Entries by Jimmy

Coming Home Early because of COVID-19 Virus – Here are some Faithful Reactions

Last week, the Church has announced several substantial, though temporary, adjustments to full-time missionary service due to the world-wide pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. Returning to home nation to continue serving. In the coming weeks, the First Presidency of the Church has said to expect that a substantial numbers of missionaries will be brought back […]

Mission Prep Quotes from October 2019 General Conference

The Message, the Meaning, and the Multitude By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Such a quest for faith and conviction is our purpose in these conferences, and by joining with us today, you will realize that this search is a broadly shared endeavor. Look around you. Here on these grounds you see families of all sizes […]

Mission Transfers and the Two-Transfer Mission

When I was a missionary, in the 1990s, “transfer” was primarily a verb or perhaps a noun meaning that act of being transferred from one area to another. For today’s missionaries, however, “transfer” has taken on a whole new meaning and is usually a noun meaning a period of time, generally six weeks, between the […]

Mission Prep Quotes from April 2019 General Conference

Answers to Prayer by Brook P. Hales “Our youngest son was called to serve as a missionary in the France Paris Mission. In preparation to serve, we went with him to purchase the usual shirts, suits, ties, and socks, and an overcoat. Unfortunately, the overcoat he wanted was not immediately in stock in the size […]

10 Year Anniversary of the Mission Prep Website

Summary: At the ten year anniversary of the Mission Prep website, I thought it was a good time to reflect on the history of the site, the blessings that have come to me and others through the site, and what the future may hold.  It was March 1, 2009, 10 years ago from my writing […]

Missionary Phone Calls, Texts, and Video Chats with Family

On February 15, 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made an exciting announcement about the youth full-time missionary program. “Effective immediately, missionaries are authorized to communicate with their families each week on preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls, and video chat in addition to letters and emails.” (That’s from the Missionary […]

Modesty in Principle and Practice

Summary: A review of the doctrines and principles that influence what is modest as well as an overview of the modesty standards in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. I have an analytical nature and I often analyze gospel doctrines and principles in order to understand them better. I find great insights often come […]