Some Mormon missionaries have to come home early because of health or other reasons. This can be a trying time for them to cope with the thoughts of not fulfilling the full term of their missions.
Here are two excellent articles that can give you perspective and ideas about how to handle the situation: “When a Missionary Returns Early” and “Many Mormon missionaries who return home early feel some failure.”
In the video below, “Justin’s Story,” an LDS missionary shares his dramatic experience about coming home early with a brain tumor. Watch as he works through feelings of shock, guilt and inadequacy to find peace though Heavenly Father’s love and healing.
Thanks to 18nineteenrocks for making the video.