LDS Talks on Missionary Work

lds general authorities at conferenceLDS.org has many great articles by general authorities on the topic of Missionary Preparation. Here is the list I have made and that I try to keep up-to-date. Let me know if I’m missing any.

110 Comments

  1. Clark Thornton

    April 28, 2010 at 5:13 am

    I am looking for a talk by Elder Tad R. Callister titled, “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary.” I think it was written in September of 2007 but I have searched all over and haven’t been able to find it. I am wondering if anyone has a copy of this talk or knows where to find one I would be very grateful. Thanks

  2. Eric Terry

    August 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I have a copy of the talk if you would like it. You can download it at http://cid-a53cb6244fa7bf0f.office.live.com/view.aspx/.Public/Consecrated.docx

    • Jeff

      February 28, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Hi – I was wondering if you still have a copy of the above referenced talk? I think it has expired from this site.

      Thank you, Jeff

    • Michelle Oldroyd

      June 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Do you still have a copy of Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary”? My son in the MTC really wants a copy of it! Thank you!

      • Brian Rowley

        October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

        yeah i was wondering if you still had it and could repost it or reshare it! i think it has expired! thank you!

  3. Stephanie

    October 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I am looking for a talk by Elder Tad R. Callister called “40 Day Fast”. If anyone has a copy of it or knows where I can find it please let me know. Thank you.

  4. Jerry

    December 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I’d sure like a copy of that talk. I have a son serving in England. The link provided doesn’t work. Could you pease email me a copy of the talk. Thanks, Jerry

  5. Jerry

    January 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    my email is mtriverkirby@juno.com. Thanks!

  6. Tom

    February 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Ive been searching everywhere for a talk that Elder Holland gave at the mtc a while back. Ive heard it as the ‘dont go home’ talk and i cant seem to find a copy. Any help would be great!

    • Chad

      June 13, 2012 at 2:27 am

      Any luck in finding this talk? I have searched for it many times and have come up with nothing. I know it’s the same one that you are mentioning, I will never forget this talk! I think it was during April 2009 at the MTC…

      • Curt

        June 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        Definitely was before April 2009 because this talk was show to us via DVD or Video when I went through the MTC in July of 2002

        • Alex

          October 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

          It was from a mission presidents fireside 2000 I have a written copy but I would love to have the video! I will never forget the power and enthusiasm emanating from that talk!

          • Daniel dos Anjos

            October 9, 2012 at 7:06 am

            Alex, if you have the writtrn copy, could you please send to me? Thank you!
            danielbrunoanjos@hotmail.com

          • Teuscher

            October 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

            Can you send the written copy of Elder Hollands talk to me as well?

          • Teuscher

            October 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

          • Quinn

            October 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

            Yeah I would a copy of this talk also if you can send it to me too!

          • Jay Ciccotelli

            November 2, 2012 at 5:32 am

            I would love a copy of that talk also.

            jay.ciccotelli@gmail.com

          • Brad

            January 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

            If anyone has a written copy, would love and much appreciate if you could send it to me at brad_allen@hotmail.com. I actually have a bootleg audio version, but quality isn’t very good. I know the MTC has a video copy because I used to show my students when I taught there. Best talk on missionary work I’ve ever heard. Will pay serious $$ if anyone can find a copy of the video. Just email me.

    • Ken

      October 27, 2012 at 4:05 am

      For those wanted the great talk by Elder Holland I think this might be the one you are looking for:
      “Missionary Work and the Atonement” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland given at the Provo (Utah) Missionary Training Center on 20 June 2000:
      https://www.lds.org/ensign/2001/03/missionary-work-and-the-atonement?lang=eng

  7. Corbin

    June 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I am also looking for Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary” but it looks like it has expired from the website. Thanks

  8. Corbin

    June 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I am also looking for Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary” but it looks like it has been deleted from the website. Thanks

  9. Aaron

    July 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Wish they had ALL talks available on LDS.org or somewhere. You can’t find ANY of the MTC devotional talks or “Being a Consecrated Missionary” anywhere! Just doesn’t make sense, those talks are all great, why hide them from the members?

    • Connie Albrecthsen

      August 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      we called Church Headquarters and apparently the talk given by Elder Holland was given without notes, so there isn’t a transcript, however, there is a video of it because my son watched it in the Preston England MTC in April 2011….so, if anyone knows how to get a copy of that video…I would be happy to type up the content. I will keep searching.

      • Tonya Tippetts

        February 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

        Did you ever find the video of Elder Holland’s talk? I so would like to get a copy of that video. JUst wondering if you did?? Thank you!

