Preparing Spiritually:

“Seek to be personally converted, obey the rules of the mission, strive to have the Spirit of the Lord in your life, and work hard. These are things every missionary can do. If you do those things, I promise you in the name of the Lord and with the authority of my office, you are a success in His eyes.” –Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

My Advice To You:

  • Read the White handbook cover to cover, marking it. It’s important that you’re familiar with the standards & expectations of missionary life. This is one of the first things they’ll ask you to do in the MTC.
  • Read the Book of Mormon again. This will strengthen your testimony so much & prepare you to teach about it. The Book of Mormon brings out the best in us & renews our desire to follow Christ – that’s why we study it every day.
  • Become familiar with Preach My Gospel & read Elder Bednar’s talk about becoming a PMG Missionary (found below). –Read President Monson’s Message to Missionaries. —How to use PMG.

STUDY TRICKS: Holy Tabbs & Missionary Mark match with the Preach My Gospel scriptures & The Red Headed Hostess has lots of study tools.

For memorizing scriptures or words in your mission language, try flash cards with a word or phrase. Go over them, mix them up, & go over them again. It helped me to always have a phrase I was studying. So, during gym, service time, & getting ready in the morning I was always learning & studying because I was reviewing in my head. I memorized so much faster when I started doing that.

Set goals & then do everything you can to meet them. Listen to your teachers, take time on the grammar, follow the language study plan, & pray. The gift of tongues is real, but the Lord only helps those who work. Last of all, just be patient with yourself. It may seem to be going slow, but you’ll look back & see that you’ve learned so much, & that’s a good feeling.

TALKS: Take the most recent General Conference Ensign (or two) to study. Favorites: Abide in MeBecoming a PMG MissionaryBelieve Obey EndureBe Ye ConvertedBut if NotCast Not Away Therefore Your ConfidenceCatch the WaveChoose to BelieveFinishers WantedFirst Observe Then ServeGod Is at the HelmIn the Strength of the LordLike a Broken VesselLord I BelieveMountains to ClimbNone Were With HimSafety for the SoulStrengthened by the AtonementTender Mercies of the LordThe Divine Gift of GratitudeThe Fourth MissionaryMissionary Work & the AtonementThe Miracle of a Mission,  Tomorrow the Lord Will…We are Children of GodWhat Lack I Yet?Where Is the Pavilion?Yielding Our Hearts to GodYou Matter to Him

Other Great Ones: A Plea to My Sisters,Are We Not All Beggars?,  Be Strong & of a Good CourageChoose WiselyDare to Stand AloneDo I Believe?Face the Future with Faith & HopeFaith is Not by Chance but by ChoiceFeed My Sheep, , Guided Safely HomeHis Grace Is SufficientI Know It…, , Of Regrets & ResolutionsO Remember RememberPonder the Path of Thy FeetThe Reason for Our Hope,  The First Great CommandmentThe Joy of Living a Christ-Centered LifeThrough God’s Eyes,, To the RescueWanted: Hands & Hearts to Hasten the Work

Related Posts: What Is A Mission?

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