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  • paul and terry senior mission prep
    Preparing to Be Senior Missionaries

    My name is Paul Smith. I am a 65-year old attorney, with a solo law practice in Frederick, Maryland (suburbs of Washington, D. C.). My wife Terry is 63....

    • December 23, 2016
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    The Blessings of Humility

    Eight years ago when I started this website, one of the first things I wrote about was how humility was one of the most important characteristics a missionary could...

    • December 10, 2016
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  • Mission Prep Quotes from Oct 2016 Gen Conf

    The Perfect Path to Happiness By President Thomas S. Monson Our Father’s plan for our happiness and our salvation is shared by our missionaries throughout the world. Not all...

    • October 7, 2016
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  • Beltrán: Aug 1996 to Dec 1996

    I served in the city of Fray Luis Beltrán from August 28, 1996 to December 17, 1996. It was a small city a few miles north of the main city...

    • September 30, 2016
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  • Journal Keeping

    A common topic of discussion on this website, for young women but also for some young men, is figuring out whether or not you should serve a mission. Figuring...

    • September 18, 2016
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    Finishers Wanted

    In 1972, President Thomas S. Monson delivered his classic talk entitled, Finishers Wanted. In that talk, he quoted this famous poem: Stick to your task ’til it sticks to...

    • July 22, 2016
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  • Mission Prep Quotes from April 2016 Gen Conf

    Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good, by President Henry B. Eyring “The first thing you must commit to do is to go and serve, knowing that...

    • April 14, 2016
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  • Obey with Exactness

    The success of a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is largely measured by their ability to find, teach, baptize, and confirm new members...

    • March 1, 2016
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    Preparing to Receive the Melchizedek Priesthood

    One of the requirements to serve a mission is for young men to be ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood which John Taylor, third President of the Church, called “simply the power...

    • February 3, 2016
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  • Preparing for the Temple

    Of all the things we do in the church, there is nothing more worthy of our preparation than temple worship. The topic of preparing for the temple is especially...

    • December 13, 2015
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