  10. Connie Albrecthsen

    August 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I am looking for a talk given at the MTC in Jan 2011 entitled “Feed My Sheep” by Elder Holland. Does anyone have that? Also, I can’t find a copy of the MTC Devotional “Being a Consecrated Missionary” either. Help? anyone?

  11. Andre

    August 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I too would love to get my hands on a scribes copy of Elder Holland’s “Feed My Sheep.”

    • Connie Albrechtsen

      September 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      We called Salt Lake and talked to Elder HOllands secretary and she said that talk was given without a script. I know it is on video, however, because my son watched it when he was at the MTC in Preston England in April. So, if anyone has a copy, that would be great. I do have a copy of Tad Callister’s talk, “Being a Consecrated Missionary” if you want it send me your email address.

      conniea@cachecomm.com

  12. Kendric

    October 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I have a talk on video by Elder Holland. It was given on January 11, 2011 at the Provo MTC. My brother sent it to me from Georgia.

    • Michael

      October 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Hey, i’ve been looking for that talk by Elder Holland for a while now. If you know how to rip dvd it would be great if you could do that and upload it onto a free account of mediafire. it gives you 200mb for free. I’d expect the talk would be less than that. If you have any questions my email is: birdman1155@gmail.com Thanks!

      • Kathy

        November 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

        If there is a way I could access this talk by Holland, I would really appreciate it. My daughter entered the MTC in January but just missed Holland’s talk. They did watch it later in the field, but I would love to have the link to the video or a copy of the transcript if possible. My email is kshopper@wasden.com. Thanks!

    • Vince

      December 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Do you still have a copy of that talk and if so can you email it?

    • Ben Olson

      December 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Could someone send me the video for Elder Holland’s talk he gave at the MTC in January 2011 entitled. “Feed My Sheep” It would make my Christmas if I could get a copy of this video….

      • Tonya Tippetts

        February 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        Did you ever find that video? I so want it too. Thank you!

    • Jerry

      December 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

      I’d sure love a copy of that video if possible also!

    • sister roberts

      February 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Hey if you could somehow send me a copy of that i would pretty much be indebted to you forever, i’m on a mission right now, and that talk was amazing! i would love love love to hear it again, my email is jessica.roberts@myldsmail.net

    • Kristina Sullivan

      February 13, 2012 at 2:17 am

      How can I get a copy? My email is krissytina_01@hotmail.com

    • brittany

      February 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

      hey i would love a copy of that video, please! can you send it to me?
      applesandlilac@aol.com

    • Bruce Packard

      February 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      I am a senior missionary working as a mental health advisor for missionaries in Lima, Peru. I would LOVE a copy of Elder Holland’s January 11, 2011 talk at the MTC. Do you know how I can get a copy of the video or a transcribed copy of the talk?

      Thank you so much for any effort it will take to get this.

      Elder Packard

    • Heidi

      February 27, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Hey Kendric is there any way you could send me the video or upload it by any chance? Any way to share it at all? I really would love to see that talk again. I saw it on my mission and it really changed me and I would love to see it again please!

    • Elizabeth Willey

      April 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      I literally left the MTC for my country the morning before that talk, and we watched it in my last training on the mission. It changed my mission and my life. I got home last week, and if I could get a copy of that talk, or the video, or a link, I would SO appreciate it! Thanks! (Elder Holland, Feed My Sheep, Jan 11, 2011)

    • Micah

      July 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Hey Kendric or anyone here, I have searched for countless hours for that amazing devotional that Elder Holland gave back in January 2011 in the MTC. Please anyone get me a copy of it, I would be so grateful! My email is Micah.McGarry702@gmail.com

    • Gary Turpen

      August 5, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Please send me a copy of the Elder Holland talk “Feed My Sheep.” I heard it at our MTC Camp and one time hearing was not enough. Thank you. My vision of this work was expanded. We are part of something big.

  13. Nicolás

    November 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

    hey Kendric, Could you please send me a link of that video you have of Elder Holland, “feed my sheep”? I wolud love to have it. Thanks! my e-mail is nicobaudon@gmail.com

  14. Morgan

    November 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    oh my goodness i have been looking everywhere for Elder Holland’s talk (feed my sheep) If anyone could send it to me i would be so grateful! mojaly21@gmail.com

  15. michael

    November 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    If anyone has video or just the typed document of elder holland’s talk I would appreciate a copy. Thanks
    soukey1@hotmail.com

  16. M J

    November 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I’d love a copy of the Elder Holland address at the MTC too. If anyone can send it to me, please do. And thanks! mjhsem@gmail.com

  17. Vince

    December 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Does anybody know where to get the Elder Holland MTC Video “Feed my Sheep” and “Don’t you dare go Home?” If anyone has it can you please send it to me too, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

  18. mark poetker

    January 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    A missionary serving in my ward is looking for a talk by Tad Callister about Consecrated missionary …. any ideas? There is a link about here, but it no longer works…..

    mark
    mark@thebookkeepers.cm

  19. Cameron

    January 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I would LOVE a copy of Elder Holland’s talk! if you forward me a copy I would very much appreciate it!

