One other tip is "Return from your mission, but never retire from your
Another tip: if you have a broken leg, get it fixed before you go..... same with
your mental health. Too many young men and young women are returning home early
from clinical depression. A mission isn't the place to fix that. Do it
before and if it is a problem, don't go.
Rockon, I agree with you. Parents and Bishops need to understand that serving a
mission is not the place to get rid of clinical depression. I've seen many
kids arrive for their mission and leave in less then a month. Also none of us
should pressure our youth to serve a mission. It's between then and their
Become very good at walking a lot. Train for and complete a half-marathon or
similar event shortly before leaving.
I have a troubling question of Bishops. If our mission purpose is to spread the
faith and help others than what the others here for? Why do the others exist?
I was born in western ky. in 1949, and grew up in the tradition's of
Baptists. I discovered the church of JESUS CHRIST of latter day saints as an
adult, and was baptized in 1987. I greatly admire those that serve
mission's at their own expense. Those full time missionaries are great
Be Patient. That is something all missionaries need to learn. Be patient with
yourself and others and you will be able to enjoy the progress and the journey.
Many missions have cars or trucks for transportation. Please come with a valid
driver's license. Without one, you might miss the opportunity of working in
a choice area.
I liked your article, but how about updating your photo so we can help stamp-out
the stereotype that sister missionaries are doudy?You look like you
just came from a funeral, all dressed in black. How about adding a little color
and life to your "uniform"?And maybe you can start or
endorse a business selling comfortable, durable yet feminizing shoes for sister
missionaries?I know this comment sounds critical, but please realize
that how the message is delivered sometimes drowns-out the message. Classic
communication research shows that non-verbal clues can overpower actual words.We
have a hard enough time getting people to listen to our Gospel Good News without
them being distracted by our 19th century fashions.Best wishes and
keep sharing uplifting insights.