiring stories he tells, the deep insights he shares, and his unique power to motivate readers to meaningful action.

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    by Dennis B. Call

    Serving With Joy: Reaping the Lord’s Rewards in Your Golden Years builds on the acronym “ICAN,” which means “Involvement in Community Action Now’” The author has formed the slogan “Get involved the AmerICAN way.” With this as a basis for his call to action, he describes numerous humanitarian service activities in which retired people can make significant contributions for the betterment of their communities. His descriptions are filled with anecdotes that make these service opportunities come alive. Midway in his book, the author focuses on the joys of serving as couple missionaries for the LDS Church. He speaks many different types of callings: reactivation of current members, shadow leadership, resource and development callings, mission leadership responsibilities, etc. He answers the hard questions: what is expected, the many types of community relationships, costs, and stay-at-home service opportunities in such Church functions as the Family History Centers and the temples. What makes this book sparkle is the author’s enthusiasm, the hundreds of inspiring stories he tells, the deep insights he shares, and his unique power to motivate readers to meaningful action. This is truly a life-changing book that can be enjoyed by every Latter-day Saint, retired or not!

    Chapters include:

    1. The AmerICAN Way
    2. Help Wanted
    3. The Paradox
    4. My Friend Burt
    5. The Price
    6. The Neighbor
    7. Golden Threads
    8. Who Me, Serve as Mission?
    9. Counting the Cost
    10. “Then Shall Thy Confidence Wax Strong”
    11. Together In the Gospel, Now
    12. Emily
    13. Help! I’ve Lost My Testimony
    14. “Behold, What Shall We Do?
    15. Eric Died Today
    16. Horsefly
    17. I Didn’t Know That!
    18. But, What Can I Do?
    19. The Saturday Night Egg Man
    20. He Whom the Lord Calls
    21. With Heart, Might, Mind and Strength
    22. Of Names, Dates and Eternity
    23. The Frosting On the Cake
    24. Roofing Your Celestial Mansion

    6” x 9” paperback

    176 pages