  20. Kolby Reddish

    January 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I would love a copy of the video of Elder Holland’s talk as well,

    reddish22@gmail.com,

    Thank you!

  21. Kristina Sullivan

    February 13, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I want a copy of Elder Hollands talk “Feed my Sheep” also….we all want it…are we getting it??? Please can you email me a copy…PLEASE :) krissytina_01@hotmail.com

  22. Kevin S Milne

    February 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I am looking for either a copy ( text) or video link to Elder Hollands talk January 2011 at the MTC entitled “Feed My Sheep”. Any help would be great fully appreciated.

  23. brittany

    February 17, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I would also love that copy or link of Elder Hollands talk on “Feed My Sheep”! applesandlilac@aol.com

  24. Brad

    February 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hi could someone please send me Elder Hollands talk called Feed My Sheep. also if you have the video I would love to receive it thanks! my email is bradleywhudson@gmail.com

  25. Dawn Berg

    March 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I am also searching for the talk by Elder Holland called “Feed My Sheep.” I would love to get a video, recording or transcript or it!
    Thank you!!
    my email is: dawnberg@hotmail.com

  26. nefi ortiz

    March 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    i d like a copy of feed my ship please send me to nefi.ortiz@gmail.com

  27. Michael Bird

    March 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Hey, everyone! I just got my hands on Elder Holland’s “Feed My Sheep” DVD! I will be trying to make a script from it so you can all be benefited also! I will try to post a link to download it by sometime this next week.

    • Paul

      April 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

      If you have that copy, can you please send me the link? Thank you so much for your hard work. This is a life changing talk.

    • Caleb

      September 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Hey Michael! Could you please send me a copy or link to the video? I’ve been looking for a copy of that talk since I got home from my mission in Ja nuary. Thanks!

      Calebjcrook@Gmail.com

    • christian

      October 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Can you please send me the transcript, or better, the audio or video of that talk? I would really love to listen to it again.
      Thanks,

      dcweidman90@yahoo.com

    • Teuscher

      October 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Can you send it to me at akteuscher@gmail.com? The viedo and transcript if necessary?

    • Brad

      February 3, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Hey could you send me a copy of that please!? dbradjackson@gmail.com

  28. Kayla

    March 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Michael, that is great news!! I have been looking all over for that talk! Let me know when it’s posted! kaylahackett@hotmail.com

  29. Court

    April 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I would love a copy of the video..or at least a link if you could upload it.

    Email: clykins90@gmail.com

    thanks so much!

  30. LaVonne

    April 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I need that talk too please!

  31. Paul

    April 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

    @Michael, if you have it, could you please send me a copy too? Thank you so much for your hard work. shawski13@yahoo.com

  32. Michael Bird

    April 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hey, everyone! I have the video up on a good filehosting site, so if any of you would like Elder Holland’s “Feed My Sheep” talk given at the MTC please email me as i am not sure about the rights of posting filesharing links on this forum. My email is:
    birdman1155@gmail.com

  33. tmac

    April 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Hey everyone I’d really like a copy of this in a transcript preferrably. If anyone could send it to my email tmcallister92@gmail.com i’d be eternally grateful!

    thanks!

  34. nora

    April 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I would also like a transcript of the “Feed my Sheep” talk. Thanks!

  35. toomey

    May 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    im looking for “the character of christ” by bednar (byu-idaho) January 25, 2003
    also
    “is it me or the spirit?” or “how to recognize the spirit?” by bednar (mtc)

    thanks

    email is: delicious jello 14 at g mail

    • taty8488

      January 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I have been looking for Bednar’s talk as well of how to recognize the spirit where he says “stop worrying about it”. It was given at the MTC June 9 2009
      please email at : darjessuis@aol.com
      Thanks!

  36. Jim Anderson

    June 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Part 2 is missiong, part 1 is loaded twice, so the middle section of the three at the Mediafire links above is missing.

    For the earlier Elder Bednar talk (as president of BYU Idaho) go to byui.edu and click on the link for devotionals. There is a whole load of material going back into at least the 80s from there.

  37. Jim Anderson

    June 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Found the problem, the middle one was listed first, just out of order, no carp about that, just something that some may miss.

