The Lord has called His laborers to the vineyard for this last great harvest. Youth today are blessed with more opportunities and resources for missionary work than ever before, but there are also many more distractions. This clear and captivating guide helps lay the foundation for future missionaries and their families.
Learn within how to
- Be willing and capable of full-time service
- Prepare to go through the temple
- Live in a new culture, from the MTC to the mission field
- Develop relationships and skills
- Return and adapt to post-mission life
From deciding to serve to maintaining the vision after the mission, this book assists future missionaries and parents in preparing to hasten the work.
Reach for your full potential as a child of God and find the joy the Lord intends for each of us during our journey back to His presence. Jaime Theler, author of Parenting the Ephraim Child, has provided this delightful and heartwarming message for any who need a lift!
Licensed professional counselors and popular speakers Mark D. Ogletree and Kevin A. Hinckley help you keep your kids on the missionary track.Determine whether you’re using discipline or punishmentTeach the principle of obedience and the blessings of workInquire of the Lord and receive answers from the SpiritModel healthy communication between family membersHelp your children prepare emotionally, physically, and spiritually
Their mission calls will be here sooner than you think. Start now so they can serve faithfully and honorably and spread the word to the world!
InsIde you’ll learnHow to prepare for your blessingWhat to look for in your blessingHow to get the full benefits of your gifts, blessings, and promisesWhy the abrahamic covenant still matters today
Discover symbols and layers in your blessing that will keep it relevant and personal to you in the years to come as you see what God has in store for your future.
The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ and teaches us how to become His disciples. The Prophet Joseph Smith (1805–44) affirmed that “a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” (History of the Church, 4:461; Book of Mormon introduction). As you study the Book of Mormon and are prayerful, the Holy Ghost continually bears witness to your heart and mind of the Savior’s divine role as the Redeemer of mankind.
The Book of Mormon exerts a powerful influence on the hearts of those who receive it and ponder its message. Elder Parley P. Pratt (1807–57), an early convert of the Restoration and an eventual member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, related the following regarding the first time heread the Book of Mormon:
“I opened it with eagerness, and read its title page. I then read the testimony of several witnesses in relation to the manner of its being found and translated. After this I commenced its contents by course. I read all day; eating was a burden, I had no desire for food; sleep was a burden when the night came, for I preferred reading to sleep.
“As I read, the spirit of the Lord was upon me, and I knew and comprehended that the book was true” (Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, ed. Parley P. Pratt Jr. , 37).
Modern prophets have continually emphasized the need for every Latter-day Saint to read and reread the Book of Mormon. President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) declared, “I promise you that if each of you will [read the Book of Mormon], regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God” (“A Testimony Vibrant and True,” Ensign, Aug. 2005, 6).
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shared how he learned that studying the Book of Mormon leads to personal revelation:
“I found [the Book of Mormon] to be plain and precious. …
“I learned that anyone, anywhere, could read in the Book of Mormon and receive inspiration.
“Some insights came after reading a second, even a third time and seemed to be ‘likened’ to what I faced in everyday life” (in Conference Report, Apr. 2005, 6; or Ensign, May 2005, 7).
Inspiration, as President Packer testified, will come as you consistently read from the Book of Mormon.
Much has been said recently by Church leaders regarding the difference between having the ÒauthorityÓ of the priesthood and having the ÒpowerÓ of the priesthood.
Brother Ridges addresses topics such asWorthiness does not require perfectionWhat to do if specific inspiration doesnÕt come when giving a blessingHow to be prepared at any time to use your priesthood Women and the priesthood The power and author of the Aaronic Priesthood How to recognize inspiration Exercising priesthood power to protect home and family