Entries by Paul

Preparing to Leave on a Senior Mission

[colored_box color=”blue”]Summary: Paul and Terry are well underway in their preparations to leave on a senior mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See updates below. Related Post: Preparing To Be Senior Missionaries by Paul Smith Related Post: Receiving a Senior Mission Call by Paul Smith [/colored_box] *** Update Feb 1, 2017 *** […]

Receiving a Senior Mission Call

My wife Terry and I received our mission call about ten days ago, on January 10, 2017. I want to let you know what that was like. Terry called me at work and said that the call letter had arrived in the mail; it was a large 9×12 envelope that was rather thick. As soon […]

Preparing to Be Senior Missionaries

My name is Paul Smith. I am a 65-year old attorney, with a solo law practice in Frederick, Maryland (suburbs of Washington, D. C.). My wife Terry is 63. We are waiting to receive a call from the Prophet to serve a mission for 15-19 months. My Background As a young man I served a […]

Preparing Youth for a Mission

[colored_box color=”blue”]Note from the site editor, Jimmy Smith: Though they probably wouldn’t consider themselves experts, my parents know a lot about preparing youth for a mission.  They sent eight sons on a mission.  So I recently asked my dad to send me his thoughts on preparing children to serve full-time missions.[/colored_box] 1. Love the Lord […]