  38. Alec Smith

    August 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I really need a copy of the audio of the talk entitled Missionary Work and the Atonement for a friend going on a mission. My email is alexandercsmith87@gmail.com …. if anybody has this I would be very grateful if you could email it to me!!

  39. Elder Olson

    August 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    If you have a copy of Tad R Callisters talk of, “Becoming a consecrated missionary” could you please send it to my email address? bolson@myldsmail.net
    Thank You!

  40. George

    August 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    hello. im looking for a mp3 audio recording of elder holland mtc talk “feed my sheep”. if anyone can send a copy to me at georgeslibsager@embarqmail.com that would be great. thanks

  41. Tammie

    September 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

    If you have a copy of “Feed My Sheep,” by Elder Holland and/or “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary,” by Elder Callister please let me know where I can a get a copy or email me at tjenkins@ideafamilies.org

    I would appreciate it so much!

  42. Ian Coolbear

    September 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I can see a lot of people talking about the talk by Elder Holland titled “Feed My sheep.” Well I have a copy of the video on a DVD, but I don’t know what the rules with the church is on sending them out. I got it from my mission president. With that said if you want to email me I will work on ripping a copy for you. My email is iccoolbear@gmail.com

  43. cindy

    September 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    does anyone have the video or transcript from elder Bednars MTC talk, recognizing the spirit? my email is nerd47@gmail.com, I would really really love to have it! thanks!

  44. Crystel

    October 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I would also love a copy of Elder Bednar’s MTC talk about recognizing the spirit. Please email to me at crystelstout@gmail.com

  45. kid

    October 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I need audio mtc talk by elder Holland missionary work and atonement email

    At kidelder @yahoo .ca thanks

  46. kid

    October 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

    *** mtc talk by elder Holland missionary work atonement send it to kidelder@yahoo.ca

  47. curt

    October 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Also looking for a copy of the talk by Elder Callister “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary”. Does anybody have a printed copy of it?

  48. curt

    October 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Sorry, I frogot to post my email. If you have a copy of Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary”, please email to jabberwocky77@yahoo.com

  49. Jeff Garrett

    November 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    My son who is serving in the Ventura, Ca mission is looking for Elder Callister’s talk and Elder Bednar’s talk. Please email me at jgarrett@moronifeed.com

    Thanks!!!

  50. Colton

    November 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I found it!! Thanks to whoever downloaded Elder Hollands talk from the MTC on Jan 11, 2011. It’s on youtube, just go to that and then convert it to mp3 format if you want it.

  51. Tammy

    December 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    My son, who is serving a mission, mentioned a talk that has inspired the way he is choosing to serve. I have been searching for a copy of Elder Callister’s talk on The Consecrated Missionary. If someone has a copy of that talk, could you please email it to me? Thank you so much!!!!

  52. Michael

    December 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I have a copy of Elder (proud to have once called him President!) Callister’s talk if any of you still need it. Let me know and I’ll upload it somewhere. :)

    • Caitlin

      December 31, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Could you send me a copy of that talk? cfischett@gmail.com

      Thanks!

    • mark lorenzen

      December 31, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Please email me a copy. My son on his mission is looking for a copy

    • Jason

      January 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I would love a copy of the talk from Elder Callister. jasonpbailey@gmail.com

      • Judy

        February 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        Michael, did you ever upload Elder Callister’s talk? Or a copy would be great – batschi@wavecable.com . Thanks!

  53. adam

    January 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The consecrated missionary talk I would also enjoy is available, thanks a million

  54. adam

    January 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  55. Elder Barens

    January 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Hey! Right now i am serving in Puebla, Mexico and have been looking for the famous talk by jeffery r. holland. If anyone has the video could you please send it to my email. As a zone leader i would love to share it with my zone and get them pumped up. Thank you. tcougar.barnes@gmail.com

    • Elder Barens

      January 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      The MTC talk that he gave in january. Muchisimos gracias

  56. Cameron

    January 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I, too, would love a copy of Elder Callister’s Consecrated missionary talk. Thank you!!

    Cameron
    robertsnibley@yahoo.ca

  57. Dana

    February 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    My daughter just left the MTC and would love a copy of Elder Callister’s talk and Elder Bednar’s talk. We have previously heard about them from missionaries serving in our area. Thank you so much in advance!

    nyjakes@frontiernet.net

  58. Josh

    February 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I am also looking for the Pres. Bednar MTC talk about recognizing the Spirit. Has anyone found it? please email me if so! fossilfools@yahoo.com

  59. Jimmy

    Jimmy

    February 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I am closing comment on this post as I don’t want this page to become an email address exchange. If you have a suggestion for a talk that should be added to this list, please send it to me through the Contact page. I will be deleting all the comments with an email address listed in the body of the comment.