Two graduates from the Rome area are leaving to serve full time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sevie Andrews is leaving on Oct. 30 to serve in Ogden, Utah, and Mayu Askew will leave Jan. 15 to serve in Nagoya, Japan.
Andrews is a 2019 Rome High graduate. He was an AP and honor student as well as a member of the baseball, football and swim team. Andrews says that serving a mission is something that he had always wanted to do. “The main reason I want to serve is so that I can share what I know about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how it has impacted my life so others may have the opportunity to have the same happen in their lives.”
Askew is a 2019 graduate of Pepperell High School. She was an AP and honor student and participated in chorus, symphonic band, color guard and FBLA. She is thrilled to serve in Japan and said all of the missionaries who she came in contact with growing up played a major role in her decision to serve a mission.
Andrews will spend several weeks at the mission training center in Provo, Utah, and Askew will be there for over a month training and learning to speak Japanese. Young men serve for a period of two years and young women serve for 18 months.