Hind-sight is one of the best teachers. So why not learn from someone who has already lived through it? For those who haven’t yet served a Mission, here are just a few things that I could think of that would have made my life easier to know ahead of time. Writing the Mission Home address
From the outside looking in, someone not of our faith probably thinks that Mormons (Latter-day Saints) are insane to send young men and women to a foreign country for two years (or eighteen months) to preach the “good word.” And when you think about it, that is a pretty strange task that 18-21 year old
My Mission Call One evening in mid-April,I sat against the fireplace in the lounge of my apartment complex during my first year in College. With friends and family surrounding me, I ripped open my Mission call. With hands shaking and four cameras shoved in my face, different countries flashed through my mind as I wondered where
1. Sing while you walk Hey, people might think you’re crazy, but at least they’ll notice how cheery you are. And it’s always a conversation starter! 2. While exercising During morning exercises (whether jogging or walking), yell “Good Morning!” to people across the street. When they respond, pretend you can’t hear them. Cross the street
(A letter written by a Stake President to his children in the Mission Field. This talk is also known as the “40-Day Missionary Fast talk. Take it as you wish.) One day, a member informed us that he had an investigator that was ready to be taught and he volunteered to attend the first discussion.
Every year, thousands of Missionaries enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Not only that, but around the world. As of this date, there are 15 Missionary Training Centers operating around the world. Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Peru are just to name a few. Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This is just a small list of talks that I’ve compiled that I really wish I would have read before going on my Mission. They completely changed the way that I think and saw the way that I did Missionary Work. Listed below, are four other books that really helped my thought process as well.
Some of you may be wondering, “How much is my Mission going to cost me?” The cost comes out to around $400 a month, which means over the course of a 24-month period of time for an Elder, it will cost $9,600. And for a Sister over the course of 18-months, it will cost $7,200.
Thinking back as a Missionary, I had companions who I’m pretty sure lived for two years completely off of cold cereal. If it weren’t for the members who were very generous in providing us with a meal each evening, I think they may have starved. I prided myself on having a little bit more skill
For those who have served a Mission, you may or may not have seen this “Paper Cup Apostasy” already. While I was serving, this worked as an effective tool for me to explain to investigators the Restoration and the Apostasy. It’s often hard for investigators to grasp what happened, the true magnitude of it, and