Many Mormon missionaries are asked to serve in places far from their home where they are required to learn to speak a foreign language. Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the people of the world, each in their own language, is a mandate from God. In a revelation to Joseph Smith the Prophet [...]
I’ve added the March 2007 New Era to the mission prep recommended reading list. This was a special Missionary Preparation Issue of the New Era magazine. It is full of great articles for youth preparing for missions. Here is a full list of the articles in this special edition: Gifts to Bring Home from the [...]
Practically Out the Door is the name of an article this month in the New Era magazine. It contains practical advice for teenagers preparing to go to college, but I think it is equally applicable to young men and women preparing to go on a mission. The article makes great suggestions for young people, such [...]
As I listened to the General Conference talks last weekend, I paid particular attention to messages that would be of benefit for young men and women preparing to go on a mission. Below are a few mission-prep-related excerpts from the April 2009 conference talks: Revealed Quorum Principles by Michael A. Neider “The quorum assists you [...]
I have added a video to my previous post: The Power of the Book of Mormon. I thought that instead of just putting the story in writing, I could record myself telling the story and embed the video in the post. Let me know how you like this format.
The second area I served in during my mission was called the Rural Ward in the city of Santa Fe. I had an experience there that I will always remember that taught me the power of the Book of Mormon. One day we had an appointment to teach a first discussion to a man named [...]