One of my favorite stories on Elliot's blog tells of the experience of Sid Going, the promising young Australian rugby star who chose to serve a two-year mission for the Church just as his rugby career was poised to take off. You can read Elder Going's story here.
The Church recently produced a Mormon Messages video of Elder Going's story. It's a great video, again based on the account of his life as told by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the April 2011 General Conference.
Enjoy the video.