My uplifting thought from the week

This week, I have been putting a lot of thought into prayer (and a lot of prayer into prayer as well–haha!). This began from realizing that the mark of a powerful missionary does not stem from ability, but from faith, and faith is manifested and strengthened when we rely fully on the Lord. Continue reading
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Farewell and Testimony

Hello All!

Tonight, I will be set apart as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to be serving in Columbus Ohio. While I’m gone, I will continue to send content to my brother about things I’ve learned regarding mission preparation (things I should of done, things that worked well, ect), and he’ll post the blogs for me.

I could not be more excited to serve, and I thought that before I left, I would take a moment to share a brief testimony with all of you.

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Guest Writer: The Lady Lena on Missionary Fashion

Hello Sister Mission Prep Readers!

I’m Lena from The Lady Lena here to share some fashion tips to keep you lookin’ fresh on your mission.

Our lovely fashion expert for the day--The Lady Lena. For more information on here, check out her blog: theladylena.wordpress.com

Our lovely fashion expert for the day–The Lady Lena. For more information on here, check out her blog: theladylena.wordpress.com

I often hear from girls who are worried about shopping for clothes for their missions. Today I’m going to answer your most common clothing questions!

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Keys to Communicating Effectively as Missionaries: The Holy Ghost

The last key to communication that I would like to address is a crucial one in the success of a missionary. In order for any sister missionary (or any missionary period) to effectively share the message of the gospel with those she teaches, she must teach with the spirit.

Last weekend, Elder D. Todd Christofferson (apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) came to visit my home stake for a special stake conference. Of course, I was very excited to have the opportunity to hear the words of an apostle, and to see him in person. Because my dad is in the stake presidency here, I was also privileged enough to be able to meet him as well!

Elder Christofferson visiting our stake conference!

Elder Christofferson visiting our stake conference!

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Keys to Communicating Effectively as a Missionary: Trust

Another element of good communication commonly brought up by the missionaries is that of trust.

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One elder suggested that establishing trust is crucial–beginning with the first impression! Because the first impression may be the only impression for many who meet the missionaries, it is crucial to develop that trust immediately. Preach My Gospel has some helpful feedback on how to make these first impressions go well:

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