@The DeuceThere are a couple hundred suggestions in this book. This
article only picked out 30. Part of the reason there's more noted about the BoM
than the Bible is because if you think about it a large percentage of converts
in this nation were already Christian of some variety so they're already
familiar with the Bible. Other than things like emphasizing belief in the Bible
it's the BoM that may be more important with missionaries since that's really
the part potential converts would have to accept if they already believe in the
I did not see anything in this list regarding teaching the Bible. I thought that
the Bible was just as important as the B of M for the LDS faith. Am I mistaken?
As a Missionary in the buckle of the Bible belt I used the Bible much more
frequently than the Book of Mormon.The worst missionary ever for mw
was a companion I had to teach how to read.
Do LDS missionaries teach the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon?
When I first arrived on my mission I aspired to second councillor to the mission
President (they did thst way back when). A bit later I decided zone leader
would be fine and reduced my sights again to district leader. About the time I
had decided that senior companion would be fine, I was made a District
leader.That was a problem. I was made district leader two more
times, which means I was busted twice.
Liked these ideas.Also very excellent is (approx title) "What I
wish I'd known before my mission " by John Bytheway
Highlight #24. That is so applicable to so many aspects of life, whether in
church callings, work environments, or any other place. 'Leadership' has its
rewards, but it has more than its fair share of stress, frustration, and
"What the Heck?" moments.May I add, don't go into the
mission field with a girl waiting for you back home. Trust me, it is a major
distraction and one that is best left back home, not in the mission field. Trust
me. And that was twenty five years ago.
Does it mention anything about the "electric pencil" used when
reporting weekly activities?
All very valuable. I would like to see the whole list.Does it
include: When you are assigned the 'worst missionary ever' to be your companion,
do what you can to set the record for more months than anyone else as his
companion. Years later, he will not forget you for it.