Be the Best Missionary YOU Can Be

Be the Best Missionary YOU Can Be

Be spiritually independent enough that your relationship with the Savior doesn’t depend on your circumstances or on what other people say and do. Have the spiritual independence to be a Mormon—the best Mormon you can—in your own way. Not the bishop’s way. Not the...
Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Earlier this week, the Sister missionaries who serve in our ward sat with me as we waited for an investigator to meet with us. Since he was late, we had time to chat.   The Sisters quietly asked me if there were something they needed to do differently in our ward...
Plan and Prepare and Then Do

Plan and Prepare and Then Do

Imagine that you are about to go explore the Artic. As you step off the plane into the frigid Arctic winds, you realize that you do not have a coat, boots, nor any other necessary item for survival in this harsh environment.   None of us is so foolish as to...
Counsel to Those Who Lead

Counsel to Those Who Lead

As our son has served in various leadership roles throughout his mission, he has reached out for guidance and counsel from his father, who taught in the MTC for several years following his own mission.   This article is for our son—a compilation of his father’s...
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