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Call for Guest Post Authors

hand and computer keyboardBrothers and Sisters, since I started this website in 2009, I have made efforts to post a new article weekly on Mormon Mission Prep. At times this has been difficult, especially with a growing young family, demands from work and Church callings, and when there are many other worthy endeavors that I feel inspired to pursue. I have long felt I should make efforts to get other people involved in this website, contributing to the content and helping in their unique ways to prepare youth (and those not so young) for missionary service. Therefore, I am sending out a call for help to good Church members to contribute your mission prep talents, stories, ideas, and testimonies by writing a guest post for the website.

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Why Write a Guest Post

There are many reasons to contribute a guest post to this website, but I hope your number one motivation is to follow the Spirit, build the Kingdom of God on earth, and be anxiously engaged in a good cause. In addition to the spiritual satisfaction, a guest post can be used to promote or shine further light on a missionary-related website, product, or service you many have. The primary purpose of a guest post should not be to promote a website, but if you write a good, substantive article related to missionary work or mission prep, a link to your website or a plug for your product or service is perfectly acceptable. You’ll basically be getting free advertising that will reach the 15,000 unique visitors who come to the site each month, plus the thousands of Facebook fans and Twitter followers of Mormon Mission Prep.

Ideas for Article Topics

At one time, early in the history of the Mormon Mission Prep website, I thought I would run out of ideas of things to talk about. In reality, I have found the opposite to be true. The longer I run the website, the more ideas I have and the further behind I feel I’m getting. I have dozens of ideas for mission prep articles but I simply do not have the time to write them all. If you need ideas for a guest post topic, please consider one of the following:

  • Information and helps on budgeting and saving money for a mission
  • Adjusting to missionary life (Home sickness, technology withdrawal, hard work, recognizing and following the spirit, the MTC, country specific tips, etc.)
  • Humility: The gospel is to be proclaimed by the weak and simple
  • Sacrifice is an essential part of missionary work
  • What you learned from my mission
  • “It is not your job to convert that is the job of the Holy Ghost.” -Pres Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • How helping other people makes you happy
  • Missionary work goes on in the spirit world
  • Preparing to receive the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood
  • Mission prep is life prep
  • Tips for getting along with companions
  • A list of mission prep scriptures (like a scripture mastery list)
  • Discerning the Will of the Lord for Me. I think this topic would help many young women, and some young men, who struggle to decide if they should go on a mission.
  • Member-missionary tips
  • Exercise tips
  • Information for Moms of future missionaries
  • Mission prep tips for primary aged children
  • Motivating teenagers to prepare for and serve a mission

Of course you are not limited to these topics, so if you have other ideas for posts that would help missionaries prepare, send it in. Just click on the button below and fill out the form to get started. Thank you.

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New Site Design 2013

screen shot of new 2013 mmp site design - smallI am pleased to introduce a new design for the Mormon Mission Prep website. The site has a cool new look and feel, a new logo, a responsive (mobile friendly) design, a restructured menu for easier use, and other upgrades.

  • Responsive (mobile friendly) design: Mobile traffic to my site has doubled each year for the last few years to the point where mobile devices now account for 30% of the total traffic to the site. This new design detects the size of the user’s screen and customizes the layout of the site accordingly, so mobile phones and tablets get an experience more suited to their smaller screens. This will make browsing the website while you’re on the go much easier.
  • New Logo: Mormon Mission Prep never has really had a logo in the past, but I have felt recently that we need one. I reached out to my friend Alan Taylor to help create a logo for the site, and the star with the M embedded was a stroke of genius. Thanks so much Alan! Alan runs a website called 18nineteen.com which sells really cool Mormon missionary themed t-shirts. Be sure to check it out.

Mormon Mission Prep star logo blue

There were many other structural and technical upgrades I made to the site, but I won’t bore you with those details. Overall, I think you will find the site much improved from a functional and visual perspective. I believe I have most of the bugs worked out of the new site, but if you find any, let me know in the comments section.

Be sure to tell all of your friends about the new Mormon Mission Prep. Thanks!

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