Thursday, April 9, 2015

8 Famous Duos Who Would Make Excellent Missionary Companionships

Every RM knows a companion can make it or break it when it comes to missionary success. A good companionship, one that gets along and works well together, can make great things happen. There's less contention, lessons run more smoothly, and you're both more cheerful. Best of friends can often be best of missionaries. With that in mind, here are a few famous duos who would make excellent mission companionships.

Woody and Buzz
These two may have had a rough start, but now they're best of friends. If they served together they could take any area to infinity and beyond. While they cannot talk to humans, Woody and Buzz could get toys everywhere to stop and listen to a message. Even when times get tough, each companion would know he had a friend in the other. 

Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster
The co-founders of the "Psych" detective agency have been friends since childhood, and if their crime-fighting record is any indication, they make a pretty good team. Make these two companions and they will do great work...eventually (after they're done getting pineapple shakes and eating some cuatro quesos dos fritos). Imagine answering your door and hearing "Hello, my name is Elder Spencer, and this is my companion, Faith-Hope-n'-Charity." Some call them brilliant, while others call them immature. I've heard it both ways. Regardless, everyone can admit that Shawn and Gus would make missionary work fun.

Snoopy and Woodstock
Snoopy has played many roles, including flying ace, lawyer, and world-class surgeon. But we have yet to see him take on the most arduous calling of all: Mormon missionary. He and Woodstock may not talk much, but these two are tight like unto a dish, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a companionship that loves each other more.

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
Best of friends and loyal to the end, Harry and Ron could make some serious missionary magic. If the old "Expecto Baptism" charm doesn't work, Harry's sincerity and Ron's humor can win over investigators any day. They would also be the kings of cool object lessons. They could liken the influence of the Spirit to a Patronus charm and compare sin with the devil's snare. P-days would be fun, too. Nothing like a game of Quidditch to get the district rejuvenated.

Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins
While Pawnee's Parks department is Leslie Knope's first great love, she would thrive as a sister missionary, especially with her best friend by her side. These two would set mission records for sure, and when Leslie starts to fret about low numbers, Ann would be there to calm her down. Leslie could open doors like no other, and Ann would be pretty good at teaching lessons. The day either got transferred would be a sad one, indeed, but something tells me they would keep in touch, and that they would remain friends long after their eighteen months were up.

Mario and Luigi
"It's-a-me, Elder Mario!" You want missionaries with energy, zest, and nothing but enthusiasm? Look no further than Elders Mario and Luigi. These two would make tracks, hopping past whatever stumbling-blocks get placed in their way. Give them time and even Bowser might have his heart softened by the good news of the gospel. Bicycles wouldn't be necessary, because these guys can travel far on foot. But just in case they do need transportation, they could always travel by go-kart.

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
While they seem like polar opposites, the good doctor and the world's only consulting detective share a bond deep enough to weather any storm. Nothing can keep these two apart, and while each may find the other frustrating at times, no companionship would be more effective than this one. Sherlock could sniff out investigators' doubts with radar-like accuracy, and Watson's military efficiency would ensure the weekly reports get filed correctly and on time. Although they're a bit eccentric, it's no mystery that Holmes and Watson would make a remarkable companionship.

Arthur Read and Buster Baxter
Say hey! Elwood's cities favorite sons would make a fantastic missionary duo. Their friendship is strong and they each bring something unique to the table. Arthur's well-read, Buster's well-traveled, and they both know the value of optimism. These guys would do great tracting, and every day when they're walking down the street, they would know that everybody that they meet has their own origin and point of view. If Elders Read and Baxter got called to the work, it would be a wonderful kind of day. 

What do you think? Who's your favorite companionship on the list? Is there another famous twosome you think would make a great companionship? Leave a comment and let me know. As always, thanks for reading!


  1. You forgot Rocky and Bullwinkle, Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers....hmmmm, maybe you're too young. :-)

    1. Haha. Maybe Fred and Ginger could be senior missionaries together.

  2. Nice! It would be great if they were Mormon. "And we'll be right back after the Mormon Messages"