Rights of passage change people, especially difficult ones. And the Mission that young men and women participate in for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just may be the last remaining difficult right of passage since the draft ended in the 1973. Lon Henderson went to Germany when he was a young man to serve on his mission as a member of the Church. It transformed him. Later Lon oversaw the mission in Brisbane, Australia where young men and women from across the world were in his care. He tells us about the mission, its purpose, and why the young men and women who return are, simply, better people.