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    Top 10 Reasons the LDS Church Participates in Boy Scouts

    Summary: This is a list of the top 10 reasons why the LDS Church participates in Boy Scouts and how those ten reasons also make Scouting a great missionary preparation tool. ...

    • August 29, 2015
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    Paying for your Mission

    Summary: Figuring out how to pay for an LDS mission is one of the top things on the minds of youth and seniors who are planning to serve a mission soon....

    • August 27, 2015
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    Poem: He’s Been There Before

    He’s Been There Before is a great poem credited to Elder Troy Whittle of the Texas Houston Mission. I’ve heard this poem read in sacrament meetings, and it’s all over the...

    • August 22, 2015
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    Online Donations Website Lets You Contribute to Missionaries Around the World

    One of the more frequent questions I’ve gotten over the years is from people who want to contribute to the missionary fund of a friend or relative in another...

    • August 17, 2015
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    My Missionary Commission

    Early on in my mission, perhaps before I even left the MTC, I received a copy of a document entitled “My Missionary Commission” by Elder Bruce R. McConkie. While...

    • August 15, 2015
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    Virtual Mission Call Map

    When I was a freshman at BYU, during the winter semester of 1995, most of the young men in my ward were submitting their mission papers and receiving their...

    • July 8, 2015
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    Young Church Service Missionary Program

    In 2010, I wrote about Church Service Missions (CSMs) as an excellent opportunity for members who are unable to live away from home, to contribute in a meaningful way...

    • June 12, 2015
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    Rural Ward: Apr 1996 to Aug 1996

    After serving in my first mission area, the Gazano Branch in the city of Paraná, Argentina, I was transferred to the Rural Ward in the city of Santa Fe...

    • April 21, 2015
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    Mission Prep Quotes from Gen Conf April 2015

    The Parable of the Sower By Elder Dallin H. Oaks Those “who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,” but because they “have no root...

    • April 9, 2015
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    Gazano Branch: Dec 1995 to Apr 1996

    In an effort to better tell the story of my mission and the wonderful experiences I had, for the benefit of my children and the audience of this website,...

    • March 28, 2015
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