30 things to remember as a missionary

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  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    @The Deuce
    There 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 Bible.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    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?

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    Jan. 24, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    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.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Jan. 23, 2012 11:28 p.m.

    Do LDS missionaries teach the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon?

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    Jan. 23, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    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.

  • windsor City, Ut
    Jan. 23, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    Liked these ideas.

    Also very excellent is (approx title) "What I wish I'd known before my mission " by John Bytheway

  • CWJ Layton, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 3:36 p.m.

    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.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Jan. 23, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Does it mention anything about the "electric pencil" used when reporting weekly activities?

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Jan. 23, 2012 7:23 a.m.

    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.