The 9 Worst Parts of Serving a Mormon Mission

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

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14 Creative Ways to Find New Investigators

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

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Being Purified

(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.

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Inside the MTC

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

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LDS Mission Cost

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.

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Easy Missionary Meals (or anyone)

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

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Paper Cup Apostasy

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

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